Unlock the Beauty of Your Smile with Dental Veneers
Are you tired of hiding your teeth due to cosmetic imperfections like discoloration, chips, or cracks? Don’t let these flaws dull your confidence any longer. With the transformative power of dental veneers, you can achieve the smile of your dreams and radiate self-assurance.
At the Studio City and Los Angeles offices of Dr. Sam Lavi, you’ll find caring, patient-oriented dental treatments tailored to meet your needs. See why Dr. Lavi is one of the best cosmetic dentists in West Hollywood, Burbank, and other Southern California areas.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, resilient shells designed to conceal minor cosmetic imperfections with remarkable precision. These customized shells are meticulously bonded to the surface of your teeth, offering a seamless, natural-looking appearance. This cosmetic dentistry procedure can be completed in just two visits to our conveniently located Studio City or Los Angeles offices.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Several advantages make dental veneers a sought-after cosmetic treatment, including:
- Swift and Minimally Invasive: The process of receiving dental veneers is efficient and requires minimal invasion.
- Long-Lasting Durability: Dental veneers can endure your daily activities without compromising their integrity. When properly cared for, they can last between 10 and 15 years.
- Stain Resistance: Unlike natural teeth, veneers possess exceptional resistance to staining and discoloration. This makes them an ideal solution for individuals struggling with tooth discoloration or yellowing.
- Indistinguishable Appearance: Dr. Lavi’s expertise allows him to customize your veneers to flawlessly match the shape, size, and color of surrounding teeth.
Candidacy for Porcelain Veneers
Dental veneers offer a versatile solution for addressing an array of minor cosmetic imperfections. Dr. Lavi may recommend veneers if your teeth are affected by:
- Stains or Discoloration: Stubborn stains from food, drinks, or smoking can be effectively concealed with veneers, restoring the brilliance of your smile.
- Chips, Cracks, or Breaks: Veneers expertly mask chips, cracks, or breaks, rejuvenating the appearance of damaged teeth and restoring their functionality.
- Crooked or Misaligned Teeth: Veneers can visually correct mild cases of crooked or misaligned teeth, giving you a straighter and more harmonious smile.
- Misshapen Teeth: Irregularly shaped teeth can be reshaped and harmonized with veneers, creating a uniform and captivating smile.
To determine if dental veneers are the ideal solution, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lavi. Contact our Studio City office at (818) 980-8472 or our Los Angeles office at (213) 623-2212.
How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?
The first step in obtaining porcelain veneers is scheduling an initial consultation with Dr. Lavi. You’ll discuss your smile goals and expectations with our skilled cosmetic dentist. He’ll also evaluate your oral health and examine your teeth to determine if porcelain veneers are the appropriate treatment for you.
Treatment Planning and Preparation
To prepare your teeth for dental veneers, a small portion of the enamel will be carefully removed. This step ensures the porcelain veneers will fit seamlessly and look natural. Next, Dr. Lavi will take impressions of your teeth, which serve as the basis for creating custom-made porcelain veneers in a dental laboratory. Dr. Lavi will place temporary dental veneers on your teeth while your permanent ones are being fabricated.
Bonding the Veneers
Once your custom veneers are ready, you’ll return to our office for your final fitting appointment. Dr. Lavi will remove the temporary veneers and thoroughly clean your teeth. He’ll then apply a dental adhesive to the prepared tooth surfaces and carefully place each dental veneer, ensuring proper fit, alignment, and aesthetics.
Aftercare and Maintenance
Porcelain veneers require regular care and maintenance to ensure longevity and preserve appearance. Practice good oral hygiene habits, including brushing twice daily, flossing daily, and scheduling regular dental check-ups to keep them looking their best. Avoiding excessive force or pressure on the veneers, such as biting on objects, will help prevent damage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Porcelain veneers are known for their durability. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for many years. On average, porcelain veneers can last 10 to 15 years. Regular dental check-ups and following your dentist’s advice on maintenance will help ensure the longevity of your porcelain veneers.
The cost of porcelain veneers can vary depending on several factors, including the number of veneers needed, the case’s complexity, and the dental practice’s location. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic procedure, and may not be covered by dental insurance. To get an accurate cost estimate, schedule a consultation with a qualified dentist and/or speak with your insurance company.
No, porcelain veneers do not replace your natural teeth. Instead, they’re thin shells bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to improve their appearance. Porcelain veneers provide a natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing result while preserving the structure of your natural teeth.
Not at all! The process of getting porcelain veneers is generally painless. Before the procedure, your dentist will administer a local anesthetic to ensure comfort. You may experience some sensitivity or mild discomfort after the placement of dental veneers, but this is temporary and should subside within a few days.