Porcelain dental veneers are a comfortable, natural, and beautiful treatment solution for teeth that have become discolored, chipped, or worn. At The Art of Dental Wellness in Beverly Hills, California, Kerri M. Hill, DDS, has been fulfilling her patient’s dream smiles using dental veneers to improve the appearance of their teeth, including the enhancing the shape, size, color, and length. If the condition of your teeth makes you feel self-conscious, call The Art of Dental Wellness today to schedule your appointment. Book your initial complimentary cosmetic consultation online NOW.

Veneers Q & A

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin porcelain facings that are custom-made to fit over your teeth, improving how they look and function. Veneers will mimic natural teeth in color, shine, and feel allowing them to fit seamlessly into your mouth. Veneers are bonded to your natural teeth creating a very strong and beautiful result.

Veneers cover the front of your teeth, masking cosmetic flaws like:

  • Discoloration
  • Stains
  • Chips

  • Cracks
  • Wear
  • Shape

What is involved in getting veneers?

The start of your new confident smile begins at The Art of Dental Wellness for a cosmetic smile consultation. The process begins with a welcoming and attentive discussion with Dr. Kerri Hill. Her years of cosmetic dental experience and extensive studies of the art of aesthetics have brought many patients to her office for recommendations in how they can achieve their “dream smile”. The consultation may involve an examination for any pre-existing conditions that may need attention before she places the veneers, possible X rays, and photos. Dr Hill also works with her patients on setting dental wellness goals to ensure the surrounding teeth and gums are healthy in the long term.

Veneers typically involve two appointments. The first appointment is to prepare the teeth. It may involve smoothing or any reshaping any areas that will be necessary in creating an ideal smile design. An impression will be taken at this appointment, and temporary veneers will be placed while the dental laboratory artist is creating your veneers.

The second appointment will be to try in, approve, and permanently bond the veneers to your teeth.

Can Veneers be whitened?

Veneers are designed to be resistant to staining, which means they’re also resistant to whitening agents. If they become badly discolored, they’ll need to be replaced.

To ensure veneers match teeth when they look their best, many patients have their teeth whitened before having a veneer applied to ensure the veneer matches perfectly.

How Long do Veneers Last?

With proper dental hygiene, for example, daily brushing and daily flossing, and regular check-ups, veneers can last up to 20 years plus. Veneers should be cleaned with a non-abrasive toothpaste. Dr. Hill will assess the condition of your veneers at your annual exams. If you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth while sleeping, you may consider getting a nighttime guard to prevent damaging your veneers.