Cosmetic Dental Veneers
posted: Sep. 09, 2021.
One of the first things we do when we get up in the morning is look in the mirror. How many times do you look in the mirror and think, “I wish I had a better smile?” Perhaps some teeth are chip, crack, or maybe there’s a few noticeable gaps. You force yourself to get ready for work, but once you get there you don’t feel comfortable smiling when people say, “good morning.” Instead, you give them one of those semi-smiles that don’t require you to show your teeth.
How your smile looks can really affect your self-confidence. How amazing would it be if you were comfortable smiling big and freely all the time? Without worrying that people might notice that chip, or crack, or gap. Wouldn’t socializing be so much easier if your teeth didn’t hold you back from showing your true smile? If you’re struggling with how your teeth make your smile look, cosmetic dental veneers could be for you.
Cosmetic dental veneers are one of the most popular forms of cosmetic dentistry in Greater Los Angeles. Not only are they natural-looking, but they can be permanently placed within only two to three visits. Below we explain what exactly cosmetic veneers are and what they might be able to do for you.
WHAT ARE COSMETIC DENTAL VENEERS?
Cosmetic dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are custom-made to fit over your teeth. They can instantly provide you with a more beautiful smile, that looks natural. Cosmetic veneers can be used to fix chipped, stained, misaligned, worn-down, jagged, or unusually spaced teeth. A patient may get a single veneer to fix just one tooth, or an entire set that covers all the teeth that are shown when you smile.
HOW CAN COSMETIC VENEERS CHANGE MY SMILE?
Veneers can easily, and quickly, provide you with a more attractive smile if you have teeth that are severely discolored, chipped, or misshapen. In addition, veneers are hard to stain, which make them a popular fix for people wanting that perfect smile. Therefore, veneers are one of the most popular forms of cosmetic dental treatment available today. Here are some of the ways that cosmetic veneers can improve your smile:
- They will instantly whiten your teeth
- and They can fix or cover up chips and cracks in your teeth
- They can fix any obvious gaps
- and They can make small or disproportionate teeth blend in with your overall smile
- They can help straighten any misaligned teeth
HOW TO KNOW IF COSMETIC DENTAL VENEERS ARE RIGHT FOR YOU
If you’re looking to permanently improve your smile, cosmetic dental veneers could be for you. The only requirement for those seeking cosmetic dental veneers is that they have a strong enough dental structure to support the veneers. For example, you might have a cavity or gum disease in or around the teeth that you’d like veneers placed over. If that’s the case, those will need to be treated first.
HOW CAN I GET COSMETIC DENTAL VENEERS?
For starters, you’ll want to visit a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles. For those looking for a cosmetic dentist in the Greater Los Angeles area, the first step is to make an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Kaveh Kanani. Dr. Kanani is one of the top cosmetic dentists in Los Angeles, and your dental surgeon of choice in Woodland Hills. Dr. Kanani will begin with examining your teeth, and then advise whether he feels you are a good candidate for cosmetic dental veneers. Individuals who have stained teeth due to smoking or drinking coffee are great candidates for veneers. Dr. Kanani can also help patients who have cracked or uneven teeth. As mentioned, patients must be aware that any existing dental issues will need to be fixed prior to placing the dental veneers.
Doing so will ensure that the teeth and gums are healthy enough for the procedure. As an example, if you’re in the beginning stages of gingivitis, Dr. Kanani will recommend a deep cleaning before placing the dental veneers on. Once your teeth have been properly clean, and any treatments complete, Dr. Kanani can place the veneers on.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE FOR GETTING COSMETIC VENEERS?
Dr. Kanani can typically place the dental veneers on within two to three visits. During the first appointment, Dr. Kanani will prep the teeth. He will take impressions of your teeth in order to create a mold for the dental lab. He might also need to shave off a small portion of your teeth for the veneers to properly fit. Once your teeth have been properly prepare, Dr. Kanani will be ready for the placement of temporary dental veneers. Temporary veneers are placed in order to keep the teeth from shifting while the permanent veneers are made. Temporary veneers will look and feel similarly to your permanent veneers, but they won’t be your exact size and shade.
Once your permanent veneers have been created, Dr. Kanani will schedule your final procedure. On your cosmetic dental procedure day, Dr. Kanani will remove the temporaries and make sure your teeth and gums are properly cleaned. Once your teeth and gums are properly cleaned, Dr. Kanani will begin to permanently cement the veneers onto your teeth. This procedure takes less than 30 minutes. Once the permanent cosmetic veneers are placed, Dr. Kanani will administer any last-minute touch ups, and you’ll be good to go.
HOW MANY KINDS OF COSMETIC VENEERS EXIST?
There are several types of cosmetic veneers that Dr. Kanani might have in mind for you. There are dental veneers that are as thin as contact lenses, and they are considered “prep-free.” Meaning there’s not a lot of prep work that needs to happen before they’re placed. These types of veneers work better for those who have minimal staining or discoloration. If you have severe staining or discoloration in your teeth, Dr. Kanani may recommend veneers that are thicker in size. These veneers would require that your teeth be slightly size down.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR COSMETIC DENTAL VENEERS
Dr. Kanani will advise you on how to properly brush your teeth while wearing temporary veneers. You’ll want to be extra careful to ensure that your temporary veneers stay in place. You might also be advised not to floss in certain areas in order to prevent the veneers from coming off. Home care during this period is important. Patients will have to make sure they’re taking extra care of their teeth and gums. Dr. Kanani will ensure you’re prepped with all the materials you need to take care of your temporary cosmetic veneers at home.
Are you ready to get that gorgeous, perfect smile that you’ve always wanted? Call Dr. Kaveh Kanani today and never be afraid to smile again. Dr. Kanani is offering free consultations to patients interested in permanent cosmetic dental veneers in Greater Los Angeles. Call today for a free consultation at (818) 999-4445.