Even a tiny flaw can make you feel a little self-conscious about your teeth. When you're unhappy with your smile, porcelain veneers, one of the dental services offered by your Sherman Oaks, CA, dentists, Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer of SC Dental Group, offer a simple solution.
Veneers transform your smile
Veneers conceal flaws on the fronts of teeth, the area where they're most noticeable. The porcelain shells are as thin as a fingernail yet provide effective coverage for a range of flaws.
Before you receive porcelain veneers, your dentist may need to remove a tiny amount of tooth enamel to ensure a perfect fit. (This step isn't always necessary.) During your trip to the Sherman Oaks dental office, he'll also make an impression of your mouth. The dental technicians who create your veneers will use the impression as a guide.
You'll wear temporary veneers until your permanent veneers are ready in a week or two. Your dentist will check the fit of your porcelain veneers by temporarily applying them with water or glycerin. After making a few minor adjustments, he'll use dental cement to attach them to the fronts of your teeth.
Can veneers help your smile?
Veneer conceal many types of imperfections and can help you:
- Change the Shade of a Discolored Tooth: Once your new porcelain veneer is attached to your discolored tooth, it will look just like your other teeth.
- Hide Minor Damage, Flaws, and Gaps: Small chips in teeth may not affect tooth structure but they certainly change your appearance. Veneers hide chips, shallow cracks, uneven tooth surfaces, and other imperfections. They can also close slight gaps between teeth.
- Improve Your Tooth's Shape or Length: Shape and length issues can disrupt the symmetry of your smile. Veneers make crooked teeth look straight and help oddly shaped teeth look more uniform. They can even extend the length of short teeth.
- Whiten Your Smile: Because veneers are available in so many shades, they offer a long-lasting way to whiten your smile. The restorations are stain-resistant and won't become dull if you drink coffee, tea, or red wine or eat foods that contain dark pigments.
Are you ready to enhance your smile with porcelain veneers? Call your dentists in Sherman Oaks, CA, Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer of SC Dental Group, at (818) 905-5400 to schedule your appointment.