Veneers – Beverly Hills, CA
Transform Your Smile’s Appearance Through Personalized Cosmetics
Whether it’s your favorite celebrity or your neighbor, everyone has smile imperfections. This can be due to physical trauma, poor oral hygiene, or even genetics. Stains and damage can develop in teeth, making them look old and worn down. If you feel insecure about your smile as a result of these imperfections, there is a solution out there that can help. Thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry, like veneers in Beverly Hills, you don’t have to settle for cosmetic issues in your smile any longer. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kboudi today by giving his office a call!
What are Dental Veneers?
A veneer is essentially an ultra-thin sheath of dental porcelain or similar material that’s designed to bond to the visible surfaces of teeth. Each veneer is highly personalized to blend in with existing teeth, ensuring that only you and our team know that you had them placed. While they can be made from porcelain, a common dental ceramic, cheaper versions tend to be made from acrylic to make them more affordable.
In most cases, several veneers are placed throughout the entire visible smile to ensure a thorough and complete transformation. However, it’s not uncommon for patients to only have a single tooth covered with a veneer to hide specific issues. The imperfections you address will be discussed during your initial consultation with Dr. Kboudi.
The Process of Getting Veneers
When you first arrive at the office, Dr. Kboudi will perform a detailed examination of your mouth and confirm how you feel about your current smile. During this consultation, you can break down what things you’d like to change and what areas we should prioritize the most. From there, our team will get to work on creating a set of veneers that matches your existing teeth exactly.
The Benefits of Veneers
Veneers provide many benefits that other cosmetic dental treatments simply cannot. For example:
- Versatility: Since veneers cover the entire tooth, they are capable of addressing multiple imperfections at the same time. This includes chips, cracks, stains, gaps, and even small rotations in teeth.
- Longevity: When properly cared for, veneers can last anywhere between 10 and 15 years, ensuring your smile remains beautiful and functional.
- Esthetics: Veneers are designed to look indistinguishable from not just teeth in general, but your teeth specifically. This means no one should be able to tell that you had dental work completed.
- Boosted Confidence: When you have a smile you feel comfortable showing off, you can expect major boosts in your mood and self-esteem day-to-day.
Before you commit to getting veneers in Beverly Hills, you probably have some questions about the treatment. That makes sense, because it’s a significant decision that cannot be made lightly. Fortunately, we’re here to erase any doubts from your mind so you can confidently move forward with the process. We’ve compiled a list of responses to common questions patients ask us about veneers. If you don’t see your question on the list below, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for an answer!
How Many Veneers Will I Need?
The “right” number of veneers varies depending on each person’s unique smile needs. The goal of this treatment is for all your visible teeth to match. Many people get 6-8 veneers to create a beautiful, symmetrical smile. Others might need as many as 10-12. Also, veneers can often benefit people who need to just cover a single cracked or broken tooth.
What Can I Eat with Veneers?
At the end of your initial visit with your cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills, you’ll receive temporary veneers to protect your prepared teeth while you wait for your permanent ones to be made. During this period, you’ll need to avoid hard foods like ice, raw fruits and vegetables, or candy because they can damage your temporary restorations. The good news is once your permanent veneers are in place, you won’t need to be quite as cautious anymore. However, it’s still a good idea to be careful when eating sticky, dark-colored, crunchy, hot, or cold foods and drinks. Plus, you’ll want to drink alcohol sparingly because it can weaken the bonding material holding your restorations in place.
How Are Veneers Different Than Crowns?
While veneers only attach to the front of teeth, crowns cover an entire tooth. Veneers are primarily used for cosmetic purposes or minor shape corrections when the tooth is mostly intact. In contrast, crowns protect worn or cracked teeth, or restore those that have undergone a root canal. Also, veneers are only about one millimeter in thickness while crowns are usually twice as thick. Finally, veneers typically don’t show a gum margin after several years the way crowns often do.
Are Veneers Permanent?
Since veneers eventually require replacement, they’re not considered permanent. However, the process for getting them is irreversible. In preparation, our cosmetic dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel to ensure successful treatment. But unlike hair and nails, removed enamel will never grow back. That’s why when teeth are prepared this way, they will always need to be covered with veneers or crowns.
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