Are you embarrassed by chipped, broken, discolored, or crooked teeth? Do you hide your smile in photos and lack overall confidence? We can tackle multiple issues at once to completely and dramatically revitalize your smile with porcelain veneers. These cosmetic dentistry restorations are wafer-thin, custom-made shells that are permanently bonded to the front of your tooth surface to mask imperfections.
Dr. Gutierrez & Dr. Alexandra, your Manhattan beach dentists, have partnered with a renowned, specialized dental lab, whose clients include A-list celebrities. We bring our patients handcrafted, incredibly lifelike, durable porcelain veneers that mimic the strength and aesthetics of your natural tooth enamel.
With innovative technology and materials, Dr. Gutierrez customizes the size, shape, color, and even translucence of your veneers to coordinate with your existing teeth for results that look and feel natural and never appear fake or blindingly white.
We’ll take as much time as necessary to explain the cosmetic procedure in detail, address your questions and concerns and show you what the final outcome will look like with our cosmetic imaging technology.
Placing porcelain veneers in Manhattan Beach is quick, painless, and involves removing very little natural enamel for a perfect fit. Simply brushing and flossing as usual and keeping up with your regular dental exams and cleanings will ensure your veneers last. We’ll make your experience comfortable so you can focus on your fantastic new smile.
Porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic restoration that can dramatically change the look of your smile. Unlike other options, veneers correct cosmetic issues. Meaning they are great for people who have healthy smiles but lack confidence due to the look of their teeth.
Change the Shape of Your Teeth
Some people feel their teeth are too small or narrow. This problem can make people feel hopeless, as there doesn’t seem to be much a dentist can do without removing teeth. Veneers can cover these misshapen teeth easily by fixing the cosmetic issue without invasive oral surgery (read more here).
Fix Cosmetic Issues Quickly
In addition to size and shape problems, some people are unhappy with the natural color of their teeth. Some others may have gaps or alignment problems but do not want the drawn-out process of orthodontics. Veneers are a great alternative as they can be placed in only a couple of weeks instead of taking years with braces.
Easy, Surgery-Free Process
Dental veneers are a surgery-free option. Veneers are installed using simple, outpatient procedures. The result is solid and functional natural teeth without cutting or drilling. There is virtually no recovery time needed afterward! To learn more click here.
Types of Veneers?
There are two general types of veneers, composite and porcelain. Composite veneers are made of composite resin and are placed in one day. Many dental offices tout same-day procedures and do in-office milling, where veneers are made on the spot.
However, while much cheaper, composite veneers aren’t as strong, stain-resistant, long-lasting, or realistic looking as porcelain veneers. Additionally, they aren’t successful at correcting moderate to severe cosmetic flaws.
Porcelain is a far more robust material than composite resin. Well-maintained porcelain veneers can last 10 to 15 years, compared to the 5 to the 7-year average lifespan of composites. It’s essential to consider this tradeoff if you’re thinking of having veneers placed.
At MDCS, we use porcelain veneers crafted at a specialized, high-end Beverly Hills dental lab by master ceramists. Since they can be shaped and shaded to match your surrounding teeth and are hand-layered to catch the light just as a natural tooth would, they are the most lifelike restorations available and seamlessly blend in with your smile.
Composite can’t match the quality of porcelain, and we believe it’s impossible to meet our standards of excellence with in-office milling. In addition to being vastly superior in appearance, porcelain veneers last much longer, are more robust, resist stains more effectively, can address moderate and severe dental issues, and fit perfectly to your unique self.
Placing porcelain veneers is a minimal-prep procedure to preserve more of your natural tooth structure, which is always one of our main goals. For the most lasting, natural, beautiful results, we always recommend porcelain veneers.
We care about your smile. If you feel you are ready to take the next step, contact us at (310) 546-4675 to schedule a free consultation at Manhattan Beach Dental, your cosmetic dentist, creating beautiful smiles in Manhattan Beach, CA and surrounding areas.