Veneers are a popular type of cosmetic dentistry that can be used to improve the
appearance of your teeth. They are thin, tooth-colored shells bonded onto the surface of
your existing teeth to change their shape, size, color, or length. They provide a more
natural-looking alternative to caps and crowns and can be used to address issues such as
chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, and discoloration.
Veneers are typically made from porcelain, although composite resin is sometimes used.
Porcelain veneers mimic the light-reflecting qualities found in natural enamel better than
composite resin, offering a more aesthetically pleasing result for those looking to upgrade
their smile. The porcelain used can be customized to match the color of your natural
teeth, providing a uniform look.
Some people don’t like how their teeth look. That’s why veneers, which are fragile ceramic
shells designed to fit over your existing teeth, are often a great solution to enhance your
appearance for this treatment, experience, and artistry matter.
During your initial cosmetic consultation at Calabasas Dental Spa, we will listen to your
concerns and desires and create a plan to design your new smile. The program will help us
create a diagnostic model for a complete smile makeover.
After you review and approve the design and the model, Calabasas Dental Spa can produce
and place porcelain veneers to enhance or completely transform your smile in only a few
visits. We also provide different, less invasive treatments to improve your smile or deliver
a full smile makeover. We invite you to compare the quality, beauty, and outcomes we
provide at Calabasas Dental Spa.
Veneers typically last between 5-10 years, though they may need to be replaced sooner if you experience chipping or other damage. Proper oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist can help prolong the life of your veneers.
No, getting a veneer does not usually involve any pain as anesthetic is used during the procedure. Some patients experience some sensitivity after treatment due to enamel removal but this should pass with time.
As with all dental treatments, there are risks associated with receiving veneers. These can include tooth sensitivity, irritation of the gum tissue, and potential damage to the underlying teeth. Speaking to your dentist before committing to any treatment is essential as they can help you understand the risks involved.