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Porcelain Veneers
Beverly Hills

WHAT MAKES US THE BEST SMILE DESIGN EXPERTS IN BEVERLY HILLS?

Not all smiles are the same. Some people want to look like Hollywood celebrities with dazzling, perfect smiles, and veneers are one of the best tools to achieve this. But have you ever seen veneers on someone and thought, “that smile doesn’t fit them?” That feeling is exactly what we avoid by designing a smile that’s meant for you.

If you want to achieve a celebrity smile, we can make that happen. But if you’re seeking a more natural look, what we like to call “perfectly imperfect,” veneers can work for you too. Whatever your end goal, we customize your veneers to fit you and compliment your facial features.

Our smiles are designed with the health of your teeth as a top priority. Therefore, our philosophy is to preserve as much tooth structure as possible. Many people judge veneers on just before and after pictures without taking into account how much tooth was prepared to get those results. This is why we emphasize minimal prep, since, if you take good care of them, no dental treatment can beat your original teeth.

Some people have a misconception about dental veneers, that they are somehow “fake teeth.”

In fact, these thin pieces of biocompatible porcelain place on the front of teeth can fix many dental problems. Your teeth may be too severely discolored and can’t be significantly whitened. Or they may have been chipped or cracked, are too small, too far apart and you want to close gaps.. Veneers can be made to exactly match the shade of your teeth so that no one will even know you’ve had the upgrade. At Beverly Hills Dentistry we are experts at creating your perfectly natural smile with veneers.

At Beverly Hills Dentistry, we’ve helped thousands of patients for over thirty years. Call us to receive an expert dental veneers consultation.

TRANSFORM YOUR SMILE

At Beverly Hills Dentistry we specialize in Porcelain Veneers. Veneers are a great option to enhance your smile. Veneers are thin porcelain coverings over your teeth that will provide the desired shade and shape. that generally requires little removal of tooth structure. Your teeth will be minimally prepared or shaped to allow room. These restorations provide a conservative way to restore your teeth.

Porcelain veneers can be restorative or cosmetic. They are typically used to fix a variety of dental problems such as discoloration, worn down teeth and even small gaps in between teeth. The process usually requires three different dentist visits. The first visit is the consultation followed by a proper veneer fitting appointment and a final visit to permanently secure the veneer to your tooth.

The process of applying porcelain veneers does involve removing a very slim layer of your tooth in order to properly fit the porcelain veneer. Not only does this help lock and hold the veneer into place, but it also makes the veneer appear as natural as possible.

  • Color — It is no surprise that many of our favorite foods and drinks tend to stain our teeth. Habits such as smoking can also lead to stained teeth as well as. Veneers can be made to custom match the shade in many shades of your natural teeth.
  • Size & Shape — Your Beverly Hills Dentist can shape and size your veneers in whichever way is most comfortable and flattering to your smile and face.
  • Alignment & Spacing — Veneers can help seal any small gaps between teeth. Veneers can also assist with minor alignment issues in your smile.

 

  • Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
  • Crooked teeth.
  • Misshapen teeth.
  • Severely discolored or stained teeth.
  • Teeth that are too small or large.
  • Unwanted or uneven spaces.
  • Worn or chipped teeth.

Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure.  The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer.  A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.

On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond.  Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.

THE PROCESS

It is important for your Beverly Hills Dentist to determine if you are an ideal candidate to receive veneers. Porcelain veneers are susceptible to chips and cracks when put under intense pressure. This means patients who struggle with jaw clenching or teeth grinding should avoid receiving veneers. This can be very harmful since veneers are permanent and usually are not repaired.

After your dentist verifies that you are an ideal candidate to receive veneers, a follow up appointment can be scheduled to begin the process. It is vital that you discuss with your Beverly Hills Dentist the exact look and feel you desire. Be clear on what features you do and don’t like about your smile. Here at Beverly Hills Dentistry, we encourage our patients to be as detailed as possible, so we encourage you to bring pictures of the smile you want to show our Beverly Hills Dentist just like you would bring pictures of your favorite haircut to show your hairdresser.

Once a desired smile appearance and dental procedure is agreed upon, our Beverly Hills Dentist can then begin trimming approximately half a millimeter off of the tooth enamel. This will allow just enough space between the tooth and gum-line to apply the veneers. After your teeth have been prepared, a mold of your teeth is then made and sent to a dental lab to prepare your specially tailored veneers. When the veneers return from the lab, they are fitted and permanently cemented onto your teeth.

WHERE DO I START?

The first step to transforming your smile with veneers is through our consultation. But if you live out of state or are a distance from the LA area, we can still accommodate you. Simply reach us through the virtual consultation form here and we’ll work with you in getting your smile transformation journey started.

If you are still considering your options, then we have a special offer to help you get started. Fill in your details below and we’ll reach out to you for the next steps.

HOW VENEERS WORK

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Digital Impressions

Digital Impressions

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Temporary Veneers

Temporary Veneers

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Permanent Veneers

Permanent Veneers

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Sparkling Smile

Sparkling Smile

FAQ

What are dental veneers and what are their benefits?

At Beverly Hills Dentistry we specialize in creating customized veneers made of thin slices of dental porcelain. These are adhered to the front of teeth that are chipped, cracked, or worn, too small or big, misshapen, slightly crooked, easily discolored, or which have gaps between them that need to be closed. They can not only give you a more beautiful smile, but provide better alignment of your bite so you can chew better.

How are they created and applied?

After a thorough dental examination, including a digital x-ray (which uses minimal radiation), you and your dentist will discuss what needs to be done to create a new, gleaming smile worthy of the silver screen, but at a non-celebrity price. The first step is to shave off a small amount from the front of each tooth, both to help it adhere when the veneer is bonded to it and to keep the result from looking unnaturally thick. Then an impression mold is made of the area and this is sent to a top dental laboratory to craft each one in a shade to match your neighboring natural teeth (or a whiter one if you are having veneers on all teeth that show when you fully smile). Once the veneer is created, on a second visit your dentist will apply a bonding agent, attach the veneer to the tooth, and harden the bonding with a special light.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

If you properly care for your teeth and veneers, continuing to brush for two minutes twice a day and flossing before bedtime, veneers can last up to 10 years. However, they can be broken. In the first weeks after placement, you should avoid popcorn, hard candy, apples, nuts, seeds, bones, and hard biscuits. It is especially important to stop any nail-biting, chewing on pens or eating utensils, and opening bags or pulling on clothes with your teeth. If you grind your teeth when you sleep, a custom mouthguard can be created to keep them and your veneers from being damaged.

Do I need to whiten my teeth in advance to match the shade of the veneers? Do veneers stain and how do I keep them the same shade?

If your teeth are especially dark and you want a whiter smile, you need to determine how many of them show when you smile. All of those should receive veneers and because veneers are translucent and dark teeth may show through, you should have these professionally whitened. You cannot whiten veneers once they have been custom-made to the chosen shade. They do not easily stain, but you should brush after drinking coffee, tea, or red wine and reduce smoking, since these may cause some discoloration over time.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING

TESTIMONIALS

“Absolutely the best dentist. I'm so grateful that Dr Frawley was able to take me the day before thanksgiving for a very last minute emergency root canal.”

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