Your smile is one of the first-noticed traits of your appearance and, unfortunately, for many people, a source of embarrassment or shame. However, showing off your best smile is possible with help from your dentist and porcelain dental veneers. Learn more about how this powerful procedure can help you take back your smile with Dr. Guy Mangia in Sherman Oaks, CA.
What is a porcelain dental veneer?
A porcelain dental veneer is a dental restoration which covers the front of a tooth to give it a new appearance. A dental technician in a laboratory handcrafts each veneer based on a clay impression your dentist creates of your mouth. The laboratory will also color-match the veneer to your existing teeth to ensure a natural look.
Do I need porcelain dental veneers?
You may benefit from porcelain veneers if you have a smile you wish was more beautiful, straight, or even. Some of the most common uses for porcelain dental veneers include:
- chipped teeth
- cracked teeth
- uneven teeth
- slight gaps
- slight misalignments
If you think you can benefit from porcelain dental veneers, you should consult with your dentist to ensure that this is the best cosmetic dental treatment for you.
Porcelain Dental Veneers in Sherman Oaks, CA
The procedure for porcelain veneers begins with preparing the teeth to receive the veneers. This process removes a super-thin portion of enamel from the surface of the tooth. Then, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth to use as a guide to design the veneer itself. If necessary, your doctor places temporary restorations to protect your teeth at this time. After about two weeks, the dental laboratory has had enough time to create the veneers. At an additional appointment, your dentist replaces your temporary restorations with your permanent veneers.
For more information on veneers, please contact Dr. Guy Mangia in Sherman Oaks, CA. Call (818) 785-0750 to schedule your consultation for porcelain veneers with Dr. Mangia today!