Porcelain Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a popular solution for several issues with your smile, like crooked or misshapen front teeth, small cracks or chips, staining or discoloration. Veneers are typically made from porcelain or another kind of ceramic material, and are custom-created for each patient. We offer two types of veneers: traditional porcelain and in-office CEREC veneers. 

A cosmetic dentistry treatment, veneers can help patients who are struggling with oral health, appearance, self-esteem and other concerns. If you want a whiter, straighter smile, veneers are one way to achieve that goal. But, they may not work for everyone, or may not suit your personal dental needs. Talk with your Oak Tree Dental dentist to determine what kind of cosmetic solution might work best for you. 

How Do Veneers Work?

The porcelain veneers used by cosmetic dentists are made from a very thin layer of ceramic that closely matches the natural color of your teeth. Despite their shell-like delicacy, veneers are durable and long-lasting when properly bonded to your tooth’s surface. Patients who get veneers are often surprised to find just how natural they look while providing a white, straight, clean and attractive smile. 

Veneers are not a solution for more in-depth or severe dental issues like tooth decay, broken or cracked teeth, or teeth that need repositioning or reshaping. They simply even out and cover up surface issues that can appear on otherwise healthy teeth. That said, they offer a simple, straightforward and versatile fix for several common cosmetic problems, like gaps, stains, and oddly-shaped teeth. 

Treatment with Veneers

Getting porcelain veneers is a multi-step process. We first assess and diagnose any dental or oral problems that may be leading you to consider veneers. We always keep the whole patient in mind and are focused on getting you the right treatment, whether that’s cosmetic or restorative dental work. 

If veneers are the right choice for you, your dentist will next prepare the teeth receiving treatment. The teeth are buffed lightly to shape and prepare them for good bonding with the porcelain.

At this point, the process differs depending on how your veneers are being made. With traditional porcelain veneers, we will take impressions of the teeth to send to a lab, where the veneers are created. The fabrication process often takes one or two weeks. Temporary veneers can be placed in the meantime to keep the teeth protected and allow you to eat and drink normally. 

Treatment with CEREC Veneers

If you choose same-day veneers, we create these right in our office with our CEREC system. It uses computer-assisted design and manufacturing technology to create advanced dental restorations, including veneers. In this process, we scan your teeth using digital imaging, and create a 3D, adjustable model from which to make the veneers. The CEREC system mills veneers from a tough, durable, yet light ceramic material that will fit your teeth perfectly. The shade of the ceramic can also be customized to exactly match your desired tooth color. 

The final step involves placing the veneers onto your teeth. Your dentist will carefully check the fit and color of the veneers before bonding to be sure they are exactly what is needed.

If you are having porcelain veneers, the shade can be customized at this point by tinting the cement used in bonding to the exact color that will best match your natural teeth. Then, the cement is applied, the veneer is placed, and we use a visible light laser beam to harden and set the cement in place.

Good Care Helps Veneers

As with your regular teeth, you should take good care of veneers. They typically have a lifetime of 10 to 15 years with good care, although that time frame can shorten significantly if you neglect your teeth. We recommend daily brushing and flossing as instructed by your dentist, and having regular professional dental cleanings and exams. 

Veneers are fairly resistant to staining from coffee, tea, tobacco and other common discoloring agents, but to keep them looking white and clean for years to come, it’s best to avoid things that may stain your teeth or the porcelain of the veneers. We also recommend a non-abrasive toothpaste to keep the porcelain in good shape. 

If you have any questions about veneers or other cosmetic dentistry treatments that might help you, please contact us anytime at Oak Tree Dental. 

 

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Arline Thomas
Arline Thomas
21:58 15 Jan 20
Tina M
Tina M
01:08 13 Jan 20
Len Hirschi
Len Hirschi
17:46 21 Dec 19
Connie is a great dental hygienist! Very good at what she does and upbeat as is the entire staff. The new doctors are personable and professional. The office has implemented a good plan of paying a small fee every month that makes payment of treatment much easier and there is discount included. I am happy with Oak Tree Dental and the entire staff. John and Patty Blount did a great job finding good people to continue with their business.
trina grady
trina grady
23:40 19 Dec 19
Warm, caring dentists and extremely talented! I had a dental emergency and they were the only dentist I found that was able to get me in right away. The work they did surpassed my expectations and I’m so happy I found them as my new dentist. Very comfortable office, everyone working there is kind and excellent at what they do. I am very picky and happy I found this place!
Missy Danneberg
Missy Danneberg
18:33 18 Dec 19
Connie is the best! Gentle but gets my teeth clean.
Matt Hadley
Matt Hadley
20:20 11 Dec 19
m Carbo
m Carbo
23:33 04 Dec 19
John Sayage
John Sayage
15:15 03 Dec 19
Ever since I decided to start going to see Dr Shehadeh at Oak Tree, my gums have been healthier and my teeth have never been cleaner. Other dentists never took quite the same care and I can tell the difference. Come here and don’t look back.
Anne Barron
Anne Barron
21:28 13 Nov 19
Patrick Pennington
Patrick Pennington
15:34 06 Nov 19
Natasha Dallin
Natasha Dallin
02:34 06 Nov 19
Lynette Moss
Lynette Moss
21:28 08 Oct 19
Great dental office; wonderful, thoughtful, knowledgeable and skilled dentists.
JeanEmma Bova
JeanEmma Bova
01:05 03 Oct 19
Such caring and attentive dentists! They explain everything step by step and make you feel comfortable. Highly recommend this practice!
alessandra sanguinetti
alessandra sanguinetti
20:36 26 Sep 19
larry marchesi
larry marchesi
14:19 15 Aug 19
the husband/wife team at oak tree dental took over for a dentist i had for 25 yrs, and liked a lot. i ve been to oak tree twice now and am very satisfied. friendly and professional. the work seems excellent.
John Sayage
John Sayage
19:52 22 May 19
Oak tree dental is an amazing new addition to the Sebastopol community. Dr Shehadeh took incredible care of me and I’m looking forward to returning soon.
Mocking Bird
Mocking Bird
04:26 05 Sep 18
Excellent!
Greg Thrash
Greg Thrash
17:14 28 Nov 16

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Anthony Grados and Dr. Karimeh Shehadeh are a husband and wife team dedicated to making Sebastopol smile. After Dr. Grados completed dental school at NYU and Dr. Shehadeh completed dental school at University of the Pacific, the two met during residency in Brooklyn and married a few years later.

After moving back to California, the two fell in love with Sebastopol and purchased their dental practice. As new Sebastopol residents, they're looking forward to enjoying the area's relaxed pace of life, providing great dental care and forming long-lasting relationships with their patients as they become part of the community.

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Address

Oak Tree Dental Sebastopol

220 Petaluma Ave., Suite D

Sebastopol, CA 95472

(707) 823-1029 

Open Hours

Monday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Thursday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Friday-Sunday: Closed 

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