Veneers & Laminates
Dental veneers, also known as laminates, are used to cosmetically enhance the appearance of teeth. Veneers are very thin, porcelain shells that are customized and changed for a desirable color and shape. They are attached to the surface of the teeth to reshape broken, misshapen or irregular teeth. They also provide a solution for discolored teeth that do not respond to traditional whitening treatments. Laguna Hills patients with veneers usually achieve a natural tooth appearance that is well-tolerated by the gums and also resistant to any future stains.
Did You Know ...
that dental veneers are a conservative way to completely change the appearance of your smile? In fact, veneers are a go-to cosmetic procedure that has become popular with celebrities who want a brighter and whiter smile. Miley Cyrus, Hilary Duff and Ben Affleck are just a few of Hollywood’s elite who have laminates. Fortunately, affordability and accessibility make it easy for anyone who wants dental veneers – including Laguna Hills patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for dental veneers or laminates?
Dental veneers are great for if you are looking for an alternative to crowns and caps. Veneers are used if you have gaps between your teeth or teeth that are broken, chipped, irregularly shaped or misaligned. To see whether dental veneers are right for you, contact a cosmetic dentist in Laguna Hills to schedule a consultation.
What should I expect when I get my dental veneers?
Before a dental veneer can be placed on the teeth, the surface of the teeth must be prepared. After administering a local anesthetic, a dentist will buff away approximately half a millimeter from the surface of the teeth. You will then be asked to bite into a mold that will be used to form your veneers in a dental lab. When the veneers are ready, you are ready to return and have them fitted.
Will I need to follow any post-treatment care instructions?
There is no special care required for dental veneers, normal brushing and flossing is acceptable. Because veneers are usually placed over the course of two appointments, it is normal to experience some sensitivity in between the visits.