Porcelain Veneers in Los Angeles
Are there chips, stains, gaps, or cracks in your smile? Is one or more of your teeth too large, too small, or misshapen? Los Angeles neighbors of Downtown Dental can remedy concerns such as these with one or more options for cosmetic dental treatment. One of the methods we use to transform a smile quickly and easily is porcelain veneer treatment.
Often, people think of porcelain as a very fragile, very delicate material. When considering veneers, many people feel concerned that their smile will look fake. We can assure you, there is nothing manufactured about the appearance of the smile perfected with porcelain veneers! Additionally, years of experience have shown us that dental porcelain is actually very durable and long lasting. With porcelain veneer treatment, our patients get the look they want and the longevity they deserve.
Through the painstaking process undertaken by our dental team, veneers can transform a patient's entire smile. These restorations are incredibly thin, and shaped and colored to the exact specifications that will harmonize with the patient's facial features and coloring. Designed in our office and fabricated in a reputable dental laboratory, veneers are a permanent solution to the problems that rob a smile of its natural beauty.
The Dental Veneers Process
Before Los Angeles dentist Dr. Mungcal of Downtown Dental starts the process of porcelain veneers, he will first do a series of pre-treatments. An impression is made of the patient’s mouth to create a mock-up, or “wax-up,” in order to see if the length, width, and aesthetics will work with a patient’s smile. We place these in the mouth to test them and see how the patient likes them.
Planning with a mock-up allows Dr. Mungcal to be sure our patient is happy with what the finished product will look like. Once we know that veneers are the desired form of treatment, the next step in the process is to prepare teeth for their new "covers." Preparation involves slightly reducing the thickness of teeth. This will accommodate veneers, allowing them to look and feel natural.
We will leave with temporary veneers that will look like the finished product, allowing the patient to “try them out” as far as aesthetics and function. In approximately two weeks, the dental veneers will arrive back from the lab and an appointment will be made for the application of the porcelain veneers. The dentist removes the temporary dental veneers and places the new, permanent dental veneers over the teeth to fit them. If necessary, Los Angeles dentist Dr. Mungcal will make some adjustments.
Dr. Mungcal will then bond the dental veneers to the teeth and will make more adjustments if necessary. The patient will walk out of the dental office with a new, beautiful smile in no time at all!
Porcelain veneers are color and size-matched so they look natural in your smile. They don’t look odd or like fake teeth. If you are getting dental veneers to cover all the teeth seen in your smile, you can get veneers that are a few shades lighter than your natural teeth to brighten your smile.
If you are unhappy with your smile and you have been considering the use of porcelain veneers to address your dental problems, call Los Angeles dentist Dr. Mungcal of Downtown Dental today to schedule a consultation appointment and find out how porcelain veneers can benefit you and your smile! We want our Los Angeles neighbors to feel fabulous about their smiles!