Century City Smiles & Orthodontics
Dentists & Orthodontics located in Westwood / Century City, Los Angeles, CA
What if you didn’t need to deal with invasive oral surgery to improve the appearance of chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth? Well, that dream is a reality at Shawn Saidian, DDS located in Westwood, California. There, Shawn Saidian, DDS, provides custom-made porcelain veneers. With veneers, you can reap the benefits of a dramatically enhanced smile. Dr. Saidian’s patients who opt for veneers report feeling a dramatic boost in their self-confidence. To learn more about durable, life-changing veneers, call the office or book a consultation online today.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin layerings made of porcelain that are bonded over teeth to help improve the appearance of smile flaws. With a set of veneers, you can hide cosmetic concerns and show off a healthier-looking smile.
Dr. Saidian bonds veneers onto your natural teeth with a special dental adhesive. This procedure is a great option if your smile is affected by:
- Missing teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Crooked teeth
- A bad bite
Veneers are sturdy and durable enough to last, and you don’t have to alter your diet. You can still eat your favorite foods without constantly worrying about damaging them.
What is the process of getting veneers like?
Once you decide on veneers, Dr. Saidian takes detailed impressions of your teeth that are used to make your new appliance. Then, in a simple procedure, he files down your teeth slightly. This reduces the size of certain teeth to give your veneers enough room to fit.
An outside dental lab uses those impressions to produce your veneers according to Dr. Saidian’s specifications. Generally, it takes 1-2 weeks to finish a new set of veneers.
Once your veneers are ready, you’ll return for a follow-up fitting to ensure comfort and proper function. At this visit, Dr. Saidian uses a special dental adhesive to bond your veneers to your natural teeth.
What are the benefits of veneers?
A new set of veneers will immediately provide you with an incredible boost in self-confidence, as they can vastly enhance your appearance. Best of all, unlike many other cosmetic dentistry procedures, the process involves no oral surgery or any invasive dental work.
Beyond the cosmetic benefits, veneers also help restore your oral health. Chipped, cracked, or missing teeth often negatively affect functions such as chewing, speech, and digestion. Veneers can vastly improve these functions and, in the process, restore your overall quality of life.
How long do veneers last?
As long as you take good care of your veneers, they can last up to 15 years. In some cases, they can last even longer. However, the lifespan of your new veneers often depends largely on you. Make sure to treat your veneers just like you care for your natural teeth. Continue brushing and flossing regularly, and maintain your regularly scheduled checkups to monitor your veneers.
To find out if a new set of veneers can provide you with your ideal smile, set up a consultation today at Century City Smiles by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool.