Porcelain Dental Veneers

porcelain dental veneersPorcelain dental veneers are essentially ultra-thin tooth-colored shells that are bonded to the fronts of damaged teeth in order to conceal flaws involving color or structure. Because veneers add thickness to teeth, they increase strength and help shield against damage. Veneers also require less preparation than crowns, which means that placement is faster and less complex. A variety of other advantages, both cosmetic and restorative, are associated with this treatment from our West Hollywood dental veneers expert.

Veneers provide a convenient solution to numerous aesthetic issues and can act as easier alternatives to more extensive treatments. Problems that veneers can permanently hide include chips, cracks, gaps, discoloration, excessive tooth wear, and improper tooth shape. Our West Hollywood porcelain veneers expert can use this treatment to hide discoloration caused by tooth decay or antibiotic therapy. Spacing issues may also respond to veneers, so this option can be used in place of orthodontics in some cases. Because the porcelain used to make veneers can be tinted on a custom basis, recipients get natural-looking results.

Porcelain Dental Veneers West Hollywood

Porcelain veneers require multiple visits for placement as tooth preparation and veneers bonding are performed at separate appointments. At the first visit, our expert in dental veneers in West Hollywood establishes treatment goals and takes photos, X-rays, and dental impressions that are used to guide the construction of the veneers. During this visit, the teeth are also prepared with removal of the outer layers of enamel. For protection until placement, our dentist puts temporary veneers over the prepared teeth. At the next appointment, our dentist checks the newly constructed veneers for proper fit and bonds them in place permanently. Subsequent visits may also be scheduled to confirm that the veneers are properly situated.

Because some enamel must be removed for placement of veneers, this option from our expert in porcelain veneers in West Hollywood cannot be reversed. Good candidates for veneers should have generally good oral health and sufficient enamel on their teeth. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last for up to 10 years before replacement becomes necessary. A consultation with our cosmetic dentist in West Hollywood can be scheduled to learn more about porcelain veneers and their applications.