Cosmetic Dentist in Pacific Palisades – Porcelain Veneers – West Los Angeles Dental Restorations
At Pacific Palisades Dentistry, Dr. Kamins uses porcelain veneers to give a damaged or discolored tooth a more picture perfect look. Patients often choose veneers to enhance their smile because of the conservative approach veneers offer over dental crowns or bonding. Dr. Kamins prefers porcelain veneers over composite as they are stain resistant, light reflecting (like natural teeth) and the gum tissue is very tolerant of the porcelain material.
Patients receiving veneers in our office should expect the procedure to take at least two visits. Three visits if you are a new patient requiring consultation first. During the next visit, the dentist will remove approximately half of a millimeter of enamel. Anesthetic options will be discussed before removal. Once the enamel has been prepared and shaped we will take an impression of your teeth which will be sent to a lab for them to make the veneers. Approximately two weeks later, you will return to the dental office for the placement of your veneers. During this visit, Dr. Kamins will clean and polish the tooth receiving the veneer before it is permanently placed as this helps for stronger bonding. Dr. Kamins will apply a special dental cement and then place the veneer permanently. He then will shine a light on the veneer which activates the dental bonding materials which will quickly harden them. Once hardened, we will evaluate the veneer and your bite and remove excess cement. Our office may schedule a follow up visit to assess the gum tissue around the veneers one or two weeks later.
Patients in the West Los Angeles area concerned about gaps between their teeth, discolored teeth, or broken / irregularly shaped teeth should call Pacific Palisades Dentistry to discuss with Dr. Kamins options for dental restorations. Please feel free to contact us or schedule your appointment online.