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What makes a smile beautiful?

That’s a complex question, but some qualities of a lovely smile are immediately identifiable: good tooth color, shape and alignment are a few of the most important ones. If your teeth could use improvement in any of these categories, porcelain veneers could be just what you’re looking for.

Fillings, inlays, onlays, crowns, and implants are all excellent dental restoration options.  At Woodland Hills Cosmetic and Family Dentistry , we carefully and thoroughly examine each patient’s oral history and current dental health to recommend the best treatment options.  We then discuss the treatment options with you, and together we make the optimal decision for your dental health and overall well-being.

We are currently accepting new patients, and all in network PPO insurance accepted. In House Discount Plan available for patients with no insurance.

Special Offers:

  1. $ 59 Dental Exam, X-Ray and Cleaning.*

15% off Initial Treatment and a Free Sheer White Take Home Bleaching Kit after Completion of Initial Treatment.

New patients only. $399 value. Limit one per patient. Not valid with other offers or for price service. No cash value. Cleaning is a regular cleaning and in the absence of periodontal disease. Teeth Whitening is a kit.

  1. High Quality Porcelain Veneers $699 Each (4 or More Teeth; $799 Each for 1-3 Teeth)*.

Free Initial Consultation.

  1. Free Cosmetic Consult: Includes Exam and X-Rays*
  2. Free Emergency Consult: Includes Exam and X-Rays*
  3. Free Invisalign Consult: Includes Exam and X-Rays*
  4. Free Implant Consult: Includes Exam and X-Rays*

*Not to be used with any insurance. A $35 fee will be charged to transfer X-Rays).

Request a dental appointment at (818) 225-9410 in Woodland Hills Cosmetics and Family Dentistry.

Porcelain veneer: You may already know that a veneer is a thin covering over another surface. In dentistry, a veneer is a wafer-thin layer of super-strong porcelain that convincingly substitutes for natural tooth enamel. When bonded to your teeth, veneers can create a natural-looking, beautiful new surface. That’s because dental porcelain, like natural tooth enamel, is translucent and tough. But it doesn’t stain like tooth enamel does.

Recent years have brought remarkable advances in dental porcelain technology. These days, veneers can be made so thin that they can sometimes be bonded directly onto your existing tooth surface. In other cases, a very thin layer of tooth enamel — as thin as the veneer itself — needs to be removed to fit the new porcelain surface and make it look as lifelike as possible. Either way, the results are sure to make you smile.

Versatility of Porcelain Veneers

Veneers can be used to improve any of the following characteristics of your teeth:

Color — Teeth can become stained by the foods and drinks we like, from smoking, and even normal aging. Veneers are available in numerous shades, from the most natural to the brightest Hollywood white.

Size & Shape — Teeth can become worn down from grinding habits, or may not have the shape or size you want to begin with. For example, some people consider rounder teeth more feminine and squarer teeth more masculine. Veneers can be shaped and sized in whichever way is most flattering to your face.

Alignment & Spacing — Veneers can be used to close small gaps between teeth or make slight corrections in alignment while improving tooth color and shape.

Limitations of Porcelain Veneers

There are some situations in which veneers would be inappropriate. For example, if you have significantly misaligned teeth or a large gap, orthodontics might be a more appropriate solution than veneers. And if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe grinding habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth.

Creating a New Smile with Porcelain Veneers

The first step in creating a new smile with porcelain veneers is to communicate exactly what you don’t like about your smile as it is now. It’s a great idea to bring in pictures of smiles you do like, as a starting point for discussion. It’s possible to see how veneers would look on your teeth in one of several ways. A model of your teeth can be created over which wax “veneers” can be placed; sometimes acrylic (plastic) or tooth-colored filling material can be placed directly onto your teeth to demonstrate the effect veneers would have on them.

Once the plan has been agreed upon, your teeth will be prepared by removing a small amount of enamel, if this step is necessary. Molds of your teeth will be taken and used by a skilled dental laboratory to create your veneers, and you will receive a temporary set of veneers to wear during the few weeks it will take to create your permanent veneers. When the veneers come back from the lab, they will be cemented onto your teeth.

Caring for Your Veneers

Just like the teeth nature gave you, teeth restored with veneers need gentle brushing and flossing every day. This will remove dental plaque and ensure good gum tissue health around the veneers. Regular checkups at the dental office will remain as important as always to your oral and general health. And keep in mind that as tough as veneers are, they may not be able to withstand forces that come from using your teeth as tools (to open packages, for example) or biting into very hard foods like candy apples — which isn’t good for your natural teeth, either! And if you grind or clench your teeth at night, you might be advised to get a custom-made nightguard to protect your veneers — and your investment.

To learn more about Veneers in the San Fernando valley and surrounding areas Call Dr. Yousefi at Woodland Hills Cosmetic and Family Dentistry at (818) 225 9410 today!

SPECIAL OFFERS:

  1. $ 59 Dental Exam, X-Ray and Cleaning.*

15% off Initial Treatment and a Free Sheer White Take Home Bleaching Kit after Completion of Initial Treatment.

New patients only. $399 value. Limit one per patient. Not valid with other offers or for price service. No cash value. Cleaning is a regular cleaning and in the absence of periodontal disease. Teeth Whitening is a kit.

  1. High Quality Porcelain Veneers $699 Each (4 or More Teeth; $799 Each for 1-3 Teeth)*.

Free Initial Consultation.

  1. Free Cosmetic Consult: Includes Exam and X-Rays*
  2. Free Emergency Consult: Includes Exam and X-Rays*
  3. Free Invisalign Consult: Includes Exam and X-Rays*
  4. Free Implant Consult: Includes Exam and X-Rays*

*Not to be used with any insurance. A $35 fee will be charged to transfer X-Rays).

Request a dental appointment at (818) 225-9410 in Woodland Hills Cosmetics and Family Dentistry.

Some Other Cosmetic Dentistry Options:

COSMETIC DENTISTRY & DENTAL IMPLANTS

When a patient has a small cavity, a dental filling is often the ideal dental treatment.  However, when a patient has a large cavity, or is missing part of a tooth, a dental filling may not be the best dental restoration treatment.  Beyond fillings, several types of dental restorations, including inlays, onlays, crowns, and implants, provide attractive, durable solutions.

A filling is used when the decayed area of the tooth is drilled out and replaced with composite filling.  It generally takes only one appointment to remove the decayed area and replace it with a filling.

An inlay may be the restoration treatment of choice when the patient has a larger decayed or missing area of the tooth.  The inlay is fabricated using a single piece of porcelain, gold or composite resin that fits the size and shape of the compromised area inside the cusps of the tooth.  The compromised tooth structure is drilled out and then replaced with the inlay.

Typically, an inlay will require an initial visit in which we remove the damaged area of the tooth, prepare the inlay, and provide a temporary restoration.  In the second appointment, we remove the temporary restoration and bond the inlay, ensuring a great fit.

An onlay is used in cases with more extensive tooth damage since the onlay covers the inlay area plus one cusp of the tooth.  The onlay is also a solid fabricated piece of porcelain, gold or composite resin that is bonded to the healthy section of the tooth.  Like the process used with the inlay, the compromised tooth structure area is drilled out and then replaced.

The onlay restoration process includes an initial visit to prepare the tooth and a second appointment to bond the new dental restoration.

A crown is selected when the compromised area of the tooth is most extensive.  The crown, typically made of porcelain, covers the entire tooth and is accurately placed after the compromised tooth area is removed.

With a crown, the first visit involves preparing the tooth for the crown, taking an impression of the tooth, and fabricating and placing a temporary crown.  In the second visit, we remove the temporary crown, disinfect the tooth, and bond the crown to your tooth.

An implant is used when a tooth is not salvageable or is missing completely.  Like the root of a tooth, an implant is fused into the bone of the jaw, providing stability for the crown that will be placed over the implant.

The implantation procedure is more involved and requires the surgical insertion of an implant screw along with a period of 3-6 months to allow the implant to properly anchor to the jaw bone, also known as osseointegration.  Once osseointegration is successful, an abutment is added to hold a temporary crown.  In a follow up appointment, the temporary crown will be replaced with a permanent crown that will be bonded to the abutment.

Fillings, inlays, onlays, crowns, and implants are all excellent dental restoration options.  At Woodland Hills Cosmetic and Family Dentistry , we carefully and thoroughly examine each patient’s oral history and current dental health to recommend the best treatment options.  We then discuss the treatment options with you, and together we make the optimal decision for your dental health and overall well-being.