North Hollywood area dentist describes the veneers procedure from start to finish
One common option used for patients in the North Hollywood area for transforming smiles is porcelain veneers. Veneers are extremely popular for those who want a fast, effective way of rejuvenating the smile’s appearance without having to undergo long, expensive methods such as orthodontics. Veneers are very versatile and can be used to disguise concerns including misalignment, discoloration, and breakage.
Porcelain veneers are done within a few appointments and several weeks, and they allow patients to enjoy a dramatically improved smile within one month. The procedure starts with a consultation appointment with the team of A-Dental Center in North Hollywood. Dr. Edmond and his team will consult with patients to discuss the many possibilities available for rejuvenating their smiles. While dental bonding, teeth whitening, and other solutions may be discussed, porcelain veneers may be the best option based on the needs, budget, and desires of patients.
Once it has been determined that porcelain veneers are the best treatment, an initial preparatory appointment is scheduled. At this time, patients arrive at the dental office for the removal of a small portion of enamel from the teeth. This ensures a tight fit and allows for room for the bonding of the veneer over the front. Then, the doctor will create an impression of the teeth. This impression, or mold, is sent to an outside laboratory during which the veneers are created. This is done by a quality ceramist who fabricates the veneers based on the instructions of the dentist for a precise fit and beautiful appearance.
Patients return when the veneers are complete, typically within a week or two. The veneers are bonded over the natural teeth and patients leave the dental office with their brand new smile!
Porcelain veneers can last a long time with proper care. Patients can still develop periodontal disease and decay underneath the veneer so regular dental visits for cleanings and examinations are recommended.
If you have considered porcelain veneers or other restorative solutions for transforming your smile, contact Dr. Edmond and his team of A-Dental Center in North Hollywood today to schedule your first visit.