Porcelain veneers are thin shells that Dr. Sands will bond to the front of your teeth for beautiful results. It is no surprise that this procedure is popular in Hollywood, considering that the types of patients seeking porcelain veneers are those looking for a bright, sparkling smile. Yet, whether in front of the camera or in an important meeting, how you look can influence how you feel about yourself.
Fortunately, porcelain veneers are long-lasting. They are made of an extremely durable, translucent material with texture similar to tooth enamel. They are generally not susceptible to decay and should resist heavy staining, so even as time passes, your new smile should remain intact. Porcelain veneers are very thin; therefore, minimal grinding of the original tooth is needed as compared to getting caps. This procedure may require up to three visits – an exam appointment, a separate time for prepping the teeth, and the bonding of your new veneers.
Porcelain veneers make it possible for everyone to have a beautiful smile, not just celebrities. Dr. Kevin Sands wants you to know that you do not have to live with less than dazzling teeth. Porcelain veneers can cover many imperfections in the teeth by bonding a thin shell directly to the tooth enamel. Although porcelain veneers are thin, they are extremely durable and stain-resistant. They come in different shades of white so you can select the color you prefer best. Dr. Sands will help you choose a natural-looking color, prep your teeth and then fit the porcelain veneers to your enamel.
If you have severely discolored teeth that don’t respond to tooth whitening methods, veneers can brighten your teeth. They can also correct a jagged or misshapen tooth. If you’ve suffered injury to your mouth you may have tiny cracks on the surface of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are very effective at covering cracks and chips in the enamel. Porcelain is a material very similar to the color, look and feel of natural tooth enamel. It is a very tough material as well which makes it a good choice to simulate the look of your teeth.
Dr. Sands will take impressions of your teeth to make customized veneers. Once they are bonded to the teeth, they will blend in seamlessly without any tell tale signs that you’ve had any dental work done. People will only see your beautiful smile. Schedule a consultation to learn more about how porcelain veneers can improve your look. In as little as three visits to Dr. Sands’ cosmetic dentistry office, you can have a perfect smile worthy of the big screen.
Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
We use inlays and onlays made of porcelain or composite resin. These pieces are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. Inlays, similar to a filling, are used inside the cusp tips of a tooth. Onlays are a more substantial reconstruction, extending out over one or more of the cusps of a tooth.
While traditional fillings can reduce tooth strength by up to 50%, inlays and onlays made of high strength resins can actually increase tooth strength by up to 75%, lasting from 10 to 30 years.
Dr. Liu received his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his internship, residencies and research fellowship at UCLA Medical Center. In 1998, Dr. Liu was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCLA Medical School where he continued to hone his skills in clinical practice, teaching and research. Dr. Liu has conducted extensive research and is widely published in the fields of Bariatric and gastrointestinal surgery; he is internationally recognized in his field and has lectured extensively to professional societies on these subjects. Dr. Liu is board certified in General Surgery and over the course of his career has performed over 3700 Bariatric Surgeries.