What Are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin, tooth colored shells bonded to your front teeth (the ones that show when you smile) to correct dental imperfections. This cosmetic dental option can instantly improve the appearance of your teeth's color, size, or shape.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made to create a comfortable and natural-looking smile makeover, which explains their popularity.
Are Veneers Right For You?
Dental veneers may be the right solution for you if you want to makeover your smile. That's because they can conceal many cosmetic imperfections, such as chipped, discolored, broken, and uneven teeth or gaps and spaces between your teeth.
Having a high smile attractiveness helps you create positive impressions with those around you. People are more likely to perceive you as confident and successful when you have a beautiful smile. This may explain why many people are choosing to makeover their smiles. You may be a good candidate for dental veneers if you have good overall oral and general health.
Although dental veneers can disguise the defects mentioned above, keep in mind they're not suitable for treating tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, or unhealthy teeth. Orthodontic issues like crooked teeth may need to be fixed first before veneer placement.
How Does Dental Veneer Placement Work?
Veneer placement starts with your dentist doing a full exam with x-rays to evaluate the condition of your teeth. If you are a candidate for veneers, then the dentist will create a treatment plan that best fits your individual needs to give you a beautiful new smile.
For porcelain veneers, the amount of teeth preparation will vary depending on the condition of your teeth and smile. Some teeth may need little to no preparation whereas other teeth may need more preparation.
Your dentist will numb the area and prepare or shave off a portion of your tooth to ensure proper placement and accurate sizing for your veneers and smile. Impressions will be taken to create a mold that will be used to make your custom veneers. Temporaries will be placed on your teeth. You will return in a few weeks and have the veneers tried in. The dentist will ensure proper fit at which point will proceed with bonding or cementation of your veneers.
Make Your Dream Smile A Reality With Veneers
If you're considering redesigning your smile and would like to know if you are a candidate for dental veneers, schedule your new patient appointment with your dentist in Century City, Los Angeles, CA, near Beverly Hills.
Our dental veneers treatments have helped many patients improve their smiles and boost their confidence. At Century City Dentistry in Los Angeles, we can help you acheive quality results for your smile makeover. Schedule your appointment today!