Porcelain veneers are one of the popular cosmetic dentistry treatments today, and with good reason: they are capable of seamlessly correcting a wide range of cosmetic imperfections with your smile. Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr. Kevin Sands has placed custom porcelain veneers for everyone from celebrity clients – like Kim Kardashian and Robert Downey Jr. – to everyday residents of the Los Angeles area. Anyone can enjoy the smile they’ve always wanted through porcelain veneers.
Cosmetic Problems Addressed by Porcelain Veneers
If you have any of the following aesthetic issues with your smile, here are some problems that porcelain veneers can help fix:
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Unevenly sized teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
- Worn-down teeth
Porcelain veneers are sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics” because of their ability to make your smile appear straight and beautiful without the time and effort that braces require. If you have hesitated to undergo orthodontic treatment in the past for this reason, you may be an excellent candidate for porcelain veneers.
Veneers are also one of the best ways to achieve a dramatically whiter smile. Certain permanent stains cannot be eliminated through teeth whitening alone, but porcelain veneers can effectively mask discolored teeth. Dental porcelain has the same translucent quality as natural enamel, making your veneers look realistic and beautiful. Browse our smile gallery to see examples of the excellent results Dr. Sands has achieved for other patients.
Functional Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Although porcelain veneers are designed primarily to fix cosmetic problems with your teeth, they also have a few functional benefits as well. Veneers can act as a splint for weak teeth with superficial damage, such as cracks and chips. Once the veneer is applied, the tooth becomes stronger.
Additionally, porcelain veneers create a smoother arc to your bite, making your teeth more symmetrical and proportionate. If certain teeth project forward or backward, Dr. Sands can alter their shape with the veneer to improve their feel and function.
If you live in the Los Angeles or Beverly Hills area and are interested in transforming your smile through porcelain veneers, please contact Kevin B. Sands, DDS today to schedule a personal smile consultation.