Dental veneers are custom-made, thin shells that dentists place or bond on the front of the teeth. Veneers can hide stained, chipped, and uneven teeth. Veneers are used to mask discoloration, misshapen teeth, and excess spacing.
Benefits of choosing veneers
Veneers will give our patients more symmetrical and even smile. There are a variety of cosmetic dental problems that can be alleviated with veneers. Patients with teeth that are misshapen or pointed, that are stained from years of drinking beverages like coffee, tea, or red wine, and with teeth that are too small or that have gaps between them have all benefited from the use of veneers.
Veneers are often useful for teeth that are chipped or broken. Veneers safe and well-tolerated by the oral tissues.
How veneers work
During your first appointment for veneers, a dentist will evaluate your oral health beginning with an exam. We will physically examine your teeth for gum disease, tooth decay, or other dental issues that need to be addressed before veneers can be applied.
Once our evaluation is done and it is safe. The dentist will remove a small portion of your enamel and then take impressions that will be used to create your veneers. This mold is then sent to a laboratory and custom-make each veneer specifically to your teeth. Once your veneers are ready, you will return to our dental office to have them bonded into place.
Caring for veneers
After veneers have been placed, it’s important to take good care of them so that they last and maintain oral health. Always be careful with your teeth and never use them for things other than chewing or biting. Never chew on your nails or on pens or pencils.
If you are a nighttime tooth grinder, consider getting a mouthguard to extend the life of your veneers. Maintaining your oral health with an efficient oral hygiene routine and regular dental exams, dental cleanings is also important as the teeth around your veneers can get cavities. If this happens, your veneers will need to be replaced so that the tooth decay can be removed
Learn more on how veneers can repair and restore your smile
When you have teeth that are stained or chipped, call to schedule an appointment with our professional dental team in Woodland Hills. At Corbin Gentle Dental, we understand the importance of a healthy-looking smile. During a consultation, we will evaluate your teeth to see if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers.
We are a dental office in Woodland Hills near Tarzana. To schedule an appointment to learn more about dental implants, call us at 818-758-1805 today.