Porcelain Veneers in Bakersfield, CA

Conceal damage with help from Kirkpatrick Dentistry!

Would you like to increase the appeal of your smile without having to undergo extensive surgery to do so? It sounds too good to be true, but porcelain veneers from Kirkpatrick Dentistry have created seemingly natural-looking smiles for patients! With the combined efforts of Dr. Kirkpatrick and our cosmetic dentistry team, we can examine, fit, and place realistic-looking veneers at our comfortable Bakersfield practice. Please call our office to schedule your consultation today.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that are customized and placed over an existing, healthy tooth. The porcelain used to craft the veneer even reflects light as your natural teeth do, so it shouldn’t noticeably stand out. The material is also very sturdy; patients with porcelain veneers are able to drink, eat, and chew gum as they normally do. Porcelain veneers are often used to hide:

  • teeth that contain a noticeable chip or crack.
  • malformed teeth.
  • permanently stained teeth.
  • Gaps along your gum line.

It will be necessary for Dr. Kirkpatrick to perform a thorough examination before placing or fitting you for porcelain veneers. Because our practice values long term health rather than a quick fix, we want to first determine if your tooth is healthy and stable. If we conclude that your tooth is healthy, we’ll take notes on the size, shape, and general coloring of your other teeth. We want the porcelain veneer to blend in smoothly, after all. A licensed ceramist will be able to craft your veneer by hand, and then we’ll call you back so we can place it!

Porcelain veneers are affixed to teeth with a natural-colored composite. This bond is strong, so you can brush and floss with confidence! Please note that porcelain won’t darken as regular enamel does over the years, so occasional touch-ups with teeth whitening may be necessary to maintain your smile’s unaltered look. Porcelain veneers from Kirkpatrick Dentistry look, act, and even feel like normal teeth. After a while, you may forget it’s there!

Please call Kirkpatrick Dentistry and schedule an appointment today to discover if porcelain veneers are right for you! Dr. Kirkpatrick and his staff can’t wait to give you a reason to show off your new smile. We see porcelain veneers patients from Bakersfield, McFarland, Shafter, Lamont, Wasco, and the surrounding California communities. If you’re a new patient, please click here. Take a look at our cosmetic dentistry procedures to discover additional ways Kirkpatrick Dentistry improves smiles.

1851 A Oak St, Bakersfield, CA 93301 USA
Dr. James K. Kirkpatrick DDS (661) 327-7301 kirkpatrickdds@pacbell.net