Porcelain Veneers in Century City – Fix Chipped & Stained Teeth

Smile transformations became more desired after the advent of the “Hollywood smile” in the 1920s. Veneers were first developed by Hollywood dentist, Dr. Charles Pincus, as a temporary fix for movie stars whose smiles were less than dazzling. After the discovery of a long-term and safe bonding technique in the 1960s, porcelain veneers were more widely available to help address chipped, cracked and discolored teeth. Veneers also close gaps between teeth and alter the shape and size of teeth.

Porcelain veneers consist of an adhesive, or bonding, layer and thin ceramic shells designed to replace existing tooth enamel. Good candidates for veneers must have otherwise good oral health, are committed to caring for their veneers, and have ample healthy enamel. The dental practice of Richard Silvera, DDS, offers porcelain veneers to his patients as an effective and attractive cosmetic dental solution.   

What Can You Expect?

Dr. Silvera has many years of experience placing veneers. Usually, it is necessary for Dr. Richard Silvera to remove a small amount of the tooth enamel prior to placing the veneers. It is in this location the doctor places the resin which is then permanently bonded to the porcelain. The procedure is minimally invasive and shouldn’t cause any lasting discomfort or pain. Because of his extensive training and experience, and with the use of detailed imaging, Dr. Silvera is able to accurately place veneers to precisely fit to the existing mouth structure, resulting in a natural feel, look, and function.  

Thanks to progressive developments in dental technology, veneers have a more natural appearance and feel than ever before. The porcelain material closely mimics the light-reflecting qualities of natural enamel. When these natural-looking veneers are applied using digital imaging equipment by an experienced cosmetic dentist, the result is a more lifelike and comfortable veneer that is virtually indistinguishable from other natural teeth.

The Consultation

We understand the way your smile looks can have an effect on the way you feel about yourself. If you are concerned about the way your teeth look, porcelain veneers might be the best way to address problem teeth.

The practice of Richard Silvera, DDS, welcomes patients from the immediate area including Beverly Hills, Westwood, and the wider Los Angeles community. If you are interested in learning more about this comprehensive cosmetic procedure, or to make an appointment, contact our Century City office today. We look forward to helping you!

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