Veneers are thin shells placed on the front of the teeth to change the color or shape of your teeth. At Smileywood Dental Office, we custom-make veneers based on the impressions of the teeth that we would have taken to ensure that they are perfectly shaped and fit your smile. Porcelain is the material of choice for many dentists because of its durability and aesthetic quality. It mimics the translucency and beauty of natural teeth.
Once placed, veneers require the same care as the rest of your teeth — they should be brushed at least twice a day with non-abrasive toothpaste. Flossing is also essential to keep food debris from collecting between the teeth and the veneer. Our dentist may also prescribe a mouth rinse to help control gum disease. Visit our dentist regularly for professional cleanings and exams to ensure your veneers stay bright and beautiful forever!
The Procedure for Veneers
We’ll clean your teeth at your first visit and remove any present decay or disease. Then, we’ll take some impressions of your teeth which will be our basis for creating veneers that perfectly fit your teeth and gums. The impressions will be sent to our lab, where your custom veneers will be made out of porcelain. When the permanent veneer is ready, it will be bonded to the tooth using a special cement to ensure it stays in place. Our dentist will check the size, color, and fit of your veneers before bonding them to the surface of your teeth. As soon as they’re in place, you’ll be ready to reveal your new smile to the world!
The Benefits Of Veneers
Because they are made of porcelain, they are stain-resistant and will look natural and beautiful for years to come. In addition, because each veneer is custom-made for your mouth, they typically feel more like natural teeth than other cosmetic dental treatments. Some patients find that they feel more comfortable with their veneers than they do with their original teeth!
With proper care, patients with veneers can enjoy their smiles for up to ten years or even longer. Patients should practice good oral hygiene and have the veneers replaced as needed to help preserve the natural-looking results and the overall health of the teeth and gums.
Our experienced dentist can help you determine if veneers are right for you. Get in touch with Smileywood Dental Office at 4354 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029, or call or text (323) 741-0556 for the best dental care tailored to your unique needs.