If you’re self-conscious because your natural teeth have imperfections, such as discoloration, chips, or gaps, veneers can help restore your smile to one you’re proud to show off. At Dental Care of Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, California, cosmetic dentist Ken Lalezarian, DMD, and his experienced team use veneers to perfect your teeth and your smile. Call Dental Care of Beverly Hills for an appointment today or use the online booking tool.
Veneers are custom-made, tooth-colored porcelain or composite overlays that cover the visible front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers look and feel just like your natural teeth. They can last 5-10 years or longer with proper care and good oral hygiene habits.
Dr. Lalezarian might recommend veneers if you have teeth that are:
Veneers are long-lasting, strong, natural-looking, and they don’t stain easily.
The cosmetic dental team at Dental Care of Beverly Hills lets you know if you’re a good candidate for veneers after a thorough exam of your gums, teeth, and supporting bone structure. If veneers are right for you he applies a local anesthetic and removes a small portion of enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for veneers.
Dr. Lalezarian uses 3D imaging to create the new veneers. He polishes the front surface of your teeth and bonds the veneer permanently in place using a special hand-held light to harden your new, restored tooth. It’s a simple procedure that produces dramatic results.
Dr. Lalezarian lets you know if you’re a good candidate for veneers based on how healthy your teeth and gums are. Before veneer placement, he treats any tooth decay or gum disease beforehand. You might not be a good candidate for veneers if you grind or clench your teeth because veneers can break and chip, but wearing a mouthguard at night can help to protect your veneers.
To properly care for your new veneers avoid biting down on hard objects, such as ice, hard candies, or your fingernails. Adopt good oral hygiene habits by brushing your teeth two times daily and flossing every day.
Don’t let misshapen, discolored, or worn down teeth make your smile less than beautiful. Schedule an appointment with Dental Care of Beverly Hills by phone or online today.