Dr. Russell Cannon and our dental team believe that you deserve a magnificent smile that you will be excited to share with the world. To ensure we help you reach this goal, we provide dental veneers in Irvine, California. Veneers are hand-crafted shells of porcelain that are bonded directly to the front of the teeth to improve their overall appearance and repair any dental flaws. As one of our most versatile treatments, veneers can be used to fix a single tooth or to transform your entire smile. Dr. Russell Cannon suggests you consider veneers to:

  • Create a uniform smile
  • Improve discoloration or stains
  • Change the size and shape of a tooth
  • Close gaps or spaces that separate teeth
  • Enhance the overall beauty of your smile

The procedure involved to transform your smile can vary depending on each individual case. The video below is a good generic explanation to view to give you a general idea. The biggest concerns that Dr. Russell Cannon is focused on are that the patient loves his or her new look and that it will be sustainable. Some dentists use 3D computer images to give the patient a preview of the end result. Dr. Russell Cannon can do that or, better yet, he can make changes on your teeth with dental resin bondings instead. This allows the patient to try out the changes for a week or two. One can get an idea as to whether speech is affected and family approves of the new look, and it opens the door for easy modification and tweaking. Sometimes what we think we want changes when we walk and talk with it.

So what’s the protocol in a nutshell? Once both the patient, Dr. Russell Cannon, and the lab are on the same page, it takes two visits to make it happen. The first visit involves modification of the teeth to be veneered, taking impressions and photos, and creating temporaries. The laboratory takes two weeks to fabricate the desired porcelain veneers. On your second visit, we try them on and get your approval. We then attach them to your teeth permanently. The veneers can look great for a decade or more when cared for properly. To learn more about this process, do view the video below and please contact Dr. Russell Cannon’s office today. We look forward to transforming your smile in our Irvine, California, dental office.