If you have stained, discolored, or unusually shaped teeth, you probably feel self-conscious about laughing or smiling. Instead of staying inside and hiding from the world, you may benefit from a restorative procedure such as veneers. At the office of Shawna Omid, DDS, in Torrance, California, the team regularly uses dental veneers to transform their patient’s smiles. To request your veneers consultation, call the office or click the online booking tool today.
Veneers are a type of dental restoration that attaches to the front of your natural, permanent teeth. A veneer is a custom-crafted shell of porcelain or composite resin. In addition to mimicking the color and light-reflecting properties of your natural tooth enamel, veneers can mask a variety of imperfections, helping you laugh, smile, and speak more confidently.
At the office of Shawna Omid, DDS, the team uses veneers to address a number of common oral health problems, including:
Your dentist might also recommend veneers if you have noticeable gaps or spaces between your teeth.
To determine if you’re a candidate for veneers, make an appointment at the office of Shawna Omid, DDS. Following an exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, your dentist can develop a restorative dentistry plan that aligns with your individual needs. If necessary, your dentist might also order a series of 3D images with the in-office cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system.
Receiving veneers usually takes two separate appointments. At your first appointment, your dentist administers a local anesthetic, numbing your gums and tooth roots. Next, your dentist carefully removes a layer of enamel from the surface of each tooth receiving a veneer, about one millimeter thick. After removing your enamel, your dentist uses putty to take impressions of your teeth. Your dentist sends your impressions to a laboratory that manufactures your veneers.
A couple of weeks later, you return to the office of Shawna Omid, DDS. Your dentist lines up your veneers with your natural teeth and bonds them in place using dental cement. You leave an hour or two later with a beautiful, shiny white smile.
If you care for your dental veneers, they can last for between 10-15 years. To extend their lifespan, make sure to brush and floss regularly. You should also visit the dentist once every six months for a professional cleaning and exam and avoid bad habits such as biting your nails or chewing on ice.
If you dream of having a more aesthetically pleasing smile, veneers may be able to help. Make an appointment at the office of Shawna Omid, DDS, today by calling or clicking the online booking tool.