Veneers are porcelain shields that affix to the front of natural teeth. This is not a restorative procedure, however. Instead, the dentists at La Jolla Family Smile Design use veneers on healthy teeth specifically to make cosmetic improvements and help their patients achieve the smile of their dreams.
In this blog, Dr. Jaime Breziner, Dr. David Vasquez and Dr. Yael Kandinov explain why their patients seek porcelain veneers.
To Skip the Need for Braces
In the past, teeth that were misaligned or had sizable gaps required orthodontics like braces or even Invisalign. Braces are a months- if not years-long treatment that comes with some amount of discomfort. Veneers can be completed in one or two sessions, thereby allowing you to skip all this hassle just to get a straighter smile.
To Get Brighter, Whiter Teeth
Whether your teeth are yellowed or simply not as white as they could be, veneers are a great way to conceal this unwanted discoloration. Our cosmetic dentists can place veneers in the exact shade that you want directly onto your teeth. While we often point patients toward in-office teeth whitening, this procedure is limited in what it can accomplish for severely stained teeth.
To Lengthen or Widen Teeth
No two sets of teeth are the same. You may have teeth that are smaller or shorter than what you notice in your friends’ mouths. While tooth size has no effect on the health of your teeth, it can make your smile feel incomplete. Veneers can enlarge the appearance of healthy teeth and produce a more traditionally attractive smile.
To Correct a Single Tooth
When you hear veneers, you may first think about improving an entire row or set of teeth for a complete makeover. However, it’s not necessary to cover every tooth in your mouth. In many cases, patients choose to have one or two veneers to correct their problem teeth. For example, a tooth that is crooked or looks different can be made to look more like your other natural teeth. Veneers are chosen to correspond with the existing shade, size and shape of your other teeth so it looks seamless in the mouth.
Learn More about Veneers in La Jolla
Our outstanding team of cosmetic dentists have helped many patients to transform their smiles with porcelain veneers. If you are interested in hearing more about this popular cosmetic option, please schedule a consultation at our office at your nearest convenience. Appointments can be made online or by calling (858) 454-3044.