Your smile isn’t what you want it to be. Just look in the mirror or look at a recent photograph.
What would you change about your teeth? Do you wish your teeth were straighter or whiter? Would you like to close the gap between your teeth or fix teeth that are chipped?
You may be trying to find a dentist who can give you the smile that you have dreamed about having while you flip through the pages of celebrity magazines.
If you live in or near Los Angeles, CA, then there is a dentist who can help. Cosmetic dentistry is an important part of our practice at Westwood Dental Smiles because we believe patients like you should have a smile that you are proud to share.
A Smile That Shines
Think about your ideal smile for a moment.
What qualities would it have?
The teeth would be straight. The teeth would be evenly spaced — no crowded teeth or noticeable gaps.
None of the teeth would be chipped, broken, or worn down, and the teeth would be bright white. Also, the perfect smile does not have yellow or discolored teeth.
When you consider the products available to fix those issues, it might seem like an intimidating process. Do you need to get braces? Do you need to have you teeth whitened? Will you need dental crowns?
That could work if you want to have your new and improved smile a few years from now.
Or you could try something that could fix all of those issues — at the same time — so you can have a straighter, whiter, and complete set of teeth in a matter of weeks.
You could get porcelain veneers.
What Are Veneers?
The closest explanation we can offer is fake fingernails. If you or someone you know has ever had fake nails, then you know they can improve the appearance of your hands.
Veneers can do something very similar for your smile. Veneers are a kind of shell that we can bond to the front of your teeth. Veneers can change your smile in a short time while still looking natural.
You probably know that fake fingernails don’t last very long. You won’t have that worry about that with veneers. With proper care and maintenance, you can keep your porcelain veneers for decades without needing to have them replaced.
How You Can Get Veneers
The first step is visiting Westwood Dental Smiles for a consultation. Dr. Anderkvist will need to examine your mouth for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease. A healthy mouth is important to this process, so if we see symptoms of those oral health issues, we may recommend treatment first.
Assuming your mouth is free from tooth decay and gum disease, we will discuss the specific changes you would like to make to your teeth.
Once we have a plan, we can move forward.
During your next visit, we will need to prepare your teeth to receive your veneers. To do this, we must remove a small portion of the enamel from your teeth.
When your teeth are ready, we will make a mold. This mold will allow the lab to design veneers that will fit perfectly on your teeth.
You will return to our office when your veneers are ready, and we will bond them to your teeth.
Over the years we have been in practice, we have seen how veneers can create a physical change in the appearance of our patients’ smiles.
Perhaps more significantly, we have seen how veneers and other kinds of cosmetic dentistry have improved their emotional state as well.
We have had patients who were so ashamed that they almost wouldn’t let us look at their teeth the first time they entered our office. After receiving veneers, they held their heads high. They spoke without looking down. They smiled, and they laughed.
Could veneers do the same for you? We can’t say, but it is possible that you will feel less self-conscious about your teeth and more comfortable sharing your smile when your veneers are bonded in place.
You Deserve A Great Smile
Your smile is one of your best features if you are willing to show it and share it. Smiles make you feel better, and they make other people feel better, too.
Get the smile that you want with porcelain veneers from Westwood Dental Smiles. The first step is filling out our online form or calling 310-208-4084 to schedule your consultation.