A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain we place onto the front-facing sides of your teeth. Once in place, they have the ability to completely change how your smile looks, and for this reason we often use them to offer a smile makeover in about two visits. In today’s blog, your North Hollywood, CA, dentist explains how veneers blend with your smile.
Creating Your Custom Cosmetic Restorations
Each one will be custom-made for your smile. Not only will this provide a comfortable fit, but also involves steps to ensure the restoration matches the color of surrounding teeth, ensuring it blends with your smile. To create them, we start by removing a thin layer of enamel from the teeth and gathering detailed impressions and measurements. Using the information we take, we will create a new restoration from porcelain, a strong material that absorbs bite forces, contains stain-resistant properties, and is translucent like tooth enamel.
Placement and Maintenance
When we complete your new restoration, you will return to our office of a second visit. Using this visit, we will check the fit of your cosmetic restoration and if necessary, make any final adjustments. We then place it with the same powerful bonding agent used to secure crowns, inlays, and onlays. Once in place, your veneer will provide decades of smile improvement if cared for daily. Since the veneer is attached to a natural tooth, you need to brush and floss daily, and attend routine checkups and cleanings, to protect the tooth from gum disease, tooth decay, and infection. The same steps also help ensure the veneer remains bright and beautiful.
What Issues can They Correct?
We’ve placed them to lengthen teeth that have become worn down, or to repair cracks and chips in the structure. We can correct issues with the surfaces of your teeth, and address misshapen teeth as well. If you have gaps between them, we can close them. In addition, they also help correct the appearance of minor misalignment, providing an alternative to braces or aligners. If you have permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to teeth whitening, then we can mask them by placing these restorations. If you have any questions about our approach to cosmetic dentistry, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
We use our thin and lifelike veneers to completely transform smiles, often in as little as one visit. For more information on our cosmetic treatment options, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smiles in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.