Porcelain Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers have long been a popular treatment for quickly and permanently hiding dental flaws. Constructed of durable, tooth-colored porcelain, veneers are ultra-thin and bonded directly to the fronts of teeth. In addition to their cosmetic value, porcelain veneers offer restorative benefits because they act as splints that protect teeth and hold them together. Although not completely non-invasive, this treatment is an option for most patients who visit our East Los Angeles dental veneers expert. Here is more about porcelain veneers and how they work.
Porcelain veneers may be recommended by our dentist for a variety of goals. In cosmetic dentistry, veneers work well for concealing cracks, chips, improper spacing, and incorrect rotation of teeth. Discoloration that results not from superficial stains but from tooth decay or antibiotic treatment can also usually be concealed with porcelain veneers. For restorative purposes, our dentist may use veneers to reinforce teeth that are at risk of deterioration from existing cracks or breakage. This treatment from our expert in dental veneers in East Los Angeles is also resistant to stains and physical damage, making it a worthwhile choice for supporting the appearance of patients who are at increased risk of future cosmetic dental problems.
Porcelain Dental Veneers East Los Angeles
Porcelain veneers are bonded to teeth after our dentist removes some of the enamel. Although this preparation prevents later removal from being possible, it supports the long-term adherence of the veneers to the teeth. After preparing the teeth, our East Los Angeles porcelain veneers expert places temporary veneers to protect those teeth until the second appointment, when the permanent veneers are bonded in place. Immediately after placement, patients can speak, chew, and smile with confidence knowing that their veneers will remain stable.
To prevent porcelain veneers from becoming discolored or otherwise damaged, patients should limit their consumption of heavily pigmented foods and drinks or very hard foods. Regular visits to our expert in porcelain veneers in East Los Angeles for checkups are also essential for long-term maintenance. To learn more about porcelain veneers and their value for different purposes, patients can schedule a consultation with our East Los Angeles cosmetic dentist.