We are a dental office in west Los Angeles located in Westwood We provide all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry.
There are different types of veneers available. Porcelain veneers are the most desired and long-lasting and come in forms of pressed and and conventional. Depending on the occlusal factors your dentist would let you know about your options.
There are also veneers made of composite materials and are used when patient shows a history of breaking porcelain veneers and severe bruxism.
Veneers are a thin shell that is bonded to a teeth to improve the shape and color of the tooth. veneers are used by dentist for various reasons such as closing the gaps between teeth, to mask stained teeth, chipped teeth, and short teeth.
Veneers are done in two or more appointments First appointment is to evaluate and design your smile. Treatment planning is done between you and your dentist. Risk and benefits are discussed. Once treatment plan is presented to you and you accept it. Next phase is to take a mold of your teeth. The lab would fabricate a wax-up model of what your teeth going to look like based on your dentist RX and pictures provided. The warm-up is reviewed by the dentist first and then presented to you. If you have questions about the way the morphology of the teeth are, you can bring them up and your cosmetic dentist can modify the wax-up. At this appointment, color would also be discussed. Your cosmetic dentist would go over the shade guide with you.
Next phase is to prepare the teeth, take impressions, and send the impressions to the lab for veneers fabrication. On the same appointment, temporaries ars fabricated very close to the color that you and your cosmetic dentist had chosen. In the same day or the day after, you can look at your temps and if you want to modify the color or the shape then the lab is notified and changes will be made.
Porcelain veneers take about 1-2 weeks to be fabricated and then your cosmetic dentist would go over them and if satisfied, then you come in for cementation and bonding. The results are usually is very exciting to you and your cosmetic dentist.
A lot of times, you cosmetic dentist might mix and match veneers with porcelain crowns. in some occasions, teeth whitening are performed if all teeth are not being covered by veneers.
To discuss your case, please call us for a consultation. We are located in west Los Angeles in the corner Westwood and wilshire blvd.