Are you unhappy with the smile that nature gave you? Or do you dislike what time and life have done to it? No worry: for almost any cosmetic dentistry problem with your teeth, porcelain veneers provide an answer. Porcelain veneers can be used to lengthen teeth, reshape teeth, conceal discoloration, close gaps, and more. In just a couple of visits, you can take care of that problem tooth or have a completely new smile. And, despite their name, porcelain veneers are highly durable restorations that last 10 years or more.

Porcelain veneers are a great treatment option for people with healthy teeth and a healthy bite. To learn whether you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, please call (310) 275-5325 or contact Dr. Ravon today for an appointment at our office in Beverly Hills.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin facades of advanced ceramic that can be placed on the front and top of your tooth to give it an entirely new appearance.

They are similar to dental crowns (and are sometimes called dental veneers), but instead of covering the entire tooth, they just cover the parts that you show when you smile.

What Porcelain Veneers Can Fix

Porcelain veneers are versatile. They can fix almost any cosmetic problem you may have with your tooth, including:

  • Discoloration
  • Gaps in your smile
  • Chips
  • Stress cracking
  • Worn teeth
  • Poorly shaped or small teeth
  • Crooked teeth

They can be used to correct a single tooth that you are unhappy with or to reshape your entire smile.

To prepare your teeth for receiving porcelain veneers, we will remove some of your dental enamel. This will keep your teeth from looking too large and unnatural. It also ensures there is a smooth transition between the veneer and your natural tooth with no ledges that could shelter bacteria and trap food particles.

Advantages of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are not only versatile, but they are also powerful, and present many advantages over alternative treatments.

In treating discoloration, teeth whitening is good for removing surface-level stains, but it is not capable of affecting discoloration that is due to the tooth itself, such as discoloration due to a dead tooth nerve or imperfections in your enamel.

Porcelain veneers are longer-lasting than some other treatments. Although dental bonding can also be used to correct chips and gaps, bonding may last 1-3 years depending on the application. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, generally last 10 years or more. They also look more natural because the ceramic used has a similar luster to your natural tooth enamel.

Choosing a Dentist For Your Porcelain Veneers

Nothing will make more difference to the results you achieve with porcelain veneers than your choice of dentist. To make sure you get the best results, choose a dentist with:

  • A thorough commitment to preventative dentistry—this will make sure they know what oral health issues may need to be resolved before you get porcelain veneers
  • An understanding of bit dynamics and TMD-related problems that can lead to premature damage to your veneers
  • An artistic eye and ability to accomplish attractive and naturalistic results

Read more about Dr. Ravon to see how his training and technique can contribute to your optimal porcelain veneers results, then look at our smile gallery to see what results in we have gotten for other patients.

Please call (310) 275-5325 or contact Nicolas A. Ravon, DDS, MSD in Beverly Hills today to talk to us about getting a new smile with porcelain veneers.