About Dental Veneers
What are dental veneers?
Porcelain dental veneers are thin pieces of precisely cut porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth and used to correct a variety of dental issues. Once in place, these dental veneers serve to restore the natural structure, appearance and strength of your teeth.
The flexibility of use for dental veneers is staggering, and they may be used to correct tooth discoloration, chipping, and many other issues that can occur over time. Additionally, they may be used to correct naturally occurring issues, such as gaps, size and shape. Almost any cosmetic shortcoming may be fixed with porcelain veneers, and at Affordable Veneers Los Angeles, we are proud to say we have used this technology to correct over 1,000 smiles.
There are two primary types of dental veneers, each using a different procedure to get the veneers properly applied to your teeth. Both are virtually painless, and a free consultation with Top Veneers Dentist, Dr. Matian will determine which type is right for you.
Traditional dental veneers
Traditional porcelain veneers are the most common technique of dental veneer application. Dr. Matian will prepare the tooth by first removing a small layer of surface enamel. This creates room for the new layer of porcelain, which is then applied over the front of the tooth.
In some cases, a patient’s tooth will not require enamel removal before the veneer is applied. In this case, the veneer is applied directly to the existing tooth enamel.
Are Dental Veneers right for you?
It is likely you found this website because you heard about dental veneers or are looking to improve the appearance of your smile. The truth is, if you have cosmetic concerns about your teeth, dental veneers may be exactly what you are looking for. Your next step is to come in for an obligation-free consultation with Dr. Matian at his office in Los Angeles, and he can help you determine the best course of action to improve the look of your smile. Most importantly, we want to help you do this affordably.
The most important decision you will make is choosing the specialist who will place your dental veneers. Los Angeles has many dentists who offer this service, but due to the specialized nature of this procedure, a cosmetic dentist with extensive experience placing veneers is your best assurance that you will get the result you expect.
Dr. Matian has placed thousands of veneers and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry making him among the top dental veneers specialists in Los Angeles.
Ultra-thin or Traditional Dental Veneers
The majority of veneers that are placed are traditional dental veneers. This is due to the fact that many patients have discolorations and dental flaws such as chipped or broken teeth that make ultra-thin veneers ineffective. Patients who do not need surface preparation would be those with no discoloration or staining and who have no alignment issues or problems with their bite.
The first step is the initial consultation and examination where your expectations and goals are discussed and where Dr. Matian performs a thorough examination. At that time any underlying problems can be identified and a program for treatment can be included in the overall plan. If whitening is needed, this will be done before the veneers are placed to ensure a perfect color match.
Once the type and scope of your dental veneers has been agreed upon two visits are usually all that is necessary to complete the procedure. The first appointment will involve preparing the teeth and taking dental impressions. If you are having ultra-thin dental veneers, only dental impressions would be taken. At this time, temporary veneers can be placed on prepared teeth as needed. Los Angeles dental veneers are typically produced in two weeks or less.
When it comes to dental work, we understand that there can be no compromise of quality. Affordable Veneers Los Angeles is careful to use only the finest labs to produce your porcelain veneers. We offer a broad range of veneers, from the most basic to the highest quality available, including premium choices for patients who are looking for celebrity-quality smiles. We will work with you to ensure your treatment is just right.
We also offer dental veneers made from leading edge CEREC technology, which gives us the ability to produce and bond veneers in only one visit. We will first use our CEREC camera to capture a digital likeness of your teeth. Next, using patented CEREC software, we create your veneer digitally and send it to our in-house milling unit, which will produce your custom tailored veneer in a matter of minutes. This is an enormous advantage for patients who are in an emergency situation and need veneers fast.
Whatever your needs, we’ve got the facility to deliver.