Thankfully modern dentistry is at a place now where minor imperfections may be corrected very quickly through the use of dental veneers. Veneers are often referred to as a “quick fix smile” because they can completely transform your smile. However, there are many questions people have regarding this procedure. Dr. Borzoo answers the most frequently asked questions.
Veneers are contact lens thickness and generally made from porcelain inside of a professional dental laboratory. Our West Hollywood dentist will create an impression of your teeth for accurate sizing and shaping. A shade guide is then used to determine the best fitting shade that matches the natural color of your teeth.
In order to apply veneers to the teeth, your original teeth must be shaved down to make space for the veneer attachment. This allows the veneers to rest comfortably on top of your original tooth, completely reshaping it.
This depends on each individual, but generally only a fraction of your tooth's enamel is shaved down (approximately 1mm, which is less than the thickness of your fingernails) to make enough space for your veneers to fit comfortably.
With good oral hygiene at home and routine follow-ups with your dentist, dental veneers often last for decades. Corrections may be made at any time for adjustments or correction.
No, there is no special care for dental veneers. Simply brush and floss your teeth as you normally would in order to maintain your veneers and your oral health.
Generally speaking, the veneer procedure is not a painful procedure and many times it could even be performed without local anesthesia. But since it is a long procedure sometimes lasting 3-4 hours in the dental chair, Dr. Borzoo offers IV sedation and oral sedation that will make your appointment more pleasant and more comfortable. Dr. Borzoo will apply a local anesthetic to numb the area so that no pain or discomfort is felt. A small amount of pressure may be experienced, but patients do not complain of pain from dental veneer application.
In certain cases, tooth reshaping is not even needed to apply a dental veneer. However, when reshaping is needed, it is often minimal and limited to 1mm (less than the thickness of your fingernails).
Veneer procedure is a very delicate and technical procedure. There are many reasons why some veneers look fake and unnatural:
Time to see a dentist? Let us introduce you to a new level of care at the practice of Dr. Borzoo Ahmadi, DDS, in West Hollywood, CA. Patients from West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and all over the world have unlocked more beautiful smiles and lasting oral health with our help. We can’t wait to show you your most confident smile.