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Porcelain Veneers in Los Angeles

Porcelain veneers in Los Angeles are ceramic laminates that are fabricated in a way that they can be bonded to the front surface of the teeth in order to hide, mask or change the shape and color of the teeth. Veneers are used in cases where the teeth have permanent stains or discoloration that cannot be removed with a teeth whitening process, or where the teeth are slightly cracked, worn out or chipped.

Sometimes in LA veneers can also be made of composite material, but porcelain is known to be a much superior alternative for veneers. Porcelain is very strong and durable, vibrant and much more natural looking. The inherent properties of porcelain are very similar to that of natural teeth, and it reflects light in almost the same manner as natural teeth. As a result, from an aesthetics, functionality, as well as durability point of view, porcelain is the finest available material to be used for veneers.

Porcelain veneers produce an effect of translucence that is very similar to that of the natural tooth enamel. The natural teeth have a luster because of the translucence, and the same luster can be achieved with high quality porcelain veneers. This ensures that the user can have a lasting, bright and natural looking smile.

Porcelain veneer technology has improved dramatically over the years, and it is transforming the smiles for millions of people around the world. Advanced porcelain veneers are custom-created by highly specialized cosmetic dentists in the laboratory to match closely with the specific patient’s needs. Crooked and chipped teeth can get an improved appearance and the marks, stains or discolorations on the teeth can be masked perfectly.

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There are several high quality manufacturers producing superior qualities of porcelain veneers. The cost of these veneers also varies widely, depending on the grade of quality and the needs and affordability of patients. This can be a long-term investment if the user maintains the veneers properly, as they can last for many years without replacing them. The best thing about porcelain veneers is that they can continue to look new for a number of years, if the user maintains them well. High quality porcelain produces a very smooth and impervious surface that does not absorb colors or stains easily. Therefore, porcelain veneers are highly resistant to permanent staining.

Who is not a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers

Patients prone to getting dental cavities are not good candidates for porcelain veneers in Los Angeles. There are several things that a patient can do to reduce their cavity rates and eliminate them. Most of what a patient can do to ensure good oral hygiene revolves around his or her own habits. If a patient consumes a lot of sugary foods and drinks and avoids brushing teeth regularly and visiting the dentist for regular appointments, then the likelihood of that patient getting cavities is very high. A dentist can put on a beautiful veneer on any patient but if he or she doesn’t take care of it, then the veneer won’t last a long time. As a result, prior to placing a veneer, dentists often perform counseling and screening to make the patients aware of the importance and obligation of maintaining good oral hygiene for long lasting results.

Patients medium to severe periodontal or gum disease are also not candidates for porcelain veneers in LA. Gum disease is quite prevalent in patients with poor dental hygiene habits. The ironic thing about it though is that nowadays dentists can easily correct the condition and maintain it whereas a generation earlier treatment wasn’t yet developed, resulting in people losing their teeth from the disease. Since gum disease is an important oral health consideration, dentists will make sure that the health of the gum is at its best prior to placing the veneer.

Finally, if a patient grinds his or teeth at night, then dentists will address this issue with the use of a mouth guard following the placement of the veneer. In general, dentists aren’t able to stop a patient from grinding their teeth and since the forces generated from grinding are quite large, porcelain veneers tend to break. With the mouth guard, this issue is prevented.

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