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Porcelain Veneers

Which of the following is correct? Veneers are to teeth as:

  1. Hair color is to hair.
  2. Colored contacts are to eyes.
  3. Makeup is to skin.
  4. All of the above. And what are veneers?

If you answered “d”, you’re right and asking the right questions.  These appearance-enhancers improve certain parts of our body because, why not, it’s perfectly normal to look our best. Veneers are porcelain covers for your teeth to transform chipped, broken, uneven, or discolored teeth into perfection.  

To receive veneers, your dentist must first discuss how you want your smile to look. Twihards can opt for Team Jacob or Team Edward veneers for the werewolf or vampire look, respectively. Once the dentist removes a thin piece of your tooth so that the veneer can take its place, you’ll be fitted for customized veneers, which are crafted offsite. Now comes the waiting part.

Typically veneers take 2 weeks to construct. Some veneers require little prep time and can be available at your dentist’s office for same-day application. Your dentist may select temporary veneers while your customized ones are built.

If you’re a patient whose patience is required, before you know it those 2 weeks will be up and new veneers will be bonded to your teeth, though some minor tweaks may be necessary to match your other teeth’s shape and color. The end result can last 10-15 years if you care for the veneers like they’re your natural teeth.

Veneers are convenient and sought out for their painless procedure, natural look, and stain-resistant factor. While the veneers are chemically-treated to abstain from stains, the bonding material to cement the veneers to your teeth can become discolored. Ask your local Los Angeles dentist to use bonding alternatives.

Since veneers are under the cosmetic dentistry umbrella, they’re not typically covered by dental insurance. You’ll need to ask your insurer if the specific veneer procedure fits under your plan. In the meantime, consider the health and mental benefits of veneers. If you cover your chipped tooth, it delays tooth decay. If you’re aiming to look younger, veneers similarly stall the appearance of aging.

Veneers can reverse unavoidable tooth problems. On your next trip to downtown Los Angeles, ask LA smile to help you go back in time and let veneers cover up your broken, chipped, or stained past.