Food, certain beverages, and smoking can stain your teeth and wear away at your enamel. Although there’s no way to prevent this entirely, cosmetic dentistry techniques like dental veneers can restore your smile to its healthy, near-original condition. At the practice of Goli Javaher, DDS in Brentwood, Los Angeles, the team regularly installs veneers to improve the appearance of gaps, misalignments, and discolored teeth. To learn more about the benefits of veneers, call or click and request your consultation today.
Dental veneers are incredibly thin pieces of porcelain or composite resin that are carefully bonded to the front of your permanent teeth, improving their color, luster, and general aesthetic appearance.
Veneers look very similar to your natural teeth, but because they’re made of porcelain or composite materials, they’re also much more resistant to stains. In addition, veneers reflect light similar to the way enamel does, making them an excellent treatment option for patients who don’t respond to teeth whitening.
Dental veneers are versatile and can address a wide variety of cosmetic imperfections, including:
The team at the practice of Goli Javaher, DDS also uses veneers to address broken or uneven teeth.
Getting dental veneers typically requires two separate appointments. At your first appointment, your provider performs an oral exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your aesthetic goals for treatment. Next, your dentist takes X-rays of your teeth to ensure they’re healthy and capable of receiving veneers. If your X-rays look good, your dentist moves forward with treatment.
To prepare your teeth, your provider administers a local anesthetic numbing your teeth and gums. Then, a layer of enamel from your teeth is carefully removed, equal to the thickness of your veneers. Your dentist takes a series of impressions of your teeth and sends them to a laboratory that manufactures your veneers.
Two to four weeks later, you return for your second appointment. At your second appointment, your dentist places your veneers and makes any necessary adjustments. After aligning your veneers, your dentist places a bonding cement on your teeth and uses a special lightbeam to harden the cement.
Dental veneers are long-lasting, but they don’t last forever. To keep yours in good shape, it’s important to brush and floss regularly just like you would your natural teeth. You should also visit the team at the practice of Goli Javaher, DDS once every six months for a professional exam and cleaning.
In addition, you may want to avoid drinking dark beverages like soda, red wine or coffee, as they can stain your veneers. With proper maintenance, veneers typically last between 7-15 years.
To see if veneers are right for you, call or click and request your appointment at the practice of Goli Javaher, DDS today.