Porcelain Veneers

Los Angeles / Beverly Hills Porcelain Veneers Specialist
Dr. Kevin Sands

Porcelain Veneers

 

Over the course of his career, Dr. Sands has helped numerous Brentwood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and LA porcelain veneers patients achieve dazzling smiles by providing them with beautiful, natural-looking restorations. He is renowned as one of the most experienced porcelain veneers Los Angeles specialist who skillfully uses these restorations to enhance the appearance of severely stained, chipped, crooked and/or misaligned teeth. In the paragraphs below, Dr. Sands describes porcelain veneers and the results his LA / Beverly Hills veneers patients can achieve through this procedure.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates, are wafer-thin shells of porcelain which are bonded onto the front side of teeth for a cosmetic improvement in their appearance. Porcelain veneers are comanly used to for teeth that are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned.

Why a porcelain veneer?

Porcelain veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns. They provide a much more conservative approach to changing a tooth's color, size, or shape. Porcelain veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline, by an injury, or as a result of a root-canal procedure, and are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth.

Patients with gaps between their teeth, teeth that are chipped or worn may also consider porcelain veneers.  When properly performed, veneers can last for many years.

What happens during the procedure?

Most porcelain veneers Beverly Hills / Los Angeles patients need three appointments for the entire procedure: diagnosis and treatment planning, preparation, and bonding.

Two advantages of porcelain veneers over other types of cosmetic dental bonding are:

1) Porcelain veneers have a very life-like tooth appearance.

Porcelain veneers, because they are very thin, have a great advantage over other types of cosmetic dental bonding by the fact that they are translucent. When they are bonded onto teeth, they mimic the light handling characteristics of enamel.

Light will penetrate a porcelain veneers thickness, and then subsequently be reflected back out once it has reached the tooth structure lying underneath the veneer. This effect provides a sense of depth, and a very life-like appearance.

2) Porcelain veneers resist staining.

Cosmetic dental bonding materials in the past would be suseptable to staining and discoloring. Individual who drank alot of tea, coffee, red wine smoked cigarettes would find that their teeth stained.

A significant advantage of porcelain veneers over other types of cosmetic dental bonding is that a porcelain veneers surface is porcelain. The surface is extremely smooth and glass-like, which means porcelain veneers will not pick up permanent stains.

Only an examination by your dentist can determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. Even if porcelain veneers are not appropriate for your circumstances, most likely there are other treatment options available

An alternative to braces. If a person's tooth misalignment is not excessive, porcelain veneers can be used to give your smile a more even appearance without the use of braces.

Before the process of making your porcelain veneers starts an evaluation of the present condition of your teeth needs to be made. As a part of this examination, x-rays as well as photographs may need to be taken. Dental impressions (dental molds) may also be needed to make a plaster cast of your mouth.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with the Los Angeles Porcelain Veneers Dentist, Dr. Sands, please contact us today.

In addition to offering porcelain veneers in Los Angeles, Dr. Sands also specializes in a range of other sophisticated procedures. For example, at his elegantly appointed cosmetic dentistry Beverly Hills office, patients can receive dental implants, teeth whitening and Invisalign clear braces. Dr. Sands is also renowned as a talented West Los Angeles smile makeover specialist who combines various cosmetic dentistry procedures to deliver exceptional aesthetic results.


                











Kevin B. Sands DDS
414 Camden Drive
Suite 940
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

P. (310) 273-0111
F. (310) 271-0584