Porcelain Dental Veneers
When you look in the mirror, are you happy with your smile? An attractive smile might seem like a small factor to some, but it can have a big effect on the way you feel about yourself. It may even affect how others treat you. Research has shown that we tend to feel more positive about people who smile often and those who have attractive smiles. We might judge them as being more open, friendly or successful. If you are not completely happy with your smile, our Los Angeles dental veneers expert can help.
Veneers are wafer-thin sheets of porcelain that are completely personalized to cover a number of flaws on your smile. They are shaped to look like the outer surface of your teeth, so they can be made as the exact size and shade you want. Our Los Angeles porcelain veneers expert applies the veneers over the fronts of the teeth and then bonds them to your teeth with dental cement. Veneers can last as long as 15 or more years, and they resist stains. With veneers, your smile can continue looking great year after year.
Porcelain Dental Veneers Los Angeles
Just about anyone who has cosmetic flaws may be a candidate for veneers. Our expert in dental veneers in Los Angeles might recommend them to patients who have:
• Chipped teeth
• Slightly crooked or gapped teeth
• Smaller or misshapen teeth
• Stained or discolored teeth
• Worn enamel
• Or multiple flaws
While veneers can be used to change the shape and look of your smile, they can also act as “instant orthodontics,” or they can be a part of a smile makeover.
If you are a candidate for veneers, they can usually be placed in just a few visits. We begin with a complete smile design. You will play an active role in this process, as you will work with our expert in porcelain veneers in Los Angeles to create a smile that highlights your best features and gives you the look you want. Next, we will prepare your teeth. A small amount of enamel is removed to make room for the porcelain restorations. Finally, the veneers are bonded to your teeth once the lab has made them to precisely fit your teeth. Taking care of them is as easy as brushing, flossing and avoiding damaging dental habits.
Call us to find out more about porcelain veneers or to schedule an appointment with our Los Angeles cosmetic dentist.