Veneers Specialist

Boghossian Dental

Cosmetic Dentists & Dental Surgeon located in Glendale, CA

If you have multiple functional or cosmetic issues with your smile that you’d like to address, dental veneers are a great option. They are an area of specialty for Vahe Boghossian, DMD, and Avedis Boghossian, DDS, of Boghossian Dental in Glendale, California. Learn more during your personalized consultation, which you can book online or over the phone today.

Veneers Q&A

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are made of porcelain and shaped like thin “shells” that fit directly over the surface of your natural teeth. Veneers become the visible portion of your teeth and are usually placed on the eight teeth of your upper arch. 

When you see a seemingly perfect smile on a celebrity or public figure, it’s often a great set of veneers you’re admiring. In the hands of a skilled dentist, veneers can transform the appearance of your smile. 

What kinds of issues can dental veneers improve?

One reason why veneers are such a popular cosmetic dentistry option is because they can correct numerous cosmetic and functional issues at once. Some of the things that veneers can correct include:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Gapped teeth
  • Abnormally small teeth
  • Severe discoloration
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Minor misalignment

Few things can improve the appearance of your smile faster than a great set of dental veneers. 

What is the process for getting dental veneers?

If you and your dentist decide that dental veneers are the best fit for your treatment needs and goals, you’ll come in for your initial veneers appointment. Digital imaging or X-rays are usually done prior to this visit. 

Your dentist needs to remove a small portion of your natural tooth tissue to make room for the veneers. Only around one half of a millimeter needs to be removed.

Next, impressions are taken to determine the exact shape, size, and alignment of your prepared teeth. That information allows the dental lab to create a set of customized veneers. 

You’ll get a set of temporary veneers to wear until the permanent ones are ready. Once they arrive, you’ll return to have them cemented into place, which completes the veneers process. 

Are dental veneers permanent?

Your dental veneers will eventually need to be replaced. With proper care, you can expect your veneers to last a decade or longer. 

Because a portion of your natural tooth tissue is removed in the process of getting veneers, they are considered a permanent cosmetic treatment. You’ll need to replace them with a new set to protect your teeth.

The good news is, the process of getting a new set also gives you a chance to renew your smile. If there were things about your first set of veneers you’d like to change, simply mention that to your dentist when you begin planning for a replacement set. 

If you’d like to learn more about dental veneers, call the office to set up a visit. Online scheduling is also an option and can be done from the comfort of home any time of day or night.