Porcelain Veneers in Los Angeles
Have you spent several years feeling insecure about your flawed teeth? If chips, cracks, or discoloration cause you to feel self-conscious, your cosmetic dentist can transform your smile in just one day with porcelain veneers in Los Angeles. At Westside Dental Associates, we have the solution you need to love the smile that you see in the mirror.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are custom-made thin shells that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Since they are made from porcelain, they closely look like your enamel to provide natural-looking results. In addition, it allows them to be made thinner than traditional veneers, so less of your tooth’s enamel is removed during the bonding process. This not only leaves more of your tooth’s structure intact, but also allows the procedure to be minimally invasive.
In the past, it required a couple of different appointments to complete the process. Not anymore. Dr. Les Latner embraces the latest technology to allow you to get the smile of your dreams in just one day.
After your teeth are cleaned and prepared by removing a small amount of enamel, digital impressions are taken. The images are sent to CAD/CAM software, where your veneers will be designed to meet your exact specifications.
The information is then sent to our in-office milling machine, where your veneers will be made. In about an hour, they will be ready to be bonded in place.
How Can Porcelain Veneers Enhance My Smile?
Porcelain veneers are quite versatile, allowing them to be used to treat several imperfections. Often, they are used to hide stubborn tooth discoloration that will not respond to traditional whitening treatments. Since porcelain is stain-resistant, your new smile will stay bright.
Overall, veneers promote the size, shape, and proportion of your teeth. This makes them the perfect option to cover chips and cracks while improving the appearance of shorter than average teeth. They can even be used to make your teeth appear larger to resolve a gummy smile.
In some cases, you can even use them as an alternative to braces. They can make your teeth appear straighter by covering minor alignment issues and closing gaps. Instead of wearing braces for several months, you will get the results you want in just a few hours.
How Do I Get Started?
If you are ready to get the smile of your dreams, it is time to see if porcelain veneers are right for you. You will first need to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles, Dr. Latner. He will ensure that your teeth are healthy and create a customized treatment plan to transform the appearance of your teeth.
Get a Flawless Smile Today
To start your journey to your dream smile, take the first step and contact our office to schedule your consultation. We look forward to enhancing your confidence with a flawless smile.
Porcelain Veneers FAQ’s
If you have been unhappy with your teeth for a long time but still have questions about whether porcelain veneers are the right way to rejuvenate your smile, you have come to the right place. Our team at Westside Dental Associates has compiled some of the most common questions – and answers – about porcelain veneers in Los Angeles.
We encourage you to read through this FAQ section – and if you still have questions afterward, do not hesitate to give us a call!
Are Porcelain Veneers Reversible?
Porcelain veneers are considered an irreversible dental treatment. Why? The treatment requires a small layer of enamel to be filed away to make room in your mouth for the veneers. Because enamel does not grow back, the affected teeth will always need veneers or crowns going forward.
Is the Veneer Placement Procedure Painful?
Because teeth must be prepped before veneers can be applied on top of them, many patients worry that the veneer placement procedure will be painful. However, before your teeth are prepped, Dr. Latner will numb the area so you do not feel a thing! Moreover, for patients that tend to get anxious or stressed when visiting the dentist, nitrous oxide can be administered to ensure they feel at ease throughout the placement procedure.
How Long do Veneers Last?
Porcelain veneers have an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years. Taking proper care of your veneers can help ensure they remain a part of your smile for as long as possible. Here are 3 tips for maintaining your veneers:
- Brush your teeth twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss at least once a day.
- Prevent damage from clenching or grinding your teeth by wearing a custom bite guard when you sleep.
- Visit a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles every six months for a dental checkup so he or she can inspect your veneers for any signs of potential failure.
What are the Benefits of Veneers?
Everyday, men and women across the country choose to rejuvenate their smile with porcelain veneers. Veneers offer a range of benefits, such as:
- Brighter smile – If you have stained or discolored teeth, porcelain veneers can turn your smile several shades whiter! Veneers are also more resistant than natural enamel to staining from coffee and other darkening agents.
- Natural appearance – Veneers have a translucent quality similar to natural teeth that enables them to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
- No recoveryperiod – After the placement procedure is complete, you can leave our office and immediately return to your normal schedule.
- Long-lasting solution – As mentioned above, with proper care, porcelain veneers can boost the appearance of your smile for many years to come!
Am I a Good Candidate?
Whether you want to brighten a few discolored teeth or transform your entire smile, porcelain veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth. Veneers may be right for you if you want to address any of the following common dental imperfections:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Gapped teeth
For more serious alignment or bite problems, traditional orthodontic treatment may be recommended over porcelain veneers. To find out if porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Latner today!