Silverlake, CA, residents can see if porcelain veneers are the right choice by visiting Silverlake Smiles. Call today at (213) 631-7799!
Silverlake Smiles is proud to offer porcelain veneers to Silverlake, CA, residents. Whether you need teeth whitening or want to fix crooked teeth, our cosmetic dentists can see if you’re a good candidate for veneers.
Our team will meet with you, evaluate your dental health, and discuss treatment options. We deliver customized solutions to meet your cosmetic and practical dental needs. Our goal is to boost your confidence by improving your smile.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
A porcelain veneer is a small transparent shell that closely resembles a tooth’s natural material. Veneers are a very effective treatment for teeth whitening due to their high stain resistance. Our porcelain veneers typically last between 10 and 15 years with the proper maintenance.
How Does the Porcelain Veneers Procedure Work?
Our process starts with an initial visit. During your appointment, one of our cosmetic dentist determines if porcelain veneers could work for you. This evaluation might start with the dentist removing a small layer of your outer tooth enamel.
Your dentist will then make a mold resembling your teeth. Next, our team will send the impressions to a lab to create customized veneers that match your teeth.
While our lab creates your permanent veneers, you’ll wear temporary veneers for seven to 10 days. You can brush your teeth normally, but you should avoid flossing until your permanent veneers are ready.
In about two weeks, your permanent veneers should be ready for your fitting. First, our team will do a final evaluation to ensure your veneers match the color and shape of your teeth. Then, your dentist will bond the veneers to your teeth using resin cement.
What Issues Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?
Our porcelain veneers can fix a wide range of issues. These problems range from minor stains to severe teeth misalignments.
Some issues veneers can treat include:
- Gaps between your teeth
- Permanent stains
- Uneven or misshapen teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Minor teeth crowding
- Crooked teeth
Crowns Versus Veneers
People sometimes use veneers and crowns interchangeably, but they have a few key differences. The main difference is that a veneer bonds to your tooth’s enamel. However, a dental crown covers the entire tooth.
Another distinction is that veneers are typically only used for cosmetic purposes. On the other hand, crowns often become necessary due to tooth damage. By design, dental crowns improve functionality.
For this reason, some insurance policies might only cover dental crowns. Our team can help you decide if you’re a more suitable candidate for veneers or crowns.
Transform Your Smile Today in Silverlake, CA
Having stained or misaligned teeth can dramatically impact your smile and confidence. Luckily, our team at Silverlake Smiles can help you reclaim your confidence. Veneers can significantly improve the look and feel of your teeth.
Learn more about how Silverlake Smiles serves Silverlake, CA, and surrounding areas like Echo Park and Los Feliz. Call us today at (213) 631-7799 to see if porcelain veneers are right for you!