There are many ways to brighten, whiten, and otherwise dramatically improve your smile. Porcelain veneers, however are increasingly becoming one of the most popular solutions for people with teeth that need more elaborate measures to look their best.
Stained teeth and a chipped, worn smile can be caused by everything from accidents and tooth decay, to the heavy consumption of coffee, tea, and other dark colored beverages. While teeth whitening can often be quite effective for a certain amount of staining and discoloration, there are limits to its effectiveness. As the name implies, porcelain veneers go over your teeth to create a smile that is straight, clean, and bright. They are custom made, extremely thin, and cover the entire visible surface of a tooth.
Porcelain dental veneers are one of the most effective and aesthetically gratifying remedies for teeth that are chipped, stained, or even misaligned. Porcelain dental veneers are the most common procedure incorporated in smile makeovers and can also be an option for patients that are simply looking to have a gorgeous smile. Renowned Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Borzoo Ahmadi, DDS can correct a range of dental issues with this popular treatment and achieve a natural-looking solution to common problems affecting the appearance and function of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are known to also have astounding aesthetic results for patients who have this treatment performed.
During the consultation process, Dr. Borzoo will review your personal cosmetic goals and recommend a treatment plan that can address your needs.
What are Veneers?
Porcelain dental veneers are thin, ceramic shells that are placed over a damaged, misaligned, or stained tooth to conceal cosmetic issues and create a new appearance. Treatment with porcelain dental veneers begins with a digital impression of your teeth. This impression will allow porcelain veneers to be custom-made for the affected teeth, ensuring a comfortable fit. After the veneer is designed, it is color-tinted to match the surrounding teeth, or to your aesthetic preference, and attached to the tooth with a durable cement. Depending upon the type of veneer you choose, you may be given temporary veneers while you wait approximately 7-10 days for the permanent veneers to be returned from the ceramist. The damaged tooth can then be concealed with a healthy-looking porcelain veneer and a rejuvenated appearance.
Dr. Borzoo uses his experience, as well as his aesthetic sensibilities, to design veneers that look both beautiful and natural. The color of porcelain veneers will not change over time, so your teeth can remain bright and vibrant. When properly cared for, porcelain veneers often last for decades and keep your smile looking youthful. Practicing good daily oral hygiene and scheduling routine oral exams is the best way to maintain your results. Patients who frequently clench their jaw or grind their teeth at night may consider a small oral appliance to protect the veneers during sleep.
Porcelain dental veneers can be an excellent way of addressing common problems with your teeth and creating a beautiful new smile with results that look and feel natural.
Obtaining Porcelain Veneers
The process typically begins with a visit to Smile Atelier Beverly Hills for a consultation with a Dr. Borzoo. Once it’s been determined that the teeth in question will benefit from veneers and the patient decides to get them, the next step is for the dentist to remove a very small part of the enamel, about half of a millimeter, around the tooth. (A local anesthetic may be desirable.)
The next steps are to bond a veneer to the tooth. During that process, the dentist will make a number of adjustments to make the enamels look as natural and attractive as possible. Once completed, the vast majority of patients are delighted with the outcome, which really can transform the dingiest grin into a genuinely beautiful smile.
Getting started with Smile Atelier Beverly Hills
Whether you’re interested in porcelain veneers, another type of cosmetic dentistry, or simply want to find a new dentist to keep your oral health in good shape with the best in preventative dentistry, our gentle and friendly team of dental professionals is here to help. Please contact Dr. Borzoo Ahmadi to schedule your consultation today. We look forward to helping you get the smile of your dreams!