Torrance Dental Center

General Dentists located in Torrance, CA

When you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth but don’t want to endure dental surgery, the dentists at Torrance Dental Center in Torrance, California, offer custom-fitted veneers to improve the look of your smile. Veneers rejuvenate the look of discolored or broken teeth without invasive surgery. Learn more about the benefits of veneers by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Veneers Q & A

Torrance Dental Center

What are veneers?

Veneers are layers of custom-made, thin shells constructed from porcelain or resin material. They cover the front of your teeth and replace the original enamel. Your dentist bonds the veneers to your teeth to improve the look and functionality of teeth that are:

  • Worn
  • Broken
  • Gapped
  • Chipped
  • Discolored

Veneers provide instant, long-term results and enhance your smile without the extraction of your natural teeth.

What happens during a veneer procedure?

During the initial appointment, your dentist evaluates the health of your mouth and condition of your teeth to determine if veneers are a suitable solution for your dental issues. Your dentist also discusses your expectations for improving your smile.

Your dentist takes a mold of your teeth and sends it to the laboratory that creates your custom veneers. The final product should match the natural shape and color of your teeth. Once the veneers are complete, you visit the dental office again.

During the second visit, your dentist preps your teeth by lightly buffing the natural enamel. When your teeth are ready, your dentist uses a special dental cement to bond the veneer to your tooth. They may use ultraviolet light to harden the cement and ensure the stability of your tooth.

This procedure requires no anesthesia or sedation. You may feel some discomfort immediately following the procedure, which should resolve in a few hours.

What happens after I receive my veneers?

Expect to see instant results following the placement of your veneers. However, it may take your time to adjust to the new size and shape of your teeth.

After the procedure, proper oral care is essential to preserve your new smile. Regular brushing and flossing maintain the health of your teeth and gums.

Your dentist requests a follow-up appointment several weeks after the veneer procedure to evaluate your teeth and the condition of your veneers.

What are the benefits of veneers?

Veneers are an effective cosmetic procedure for repairing broken teeth and creating a whiter, brighter smile. Using veneers to correct dental problems allows you to keep as much of your natural tooth as possible.

Other benefits of veneers include:

  • Easy maintenance
  • Natural appearance
  • Stain-resistant material
  • Immediate, long-lasting results

Learn more about the benefits of veneers by scheduling a consultation online or by phone.