If you’ve ever been at a party and caught the sight of an amazing smile, don’t be surprised if it’s the result of porcelain veneers, especially out here in West Hollywood. Porcelain veneers have become extremely popular, thanks to the media, for creating amazing movie star smiles. Don’t like the idea of smiling toilet bowl white? Not to worry. Dr. Torbati designs smiles with porcelain veneers to be natural as well as beautiful. In just two dental visits, you could have the smile of your dreams.
Porcelain Veneers are among the most conservative of aesthetic dental restorations. They offer naturalness, beauty, and strength.
With your help and input Dr. Torbati can custom design your smile, the shape, color, and size of your teeth to create an award winning smile that looks so natural no one would doubt they were your natural teeth.
A fine layer of the tooth is filed down to allow a custom fit for the porcelain restoration to be bonded to the tooth. This allows us to brighten and whiten dark or miscolored teeth, fix fractured or chipped teeth, and straighten crooked teeth and close gaps without the need for braces.
An impression of the tooth must be made and a veneer molded by a lab technician. Because veneers require a small amount of enamel to be removed, they are permanent and non-reversible.Custom-made covers fabricated from ceramic material known as dental veneers are placed on top of a tooth's surface and have the ability to cover faded enamel, repair chips and cracks, and remedy poor spacing and alignment. Because they result in a vivid, white smile and perfectly aligned teeth, dental veneers are considered to be in the realm of cosmetic dentistry. More significantly, modern veneers boast a translucent appearance that offer a less artificial look than earlier versions.
Veneers for Cosmetic Purposes
No matter what the reason for someone's unsightly teeth, veneers may be able to resolve nearly all of their dental problems, such as:
As time passes, the thin layer of tough white coating on teeth (known as enamel) can grown faded, yellowed and dull. This type of fading and staining may be due to genetic causes or natural processes, though it is frequently caused by bad habits which include consumption of tea, coffee and soda, cigarette smoking or ingestion of certain medications. * Regular use, wear and tear: as people get older, their teeth normally suffer from wear. Older teeth are likelier to be chipped, cracked or simply uneven. * Genetic factors: Some individuals' teeth are characterized by unsightly spacing that expands with the passage of time. * Uneven dental appearance: Tooth grinding and normal wear and tear can cause uneven, unsightly teeth.
Composite Resin and Porcelain Veneers
Composite resin and porcelain are the two most typically used materials in the fabrication of dental veneers. Each type of veneer can be made in a dental lab by a technician, and composite veneers may be custom made inside the patient's mouth at the doctor's office.Veneer products made in a laboratory and bonded to the patient's teeth with different kinds of resin cement materials. Porcelain veneers tend to be more durable, though they are more expensive.
Circumstances Are Veneers Advisable?Smaller chips, cracks and defects in teeth can often be inexpensively restored through bonding. Less substantial issues can typically be cosmetically resolved by using a composite white filling, whereby a resin material is bonded to the problem tooth to repair the defect and provide protection for the neighboring dental structures. In more serious instances of chipping, staining, spacing, dullness and wear, dental veneers are perhaps a better way to go.
Whitening Process or Dental Veneers?
Those suffering from moderately discolored teeth may get acceptable results through tooth whitening processes. In certain instances, patients who believe they want dental veneers will be persuaded by their cosmetic dentist to try the easier combination of tooth whitening and maybe some mild orthodontic treatment. Application of dental veneers necessitates shaping and preparation of the teeth that are to receive the custom covers. Such a procedure changes the teeth for good, and thus is not a good idea if the existing teeth are functioning properly and do not require major cosmetic reconstruction.But, in cases of severe discoloration or dullness, dental veneers may be the only option. On the plus side, veneers are durable and are able to greatly improve the patient's smile and overall appearance, and may add youthfulness to a face that appeared older due to the poor condition of the teeth. While it is true that veneers come with a much more substantial commitment than a simple tooth whitening process, they produce highly desirable outcomes.
Restorative Capabilities of Veneers:
On top of simply improving the appearance of teeth, dental veneers can also have the ability to functionally safeguard damaged teeth and the surrounding areas. For certain patients, veneers may serve as substitutes for dental crowns, alleviating the requirement for more serious dental procedures. Locate an area dentist
Since dental veneers are thin in nature, it may be that almost no reshaping of teeth will be required prior to bonding them onto the surface. When the veneers are set into place, they become quite durable and tough, though patients must be cautious not to treat veneers roughly, as the custom porcelain can indeed become damaged or broken.
Dental practitioners may recommend particular types of prevention, including avoidance of hard foods, and may suggest that protective gear is worn at night, especially by those who tend to grind their teeth. At the preliminary consultation, it is wise to ask about the price of veneers, and request to see photos of the results achieved by prior patients.Serving Los Angeles metropolitan area specifically Beverly Hills, Century City, Brentwood, West Hollywood, West LA, and Santa Monica