At Kathy Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand the importance of being able to smile with confidence, and one of the services that we provide to help you do that is dental veneers. Veneers are essentially thin shells that our dentist places over the front of a single tooth, or multiple teeth, in order to improve the appearance of your smile. They are easy to place and unlike a dental implant, which replaces an entire tooth, or a dental crown, which encase the whole tooth, a veneer is designed with your appearance in mind and only covers the front part of your tooth.
Dental veneers can be used to address a number of imperfections in your otherwise beautiful smile. They can be used to close the gaps between teeth or to cover cracks and chips. Other signs of wear, such as your front teeth becoming shorter due to teeth grinding, can also be covered with a veneer. If your teeth are pointed or irregularly shaped, or if they are the wrong size and stand out from the rest of your smile, veneers can correct the problem. Veneers can be used to correct teeth that are slightly crooked or are severely discolored as well. When you come to Kathy Daroee for your dental veneers, our team will ensure that your new veneers are designed to blend in seamlessly with your smile, offering a quick and effective cosmetic solution and taking you one step closer to a beautiful smile.
Dr. Kathy Daroee and our team strive to provide you with veneers that fit you properly and comfortably and that provide you with a beautiful smile for many years to come. All dental veneers are custom designed to each patient, and as part of our dedication to client service, we will take the time to photograph your smile during the custom smile design process. This process also involves creating a wax mockup of your new veneers, which gives you the opportunity to see how you will look once the treatment is finished. Your veneers will have a color and translucence that can match or improve your smile, and this is your chance to tell Dr. Daroee if you are pleased with how your veneers look and to give your final approval before moving forward.
Our treatment involves the absolute minimum amount of enamel removal to ensure your comfort. You will also be given temporary veneers that look exactly like the ones you have approved to wear while your permanent veneers are being crafted for you, so you can get used to your new smile. Your dental impressions will be sent to a local lab that excels in creating high-quality, artistic restorations that look completely natural.
Once your new dental veneers are complete, you will return to our office in two weeks for a final fitting and to have your permanent veneers cemented into place. Your new dental veneers will be stain-resistant and, when properly cared for — they need just as much love and attention as your natural teeth — they can last up to 10 years without needing to be replaced. You will be able to eat and chew just as you normally would, though we suggest our patients avoid chewing on hard objects like pens or ice, using your teeth to open packages, or playing sports without a mouth guard in order to get the longest lifespan possible out of their new veneers.
If you would like more information, would like to schedule an appointment for dental veneers in Woodland Hills, California, or would like to explore othercosmetic dentistry services, please contact a member of our team at 818-347-1550 today.