Porcelain Veneers in Los Angeles & Studio City, CA

Achieve Your Ideal Smile Image with Tooth Veneers

Are you ready to unlock the secret to a dazzling smile? Look no further than porcelain veneers at the dental office of Dr. Sam Lavi! Porcelain veneers have revolutionized the world of cosmetic dentistry, offering a transformative solution that can enhance the appearance of your teeth and give you the confidence to light up any room. With their natural-looking aesthetics and remarkable durability, veneers have become the go-to choice for achieving a flawless and radiant smile.


If you’re ready to re-envision your smile, contact our cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles & Studio City today by calling (213) 623-2212 to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

young woman in striped shirt smiling with her new porcelain veneers in front of a blue backgroundPorcelain veneers are ultra-thin, transparent shells crafted from durable dental porcelain. Bonded to the front surface of your teeth, they offer a transformative solution for enhancing your smile. With a natural translucency similar to enamel, these veneers effectively cover imperfections like discoloration, chips, cracks, and misshapenness. 

Types of Porcelain Veneers

Looking to enhance your smile without sacrificing tooth structure? Veneers offer a fantastic solution, but with various types available, choosing the right one can be confusing. Let’s explore four popular options:

No-Prep Porcelain Veneers

These ultra-thin shells require minimal, sometimes no, tooth preparation. No-prep veneers bond directly to your existing teeth, offering a comfortable and pain-free experience while delivering a beautiful, lasting smile.


True to their name, Lumineers are incredibly thin porcelain veneers, often compared to the thickness of a contact lens. Like no-prep veneers, they require minimal tooth alteration, making them ideal for minor cosmetic corrections like chipped or discolored teeth.

Zirconia Veneers

Known for their exceptional strength and durability, zirconia veneers are a perfect choice for individuals seeking long-lasting results. They offer superior resistance to wear and tear, making them suitable for correcting various concerns, from chipped teeth to severe discoloration. Additionally, their translucence allows for a more natural-looking smile.

Composite Veneers

patient getting porcelain veneersA versatile option, composite veneers address various imperfections like chips, cracks, stains, and minor misalignments. The process often involves minimal tooth preparation, preserving your natural tooth structure. The dentist skillfully shapes and bonds the composite resin to the teeth, creating a more symmetrical, colorful, and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

There are several benefits to porcelain veneers, such as:


  • Aesthetic Enhancement: Conceal stains, chips, cracks, and slight misalignments, for a significant boost to your overall smile aesthetics.
  • Natural Appearance: The translucency of porcelain closely mimics the light-reflecting properties of natural enamel, ensuring a remarkably natural look.
  • Stain Resistance: Highly resistant to stains from coffee, tea, wine, and tobacco, maintaining a bright, white appearance over time.
  • Durability: With proper care, custom veneers can last 10 to 15 years or even longer, providing a long-lasting solution to enhance your smile.
  • Customization: Tailored to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, ensuring seamless integration with your existing smile.
  • Minimal Tooth Alteration: Requires less removal of the tooth surface compared to crowns, preserving the natural structure of your teeth.
  • Quick and Simple Procedure: The porcelain veneer process typically involves just a few visits to the dentist, with immediate results and no need for additional procedures.
  • Gum Tolerance: Well-tolerated by gums, reducing the risk of inflammation or discomfort, contributing to an overall comfortable experience.

Porcelain Veneer Process 

Detailed Consultation with Our Dentist

Your porcelain veneer transformation begins with a thorough consultation with Dr. Sam Lavi. This is the time to express your smile goals, discuss cosmetic concerns, and outline your expectations. Dr. Lavi utilizes this information to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

Reshaping Your Teeth

At your first appointment, a crucial step in the process unfolds. A thin layer of enamel is delicately removed from your teeth. This step is essential to create space for the veneers, ensuring a snug fit and a seamless, natural appearance.

Impressions for Custom Veneers

patient looking at teeth in hand mirrorFollowing enamel reshaping, impressions of your newly contoured teeth are taken. These detailed impressions are sent to a skilled dental lab, where technicians craft your custom veneers. The focus here is on matching the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth for a harmonious blend.

Temporary Veneers for Interim Protection

While your permanent veneers are in the process of creation, temporary veneers may be provided. These interim shields serve a dual purpose – they protect your teeth and maintain proper functionality until the final bonding of your custom veneers.

Final Bonding Process

The highly anticipated moment arrives when your custom veneers are ready. During the final bonding process, Dr. Lavi ensures a secure attachment to your teeth. Thorough cleaning and etching create an optimal surface for bonding. Witness the immediate transformation of your smile with results that speak for themselves, eliminating the need for additional procedures.

Candidacy for Porcelain Veneers

Determining your candidacy for porcelain veneers involves a personalized assessment by our Los Angeles & Studio City dentist, Dr. Sam Lavi. Considerations include:


  • Cosmetic Concerns: Discuss your specific cosmetic concerns, such as stains, chips, cracks, or misalignments, allowing Dr. Lavi to tailor the treatment plan to your unique needs.
  • Smile Goals: Communicate your goals for your smile transformation, enabling our dentist to recommend the most suitable type of veneer and address your expectations.
  • Overall Oral Health: Ensure your overall oral health is stable. While veneers primarily focus on cosmetic improvements, a healthy oral foundation is essential for long-term success.
  • Alternative Options: Explore alternative cosmetic dentistry solutions if veneers are not the optimal choice for your situation. Dr. Lavi can discuss alternatives like teeth whitening or dental crowns.

Caring for Porcelain Veneers

Maintaining the longevity and radiance of your porcelain veneers involves simple yet crucial care practices:


  • Regular Oral Hygiene: Adhere to a routine of brushing and flossing to prevent plaque buildup and maintain the overall health of your teeth and gums.
  • Gentle Dental Care: Opt for a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to avoid damaging the veneers while effectively cleaning your teeth.
  • Avoid Excessive Force: Refrain from habits like biting hard objects or opening packages with your teeth to prevent potential damage to the veneers.
  • Regular Dental Check-ups: Schedule routine check-ups with our Los Angeles & Studio City dentist for professional cleaning and assessments to ensure the ongoing health and integrity of your veneers.

Cost of Porcelain Veneers

The cost of porcelain veneers can vary depending on several factors, such as the number of veneers needed, the complexity of the case, and the location of the dental practice. While they may be more expensive than other cosmetic dental options, veneers offer exceptional durability, stain resistance, and a natural-looking appearance.


To learn more about porcelain veneer costs, contact our Los Angeles & Studio City dentist and schedule a consultation.

Determining Which Type of Veneer is Best for You

Determine the ideal veneer for your unique needs through informed decision-making:


  • Individualized Consultation: Engage in a detailed discussion with our Los Angeles & Studio City dentist. Dr. Sam Lavi will assess your cosmetic concerns, goals, and overall oral health to recommend the most suitable veneer type.
  • Assessing Veneer Candidacy: Dr. Lavi determines if veneers are the right choice for you. Explore alternative options if veneers may not address your specific needs.
  • Personalized Treatment Plan: Based on the consultation, Dr. Lavi creates a personalized treatment plan, guiding you through the available veneer options and helping you make an informed decision aligned with your smile goals.
  • Discussion of Cosmetic Concerns: Share any concerns you have about your smile, allowing our dentist to tailor the treatment to your unique requirements and provide the best possible results.
  • Exploration of Alternative Solutions: In some cases, veneers may not be the optimal choice. Dr. Lavi discusses alternative cosmetic solutions, ensuring a comprehensive and tailored approach to your situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do porcelain veneers last?
Can porcelain veneers be whitened?
Are dental veneers painful?
How long do porcelain veneers last?

With proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can endure for 10 to 15 years or even longer. Their durability and longevity make them a reliable and long-lasting solution to enhance the appearance of your teeth. Regular dental check-ups and diligent oral hygiene practices are essential to maximize the lifespan of your veneers.

Can porcelain veneers be whitened?

Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining and discoloration, which is one of their advantages. However, they cannot be whitened through traditional methods like teeth whitening treatments. If you desire a whiter shade for your veneers, discuss your options with a dentist. 

Are dental veneers painful?

In general, the veneer process should not be painful. Many dentists, including our Los Angeles & Studio City practice, use a local anesthetic when shaving the small amount of enamel that needs to be removed. While there might be some slight discomfort as you get used to your new veneers, the overall process is designed to be minimally invasive.

Find Your Best Smile With Dr. Sam Lavi

Veneers can be an effective way to enhance the appearance of your teeth and achieve a brighter, more beautiful smile. With several different types of dental veneers available, it’s important to do your research and talk to our Los Angeles & Studio City dentist to determine which type of veneer is best for you.

Contact our team today at (213) 623-2212 to schedule an appointment.

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