Veneers are porcelain restorations that are layered over the fronts of teeth to create a new, more attractive surface. Our North Hollywood cosmetic dentist may recommend porcelain veneers if you have crooked, uneven, misshapen, chipped, or small teeth. Also, stained or discolored teeth, or worn enamel.
An evaluation will be needed to determine if veneers are right for you. We will examine your teeth and give you your options, including the veneers process. You may be a candidate for veneers if you have:
• Significant staining
• Teeth that are aligned by somewhat crooked, gapped or uneven
• Chipped or broken teeth
• Healthy enamel and gum tissue
• No untreated dental disease
Veneers can be made extremely thin and have a translucent surface that looks exactly like natural dental enamel. Although your teeth will usually need to be prepared, most patients have minimal tooth structure removed, which means greater post-treatment sensitivity. Thicker veneers may be needed if you have significant defects or need a more contoured smile. These may require more extensive preparation and necessitate temporary veneers.
You can have a beautiful new smile in just a few dental appointments with porcelain veneers. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our expert in veneers in North Hollywood.