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Porcelain Veneers - Torrance, CA

Perfecting Smiles with Ease

Take a good look at your teeth in the mirror. Do you see a smile that completely satisfies you, or are there imperfections that you’d really like to remove? Depending on what you see, you might be thinking that correcting those flaws would require several different restorations and cosmetic treatments. Well, Dr. Hamzehpour and her team want you to think about porcelain veneers instead. With porcelain veneers, Torrance, CA residents can have the perfect smile they’ve always wanted rather than the smile they happen to have.

Some Facts on Porcelain Veneers

Animaiton of porcelain veneer placement

Porcelain veneers, also called dental veneers, are very thin layers of tooth-colored dental porcelain or composite resin that are adhesively bonded to the facial side of your upper and lower teeth. These dental wonders can be used to cover up a myriad of smile imperfections such as:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Teeth that are fractured or broken
  • Irreversibly stained or discolored teeth
  • Teeth that are slightly crooked
  • Irregularly spaced teeth or teeth that have wide gaps between them
  • Teeth that are worn because of bruxism or teeth grinding and clenching
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Teeth that are proportionally smaller than other teeth

While porcelain veneers are categorized as a cosmetic dental procedure, they often serve a preventive purpose, too, because they can protect damaged teeth from possibly needing a more extensive procedure in the future. Porcelain veneers from the cosmetic dentist Torrance turns to for many other types of smile-enhancing treatments are natural-looking and quite durable.

Receiving Porcelain Veneers

To find out if you are a qualified candidate for porcelain veneers, you’ll need to meet with Dr. Hamzehpour who will carefully examine your teeth and gums. If these are healthy, then you and she will begin planning your new smile. While the unique details of your mouth, jaw, and face will most heavily influence the design of your customized veneers, Dr. Hamzehpour will also be glad to consider the characteristics you wish your smile to have. Don’t hesitate to share your preferences for the color, size, and shape of your porcelain veneers. Ultimately, the goal of everyone here at Blue Coast Dental Group is to give you a smile that meets all of your expectations.

Receiving your veneers usually requires just two appointments. At the first, Dr. Hamzehpour will administer a local anesthetic so she can prepare your teeth; a minimal amount of enamel will need to be removed from your teeth so that your veneers lay flush and do not protrude or look unnatural. Once this step is completed, we’ll take an impression of your teeth in order to create a mold of your mouth. Our cosmetic dental lab will use this mold to fabricate your permanent veneers. While these are made, we’ll give you a set of temporary veneers to wear over your prepared teeth.

In a couple of weeks, your customized porcelain veneers will arrive at Blue Coast Dental Group. Dr. Hamzehpour will check each individual veneer for color, shape, and size. The temporaries will be removed and your permanent veneers will be cemented into place. Now, when you look in the mirror, you’ll see the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.

For beautiful dental veneers, Torrance residents come to Dr. Hamzehpour and her team at Blue Coast Dental Group. We’d love to transform your smile, too! To schedule your first appointment, contact us today.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

Man pointing to smile with veneers in Torrance

Just like many other goods or services, you get what you pay for when it comes to veneers. In other words, the cheapest option isn’t always the best! Making an investment in your smile can be life changing—both socially and professionally, but it’s also vital that you pick the right cosmetic services to meet your goals. Read on to learn about the cost of your veneers in Torrance and whether or not they’re the best solution for your smile.

Porcelain Veneers – FAQs

Woman smiling during porcelain veneers consultation

If you are ready to say goodbye to stains, cracks, and other imperfections, our team at Blue Coast Dental would love to perfect your smile with porcelain veneers! If you have a specific question on your mind, the best way to get an exact answer is to give our knowledgeable team a call. At the same time, we know that many people like to do their research beforehand, which is why we have answered a few frequently asked questions below.

Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?

To properly prep the tooth (and ensure the end result is flawless), Dr. Hamzehpour will remove a small portion of your enamel. From there, the thin sheets of porcelain are cemented to the teeth to conceal stains, fix minor misalignment, and address other cosmetic flaws. Although the veneers can be removed if it becomes necessary, your teeth will no longer look aesthetically pleasing without them. Therefore, this cosmetic treatment is considered permanent.

Will Porcelain Veneers Match My Other Teeth?

While veneers are known for their ability to completely transform smiles, they can also be used to fix a single tooth. And, thanks to modern technology and high-quality porcelain, they can do just that without calling attention to your treatment! After all, each veneer is custom-made for your unique smile. So, if you want it to be the color of your existing enamel or would prefer a lighter shade and match your remaining teeth with a whitening treatment, the end result will be seamless.

How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

With proper care, porcelain veneers can last 15+ years! Since good oral habits are crucial to their long lifespan, make sure to brush twice a day, floss daily, and use mouthwash regularly. And, of course, visit our office every six months for a professional checkup and cleaning. That way, we can ensure your teeth are in tip-top shape, remove stubborn plaque and tartar, and clean the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth.

Will I Need to Change My Diet with Porcelain Veneers?

Fortunately, patients with porcelain veneers don’t need to make drastic changes to their diet to keep them in pristine condition. That being said, there are a few best practices that you should follow to prevent them from breaking, like avoiding hard candy and not chewing on non-food objects (like ice). After all, they are extremely durable, but even your natural teeth can be damaged by doing so.

What If One of My Porcelain Veneers Comes Off?

Although rare, it is possible for one of your veneers to come off. If it does, do your best not to panic. Instead, calmly locate it and contact our office. That way, we can schedule an appointment with Dr. Hamzehpour and mend your smile. Under no circumstance should you attempt to fix it on your own by using a house-hold item, like crazy glue. This can be disastrous for your oral health and damage the veneer irrefutably.

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