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Veneers are placed on the front surfaces of the teeth. Once secured to a tooth, the veneer covers up cosmetic imperfections, so it is essential for such highly visible portions of the tooth to look natural. By selecting Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry in Beverly Hills, California to plan, design, and place your veneers, you can be confident that each veneer will look natural and be suited to your unique smile and facial characteristics.
Our specialists, Drs. Frank Vidjak and Fanny Yacaman, also use the latest technologies and quality materials, such as dental ceramics such as porcelain, to ensure your veneers are as long-lasting and durable as they are attractive and natural-looking.
As a highly qualified prosthodontist, Dr. Vidjak specializes in rebuilding natural tissues. These tissues include teeth and gums that have been damaged by dental decay and periodontal (gum) disease.
Veneers effectively replace worn enamel. Stronger than skeletal bone, enamel is the protective covering over our teeth. It is not impervious to damage, however, and can become noticeably eroded or weakened due to wear and tear or habits and behaviors such as teeth grinding (bruxism).
For weak teeth that are vulnerable to fractures, we can enlist our other specialist, Dr. Yacaman. As a leading endodontist, Dr. Yacaman specializes in diagnosing and treating individuals with severe tooth decay or oral infections, so she can preserve teeth that cannot be saved at other dentists’ offices.
If you are a good candidate for veneers, our doctors will confirm that your teeth and gums are healthy. Keep in mind that veneers are appropriate for cosmetic imperfections. If you have damage that threatens the structure and health of the tooth, restorative treatments such as composite fillings or porcelain inlays and onlays may be in your future.
Veneers themselves are made from thin layers of porcelain or composite resin. Modern veneers are so thin that very little natural enamel is removed during the process of preparing the tooth for the veneer. The veneer must fit properly on the tooth. After the veneer is bonded or fixed securely to the tooth, it disguises an array of aesthetic conditions – spaces between teeth, chips, small fractures, worn or short teeth, oddly-shaped teeth or severe discoloration.
With our precise planning, porcelain veneers are indistinguishable in appearance from natural teeth that are healthy. They also feel natural in the mouth and are built to last.
We can discuss ways to preserve the stunning aesthetics and strength of veneers early in the process; for instance, patients with bruxism may be fitted with a custom night guard. This oral appliance is worn during sleep to protect the veneers from damage caused by chronic teeth grinding.