By Arthur Kezian
Once you start your career, or already have one that involves a lot of socializing, you are going to need to smile often. What happens if you don’t like your smile though? Don’t worry; a cosmetic dentist is just around the corner. If you have problems with the alignment, color, size, or just overall look of your teeth, then you could consider getting dental veneers. Dr Arthur A. Kezian provides tremendous medical and professional assistance for dental health and care. He assures you have a long-term, fabulous smile on your face.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are basically thin shells made to cover the surface of your tooth. Veneers can be made from a few types of materials, including resin composite and porcelain. Resin veneers are thinner and don’t entail too much removal of teeth, but porcelain veneers seem to be a better option. Porcelain veneers resist stains a lot better and they also look more natural than other materials. Dental veneers made of porcelain usually last longer and look more esthetically pleasing.
Once you and your dentist have treatment planned your procedure, you are ready to begin. The first step of the procedure would be to get you numb. Not too many patients enjoy this part, but remember, it is a very quick part of the procedure. Take a few, deep breaths through your nose to help you relax, and before you know it, the injection will be over.
Once you are fully numb, you are ready to undergo a dental veneers Los Angeles procedure. Your dentist will remove a small layer (about half a millimeter) of your enamel to make room for the veneer that will be placed on your tooth. After some quick drilling, an impression will be taken of your teeth to be sent to a lab. The veneers will be delivered back to the office in about two weeks. Depending on your teeth, your dentist will make you temporary veneers until the permanent ones come in.
You will make a second appointment to finish the procedure when your veneers arrive. Your dentist will make sure that the veneers match your teeth in terms of shade and shape. If they look natural and fit correctly on your teeth, they can be bonded. Your teeth will be cleaned and etched to make sure the bonding remains strong. Once it is cemented in, a light cure is used to dry the cement. At this point you are almost done with the procedure; the only thing left to do is clean some of the excess cement off once it has dried.
Dental veneers Los Angeles last somewhere between 5 to 10 years, but depending on your habits, your homecare, and the way you take care of them, they could last longer. If you’re interested in getting dental veneers, call Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS. He and his staff can help answer all your questions about dental veneers, you could even stop by the office to have a free consultation.