Is your smile making a great first impression? If you find yourself spending more time hiding your smile than you do sharing it, it might be time to consider the options available with cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Ghasri and the team at our Los Angeles office offer dental veneers, which can cover a multitude of aesthetic flaws and leave your teeth looking bright, beautiful, and flawless.
One of the most versatile cosmetic procedures, dental veneers are wafer-thin shells that cover the fronts of the teeth. They are one of the most in-demand procedures in Los Angeles. Veneers can be used to treat teeth that are:
• Stained or discolored
Dental veneers are typically placed in two to three appointments. Once your candidacy for veneers is determined, our team will work with you to design your new look choosing the color, shape, and other aspects of your smile for a look that is uniquely you. They can be used alone or combined with tooth bleaching or other procedures for a complete makeover.
Most veneers are made using dental porcelain. It is used because it so closely mimics natural dental enamel. The porcelain can be milled about as thin as a contact lens. Dr. Ghasri or a member of our teeth will need to prepare your teeth before the veneers can be attached. Some of the enamel is gently buffed away to make room for the porcelain veneers. After impressions are made, these will be sent to the dental lab to create your new veneers, and once they are ready, they will be securely bonded to your teeth.
Porcelain veneers can last fifteen years or even longer. Good dental hygiene and regular dental checkups are recommended to keep your veneers looking their best. Brush, floss, and rinse with antibacterial mouthwash. Be sure to schedule regular cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup. Avoid biting your nails and clenching or grinding your teeth, which could damage both your teeth and veneers.
Call us to find out more about veneers or to schedule an appointment with our team at Mid-Wilshire Dental Care.