If you’ve ever wished you could swap out one or all of your teeth for new ones, you might benefit from veneers. These are ultra-thin shells that get affixed to the front of your teeth. That way, people see the veneer rather than your tooth — with its problems — underneath.
Today’s veneers look just like natural teeth and can last a decade or more. And they give you a way to correct a broad range of smile issues. That’s why Silva A. Arejian, DDS, offers them to all of our patients at our office in Downtown Los Angeles. As a veneers specialist, she can help you determine if veneers are right for you.
Dr. Arejian often recommends veneers to correct the following problems:
Chipped or cracked teeth
If you have a tooth with a noticeable chip or crack, you’ve probably wished you could turn back time and undo the issue.
Fortunately, with veneers, you have a way to cover over your cracked or chipped tooth or teeth. Once your veneers are in place, you’ll have a complete — and completely undamaged — smile.
If you’ve ever wished your teeth were longer, talk to Dr. Arejian about veneers. By laying slightly longer veneers over your existing teeth, she can give you the appearance of longer, more normal-length teeth.
Whether you have one tooth that’s noticeably stained or you’re looking for a full smile refresh, veneers can deliver.
If you have just one tooth or a few teeth with staining, Dr. Arejian matches your veneers to your unstained teeth so your smile looks complete and natural. If you want to get veneers over all of your teeth, though, you can choose a whiter shade to give yourself a more dazzling smile.
Gaps between your teeth
You’re not stuck with spaces between your teeth. By making veneers that are slightly wider than your natural teeth, Dr. Arejian can close any gaps in your smile. This gives you the well-spaced smile you want much more quickly than braces or even Invisalign® can deliver.
If you have teeth that are misshapen and stand out from the rest of your teeth, ask Dr. Arejian about covering them with a veneer. In some cases, this can give you a way to get a full set of matching, even teeth.