Dental Porcelain Veneers in Beverly Hills
Porcelain veneers should not feel fake and bulky, it can be used to enhance the color by permanently providing you with a younger look, improve the desired shape of your individual teeth, and make you feel more confident and complete, and your teeth stronger among many other benefits.
Keep in mind that the final color you will be achieving, 70% of it comes from your existing tooth color and about 30% comes from Porcelain Dental Veneers. Since veneers is basically enamel replacement, meaning the thickness of porcelain veneer must be .5 to .7 millimeters for ideal results, and conservation of tooth structure. The best porcelain veneers are very thin, however when placed on dark or yellow discolored tooth, the underlying color of existing tooth can still show through. For this reason an expert cosmetic dentist must take into consideration, what color you have and what color you are trying to achieve. Keep in mind the darker the existing teeth, the more the dentist must shave the tooth, which unfortunately that means, no conservation of tooth enamel, which can cause sensitivity or if not enough shaping done by conserving the enamel, then the porcelain veneer can look over contoured, bulky and possibly even fall off. Ask Dr Mobasser on how to get the best dental porcelain veneers in Beverly Hills.
In order to conserve tooth structure most expert Beverly Hills cosmetic dentists can recommend teeth bleaching, power or laser bleaching prior to shaping your teeth for porcelain veneer to attain a bit whiter color, so less tooth structure is removed from your precious teeth, to get you the whiter color you need.
Some patients require porcelain veneers just for health reason, such as severe micro cracks, acid erosion, leaking large filling in which can not be restored with fillings, or just large chipped teeth, and misaligned teeth, just as shown below, it is best to place a conservative porcelain restoration such as veneer vs a crown, in which more tooth structure is saved with veneers.
In our Beverly Hills cosmetic dentistry office, each smile is designed according to patients request, your personality, the form of their lips, the white of your eyes, the shape of your face whether round, square, ovoid, and especially to their unique occlusion or bite for function and lasting a long time. For this reason our Beverly Hills dental veneers specialist will decide if you need to have the porcelain fabricated with, feldspathic porcelain, E max, lithium disilicate, or leucite porcelain. Each have their own pros and cons, in which after your full mouth evaluation, our veneer specialist Dr Mobasser will decide with you.
That is the reason, why the best cosmetic dentists in Beverly Hills recommend you first to do bleaching prior to having porcelain veneers, so less tooth structure is removed and your dental veneers last a long time! After practicing cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry for over 20 years, I have come to the conclusion that the least invasive dentistry, is the BEST Dentistry.
Porcelain veneers are also a great way to change the shape of your teeth, to match your lip line, or close the buccal corridors ( the space between your teeth and cheek) to give you a fuller, younger looking smile.
The alignment of teeth are extremely crucial in designing a spectacular smile, the best veneers Beverly Hills offers can correct the alignment of your teeth, to a more pleasing and natural white smile.
When you are seeking to have dental veneers done it is critical that if you are thinking to have your teeth whiter and brighter, do not just do the 6 front teeth, since if you turn your head to the side, your veneers will be sticking out and do show unnatural. It is vital that your dentist evaluates your smile line, and guide you as far as how many veneers is needed to be done !
Keep in mind that veneers is a great way to enhance and beautify the individuals smile. Porcelain veneers is an irreversible procedure, know that there is possibility of redoing veneers sometime in the future, hopefully a long long time after they have been placed in your mouth, so that is why it is critical by your cosmetic dentist, to remove the least amount of tooth structure necessary, so the results are long lasting.
How much does porcelain veneers cost?
The cost of dental porcelain veneers varies depending on the experience, expertise, knowledge and the location of the cosmetic dentist. Not all veneers are the same and not all the restorations of each smile is the same. Obviously an expert cosmetic dentist who does have a great track record with veneers lasting over 20 years, have a different fee than an average dentist. The cost of veneers depends on the complexity of each case, the amount of custom work needed by an artistic dental master ceramist, the cosmetic dentist works with, the function of teeth, the symmetry of the gum line, the lip line and many other factors. It is best to make a consultation with a reputable cosmetic dentist, to find the cost of veneers after the dentist has done his evaluation, and understand your needs. In Beverly hills the average cost of porcelain veneers starts at $2000 per tooth. Many expert cosmetic dentist will quote you a price for rehabilitating your smile line, and not per tooth. In order to find the price of veneers you are seeking, it is best to make a consult visit with an expert veneer dentist, and express your needs, the time it takes to deliver the veneers,the pros the cons of veneers, and all your options.
Reverse Veneers or Lingual Veneers
Are also a procedure that are expert cosmetic dentist in Beverly hills, Dr Anthony Mobasser utilize to restore the eroded teeth. The porcelain veneer will be bonded to the inside part of the eroded teeth, due to acid erosion, this is more technique sensitive procedure, to avoid crowning the tooth or teeth, and hence using the least invasive cosmetic dentistry procedures to restore health and function to the compromised teeth.
The best veneers Beverly Hills can offer are considered an irreversible cosmetic dental procedure, since minimal tooth structure must be removed in order to substitute it with porcelain.
Crooked Smile is one of the reasons patients want to have porcelain veneers. Dr Mobasser will evaluate if your smile is canted, meaning one side of your teeth are longer or shorter than the other side. In those instances after bite analysis and review of your occlusion, if it is minor crooked smile, veneers can possibly fix the asymmetry. However if there is major discrepancy, which could be due to skeletal reasons or loss of opposing teeth, then orthodontic consultation is also necessary.
What to do if I have a crooked smile due to my lips?
If one side of the lip raises higher than the other side, it usually is due to nerve damage. The porcelain veneers can help give you a more symmetrical smile, but it is not the answer to fix the symmetry of the lips. Dr Mobasser would like to know if your lips were symmetrical before? there are some instances in which Botox injection can help to make it look symmetrical, (although possible Botox injections in the lip area could be the cause of asymmetrical lips!!), facial exercises among other treatments can be a great adjunct, but we need to find the cause of crooked smile, prior to advise patient what to do.
Deep overbite or Under bite option?
Porcelain veneers can be used to correct some overbites and under bites. For deep overbites if the patient could not correct it with Orthodontics or braces, Dr Mobasser can use veneer onlays and veneer overlays for the back teeth to open your bite on the back teeth, this in turn can improve your overbite or underbite, so there is less wear on your teeth and joints. Each one millimeter the back teeth gain height, usually 3 millimeters the front teeth open up. Both the right and left back teeth will be needing treatment to establish balance and harmony. In most cases using veneer technology can help people who are suffering from overbites, under-bites, and patients suffering from TMD. Ask Dr Mobasser for a complete evaluation and consultation.
Can veneers change color?
True veneers which are .5 to .7 millimeter can improve and whiten the original underlying color 25 to 30%. Basically a true porcelain veneer can improve the underlying dentin, just as the enamel blocks the yellow color of the underlying dentin. If you had thin veneers and not regular porcelain veneer ( which there is more thickness to your regular porcelain veneer vs thin veneers) then based on your dietary habit, and acidity in your mouth, there is possibility of color shift!
Also since you had a combined restorations, meaning crowns and veneers, if the porcelain material was not the same that can cause color discrepancy in colors! for example a zerconia crown combined with emax veneers or regular porcelain veneers, it is very hard to get the color exactly right. There are techniques also to whiten the existing veneers, and that is by reverse bleaching which Dr Mobasser incorporates in his practice.
More possibilities can exist as far as why the veneers can change color… , if you do make an appointment with an expert cosmetic dentist you can find out more.
Looking to get porcelain veneers but not sure how many I really need?
You have a full smile, which shows 10 upper teeth and 10 lower teeth which is beautiful, and veneers can really compliment and beautify your smile. So in wanting to change the color and shape of your teeth, looking at your smile photos, you will be needing 20 veneers, to cosmetically enhance your smile!
However if you just want to make them more aligned and DO NOT change the color then you can do 4 dental veneer to bring the protruded teeth in. The result will be much better than what you have now.
If due to your budget, you can not afford 20 porcelain veneers, then bleach your teeth, evaluate the color, and just do the front 4, or maybe 2, regarding improving the alignment of your teeth!. I do not recommend 6 veneers, unless your bite needs improvement. The cosmetic dentist needs to do a more comprehensive evaluation, with xrays, bite analysis and not photos to direct you to the best treatment possible, and give you what you want!. Usually 6 porcelain veneers is not recommended, since it will hide the back teeth after your canines and the result is not natural, in which from front view of your smile, it may look good, but the moment you turn your head, ( in the side view), it looks like 6 bright teeth sticking out.
Finally your best option for alignment and straightening your teeth is orthodontics, or braces (which takes time), but helps regarding alignment, however orthodontics does not improve the shape nor the color, but if you want improvement in shape and color permanently then you need to do porcelain veneers.
Best treatment for misaligned teeth?
Your best treatment for misaligned teeth is Orthodontics, possibly Invisalign.
If you do not want to wait 1 to 5 years of orthodontic treatment, and wearing retainers, then consult with an expert cosmetic dentist to do his evaluation, and do a bite analysis and entertain porcelain veneer procedure, in which you can optimize the shape of each individual teeth and also enhance the color you want. You must know that porcelain veneers is an irreversible treatment, in which the original teeth must be shaped and prepared prior to placing the porcelain veneer.
Word of advice in regards to your gums, prior to having porcelain veneers done!
Usually the gums must be healthy prior to placing veneers! The gums must be in perfect health before attempting placing veneers! if not problems will arise.
If the gums are unhealthy and inflamed after placing the veneers, you need to see your cosmetic dentist for check of fit, excess cement and numerous other factors….
If you had gum surgery depending on the type of surgery it may take 2 weeks to 2 month for healing!
Maintenance of your porcelain veneers?
In order to keep the color of your porcelain veneers white and pearly as the first day of completion, it is best to have maintenance for your veneers according to the recommendation of your cosmetic dentist. Acidity of the mouth can alter the color, coarse or stain removing tooth pastes can take the lust away, and scratching of the porcelain is possible during cleaning appointments, if not done by a professional dentist. It is best to ask Dr Mobasser in regards to the maintenance visits, keep in mind each individual can have different maintenance visits necessary, due to treatment done for the individual.
How long does the porcelain veneers Last?
Per American Dental Association, a 7 to 10 years life span is predicted. But with a knowledgeable cosmetic dentist, the results are much longer survival rate.
Below is an example of full mouth veneers done by our knowledgeable cosmetic dentist Dr Anthony Mobasser in Beverly Hills. After 32 years the veneers looks incredibly great, and are functioning well without any problems or sensitivity.
The veneers are looking awesome and functioning great, even after 32 years. Patient is quite happy with the results!