There may be ways in which you wish you could improve your smile, but you aren’t exactly sure how. Or, you may have so many cosmetic concerns that you believe the smile you want is just out of reach. For many patients who once shared similar concerns, porcelain veneers have been able to provide the smiles they want with a surprisingly minimal amount of preparation. If you want a brand new smile, then porcelain veneers may also be the answer you are looking for.

What Needs Renewing?

Although dental health issues like tooth decay and gum disease affect the majority of people, such conditions can usually be prevented with excellent dental hygiene. With cosmetic dental issues, however, that may not always be the case. Despite the care you put into your smile, things like teeth stains, chips, cracks, and more can still have a drastic influence on its appearance. Common concerns that porcelain veneers can help with often include;

  • Stains that are too intense for teeth-whitening treatment
  • Slightly cracked teeth (unless a dental crown is required, or the tooth’s interior is exposed)
  • Too much space between teeth
  • Unequally-sized teeth
  • And more

How Porcelain Veneers Can Help

A dental veneer is a small, wafer-thin shell of porcelain shaped like the front surface of your tooth. Though thin enough to fit onto the front of your teeth with minimal preparation, veneers are still durable enough to withstand your bite. They are also impressively lifelike, as the porcelain is semi-translucent and reflects light just the like enamel around your teeth. After carefully sculpting the enamel from the front of your teeth, we will take careful measurements that a skilled technician will use to craft your veneers. Once they are in place, you can care for your new smile by brushing and flossing at least twice a day, preferably with a non-abrasive toothpaste. You should also attend a dental appointment as often as recommended for routine care and maintenance.


With offices throughout Riverside Country, including Corona, Temecula, and Moreno Valley, Riverside Dental Group is happy to provide advanced general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to patients of all ages. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call our office today at (951) 689-5031.