Porcelain veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that are custom-made for your teeth. At Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello, they are bonded to the fronts of your teeth to create a beautiful white smile. They treat dental conditions such as severely discolored, misaligned, or chipped teeth.
Porcelain Veneers vs. Resin Veneers
Porcelain veneers are dental veneers made of porcelain. Porcelain is a ceramic used to create dental veneers. When porcelain veneers are bonded to teeth, they offer the same excellent aesthetic results as resin veneers. While resin veneers are more affordable, porcelain veneers are more durable when resisting stains.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells bonded to your teeth' front surfaces. After preparing your teeth, we will carefully design the veneers to fit your smile. When the veneers are ready, we secure them to your teeth using dental cement.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain Veneers Hide Imperfections in Your Teeth
Veneers can conceal many different types of imperfections. They cover chips, cracks, and discoloration. If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, veneers can hide them, too. Veneers are also stain-resistant, so that they will look great for a very long time.
Porcelain Veneers Enhance Your Smile
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells placed on the front side of teeth and work to improve your smile by correcting cosmetic issues like chips, cracks, stains, and gaps between teeth. Veneers do not correct bite issues but can be used as a cosmetic alternative to orthodontic care.
Porcelain Veneers Are Stain-Resistant
Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant. Veneers consist of a thin shell of porcelain bonded to the front of your teeth. This shell is stain-resistant, so it can keep your smile bright and white over time.
Are Veneers Painful?
It's familiar for people to be concerned about pain during a dental procedure, and veneers are no exception. Fortunately, porcelain veneers are typically very painless, especially compared to traditional dental veneers. Traditional veneers require removing a significant amount of enamel, which results in more pain. With porcelain veneers, the majority of the removal of tooth enamel is done before the procedure even begins. Before applying porcelain veneers, your dentist gently cleans your teeth and roughens the surface. An impression will then be taken, and your veneer will be designed. Your dentist will place a temporary veneer over your tooth in the meantime, and you'll be given instructions on properly caring for it. Once your permanent veneer is ready, you'll return to your dentist's office to have your veneer placed.
To discover more about the advantages of porcelain veneers, contact Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello at 6451 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles 90022, or call (323)728-0241.