Porcelain Veneers Specialist

Richard Hardt, D.D.S

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Porterville, CA

If you’re embarrassed by uneven, chipped teeth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. At Richard Hardt, D.D.S. in Porterville, California, Dr. Richard Hardt, DDS, and Dr. Lawryn Monterroso, DDS, provide comprehensive dental restoration services, including popular porcelain veneers, a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile without surgery. To learn more about the benefits of porcelain implants, call or use online booking to schedule a consultation today.

Porcelain Veneers Q & A

Richard Hardt, D.D.S

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells that cover the surface of your teeth. You may benefit from porcelain veneers if you have common dental issues such as:

  • Teeth gaps
  • Uneven teeth
  • Cracks or chips
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Weakened tooth enamel


Dr. Hardt and Dr. Monterroso may recommend porcelain veneers for cosmetic purposes to enhance the appearance of your smile. They may also use veneers to provide support for weak or injured teeth.


What happens during the placement of porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers require more than one visit to the office to achieve the desired results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Hardt or Dr. Monterroso perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth and overall oral health to determine if veneers are right for you.

If you decide to go forward with the veneer procedure, Dr. Hardt or Dr. Monterroso work with you to design the right size and shape veneer to fit over your affected teeth. They send digital images, a mold of your teeth, and other information to a dental laboratory that creates your customized veneers.

When your veneers are ready for placement, you return for another appointment at which Dr. Hardt or Dr. Monterroso may administer a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable. Your teeth will need some minor preparation before they can attach your veneers. A small amount of reshaping of your natural tooth ensures a good fit for your veneer.

Dr. Hardt or Dr. Monterroso then put the veneer over your tooth and cement it into place with a safe, durable dental adhesive.


How do I care for my veneers?

Once your veneers are in place, you care for them just like you do your natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing prevents decay and is important for good overall oral health.

To keep your veneers in great condition, you should avoid biting down on hard foods or using your teeth to open packages.

In the event your veneer develops a crack or other damage, you’ll need to return for a replacement restoration.

To find out if porcelain veneers are right for you, call Richard Hardt, D.D.S. in Porterville, California, or use online booking to schedule a consultation today.