Dental Veneers Los Angeles
Dr Anthony Mobasser is considered to be an expert in Dental Veneers, he has done over 10,000 (ten thousand) dental veneers cases over his 30 plus years in his cosmetic dentistry practice in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood area, and most are holding and look great after 20 years functioning in his patients mouths. Patients from overseas and across the Us travel many hours just to have their full mouth veneers done by him. Dental veneers is his passion, since he has the experience and knows where and when the dental veneers are indicated, and when the patient is not a great candidate to have veneers done. Due to his know how, keen eyes for beauty, and expertise in dental veneers, his fees are above average, but his dental veneers are the best! The cost of dental veneers varies due to the complexity of each case and the end result you want.
Dental Veneers is one of Dr Mobasser’s specialty services, and veneers are essential to obtaining that mega smile you’ve always wanted. Dental Veneers can Rejuvenate your smile, face and your character within.
Dental Veneer Los Angeles is a thin shell of porcelain that is bonded to the teeth. They enable you to change the color, shape, and alignment of your teeth. Bonding, typically, is used to describe a method of adding tooth-colored filling material to teeth in the front of the mouth. It is applied to the tooth, sculpted to an ideal shape, hardened and then polished to a natural looking luster. Ideally, both these processes are applied at a time to reshape and beautify your teeth, there by giving an aesthetic look to your face.
Dental veneers are considered to be anti-aging procedure in which can turn back time, and rejuvenate the worn out front teeth. Dental veneers are also used for back teeth to strengthen them via adding porcelain to the chewing surface, hence avoiding the individual to have a dental crown procedure, in which is more of a radical treatment. Per Dr Anthony Mobasser if done right: the conservative preparation ( minimal tooth removal ) required for dental veneers, make them one of the desirable procedures in cosmetic dentistry.
Dental veneers treatment are done for a variety of conditions such as uneven spaces or gaps, worn or chipped teeth, stained or discolored teeth, misshapen teeth, teeth that are too small or too large, crooked teeth etc. They are more durable and effective for cosmetic needs of the individual compared to dental bonding. An additional advantage of Veneers is that they are a more conservative procedure than crowns. On the other hand, Bonding is done with composite resins to close gaps to fix chipped teeth, to cover discoloration and to replace the traditional silver fillings in front or back teeth. Bonding can be done for the decayed teeth, spaces or gaps, broken or chipped teeth, stained or discolored teeth, with or without anesthesia with minimal or no discomfort. Dental veneers are custom made to mimic the desired shape, you as the patient want. In most cases an expert dentist matches the veneers to the individual’s skin color, shape of the face: either round, square, or ovoid, the shape of the lips, gender and most importantly to the personality of the individual. Below are various Dental Veneers pictures which can match different individual’s personality. As you can see different shapes of dental veneers fits different personalities. Slight change in shape of the veneer reflects a different smile which matches a particular personality.
Dental veneers cost vary, depending on the treating dentist experience, and the complexity of the case.
Lumineers are also considered to be a derivative of Dental Veneers, however the only difference is the no preparation or contouring of your existing tooth structure. Lumineers will usually appear bulky and over contoured if minimal tooth structure is not removed, but they still can be used on selected cases only.A complete full mouth Evaluation and Bite Analysis is absolutely necessary before deciding what to do.
Dental Veneers are custom made for each individual, according to their age, gender, lip form, the amount of teeth or gum they show , their skin color, the face form and more importantly to their personality. Unlike crowns, veneers require minimal tooth surface re-shaping, making them very desirable due to being the least invasive porcelain restoration procedure. If a radical approach of tooth reshaping is done by a dentist, ( meaning lots of tooth structure is removed ), that is when unfortunately dental veneer problems can occur!
Veneers are translucent, so when they are bonded onto a tooth’s surface, they mimic the light-handling characteristics of enamel. However now days, there are different porcelains in the market that can make the color brighter and not translucent. Veneers resist staining and are strong compared to dental bonding procedure is a quick and ideal way to correct minor flaws. Dental veneers is used in dental reconstructions and Smile Make Overs to turn an average smile to a million dollar smile.
Below: Notice patient is missing a lateral incisor with large gaps, Emax porcelain was used to restore front 6 teeth with combination of dental veneers and emax bridge.
Types of Dental Veneers:
There are two types of material used for dental veneers, Composite and Porcelain. They both have their pros and cons when dealing with the individual’s occlusion (bite) forces.
Porcelain is more popular, although composite dental veneers is definitely have their indications, and again the cost of dental veneers are more than the cost of composite veneers.
We often get questions as to having a veneer covering a dental crown in which a black lines show, Dr Mobasser does not recommend covering a single dental crown to hide the dark line with porcelain veneers, since the crown will appear bulky, and in many occasions the dark line still shows through, due to the thinness of the porcelain veneer . However if the patient had a trauma and fracture to a long span bridge ( more than 4 units) or a long span fixed Implant bridge, in order to save the cost, there might be a way to salvage the bridge by preparing a veneer for the fractured part of the bridge. This also depends if the long span bridges are made of all porcelain, Emax, Lava, or stacked porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal. A complete expert evaluation is necessary to weight the pros and cons of placing a dental veneer over the chipped bridge depending on the bite , the type of porcelain, the cosmetic consideration and many other factors in which Dr Mobasser needs to check on.
Dental veneers now day can be fabricated via stacked porcelain (feldspathic Porcelain), or pressed lucite porcelain like Empress, or Authentic or milled porcelain such as Lava, Zerconia Dental Veneers, or Emax Dental Veneers (Lithium Disilicate), each have advantages, and disadvantages in regards to masking the colors, or strength needed, depending on the bite and occlusion of the individual. Each type of dental veneers have different prices and cost associated with it. Be sure to ask Dr Anthony Mobasser which dental veneer best fits your needs or wants.