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James Van Sicklen, Jr. DDS

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Stockton, CA

Veneers are instrumental in concealing those imperfections that you can’t keep your eyes off of. Centrally located in Stockton, California, the team at James Van Sicklen, Jr. DDS offers high-quality veneers to the men and women of San Joaquin County. Get in touch with the office by phone or online to find out how custom-made veneers can get you back to smiling with confidence.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin shells of ceramic or composite resin that cover the outside of your teeth to hide imperfections, discolorations, gaps, or chips.

Dr. Van Sicklen also recommends veneers to address misalignments. This option prevents the need for significant physical adjustments. They’ll make your crooked teeth appear straight. You might also consider veneers to replace damaged enamel and strengthen your tooth.

How are veneers applied?

Placing dental veneers can take up to two appointments. The first one involves discussion about both your goals and expectations and your options to meet them.

You have the option of porcelain or composite resin. In most cases, Dr. Van Sicklen recommends porcelain because it resists stains better and lasts longer than composite resin.

After you’ve made your decision, Dr. Van Sicklen takes an impression of your mouth and sends it to a lab where your veneers are made. You can choose to wear a temporary one while you wait. Once your permanent veneers are ready, Dr. Van Sicklen uses a special adhesive to place them on your teeth.

Dr. Van Sicklen understands that veneers affect the way your smile looks, and that’s why he’s committed to ensuring that you’re 100% satisfied with the way they look on you.

How long do veneers last?

Veneers are incredibly durable and can last up to 20 years without needing any work or adjustments.

Over time, however, your mouth can experience changes that have nothing to do with your dental work or maybe your veneers chipped when you bit into something hard. If this occurs, Dr. Van Sicklen makes slight adjustments or replaces the veneers entirely.

To ensure the best results, it’s crucial that you think of veneers as your natural teeth. This prolongs their efficiency and minimizes discomfort. Flossing and brushing on a daily basis, as well as regular checkups, can prevent most problems.

If you do notice damage or changes to your veneers, don’t stay silent. Remember that the veneers cover a sensitive tooth. You don’t want to expose it to bacteria and infection.

Veneers might just be the noninvasive solution you’ve been looking for to perfect your smile. Get in touch with James Van Sicklen, Jr. DDS today by phone or online to learn more.