Should You Consider Porcelain Veneers?

woodland hills veneersWhen you have more than one issue with the beauty of your smile, then you may need a lifelike dental restoration. Porcelain veneers are custom-made for your smile, and could be used to essentially transform your teeth. In today’s blog, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist will talk about how we improve the beauty of your smile with cosmetic dentistry.

The Reason Veneers Help Smiles

Porcelain veneers are very thin, and the porcelain material is translucent like natural tooth enamel. When in place, they cover the front and sides of each tooth, instantly altering the shape and color. We could use them to repair minor chips and cracks, add length to worn down teeth, and correct misshapen or malformed ones too. Placement has been used to mask permanent teeth stains that may not respond to teeth whitening, and to close embarrassing gaps and black triangle spaces between the teeth. The placement process also helps correct the appearance of minor misalignment, offering an alternative to braces or aligners for some patients.

A Custom-Made Restoration

The creation and placement process takes two visits. The first visit involves us examining your smile to assess the cause and extent of your cosmetic issues, and also talk to you about your smile goals. Next, we remove a thin layer of enamel and take detailed impressions and measurements with digital scanning technology. You return home, and we use the information to begin designing and crafting the restorations in a lab setting. When the restorations are ready, you return so we can check the fit and make any necessary adjustments. We then attach the finished product with a powerful bonding agent. With proper care and attention, they could last for decades to come and provide quality tooth restoration. We suggest keeping them bright, and protecting the teeth we’ve attached them to, by brushing and floss daily. You should also see us for checkups and cleanings too.

A Smile Makeover

We could also offer a smile makeover by combining this with other treatment options. For example, we could whiten your teeth beforehand so your new veneers match your brightest possible smile. We could use dental bonding and contouring to repair the side and rear teeth, reserving the veneers for the front-facing ones. This could be a more cost-effective approach to a smile makeover.

Do You Have Questions About Our Cosmetic Procedures?

We know how to help transform your smile in as little as one to two visits. To schedule an appointment and learn more about cosmetic dentistry, then please call Woodland Hills Dental Arts today at 818-347-5124. You can find us at 6325 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Suite 322 Woodland Hills, CA 91367. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.