Veneers are a cosmetic restoration that Dr. Mungcal of Downtown Dental uses to enhance a patient’s smile. Porcelain veneers are the second most popular cosmetic dental treatment available today. Patients may consider porcelain veneers in several situations. Using them to beautify their smile and transform it into one that they can be proud of is often the treatment of choice for many. Veneers can be used to lengthen the shape of teeth; disguise broken, chipped, or cracked teeth; cover up severe, permanent stains and discolorations of a tooth; or to perform a complete smile makeover for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their entire smile. Porcelain veneers can accomplish this, thanks to their super thin shape and the ability to make them in whatever size, shape, and color as the patient desires. They are bonded to the front of the teeth to transform entire smiles or just an individual tooth.
Patients often ask their dentist about what to expect during the process of porcelain veneers. Los Angeles dentist, Dr. Mungcal of Downtown Dental, explains the process to patients so they can understand the process from start to finish. The initial consultation is often the first course of action. Dr. Mungcal can sit with the patient and talk to them about what they are unhappy with about their smile, and can discuss various options available. Once porcelain veneers are determined to be the restoration of choice, an appointment will be made in which the doctor will take impressions. Dr. Mungcal will first remove a very thin layer of the tooth’s enamel, and then take the impressions afterwards. These molds are used to create the veneers. The dentist will also discuss the color and appearance of the veneers, as they are custom-made to the patient’s desires. These impressions are sent to the laboratory where they are made and sent back to the dentist for application. The patient will return to Downtown Dental for their third appointment, in which the veneers are placed. Patients will then leave the office with a beautiful smile!
Porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic restoration because they can be used in a number of circumstances. Patients can enjoy a brand new smile or an improved tooth with veneers. If you are a patient that is considering veneers to enhance the appearance of your smile or a single, individual tooth, call Downtown Dental today and schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Mungcal.