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Porcelain Veneers
Redondo Beach, CA

beautiful smile makeovers with porcelain veneers

Everyone wants a picture-perfect smile. If various cosmetic dental treatments don’t seem to deliver the traffic-stopping smile of your dreams, then it might be time to consider dental veneers.

Dental veneers are ultra-thin porcelain covers that a dental professional adheres to the front surface of the teeth to hide minor imperfections. Veneers are a permanent, safe, and aesthetically-pleasing solution to improve your smile, enhance your appearance, and boost your confidence.

Veneers are the ultimate combination of dental art and science, handcrafted and customized to fit your smile. These paper-thin pieces of porcelain bond to the outside of your natural teeth. But just because they’re thin, don’t be fooled. Veneers are highly versatile and can replicate all the complex nuances of a natural tooth.

If you’re ready for a smile makeover, then it’s time to schedule your dental veneer consultation. Our team at Redondo Beach Dental Arts will expertly assess your dental health and prepare you for the dental veneer journey. Call us today at (310) 643-0880 to get started!

am i a candidate for veneers?

At Redondo Beach Dental Arts, we recommend dental veneers for patients with:

  • Deep, intrinsic, or whitening-resistant stains on their teeth
  • Slightly misaligned teeth
  • Gaps in their teeth
  • Chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth

At Redondo Beach Dental Arts, we don’t recommend dental veneers for patients with:

  • Healthy teeth and gums: Veneers do not treat cavities or gum disease. Therefore, our skilled dentists must treat any existing cavities, infections, or gum disease before proceeding with veneer treatment.
  • Sufficient tooth enamel: Veneer treatment requires the removal of a small amount of tooth enamel. Subsequently, our team is looking for a healthy tooth structure with sufficient enamel.
  • Signs of bruxism: Teeth grinding–or bruxism–may put excessive wear and tear on dental veneers. Therefore, our dentists need to assess your bite before beginning the dental veneer process.

WHAT TO EXPECT

There’s a lot of diagnostic work and careful planning that goes into a treatment plan that includes veneers. Models, photographs, and digital x-rays allow you and the doctor to create a perfect blueprint to guide your treatment from start to finish.

Typically, patients can get a dazzling, new smile with veneers in as little as two office visits. At the first visit, our dedicated dental team will discuss your smile goals and prepare your teeth by removing a very small amount of tooth enamel. Next, we will take impressions of your teeth. Then, we will send your impressions to a trusted and qualified dental lab to custom-make your veneers. Our team will place temporary veneers on your teeth to protect them until we receive your final veneers.

After the dental lab finishes your personalized veneers, we will schedule a second appointment to place them. At this appointment, we will ensure that your veneers fit properly, feel comfortable, and look exactly how you want them to look. Then, Dr. Qazi will permanently bond them to your teeth using a strong dental adhesive.

woman comparing different shades of porcelain veneers

how do i care for my veneers?

Veneers are an investment in your image and health. And, as such, we recommend that our patients take good care of them to fully realize their investment. So, here are a few ways that you can prolong the life of your veneers:

  • Good oral hygiene | Brushing at least twice daily and flossing once daily will keep your teeth, gums, and veneers healthy. We recommend that patients use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to prevent scratching their new veneers.
  • Avoid nail-biting and hard or sticky foods | Nail-biting and excessively hard, sticky, or crunchy foods may dislodge new veneers from your teeth.
  • Regular dental visits | Routine dental checkups and cleanings are your first defense against oral issues. We recommend that patients visit our dental clinic at least every 6 months.

In most cases, patients can expect to enjoy their veneers for at least a decade. However, properly caring for your new veneers may allow you to enjoy them for a lifetime!

Frequently Asked Questions

Porcelain Veneers Redondo Beach, CA

How do veneers work?

Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry option used to improve the appearance of your teeth and overall aesthetics of your smile. They are thin, custom-made shells made of porcelain or composite resin that are bonded to the front of your teeth to improve their color, shape, and size.

The process for veneers typically involves the following steps:

  • Consultation and assessment | The first step in getting veneers is to schedule a consultation at Redondo Beach Dental Arts. During the consultation, Dr. Qazi will assess your oral health, discuss your aesthetic goals, and determine if veneers are the right option for you.
  • Preparation | If you decide that veneers are the right option, Dr. Qazi will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the front surface. This is necessary to ensure that the veneers will fit properly and look natural.
  • Impression | After your teeth are prepared, Dr. Qazi will take impressions of your teeth to create a custom set of veneers.
  • Temporary veneers | While the permanent veneers are being fabricated, Dr. Qazi may place temporary veneers on your teeth to protect them and maintain their appearance.
  • Bonding | Once the final veneers are ready, Dr. Qazi will bond them to your teeth using a special adhesive. This involves placing the veneers onto the teeth and using a curing light to harden the adhesive.
  • Final adjustments | After the veneers are bonded to the teeth, Dr. Qazi will make any final adjustments to ensure a proper fit and natural appearance.

Overall, veneers work by covering the front surface of the teeth with a thin, custom-made shell. They can be used to improve the color, shape, and size of the teeth and are a popular cosmetic dentistry option for patients looking to enhance their smile.

If you’re looking for a porcelain veneer dentist near you, you’ve come to the right place! Redondo Beach Dental Arts is located right here in Redondo Beach, and Dr. Qazi loves helping patients rejuvenate their smiles with porcelain veneers. If you’re interested in porcelain veneers, give us a call or schedule your veneer consultation online today!

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option for improving the overall appearance of your smile. While veneers are not considered to be permanent, they are designed to be durable and long-lasting with proper care. Here are some things to keep in mind about the longevity of porcelain veneers:

  • Veneers are not permanent | Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic enhancement that involves removing a small amount of enamel from the teeth and permanently bonding the veneers to the tooth surface. However, over time, the veneers may need to be replaced due to normal wear and tear or damage.
  • Lifespan of porcelain veneers | Porcelain veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years or longer with proper care. Factors such as the quality of the materials used, oral hygiene habits, and lifestyle habits (such as teeth grinding or chewing on hard objects) can affect the lifespan of veneers.
  • Maintenance of porcelain veneers | Proper maintenance is crucial in extending the lifespan of porcelain veneers. Patients should practice good oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing regularly and avoiding excessive consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, and tobacco products.
  • Replacement of porcelain veneers | When the time comes to replace porcelain veneers, patients can work with Dr. Qazi to determine the best course of action. In some cases, the veneers can be replaced with new ones, while in other cases, a different cosmetic dentistry option may be recommended.

Overall, while porcelain veneers are not considered to be permanent, they are designed to be durable and long-lasting with proper care. Dr. Qazi will work closely with you to develop a personalized care plan that helps extend the lifespan of your veneers.

The process of getting veneers should not be painful, although some patients may experience mild sensitivity or discomfort following the procedure. During the preparation phase, Dr. Qazi may use local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort, although many patients do not require it.

Dr. Qazi will remove a small amount of enamel from the front surface of the teeth, which may cause mild sensitivity or discomfort in some patients. However, this discomfort is typically short-lived and can be managed with over-the-counter medication if needed.

Once the veneers are bonded to the teeth, patients may experience some sensitivity or discomfort as they adjust to the new shape of their teeth. This discomfort should be mild and typically resolves within a few days.

Porcelain veneer pricing can vary depending on several factors, including the number of veneers needed, materials used, and the complexity of the case. On average, the cost of porcelain veneers can range from less than $1,000 to around $2,000 per tooth.

It’s important to note that veneers are considered a cosmetic dental procedure and are not typically covered by most dental insurances. As such, patients should be prepared to pay the full cost of porcelain veneers out of pocket.

While porcelain veneers may seem expensive, they are considered a long-term investment in one’s appearance and can last for 10 to 15 years or more with proper care. Additionally, at Redondo Beach Dental Arts, we offer financing options that spread out your payments to help make the cost of porcelain veneers more affordable.

If you want to learn more about how much porcelain veneers cost or would like to schedule a veneer consultation, give us a call or book your appointment online today!