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Porcelain Veneers: What You Need To Know

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Getting porcelain teeth veneers is one of the commonest cosmetic procedures done and is so powerful that when done, they can transform your entire smile, giving you a full set of beautiful teeth all at once.

Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells attached to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance and are permanently bonded to the teeth, made mostly out of porcelain or resin materials. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.

What Types of Problems Do Dental Veneers Fix?

Generally, veneers are routinely used to fix:

  • Teeth are discolored because of: root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride, large resin fillings.
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
  • Teeth with gaps between them as it is used to close the spaces in between these teeth.

Dental Veneer Procedure

Getting a dental veneer usually requires three trips to the dentist, wherein you get one for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers. One tooth or many teeth can undergo the veneering process at the same time. You can get Porcelain veneers in Beverly Hills done without stress and at the quality for your money. This whole process could take up to 4 weeks.

Diagnosis and treatment planning

During this appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth to ensure dental veneers are right for you and discuss the procedure and some of its limits. They may take dental X-rays and possibly make impressions of your mouth and teeth.


To prepare a tooth for a veneer, your dentist will reshape the tooth surface, which is an amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface, and next, they will make a model, or impression, of your tooth and then sent out to a dental laboratory, which makes your veneer. This process usually takes 2-4 weeks. Temporary dental veneers are used during this time.


The dentist will place the veneer on your tooth to examine its fit and color, repeatedly removing and trimming the veneer to achieve the proper fit before permanently cementing it to your tooth. Next, to prepare your tooth to receive the veneer, your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched. Etching roughens the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process. The final steps involve removing any excess cement, checking your bite, and making any needed adjustments.

Benefits Of Getting Porcelain Veneers

1. Misshapen Teeth

Sometimes people get a tooth that is small or oddly shaped. One common cause of this is retained baby teeth, which look too small when surrounded by full-size adult teeth.

2. Worn Teeth

Our teeth are remarkably resistant to fracturing and wear. Porcelain veneers help rebuild your damaged teeth to look sparkly and healthy again. Porcelain veneers can hide chips, cracks, and gum recession.

3. Tooth Trauma

Although there are other ways to repair a chipped tooth, porcelain veneers give the most attractive and longest-lasting results aside from dental crowns, which are overkill in these types of situations. If your tooth gets chipped or cracked, a porcelain veneer can be used to make it as good as new. Considering most veneers last at least 15 years, you won’t have to worry about your tooth trauma for a long time after getting your veneers.

4. Stained or Eroded Teeth

Teeth don’t just wear on the top; they can be eroded on all sides by acids in your diet or that are present in your mouth because of vomiting or reflux disease (GERD). This can make your teeth look discolored as the thin enamel begins to expose the darker dentin. Porcelain veneers can cover teeth that are eroded this way, giving you a smile that is not only whiter but stays white for longer, as stain-resistant porcelain veneers can look attractive for a decade or more.

Please book an appointment with our best dentist for porcelain veneers, or call our dentist in 90069 to get the best offers for this very powerful cosmetic procedure.

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