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If you’re unhappy with the shape, size, or color of your teeth, Peter Kim, DDS, and his team offer porcelain veneers at Sierra Oaks Dental in Sacramento, California. Veneers are ideal for transforming your smile in just a couple of office visits. Call the office to learn more about the benefits of veneers or schedule an appointment online today.

What are dental veneers?

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made of durable porcelain materials that cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They bond your teeth to change their color, shape, length, or size. Veneers can enhance the appearance of your teeth without extensive dental work and can address many cosmetic dental concerns.

What are the benefits of veneers?

Veneers offer many advantages for patients hoping to improve the appearance of their teeth with minimal downtime. Benefits of veneers include:

Aesthetic enhancement

Veneers can give you the appearance of a straighter, whiter, and more attractive smile.


Porcelain is a durable material that can withstand chewing and erosion, allowing you to enjoy your fresh smile without worry.


Veneers can hide many imperfections in your smile, including:

  • Gaps
  • Discoloration
  • Overly long or short teeth
  • Chips and cracks
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Worn teeth

While veneers can’t straighten teeth, they can help mildly crooked teeth appear straighter than they are.


Porcelain and composite materials are highly resistant to stains and never need whitening treatments to maintain your bright, white smile.


When placing veneers, the team only removes about 0.5 mm of your tooth enamel to accommodate the new restorations.


Veneers can last for 10-15 years with proper care*. You can extend their lifespan by practicing good oral health care.

What does getting veneers involve?

The first step in getting veneers is the consultation. During the initial consultation, the Sierra Oaks Dental team performs a dental exam and teeth cleaning to determine whether you’re a candidate. Next, they remove a small portion of enamel to prepare your teeth and make room for the veneers. They also take digital impressions to design your new restorations.

Veneers can take up to three weeks to fabricate, so you must wear temporary restorations to protect your teeth in the meantime. When you return, the team replaces your temporaries with permanent veneers. 

Should I get veneers or teeth whitening?

If you’re considering veneers to brighten your smile, they’re an excellent option. Veneers last longer than teeth whitening and require no maintenance. They can also hide discoloration that professional teeth whitening can’t treat. However, veneers permanently alter your teeth and are less affordable than teeth whitening. 

The team can help you weigh the pros and cons of each procedure to help you choose the best option for you.

Call Sierra Oaks Dental to learn more about veneers or schedule an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary