Porcelain veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that are custom-designed and bonded to the front surface of teeth. They are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment used to enhance the appearance of teeth and create a more attractive smile.
Porcelain veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of teeth affected by various cosmetic concerns. They commonly address tooth discoloration, stains, chips, cracks, gaps, uneven or misaligned teeth, and worn-down enamel.
Porcelain veneers are designed to mimic the appearance of natural teeth closely. At Brentwood Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we have them custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth, creating a seamless and natural-looking smile. During the treatment planning, our dentist will consider factors such as your facial features, desired tooth shape and color, and overall smile aesthetics to create veneers that complement your appearance.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of teeth affected by various cosmetic concerns, such as discoloration, stains, chips, cracks, gaps, misalignment, or worn-down enamel. They can create a straighter, whiter, and more symmetrical smile, enhancing overall facial aesthetics.
Natural and Realistic Look
Porcelain veneers are designed to mimic teeth's natural appearance closely. They are custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth, resulting in a seamless and natural-looking smile. Also, the translucent quality of porcelain closely resembles the appearance of natural tooth enamel.
Porcelain is a stain-resistant material, which means that porcelain veneers are less likely to become discolored or stained over time. However, it's still important to practice good oral hygiene and avoid excessive consumption of staining substances like coffee, tea, and tobacco to maintain the appearance of your veneers.
The Procedures for Porcelain Veneers
Local anesthesia may be first used to numb the area during tooth preparation.Then, in most cases, a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the front surface of the teeth receiving veneers. This step is necessary to create space for the veneers and ensure a proper fit.
After tooth preparation, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be used to create precise models of your teeth that will guide the dental laboratory to fabricate your custom veneers.
While your permanent veneers are being crafted, temporary veneers may be placed on your prepared teeth. These temporary veneers protect the teeth and provide an esthetic solution until the final restorations are ready.
Once your veneers are ready, you will return to the dentist for the final bonding appointment. Our dentist will check the veneers' fit, color, and appearance to meet your expectations. The teeth are then thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the bonding process. Our dentist will use dental adhesive to bond the veneers to your teeth. The veneers are carefully placed and adjusted for proper fit and alignment.
Porcelain veneers can transform your smile and provide long-lasting results when correctly cared for. To learn more about porcelain veneers, visit the Brentwood Center for Cosmetic Dentistry at 11645 Wilshire Blvd Ste. 790, Los Angeles, CA 90025, or call (310) 312-0505.