Dental veneers are a patient and expert preferred way to cover teeth that feature cosmetic flaws. Veneers are thin, porcelain shells shaped to look like teeth that are bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth. As long as the teeth are healthy, veneers can mask their unsightly issues, creating the look of a perfect smile.
To get veneers, some preparation of the teeth is required. Our expert in dental veneers in Los Angeles must remove some of the enamel of the teeth by scraping it away with a special tool. This allows the veneer to fit on the tooth properly, and so the tooth does not look too big with them attached. Because the teeth are not strong enough after removing this amount of enamel, dental veneers are considered a permanent addition.
For patients who wish to receive the benefits of veneers, but would prefer a removable option, our Los Angeles smile makeover expert may recommend a type of veneers called Lumineers. Lumineers work much like veneers, but are made much thinner. This allows them to be placed on the teeth without any enamel removal necessary.
Talk to our expert to discover whether traditional veneers or Lumineers are right for you and your smile.