Dental veneers are one of the quickest ways to achieve a fabulous smile. Veneers are also versatile, as they can cover many cosmetic problems. Kaveh Kanani, DDS, at Around the Corner Dental Health Spa in Tarzana, California, takes a holistic approach to your appearance, carefully evaluating all your teeth and recommending the best plan to improve all your cosmetic concerns. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature today.
A dental veneer is a shell that covers the front side of your teeth. Though veneers often consist of composite resin, porcelain is preferred because it resembles your natural teeth and resists staining.
Dr. Kanani often recommends veneers when patients need to:
If you have mildly crooked teeth, you can use veneers to cover the problem without resorting to braces to physically move the teeth.
Dr. Kanani believes in treating the overall picture to restore a beautiful smile and create a natural-looking outcome. Rather than dealing with one tooth at a time, he thoroughly evaluates all your teeth to develop a comprehensive plan for improving your cosmetic problems.
If you need a full-mouth restoration, Dr. Kanani combines different fields such as cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and periodontics to produce the best results.
Depending on your overall dental needs, you may need other treatments in addition to or instead of veneers, such as:
A porcelain crown completely covers your existing tooth, restoring full function to decayed and broken teeth. Crowns also work exceptionally well for cosmetic dentistry, as they restore a tooth’s natural shape, hide stains, and fill in gaps.
A dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. Most bridges consist of two crowns with an artificial tooth between them. Dr. Kanani places the crowns over the healthy teeth on either side of your missing tooth, where they securely hold the bridge in place.
A crown can replace one missing tooth by using a dental implant to anchor the crown. As an implant expert, Dr. Kanani can also insert implants to support a bridge.
When you get a veneer, Dr. Kanani removes a small amount of your existing tooth enamel to create space for the veneer. Then he takes an impression of your teeth and sends it to the lab making the veneer.
You’ll wear a temporary veneer until your permanent porcelain veneer is ready; then the new veneer is permanently bonded to your tooth. In most cases, Dr. Kanani creates a strong bond using light-sensitive resin between your natural tooth and the veneer, then, he hardens the resin using a curing light.
If you’d like to learn more about veneers, call Around the Corner Dental Health Spa or schedule an appointment online today.