Are you embarrassed about how your teeth look? Do you purposely stop yourself from flashing your smile because you are ashamed of how other people will view you? Are you so self-conscious that you think twice every time you step out of your house to mingle with other people?
If you are nodding in agreement to the set of questions above, you will be glad to know that you can change all that with porcelain veneers. You, too, can get pearly whites that you only see in the movies.
Dr. Schlang, a highly trained dentist in the field of cosmetic dentistry, can help you get the finest-looking set of teeth possible using dental veneers. With the latest technologies in dental healthcare, Dr. Schlang makes your smile perfect with porcelain veneers. Our veneers are thin pieces of dental porcelain that are bonded to the surface of the affected teeth.
Getting veneers is usually a three-visit process: (1)consultation, (2) making a mold of the teeth, and (3) then applying the veneers. We use porcelain veneers because they are less prone to staining and reflect light in a more natural way than composite resin.
Your first appointment will be an evaluation of your tooth or teeth that you want to change – if the damage to your teeth is mainly cosmetic (active decay and/or gum disease require something more serious than covering it with porcelain) you are a good candidate for veneers. X-rays will likely be taken at this visit. A tiny portion of enamel must be trimmed from the affected teeth – to make room for the thickness of the veneer and to prepare the surface of the tooth. During the second appointment, we will take molds of the tooth or teeth and send them to our lab where the porcelain is fabricated. For the final appointment, your teeth will be prepared by etching; the bonding agent will be applied; and the veneer carefully placed. Then any excess bonding cement is trimmed, your bite is evaluated, and final adjustments are made. You will then schedule at least one follow-up appointment weeks later to check how your gums are dealing with the application process.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, CA
Dr. Schlang and his team have an extensive background in cosmetic dentistry in Los Angeles, CA. Porcelain veneers are fast becoming the preferred way to create radiant and beautiful smiles. Since porcelain is an extremely durable substance, veneers have a high resistance to normal wear and tear. More than giving you a dazzling smile, getting porcelain veneers can help you correct various dental problems such as:
- Permanently Stained/Yellowed Teeth
- Gaps in Teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Misaligned teeth
Another great thing about veneers is they last almost indefinitely, as long as you take care of them. Porcelain veneers are also more resilient than simple bonding. This means that they can withstand more punishment, making them more resistant to damage and discoloration.
If you are in the Los Angeles/Santa Monica, CA area we highly encourage you to come by our office to learn more about dental veneers and find out if it is the right solution for your dental needs. Contact us today to set an appointment.