Porcelain Veneers in Hancock Park & Larchmont Village
Transform Your Smile
No one wants to admit it but we all judge books by their covers, and we often judge people by our first impressions of them. A recent survey revealed that 88% of people remembered whether or not a person they just met had a nice smile, and 94% said a smile is the first thing they notice when they meet new people. What message is your smile sending to people you meet? For patients with minor cosmetic dental flaws, correcting smiles with restoration dentistry treatments can be painful, time consuming, and expensive. Luckily, Geller Dentistry has a minimally invasive option that transforms smiles without extensive dental surgeries or procedures: porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin sheaths of dental-grade porcelain resembling egg shells. These porcelain sheaths are placed over the front of teeth to conceal and correct smile flaws.
How do Porcelain Veneers Work?
Porcelain veneers are a great option for changing the appearance, color, size, and shape of teeth. They offer the added benefits of being stain resistant, and protecting natural dental structure from decay and damage. After an initial consultation to determine whether veneers are the best treatment option, the entire process is completed in two short visits, and most patients report experiencing only minor discomfort following treatment.
The first step of treatment is dental preparation. The dentist removes a small amount of enamel from teeth in order to allow veneers to fit into the natural shape of the smile. Once teeth are prepared, the dentist uses digital images, radiography, and dental impressions that are used by the in-office ceramics lab to craft a beautiful, custom veneer. Then, a temporary veneer is placed to allow the patient to get used to the look and feel of veneers, and protect prepared teeth until the final product is created. Once the custom veneers are completed, patients return for the restoration portion of the process. During the second appointment, the dentist removes the temporary, and bonds the permanent veneer in place completing the patient’s smile.
Who Should Consider Veneers?
There is never a one-size-fits-all solution to dental care. Every smile is different, and every person has unique goals. Some of the most frequently cited reasons patients choose veneers include:
- Patients who are not healthy enough for more extensive dental restoration or who struggle with numbing during treatment, often benefit from porcelain veneers to conceal and correct minor chips, cracks, or dental damage without undergoing more invasive treatment.
- Patients who are unhappy with the size or shape of teeth, or who wish their teeth looked more like their favorite celebrity can completely transform their smiles with porcelain veneers. We encourage patients to bring in pictures of smiles they like, so we can help them determine what aspects of the preferred smiles can be used to transform their look.
- Patients with minor orthodontic concerns like crowding or gaps who do not have pain or discomfort associated with their bite, may prefer to conceal these flaws with porcelain veneers rather than undergoing years of orthodontic treatment.
Find Out More About Porcelain Veneers
Patients interested in dramatic results in less time with minimal discomfort, should consider transforming their smiles with porcelain veneers. If you think porcelain veneers may be the right option for you, contact Geller Dentistry to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with our skilled dentists in Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, & surrounding areas of Los Angeles, CA.