Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Specialist
If you are looking for a small change or an extreme makeover, veneers can help renew a smile instantly and permanently. Dr. Donia uses only the best materials available to create a dramatic difference in the smiles of many patients in the Encino, CA area.

Porcelain Veneers Q & A

by Steven Donia, DDS

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth, whereas porcelain crowns wrap around the entire tooth. Depending on the requirements for your smile, Dr. Donia will determine which is correct for you. Porcelain veneers can be used for the following:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Stained teeth    
  • Crooked/misaligned teeth
  • Gaps

What To Expect When Getting Porcelain Veneers

Typically, porcelain veneers and crowns require multiple visits to the office. Dr. Donia will provide examples of what can be achieved and discuss any other desires you may have in creating your new smile. During the initial appointment, he will gently contour the outer layer of enamel, shaping them to create an ideal foundation for your new smile. An impression is taken and used as a model to create the veneers. Dr. Donia will place a set of custom temporaries that closely matches the cosmetic mock-up created at the consultation.

At the seat appointment, the dentist will remove the temporaries and place the veneers, ensuring they fit the features and contours of your face. With proper care, these restorations can last up to 20 years; additionally, they resist staining because they are made of non-porous porcelain.

What Are No-Prep Veneers?

In some cases, no-prep veneers can be utilized to create a harmonious smile. These are wonderful restorations and can create beautiful results if used in the correct situation. Only a highly trained cosmetic dentist can determine if no-prep veneers are an option for you.

To see examples of Dr. Donia's work with porcelain veneers and crowns, please visit our gallery of your future smiles.

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