Porcelain veneers don’t just address one or two issues with a smile’s appearance. They actually offer our Woodland Hills, CA, patients a complete smile makeover! In today’s blog, we’re going to look at how we design and craft these restorations, and what benefits they offer for people with issues regarding the shape, position, and color of their teeth.
Creating Each Veneer
Each one is custom-made specifically for your smile, designed to look natural and provide durable restoration, and to last for many years to come. The process starts with an initial exam to make sure they’re the right choice for you! If so, then we remove a thin layer of enamel from the structure and take a series of detailed impressions and images of your smile. Using this information, we design and fabricate them. When you return for a second visit, we’re ready for placement!
Placement and Makeover Possibilities
We check the fit and if necessary, make adjustments to them. Next, we place them with a powerful bonding agent, the same we employ for teeth receiving crowns, inlays, or onlays. Once in place, they cover the front and sides of each tooth. We use them to not only mask serious teeth stains, but to also repair chips, cracks, or worn-down tooth structure. Our team also addresses malformed or misshapen teeth, and help close embarrassing gaps between the teeth. We’ve even addressed smiles with minor misalignment, masking the poorly aligned teeth and providing an alternative to orthodontics in some cases.
How Do I Preserve My New Smile?
Routine care is necessary not only to keep the porcelain bright, but to protect the teeth we attach them to from cavities, harmful infections, or gum disease. With proper care at home and in our office, you can expect your new smile to last for years to come. First, be sure you brush your teeth when you wake up and again before bed for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste. Then floss every night before bed, moving the tape up and down each side of every tooth. At our office, you should schedule a checkup every six months, so we can watch for any signs of trouble. A cleaning is then performed to remove all the plaque and tartar that could weaken the tooth structure and have a negative impact on your restorations. If you have any questions, the contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Treatment?
By creating and placing cosmetic restorations, our team helps offer makeovers and improve smile beauty. For more information on about cosmetic smile makeovers, then please schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA today at 818-347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.