Stained or misaligned teeth can dramatically impact your smile and confidence. Luckily, porcelain veneers can significantly improve the look and feel of your teeth. Juliet Ebrahimian, DDS, and the team at Silverlake Smiles in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, California, provide natural-looking porcelain veneers. Serving Silver Lake and the surrounding areas of Los Feliz, Atwater Village, Frogtown, and Echo Park, the practice treats patients of all ages. To book an appointment, call the friendly staff today or use the online scheduling tool.
A porcelain veneer is a small, sturdy, transparent shell that resembles your tooth’s natural appearance. Veneers are excellent for whitening your teeth due to their high stain resistance. They also don’t require an invasive or surgical procedure to apply them.
With the proper maintenance, Silverlake Smile’s porcelain veneers typically last 10-15 years.
Porcelain veneers can improve the strength and appearance of teeth that are:
Whether your teeth have minor or severe issues, porcelain veneers can revitalize your smile.
The main difference between crowns and veneers is that a veneer bonds to your tooth’s natural enamel, whereas a dental crown covers your entire tooth.
Providers typically only use veneers for cosmetic purposes. Your provider may recommend a crown as a medical necessity to treat a damaged tooth and improve your tooth’s functionality.
Before scheduling an appointment, discuss with your insurance if they only cover dental crowns. Our team helps you determine if you’d prefer veneers or crowns.
During your initial consultation, one of Silverlake Smile’s cosmetic dentists might start by removing a small layer of your outer tooth enamel. This helps them determine if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers.
Your provider then digitally scans your mouth to create an impression of your teeth. The practice sends these impressions to an expert lab that creates customized veneers that perfectly match your teeth.
While the lab constructs the veneers, you wear temporary veneers for 7-10 days. You can brush your teeth normally, but avoid flossing with temporary veneers in.
Approximately two weeks later, you return to the Silverlake Smiles office for a final evaluation. This ensures your veneers match the color and shape of your teeth and fit properly.
Then, your provider numbs the treatment area and removes a small portion of your tooth’s enamel. They then use resin cement to bond the veneers to your teeth.
To ensure your veneers' durability, brushing and flossing your teeth regularly and maintaining oral hygiene are essential.
If you’re ready to restore your confidence and add vibrancy to your smile, book a veneers consultation online or call Silverlake Smiles today.