Dental veneers are a form of cosmetic dental treatment that covers unattractive, damaged, or unstable teeth. Veneers are fashioned to mask unsightly problems like cracking, chipping, staining, and irregularities in teeth. The use of veneers is one of the less-invasive ways to solve these annoying dental problems and give you a beautiful, uniform smile.
Most dental veneers are made of durable materials like porcelain. Porcelain veneers are very resistant to breaking, chipping, and staining, providing years of long-lasting protection for your teeth. Veneers are fashioned to be extremely thin so that they can slip directly over your existing teeth, covering them and giving your smile a smooth, white appearance.
Dental veneers are one of the least-invasive techniques available for permanent teeth whitening. In most cases, they do not require the extensive preparation necessary for crowns or caps. However, some veneers do require filing of the teeth due to their inherent thickness. These types of veneers cannot fit over existing teeth without some degree of preparation.
Because of this, it is best to use porcelain veneers that are as thin as possible but still solve relevant dental issues. Lumineers are one of these types of veneers. The structure of Lumineers is so thin that no pre-filing of the teeth is usually necessary. By avoiding this excessive preparatory phase, teeth retain their integrity, and the veneers can be removed at some point in the future if desired. However, some situations require thicker veneers and tooth filing may be unavoidable. Our dentist can explain the options in your case.
Dr. Poneh Ghasri, our dentist in West Hollywood, is proud to offer the very best in veneer treatments. Whether your teeth are simply stained or have suffered damage from an accident, wear, or decay, Dr. Ghasri can recommend the right treatment for you. Dr. Ghasri will examine your existing teeth and make a recommendation as to the type of veneers most appropriate for you, or will recommend some other form of treatment if veneers will not be advisable in your case.
Visit Dr. Ghasri, our West Hollywood cosmetic dentist, for more information about porcelain dental veneers.