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Veneers

If cosmetic dental problems are preventing you from smiling with confidence, porcelain veneers in Rancho Palos Verdes could be exactly what you need.

Porcelain veneers can artfully conceal problems such as:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Uneven tooth edges
  • Gaps in your teeth
  • Extreme stains
  • Gray or dead teeth
  • Abnormally small or misshaped teeth

If you are tired of any of the above issues marring your smile, contact us to schedule an appointment today. Dr. Mileham will thoroughly examine your teeth, explain the pro’s and con’s of permanently adhering veneers to your teeth, and determine whether or not this procedure is the right solution to your cosmetic problem.

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The beauty of porcelain veneers is that they look totally natural. They’re made from ultra-thin sheets of porcelain that are permanently bonded to your teeth and blend in so well with your natural teeth that they will be virtually undetectable. Each veneer is custom-cut and dyed to match the shape and color of your natural teeth, with one important exception: they will look and feel better! Imagine, having straighter teeth with impeccable color and shine.

Virtually Undetectable

At South Bay Center for Aesthetic Dentistry in Rancho Palos Verdes, we specialize in porcelain veneers, not resin composites, because porcelain veneers deliver a superior, natural-looking result. The excellence of porcelain veneers stems from their ability to reflect light in a manner almost identical to real tooth enamel. This means that porcelain veneers are practically undetectable. Porcelain also has the advantage of being more stain-resistant than resin or composite materials, so your veneers will look fabulous for a longer period of time. The only reason we would ever recommend against porcelain veneers is if there was some concern about the strength of the enamel on your teeth. Porcelain veneers are a bit thicker than composites and require more enamel to be removed before bonding.

Caring for Porcelain Veneers

Caring for porcelain veneers is simple. Assuming you already practice good oral hygiene, you can continue brushing and flossing normally. You don’t have to treat your veneers any differently than natural teeth in terms of how vigorously you brush and floss. Although porcelain veneers do provide some stain resistance, you should still take care to protect them from staining agents like tobacco, coffee and red wine, just as you would for your natural teeth. One final consideration in terms of caring for your veneers is be sure never to stress them by crunching down on hard surfaces like ice, hard candy or fingernails.