Porcelain Veneers Specialist

Greater Long Beach Dental Group

General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in Long Beach, CA

If minor cosmetic imperfections, like dull, damaged, or misshapen teeth, are preventing you from loving your smile, you should consider getting porcelain veneers with Camille Adli, DDS, in Long Beach, California. Dr. Adli is a highly skilled cosmetic dentist at Greater Long Beach Dental who can make your smile look rejuvenated and radiant with high-quality porcelain veneers. To learn more, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.

Porcelain Veneers Q & A

What are porcelain veneers?

Veneers are one of the most popular treatments for giving your smile a total makeover. They’re thin, tooth-shaped shells that are permanently sealed to the front of your teeth, where they effectively mask cosmetic imperfections and give you a restored smile.

Veneers are typically made of porcelain, which has a similar color and translucency as your natural tooth enamel, giving you a renewed smile that looks as beautiful as it does natural. 

Porcelain is also resistant to staining, meaning your newly improved smile will stay white and bright for a lifetime.

What conditions do veneers treat?

By covering up the surface of your teeth, veneers can improve the appearance of teeth that are:

  • Cracked
  • Chipped
  • Worn
  • Crooked
  • Misshapen
  • Widely spaced

Veneers are also a great way to whiten a smile that’s been unresponsive to professional whitening treatments. 

What is the difference between veneers and crowns?

Veneers and crowns are both permanent tooth replacements that improve your smile with prosthetics that look and feel just like your natural teeth.

A veneer only covers the front-facing portion of your tooth, though, whereas a crown covers the entirety of your tooth above the gumline. 

This means that veneers don’t require you to remove as much enamel as you would have to with a crown, but it also means that they’re less suitable for treating molars or teeth in the back of your mouth.

What’s the process of getting veneers?

Your journey towards a more beautiful smile with veneers begins with a consultation. You discuss your cosmetic goals and dream smile with Dr. Adli, who helps you pick out a size, shape, and color for your veneers that best compliments and enhances your other facial and oral features, such as your skin tone and the size, shape, and color of your gums and lips.

Next, Dr. Adli prepares your teeth by shaving off a very thin layer of enamel from the front-facing side. Once your teeth are prepared, she takes an impression of your smile that she sends off to a lab, where your veneers are designed to give you your dream look while fitting comfortably in your mouth. 

You wear a set of temporary veneers while you wait the week or so it takes for your permanent veneers to come back from the lab.

Once your permanent veneers are ready, you come back for another office visit, where Dr. Adli checks that their fit and appearance are to your likings. If everything looks good, she seals them in place, and you leave the office with an instantly upgraded smile that you’ll be excited to share with the world. 

Your dream smile is just around the corner. Schedule your veneers consultation with Dr. Adli today by calling the office or booking online.