All Star Dental Care

Cosmetic Dentist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Century City, Los Angeles, CA

If you have crooked teeth, discolored teeth, or smaller-than-average teeth, veneers can transform your smile, ensuring you look and feel your best. At All Star Dental Care in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of West Los Angeles, California, cosmetic dentist Farhad Shafa, DDS, and the team of dental specialists use several types of veneers to restore their patients’ smiles. Schedule an appointment today by calling the office or booking online.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Dental veneers are custom-manufactured shells of porcelain or composite resin that your All Star Dental Care provider bonds to the front of your natural, permanent teeth. It’s possible to receive one or two veneers, but most people get six or eight.

Veneers mimic the color and light-reflecting properties of your natural tooth enamel. This allows them to blend in with your smile, ensuring no one but you and your dentist knows you’ve had work done.

What types of problems can veneers correct?

Dental veneers are incredibly versatile. All Star Dental Care regularly uses them to improve the appearance of:

  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Severe discoloration or uneven coloring
  • Smaller-than-average teeth
  • Pointy or unusually shaped teeth

You might also benefit from veneers if you have gaps or spaces between your teeth.

What are the different types of veneers?

All Star Dental Care offers several types of veneers, including:

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers take at least two separate visits but can last 10-15 years. Additionally, porcelain reflects light the same way your tooth enamel does. That makes porcelain veneers more aesthetically pleasing. They’re also stain-resistant.

At your first appointment, your All Star Dental Care provider takes digital impressions of your teeth. They send your impressions to a laboratory that manufactures your porcelain veneers. At your second appointment, your provider bonds your veneers to your teeth, revealing a vibrant white smile.

Composite veneers

Composite veneers are composite resin. That means you can receive them in one appointment. To apply composite veneers, your provider carefully paints a layer of composite-resin on top of each tooth. Once the layer dries, they repeat the process several more times. 

After your veneers are the correct thickness and color, your provider polishes them. You leave the office with a brilliant new smile. Composite veneers aren’t as durable as porcelain veneers. They usually last four to eight years and are not stain resistant.

Hollywood Smile

Hollywood Smile uses veneers to completely transform your smile. During this type of treatment, your provider adjusts the size, shape, and position of your veneers to achieve a symmetrical, Hollywood-worthy smile. 

Hollywood Smile treatment is particularly beneficial for people who work in the public eye. It ensures your teeth always look bright, white, and healthy. 

How do I care for my veneers?

If you want to keep your veneers in great shape, it’s important to brush and floss daily and visit your dentist once every six months for a professional cleaning and exam. If possible, you should also avoid bad habits like nail-biting, chewing on ice cubes, or biting down on hard candy.

To learn more about the benefits of veneers, schedule an appointment at All Star Dental Care. Call the office and speak with a friendly team member or book online today.