Are dark, dingy teeth holding you back or making you feel self-conscious? You do not have to settle for a smile that makes you feel less than your best. Our Los Angeles porcelain veneers dentist uses porcelain veneers to transform smiles that have cosmetic flaws ranging from stains and discolorations to gaps and crooked teeth. If you want a new look, porcelain veneers may be right for you.
WHAT ARE VENEERS?
Veneers are a porcelain restoration that is made to cover the outer part of the tooth. The porcelain can be made a lighter color and the desired shape, size, and thickness to achieve the look you want. Our expert in porcelain veneers in Los Angeles can use veneers to cover chips, gaps, discolorations, crooked teeth, stains, worn enamel, uneven teeth, and many other cosmetic flaws.
DENTAL VENEERS BEFORE AND AFTER
If you have stained, cracked, or chipped teeth, it may not be possible to repair your appearance with whitening treatments or other cosmetic methods. If the tooth is not reparable by non-surgical means, a dental veneer may be a good option for giving you an attractive smile.
Dental veneers are thin, flexible shells that are created from models taken from individual teeth. They are highly durable, although they can be chipped or cracked from excessive force. They can also be stained just as regular tooth enamel can be stained, so it is important to maintain them after placement and avoid staining agents as directed by your dental professional.
Dental veneers are created by lab technicians from models made of your existing teeth. The shell may be shaped to convert the shape of your existing tooth, making it straighter or better-aligned, or to match it exactly, depending upon your individual needs.
In order to place dental veneers, it is usually necessary to remove a small amount of tooth enamel in order to effect a tight bond. Therefore, the American Dental Association (ADA) advises patients to consider this process irreversible.
Most veneers are crafted of porcelain. Porcelain veneers are highly durable, and are easy to match to existing tooth color. Unlike crowns, most veneers do not require the support of a metal base in order to last, as veneers are attached directly to existing teeth.
The creation and placement of porcelain veneers usually requires more than one office visit. During the first visit, the teeth are buffed and shaped to thin them slightly, so that the veneers do not appear too thick when they are placed over the teeth. Then an impression of the teeth is made. During this visit, temporary veneers are placed until the shells can be constructed. A final visit is necessary to fit the new veneers and cement them into place.
Porcelain veneers offer a permanent solution to unsightly teeth, and are a great way to enhance your smile and appearance. Veneers should always be evaluated and placed by a professional with experience in veneer work and cosmetic dentistry.
Some of the major insurances we accept are displayed to the right, however, we gladly accept ALL PPO Insurance plans and are a Delta Dental Premier provider.
We will gladly help you to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services.
Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.