The average cost of porcelain dental veneers in West Los Angeles is between $1400 and $2000 per veneer and can last from 10 to 15 years. The cost of veneers depends not only on the cosmetic dentist fees, but also the technical and artistic skill of the ceramist and dentist. Placement of dental veneers is considered cosmetic dentistry and is typically not covered by traditional dental insurance.
Dental payment plans are sometimes a payment option for restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. Contact your office to get more information about payments options.
Both porcelain veneers and direct composite veneers may involve the preparation of each individual tooth to be treated. Therefore, cosmetic dentists may recommend a whitening procedure prior to treatment for patients with mildly discolored teeth. The result will be a brighter and shinier smile. If there are alignment issues, orthodontic treatment may be recommended prior to porcelain veneer treatment.
A dental veneer is a thin shell of tooth that is placed over the surface of the teeth to address dental issues including misaligned teeth, worn enamel spacing issues or chips. Porcelain veneers help to beautifully makeover smiles with aligned, appropriately shaped teeth. They also may help eliminate the need for more expensive and extensive dental treatments.
To determine if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, contact Dr. Arman Torbati's office to schedule a preliminary consultation. During the consultation, an oral health evaluation will be completed, and the treatment options will be discussed. Treatment that involves tooth prepping and shaping is irreversible, so it is important that all alternatives be considered, If it is agreed that dental veneers are the best option, the next step will involve a thorough review of all details relating to treatment.
Dr. Torbati believes patients are an integral part of the smile design process. During the consultation desired outcomes including shape, width, length and color will be discussed. It is important to the team that your treatment exceeds your expectations.
The process of getting dental veneers can typically be completed in several office visits over the course of six weeks. The visits to the West Los Angeles office are comprehensive and may involve several hours of examining and preparing the teeth. The examination and diagnostic portion of treatment is essential in identifying any concerns with oral health. The treatment plan will commence after the examination is completed and a customized plan is agreed to.
There process of getting porcelain dental veneers is done is several steps. An impression of your teeth will be taken, and that impression will be used to make a mold. The impression is vital to the professional fabrication process. Dr. Torbati will administer a local anesthetic for your comfort while the teeth are being prepared and the veneer placed. Your natural tooth is then reshaped for an optimal fit and the veneer is then placed over the tooth to create a vibrant healthy smile.
Porcelain dental veneers are durable and will last for many years before needing to be replaced. Scheduling regular examination visits with a dentist is important to maintain the health of your teeth and will impact the longevity of your veneers.
Chipped veneers cannot be replaced so adhering to an aftercare plan is important to reduce the risk of damage. Abstain from eating hard foods and other foods that could cause damage. A healthy brushing and flossing routine should continue, and abrasive toothpastes and tooth polishes should be avoided. Although dental veneers are polish-able, it is advised that brushing follow drinking red wine, soda or coffee.
Dr. Arman Torbati DDS is a premier Los Angeles dentist who has been improving smiles by specializing in dental care, implant care, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Patients are valued and every aspect of the dental office is designed with that in mind. The entire team is dedicated to not only providing exemplary patient care, but to also listen to patient concerns and answer questions. Dr. Torbati has over 20 years of experience enhancing the smiles of patients through Los Angeles, City and Beverly Hills.
Dr. Torbati graduated from the University of Southern California at the top of his class and scored in the top 2% percent of the national dental board. Following the completion of a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, Dr. Torbati was awarded a full scholarship to study prosthodontics and dental implants at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. After the completion of the program, Dr. Torbati returned to USC and completed a certificate program in advanced prosthodontics and went on to teach at the school’s dental residency program. He currently holds the distinguished title of Associate Clinical Professor of Advanced Prosthodontics.
Dr. Torbati’s commitment to education and ongoing training mirrors his dedication to his patients. Call to schedule a consultation and begin your journey toward an amazing smile.