Porcelain Veneers Redondo Beach
Whether you want to enhance a single tooth or transform your entire smile, porcelain veneers may be the solution. A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain which is bonded to the front of your teeth to conceal cosmetic blemishes, fixed worn or broken edges, or instantly straighten your smile. At Redondo Beach Dental Group, our dentists believe in getting things right the first time. After your initial consultation, smile analysis and diagnostic model mock ups, you will get temporary veneers where any final adjustments to their shape, size or placement can still be made. This will ensure your permanent veneers will be perfectly matched to give you the smile you always wanted. It is also possible to have veneers placed in certain situations using CEREC® technology to have the work completed in the same day from start to finish. Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are made of incredibly thin porcelain, and they are custom-fabricated to complement the shape of your surrounding teeth and facial contours. They can conceal a wide range of cosmetic blemishes, including stains, chips, and cracks. Veneers can also change the shape of your teeth to enhance worn or disproportionately small teeth, or they can be used to close small gaps or correct slightly crooked teeth.
Planning Your Treatment
The team of doctors at Redondo Beach Dental Group take great care when it comes to planning your treatment. At your initial consultation, we will examine your teeth and discuss your cosmetic goals. We will perform a Smile Analysis from photos taken in our fully equipped photographic studio. From this analysis, calculations will be made, and models of your teeth will be sent to our lab to bring to life our proposal for your new smile.
We will also perform a complete smile analysis. We will take a series of detailed pictures and impressions of your teeth to create a three-dimensional wax-up model. This will help us determine the optimal size and shape for your veneers.
These diagnostic models will also serve as a template for your temporary veneers. Nothing is left to chance! No one wants surprises! When the day arrives for us to actually change your smile, we will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth. This will create the necessary space for us to place the material for the temporary veneer. After placing the temporary veneers, we will see if there are any final modifications that need to be made.
Finally, you will make a set of temporary veneers. After we have placed the temporaries, we can determine if there are any adjustments that need to be made to the fit or design of the veneers.
After wearing your temporary veneers for two weeks, any additional modifications will be communicated to our lab where your final permanent porcelain veneers will be fabricated. Your next visit is the day we bond on your final veneers. It will be a joyous moment for all when you lift up the mirror to see your new smile for the first time and the tears of joy come streaming down!
We also offer minimal-prep veneers, which require little enamel removal, if any. We will discuss this option at your initial consultation and help you select the right type of veneers for your needs.
CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology allows us to design and fabricate veneers from scratch in the office, or to copy designs from diagnostic mock ups that have been made by the lab. Different porcelain materials exist and may be selected for each case. These porcelain options deliver unique esthetic properties that are perfectly matched for you. In certain cases, this allows us to prepare and restore the teeth all in the same day, while never having to wear any temporaries.
Leaders in Cosmetic Dentistry
Veneers can dramatically improve your smile for years to come. Therefore, when you are choosing a cosmetic dentist, you want a truly experienced practitioner. The team of dentists at Redondo Beach Dental Group has been placing veneers since 1984. They were one of the first dentists on the West Coast to offer this treatment. As true pioneers, they have also presented lectures on this subject nationally and internationally to other cosmetic dentists. This expertise, combined with their highly personalized process, makes Redondo Beach Dental Group an excellent choice for your porcelain veneers placement or cosmetic makeover. Let us give you the smile you have always wanted!
Schedule Your Consultation
Find out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers. Book an appointment at Redondo Beach Dental Group today.