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Are your teeth simply refusing to give you the shine and beauty you desire? Sadly, often through no fault of our own, our teeth cannot give us the look we desire, often due to environmental or genetic complications. However, dental veneers can fix what nature failed to provide.

Improve your self-image with dental veneers. Read the following questions and answers to decide if dental veneers are truly something you wish to pursue:

TRUE or FALSE: Dental veneers act as tooth replacement treatments.
– This is false. Dental veneers are thin, extremely durable shells that are fused to the fronts of your preexisting teeth for an aesthetically pleasing look that can conceal discolorations, minor curvatures, stains, cracks, and other various flaws in your teeth.

What are some of the perks of dental veneers?
– Dental veneers vastly improve the look of your smile, enhance your self-image, and provide you with a natural looking exterior to your teeth that is much harder to stain than normal teeth are.

TRUE or FALSE: Dental veneers can save broken teeth.
– This is false. Dental veneers cannot be implemented if there is not enough enamel left on a tooth, or if the tooth is too weakened to support the veneers. In these cases, a dental crown would be more useful.

What is the lifespan of a dental veneer?
– The normal lifespan of a dental veneer is approximately ten years, but with proper care and maintenance, they can last up to fifteen years.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Philippe Athuil, DDS to see if you are a candidate for dental veneers, please call our dentist office in Beverly Hills, California at 310-286-2241. Dr. Philippe Athuil and the rest of our team look forward to ensuring optimum oral health in our patients for many years to come!