Porcelain Dental Veneers
PORCELAIN DENTAL VENEERS LOS ANGELES
No dental material or procedure has as many applications to improve a smile as veneers, which are very thin slices of hard cosmetic porcelain that are affixed to the front of teeth that are flawed in some way.
The most common uses include:
To cover teeth that have become severely discolored and do not respond to even professional whitening techniques. Because veneers are translucent, whitening is often necessary before the veneers are placed. They resist staining, but cutting back on coffee, tea, red wine, colored sodas, and smoking, along with professional whitening once a year, will help keep them glistening.
Repairing teeth that have been chipped or mildly cracked (but not fractured, which would require a dental crown to hold them together).
Improving the appearance of those that are, compared with their neighbors, misshapen, too large, or too small (if many teeth re significantly crooked, that would require Invisalign orthodontic treatment before the veneers are applied).
Veneers can also be positioned so that they cover gaps between teeth.
Every veneer is customized by a Wilshire Smile Studio dentist in collaboration with a top dental laboratory to match the shade of nearby teeth that will show when you smile.
With thorough brushing, flossing, and professional hygienic cleaning twice a year, veneers may last 10-15 years or more. They are a permanent solution in that before application, your dentist will need to prepare some of the enamel from the front or proper contouring and natural shape. If they only last five years or actually remain in good shape for 20 years, eventually new ones will need to be attached.
Call today to set an appointment for an examination to see if dental veneers are the best solution to achieve your perfect smile.