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Veneers Specialist

St. George Dental & Medical Spa

Dentists & Board Certified Physicians located in Van Nuys, CA & Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

For a variety of reasons, the physical appearance of your teeth might not be very charming. Even if you have a great smile, discoloration or other defects can hamper the effect and ruin your self-esteem. Instead of continuing to live with this, consider obtaining veneers in Los Angeles with Dr. Samir Halaka.

Veneers Q & A

What are Veneers?

Veneers are incredibly thin, tooth-colored shells made to cover the front of your teeth and thereby improve their appearance. By actually bonding to the surface of the teeth, these shells can alter not only the color of your teeth but also the shape and size as well. If you have a particularly nagging front tooth that throws off your entire smile, for example, installing Veneers might be the next best option for you as opposed to more invasive oral surgery or cosmetic touchups.

What are Veneers Made Of?

Veneers are often made of porcelain or some other resin composite material. Porcelain is typically used because it can resist stains a lot better than other resin composite veneers. Porcelain veneers can also capture very well how teeth naturally reflect light. Resin composite veneers, however, are lighter and require less removal of tooth surface before application, making them a simpler option for many people who are looking for more of a quick fix to a very minor issue.

What Can Veneers Fix?

Veneers are not only just cosmetic. They are also used to treat a variety of dental issues you may be experiencing. In addition to correcting discoloration, veneers can help fix worn down or otherwise chipped or misaligned teeth. For those subtle gaps found between teeth, veneers can close the distance as well, providing your smile a more uniform and clean appearance.

What are the Advantages of Veneers?

There are many benefits associated with typical Veneers. For instance, while better simulating natural tooth appearance, porcelain veneers can cope very well with gum tissue while proving to be incredibly stain resistant. Applying veneers to your teeth is also an otherwise conservative approach that requires minimal effort and yet still offers great aesthetic benefits without many of the associated drawbacks.