Beverly Hills, California area dentist offers dental veneers
Are you embarrassed by the appearance of your front teeth? Veneers sometimes referred to as dental veneers or porcelain veneers, are a wonderful solution for many patients with imperfections in the front of the smile. Imperfections may include crooked, gapped, or stained teeth that are extremely noticeable when patients smile, laugh, and socialize with others. It can cause patients to feel very self-conscious about their appearance when meeting other people. Beverly Hills, California, area patients can take the time to learn about this cosmetic dentistry solution for an imperfect smile.
Understanding how dental veneers work
Dental veneers are essentially very thin shells made of porcelain that are bonded onto the front surface of a tooth to cover imperfections. This restoration will last many years before it needs to be replaced as long as patients take good care in protecting them and cleaning them. It is a more desirable option than alternatives such as composite resin bonding, which is susceptible to staining and is intended as a more short-term solution. Dental veneers are custom-made to match the patient’s smile in shape, size, and color and are natural-looking enough that others are often unaware that cosmetic dental work had been done.
What are dental veneers used for?
There are many situations in which a dental veneer can improve the appearance of the smile. These restorations are commonly used to:
- Close gaps and large spaces between the front teeth
- Whiten teeth that have severe discoloration or staining
- Address irregularly shaped or unusually short teeth
- Correct the look of a crooked or misaligned tooth
- Restore teeth that are worn, broken, or chipped
- Cover cracks or other imperfections on a tooth
Call today to find out if you are a viable candidate for dental veneers
Dental veneers are a popular choice for many men and women suffering from imperfections in the front of the smile. Contact our practice today at (310) 878-6455 to request a consultation visit with Drs. Frank Vidjak and Fanny Yacaman of Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry. The office is conveniently located in Suite #703 at 465 North Roxbury Drive and accepts new patients.
Looking for a second chance at a perfect smile? Here is how Veneers can help.
Veneers are thin hand crafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improves the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are as thin as contact lenses and are an aesthetically pleasing option for closing gaps, lengthening teeth and providing symmetry for making your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing colour. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers maybe right for you.
Frequently asked questions
Dental veneers are custom-made thin, tooth-colored shells attached to a tooth’s front surface to conceal flaws. It is made of porcelain to keep the same opaque color and avoid a fake look.
Veneers can be used to close gaps and large spaces between front teeth, whiten teeth with severe discoloration or staining, correct the appearance of a crooked or misaligned tooth, address irregularly shaped or unusually short teeth, restore worn, broken, or chipped teeth, and conceal cracks or other imperfections on a tooth.
Obtaining a porcelain veneer is often a multi-step procedure. The first step is to schedule an appointment with a prosthodontist. You can discuss your objectives and concerns at this session, and a prosthodontist will explain how veneers will work for you. Your teeth will require X-rays or impressions. The tooth is then prepared for the veneer in the second phase. An imprint is created after a little piece of tooth structure is removed. After that, the prosthodontist will insert temporary veneers. The temporaries are removed at the following session, and the final veneer is attached to your tooth.
Veneer preparation preserves the most considerable amount of tooth structure possible because very little is removed. They can improve the look of your teeth, and gum tissues adapt well to dental veneers. The color may be chosen specifically, and porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
Patients are usually sedated throughout the veneering procedure. Once the numbness takes effect, there should be no pain.
The skilled doctors at our practice are Frank M. A. Vidjak, DDS, MSEd and Fanny Yacaman, DDS, MSEd, MS.
Dr. Vidjak is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Los Angeles Dental Society, American College of Prosthodontists, Beverly Hills Academy of Dentistry, San Gabriel Dental Implant Study Club, Advanced Treatment Planning Study Group, and West Los Angeles ITI Study Club, and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Society.