Veneers Los Angeles
Dental veneers are a popular and routine cosmetic dentistry procedure that do wonders for your smile. These thin, enamel-colored layers are attached to the surface of teeth to improve the appearance of damaged, misshapen, or heavily stained teeth.
Veneers transform smiles without any invasive surgery. Unlike dental implants or crowns, which replace the tooth, veneers retain the existing tooth, covering only its surface. For those who are insecure about their smile due to chipping, discoloration, or any other form of misalignment or abnormality, veneers are usually the best solution.
Veneers can be applied to just one or multiple teeth, depending on a client’s needs. They come in two varieties – traditional and no-prep veneers.
Traditional veneers are slightly more invasive than no-prep veneers, but still far less so than implants or crowns. The process, carried out under local anesthetic, usually involves grinding or shaving the outer surface of the tooth just below the enamel in order to create a suitable surface on which to adhere the new dental veneers.
No-prep veneers do not intervene below the enamel. Tooth preparation involves the removal of the outer enamel layer only. As such, they can be carried out without the need for local anesthesia in most cases.
THE PROCESS OF GETTING YOUR VENEERS
So what does the whole process look like from start to finish?
- Preliminary appointment: We discuss your goals for the procedure.
- Evaluation: We will take X-rays to evaluate your dental health.
- Molding: We will create a mold of your mouth and prepare your veneers. This usually takes a few weeks.
- Clean: You will need a thorough clean before we apply your veneers.
- Prep: We will prep your teeth for veneer application.
- Application: Your new veneers will be applied with dental cement.
RECOVERING FROM THE PROCEDURE
Getting veneers is a straightforward procedure and the recovery period is very short. In most cases, we find that patients can eat and chew as normal after the anesthesia has worn off.
ARE VENEERS RIGHT FOR ME?
Dental veneers are perfect for individuals in need of non-invasive cosmetic treatment. Veneers restore smiles to their natural beauty without any need for major surgery.