Porcelain Veneers FAQ


Bay Area Porcelain Veneers

San Francisco, Berkeley, Piedmont, & Oakland, California

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain dental veneers are very thin porcelain laminates that are placed on the front surface of the tooth. Generally, Dr. Bernstein removes a small portion of the enamel on the tooth before the porcelain laminates are fitted and bonded to the surface of the tooth. The bonding of the porcelain laminates strengthens the tooth and gives it an aesthetic look at the same time.

What types of conditions can Porcelain Veneers fix?

  • Porcelain veneers can be used for various purposes:
  • Broken/chipped teeth
  • Crooked/misaligned teeth
  • Discolored/stained teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Worn teeth

Dr. Bernstein often uses veneers on multiple teeth – both top and bottom for full smile makeovers.

What are the benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain is a very smooth material that resists permanent staining. Porcelain veneers do not stain when they are exposed to coffee, cigarettes, tea, and wine. With diligent brushing, stains and plaque will not build up on the porcelain surface.

Porcelain veneers have the appearance of real teeth. A tooth is naturally translucent. Porcelain veneers are made of porcelain and will give you the appearance of a natural smile. If you would like to find out more about dental veneers in San Francisco, contact our cosmetic dentist Dr. Josh Bernstein to schedule your initial consultation today.