Patient smiling after receiving porcelain veneer treatment

Porcelain Veneers

Teeth that are discolored or worn can impact your smile and even make you feel self-conscious when you speak. To provide an aesthetic solution for a tooth’s appearance, Dr. Melanie at Wilshire Dental recommends porcelain veneers. Find out whether this option offers what you need.

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Understanding Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of custom-made porcelain that fit over the front of a cosmetically damaged tooth. These types of dental veneers mimic the way your natural teeth look, down to the way that light reflects on them. They offer aesthetic results, giving you a whiter smile or covering up any cracks or chips that your teeth may have.

Other types of issues that porcelain veneers can help with include:

  • Misshapen teeth
  • Teeth that are too small
  • Gaps or spaces between teeth

It’s important to know that porcelain veneers are not meant to protect your teeth from bacteria or cavities. You will need to take care of your natural teeth as you have always done. Veneers resist staining better than your natural teeth, but you’ll still need to brush and floss them as usual to avoid food particles getting stuck and attracting bacteria.

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The Process of Getting Porcelain Veneers Near Westwood


During your consultation with Dr. Melanie, she will examine your teeth and gums to see if you’re a good candidate for veneers based on your goals, current oral health and bite. If you are an ideal candidate for veneers, she’ll utilize 3D imaging and digital x-rays to create a personalized treatment plan.

Temporary Veneers

It will be necessary to shave off a very small amount of enamel from your tooth to make it easier to attach the veneers. The color and translucency of the new veneers are matched to your existing teeth and can be customized to the color of your choosing. Temporary veneers are then placed for you to make sure you like the appearance of the veneers.

Permanent Veneers Placed

In the next appointment, Dr. Melanie will check to ensure the new permanent veneers fit your teeth correctly and she will cement the veneers in place. You are able to eat and drink normally after your appointment, and there is no recovery time to worry about. 

Get a Beautiful Smile With Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can be the solution to cosmetic tooth concerns like staining, chipping, and cracking. At Wilshire Dental, Dr. Melanie offers porcelain veneers that are durable, don’t require extensive maintenance, and are easy to match to the shade of your natural teeth.  Get the kind of radiant smile you have always wanted by turning to Wilshire Dental. Call us now for more information or to make an appointment for porcelain veneers.

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Address: 3201 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 110 Santa Monica, CA 90403Phone Number: (310) 829-5181

We are a street-level location on the corner of Wilshire and Franklin, right across the street from Big 5 and Bristol Farms.

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