Our dentists, Dr. Athuil and Dr. Bracker, may recommend dental veneers as an effective way to enhance the appearance of your teeth. These are thin shells which are made from either dental grade porcelain or composite resin and have the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Veneers can cover stains and minor chips, and even lengthen a tooth that is too short.
If necessary, our dentists might recommend restoring one or more of your front teeth with a porcelain dental crown. The dentist may suggest a crown that to repair a tooth that has significant damage or decay. After your teeth have been enhanced or repaired, there are a few simple daily habits that you can help preserve your dental veneers. This includes maintaining a consistent daily oral hygiene program of brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as remembering to thoroughly floss at least once per day. It’s also important to keep in mind that the biting edge of a veneer might not be as strong as natural tooth enamel. To prevent chipping your veneer, you might want to get in the habit of cutting hard food into small pieces.
If you live in the Beverly Hills, California, area and you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, you should call 310-286-2241 to schedule a consultation at Philippe Athuil, DDS.