Over time, your teeth can take on some damage… even if you are faithful in your brushing and flossing. Chips, discoloration, or general crookedness can mar the appearance of your teeth and cause you to feel less than fully confident in your smile. Dental veneers may be the solution. With veneers, you can restore your smile to a healthy appearance, and regain some of that lost confidence. At In Motion Dentists, we are pleased to provide patients in La Verne with dental veneer services.

What are Veneers and How Do They Work?

Dental veneers are essentially a thin layer of material, custom-made to fit over your natural teeth. Veneers are designed to replicate the look and feel of your own teeth, but with improved esthetics and feel. With veneers, you can conceal cosmetic issues with your natural teeth, including chips, stains, or teeth that are less than ideal in shape.

Dental veneers are made of an all ceramic material permanent solution. Preparing teeth for veneers requires a small amount of the natural tooth to be shaved in order to effectively place the veneer in place. Due to the thinness of the veneer, this shaving is minimal.

What Problems Do Dental Veneers Fix?

Dental veneers are intended to be a cosmetic remedy. If there is something you dislike about your teeth, you can potentially use veneers to conceal it. By getting veneers, you can enjoy a bright, clean, healthy smile. At In Motion Dentists, we recommend veneers to address a wide range of tooth problems, including:

Discolored Teeth

One of the most common reasons why patients get dental veneers is because their teeth have become badly stained, and tooth whitening does not offer sufficient results.

Worn Down Teeth

Teeth can sometimes become worn down, whether due to tooth grinding or everyday wear-and-tear. Veneers can make your teeth look like they are brand new.

Chipped and Broken Teeth

While significant cracks may require more advanced treatment , cosmetic chips and fissures can easily be resolved with dental veneers. This can be a great cosmetic fix following a minor accident.

Misaligned or Uneven Teeth

Another reason why patients seek veneers? Teeth that are oddly shaped or uneven in their appearance. With veneers, you can ensure a clean, uniform look and a dazzling smile.

Teeth with Gaps

Still, another issue that can be resolved with veneers is gapping. If your teeth are unevenly spaced, veneers can be used to conceal the gaps.

The Benefits of Getting Veneers at In Motion Dentists

Most patients who get veneers are thrilled with their results and it is not hard to understand why. Consider some of the benefits of choosing dental veneers.

  • Dental veneers will allow you to conceal imperfections such as discoloration or oldy shaped teeth.
  • Good veneers are designed to offer long-lasting results; you may not need to replace your veneers for a decade or more.
  • Veneers are very easy to take care of, only requiring regular brushing and flossing.
  • Dental veneers can help restore your confident smile, removing self-consciousness about the appearance of your teeth.

Before and After Photos

Dental veneers can make a world of difference… but you do not have to take our word for it. Instead, see for yourself by browsing our gallery of before and after images.

Meet Your Dentist

At In Motion Dentists, our mission is to provide each and every patient with experienced care, friendly service, and a totally comfortable experience. To that end, everyone on our team is well-trained and carefully vetted. Before scheduling your appointment with us, we welcome you to learn more about the people who will be consulting with you about your veneers. Learn more about the In Motion Dentists team, and about our experience serving patients throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.

Are Veneers Covered by My Insurance?

Generally speaking, dental insurance only covers procedures that are deemed to be medically necessary; veneers are cosmetic in nature, and as such, they will usually not be eligible for coverage under your insurance. With that said, all policies are different, and it never hurts to check the specifics of your policy. Also, In Motion Dentists takes pride in keeping our services accessible through affordable pricing and flexible financing.

Veneer Procedure Process

What should you expect from the veneer process? It can vary from patient to patient, but generally, here is what you can anticipate when you come in to get veneers.

The Consultation and Teeth Examination

The first step in the process is scheduling a consultation with In Motion Dentists . During the one-on-one meeting, your dentist will outline the process, tell you more about your veneer options, and answer any of your questions. Additionally, the dentist will examine your teeth to ensure you are eligible for veneers.

Preparing Your Tooth for a Veneer

In order to prepare your teeth for veneers, your dentist will make minor changes to the shape of the teeth planned for veneers. This involves shaving a small portion of your natural tooth, roughly equal to the width of the veneer itself. This ensures that your veneers fit comfortably, without causing your mouth to feel too “crowded” or “bulky.” This procedure will typically be done with localized anesthesia. Before you leave the preparation appointment, you will be fitted with custom temporary veneer so you have a beautiful smile before you leave the office.

Bonding Process

Our dentists remove the temporary veneers and bond the permanent veneers to the prepared teeth. This process is usually fairly quick and comfortable.

How Long Does the Overall Treatment Take?

The total process of getting dental veneers usually takes somewhere between two and three weeks. The reason for this is that, after your initial consultation and evaluation, we have the lab perform a wax up of your teeth for the veneers to be patterned after. Once your teeth are prepared for veneers, the impressions are sent to the lab so veneers can be custom designed for your smile. It can take a week or two to have the veneers completed by the dental lab.

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Other Questions About Veneers You May Have

With any specific questions about dental veneers, feel free to contact us. In the meantime, here are a few of the more common inquiries we get from patients.

  • Are There Any Similar Alternatives to Veneers?

    While there are not any treatments that work exactly as veneers do, there are plenty of other options for addressing cosmetic concerns. If your teeth are stained, tooth whitening may be all it takes to restore your bright, healthy smile. Invisalign can help fix crooked teeth, and a chipped tooth may require a crown.

  • Does it Hurt?

    Most patients tell us that they experience little to no pain when they get dental veneers. The reason for this is that this procedure is actually minimally invasive. The only part that may cause discomfort is the removal of tooth enamel; for this part of the veneers process, we can offer localized numbing as needed.

  • Are Veneers Right for Me?

    Ultimately, the best way to determine whether dental veneers are right for you is to consult with a dentist. Generally speaking, if you are looking to address serious cosmetic issues with your teeth, and you do not have any gum disease or other underlying issues, then veneers may be a good option.

After Veneer Treatment

It is important to remember that while veneers are durable, they can be broken or chipped. The best way to prevent this is to avoid chewing on hard substances, such as ice or pen caps, and also to abstain from hard candy, raw carrots, tough-to-chew meat, and other foods that can cause wear and tear.

Most patients report very little discomfort following the application of veneers. You may have some minor soreness, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Make sure you care for your veneers by brushing daily, preferably with a soft-bristle brush, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly.

La Verne’s Ideal Choice for In-Office and Mobile Dental Care

As you seek options for enhancing the look of your teeth, we welcome you to contact our team at In Motion Dentists. We would love to tell you more about the services we provide both in our office and via our mobile dentistry unit throughout Los Angeles County and Orange County. Reach out to schedule an appointment at our office in La Verne, CA today.