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Veneers Specialist

Olive Tree Dental

Marna Mae Longakit, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & Endodontist located in Sunnyvale, CA

Want a Hollywood smile without the pain and cost of dental surgery? If so, you’re not alone. Your smile is the first thing people see, and first impressions are important. That’s why Marna Mae Longakit, DDS, offers veneers at Olive Tree Dental in Sunnyvale, California. Veneers are thin ceramic or porcelain shells that can completely transform your smile. Call Olive Tree Dental or book an appointment online today to learn more.

Veneers Q&A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin shells made out of porcelain or ceramic materials that bond to the surface of your teeth to change their shape, size, or color. They cover the entire visible portion of your tooth, hiding imperfections such as chipped teeth, cracks, and tooth discoloration.

An alternative to extensive dental work, veneers can help you enhance the look and feel of your teeth in as few as two simple visits to Olive Tree Dental.

Which dental problems can veneers fix?

Dr. Longakit recommends wafer-thin veneers to cover and correct the following dental concerns:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Teeth worn down by grinding (bruxism)
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Spacing issues
  • Severe tooth discoloration
  • Misaligned teeth

You don’t need serious dental problems to get veneers. Many people use these thin shells to give their teeth a brighter, more uniform appearance. Many dentists refer to this as creating a “Hollywood smile” because celebrities often use veneers to enhance dull, lackluster teeth.

What can I expect from the veneers process?

It takes about two to three visits to properly design your treatment plan, create your veneers, and place them. During your initial consultation, Dr. Longakit uses digital X-rays to map out your individualized treatment plan.

Next, she prepares your teeth by removing a small portion of enamel to make room for your new veneers. This helps make sure your veneers blend in with the rest of your teeth and eliminates any added bulk.

Finally, Dr. Longakit takes digital impressions of your teeth to create your veneers, which takes about two weeks. While you wait, she may fit you with temporary veneers to protect your teeth during this transition period.

At your second visit, Dr. Longakit places the veneers and cements them in place after adjusting the fit, length, and size to suit your unique needs. When placed properly by an experienced dentist like Dr. Longakit, veneers look and feel exactly like natural teeth.

Veneers are the easiest way to enhance your smile without costly dental work and endless appointments. To learn more, call Olive Tree Dental or book an appointment online today.