Dental Veneers — The Ultimate Cover-Up

Very few people are born with perfect teeth. Chances are, you’ll end up with at least some degree of crookedness. Perhaps you have a gap you’d like to close. Or maybe you were born with great teeth but had an accident that chipped or cracked them. 

 

Dr. Ken Lalezarian at Dental Care of Beverly Hills can give you natural-looking veneers that cover those imperfections and make it look like you were born with a flawless smile. These are custom-made covers that we adhere to your tooth’s surface hide minor cosmetic problems.

 

Here’s what we can do with veneers.

Spaces and angles

While some cases of crooked and gapped teeth call for clear Invisalign® aligners, minor adjustments can often be solved with veneers. 

 

Lots of things can cause a gap in your teeth, such as thumb sucking, having teeth that are too small for your jawbone, and having overgrown gums. Our talented professionals can design a set of veneers that will bridge the gap and make it easier to eat, speak, and smile.

 

Teeth that are slightly crooked, hooked, or angled are also good candidates for veneers. 

Wrong size and shape

Veneers are great for fixing teeth that are too small, too pointy, or too much of anything. If you have one tooth that just doesn’t look like it goes with the rest, we can use veneers to reshape it and make your whole mouth look uniform.

Wear-and-tear from grinding

About 15% of children and 10% of adults grind their teeth, usually at night when they don’t even know it’s happening. The result is devastating on your teeth. Even though your teeth are reasonably durable, your jaw is able to exert enough force during this nighttime grinding (called bruxism) to wear them down and either crack or fracture them. 

 

If you’re someone who grinds their teeth, we can give you a mouthguard to wear at night and protect your teeth from further damage. And when you kick the habit, we can restore the damage with veneers.

Chips and cracks

One of the most common reasons people choose veneers is to cover up cracks and chips. Full fractures may require more extensive dental treatment or even emergency dental care, but minor fissures and nicks are no problem for veneers. The thin-but-sturdy tooth-colored caps essentially laminate the outer surface of your tooth and seal the cracks for good — for at least the next 5-10 years. 

Discoloration

Teeth can easily become discolored for several reasons. Certain foods and drinks can stain them, medications can dull them, weak enamel can allow yellow dentil to show through, and infections can leave them gray or brown. 

 

Veneers cover up whatever color you have with a perfect, healthy-colored cap.

 

Of course, it’s important to make sure we treat any dental or medical issues you have that might be causing problems with your teeth. Our experienced team evaluates your dental health before proceeding with veneers to make sure they will serve you well for years to come.


If you’re wondering if veneers might be just the thing to cover up your dental imperfections, give us a call or book an appointment at our Beverly Hills office online.

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