A smile is universally understood as an expression of happiness, warmth, and even love. If you are so unhappy with the appearance of your teeth that you feel compelled to force yourself not to smile, you are shutting down a vital communication tool.
Fixing Crooked Teeth with Veneers
Dr. Maddahi is able to fix crooked teeth with veneers. No doubt you’ve experienced a situation where a smile said more than words ever could. Why deprive yourself of this powerful, elemental form of expression?
Veneers for Crooked Teeth: Solving Your Smile
If you are embarrassed because your teeth are crooked, or because of gaps between your teeth, you may believe that braces are your only solution. Depending on your age, braces may be yet another source of embarrassment, one that you might have to endure for years. They also require special care and come with dietary restrictions and some degree of pain.
However, there may be another option for you, one that can be accomplished in a single procedure, not over a period of years: porcelain veneers for fixing crooked teeth.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that can be attached to the front surface of a tooth. You are probably familiar with veneers used to create whiter teeth. They can also be used to make the size and shape of teeth more regular and symmetrical. For some patients, veneers are the perfect way to repair chips, gaps, and uneven teeth.
Advantages of Veneers
If you are eligible for straightening with veneers, this approach has several advantages:
- You can achieve your cosmetic goal in a matter of days, not months or years.
- The procedure requires only local anesthetic, and possibly no anesthetic at all.
- The results are long-lasting. Veneers have a life of 10-15 years.
- You may not need to move a tooth to create a more even, attractive smile.
Creating Your New Smile: The Steps
The first step in the process is to obtain a clear picture of how you want your new smile to appear. This is a vital step, as only you know exactly what you’re hoping to achieve. The success of the entire process depends on developing a customized treatment plan.
Bringing your ideal smile to life can be approached through techniques including computer simulations or wax models. Temporary bonding can be applied to your teeth to give you a better idea of how your smile will look if certain changes are made. When this is established, the next step is to make a model of your teeth that can be used to form the veneers.
Before the model is made, the dentist may remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to prevent your tooth from having an unnaturally bulky appearance once the veneer has been applied. (This is not necessary in every case.)
Now the model is made either with a dental product or a digital imaging system. The model will be sent to a dental lab, which will make the veneers. This can take a week or two. During this time your teeth will have temporary acrylic veneers. When your custom porcelain veneers are ready, the temporary acrylic versions are removed, and your custom veneers put in place.
Choosing the Right Cosmetic Dentist
This process obviously involves sophisticated technology, but it is important to remember that when cosmetic procedures are involved, the artistry of the physician is vital. You’re not fixing a computer or patching a tire – you’re creating a work of art that will live in your mouth every day of your life.
Patients who find their way to Dr. Kourosh Maddahi in Beverly Hills will discover that they are in the care of a highly-skilled cosmetic artist, a professional with decades of experience, and a true pioneer in the cosmetic dentistry field.
Why Dr. Maddahi?
An honors graduate of UCLA who was trained in dentistry at USC, Dr. Maddahi is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has been acknowledged as one of America’s top dentists in his field by the Consumer Research Commerce Association. Since 1987, more than 10,000 patients have come to Dr. Maddahi to benefit from the cosmetic services that he offers.
They have included celebrities, models, and prominent figures from the world of business. You can benefit from the same standard of care, compassionate care, and mastery of the dental arts that has brought improved self-confidence and happiness to countless numbers of patients.