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8077 Florence Ave,
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Omid Barkhordar, DDS


Porcelain Veneers

Have you been wanting healthy and perfect teeth with an amazing smile? Porcelain veneers may be the solution to what you need as they restore teeth that are permanently discolored, damaged or that may be an unsightly shape. Porcelain veneers can you give that smile you’ve been wanting.

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are applied to the front surface of your natural tooth. They are made out of different ceramic layers and look natural. Once the veneers are set into place, they can change color, shape and size and even lengthen you teeth. The porcelain veneers offered at Downey Dental Arts, will leave you feeling much more confident about yourself that you’ll find yourself smiling more often.

What Dental Problems Can Be Resolved with Veneers?

Veneers can resolve some of the most troublesome cosmetic dental issues, including:

  1. Gaps between teeth
  2. 2. Oddly-shaped/misshapen teeth
  3. Crooked teeth
  4. Chipped teeth
  5. Broken teeth
  6. Badly stained teeth
  7. Teeth with fillings that you want to hide from view

Two Types of Veneers: Porcelain and Composite

Porcelain veneers are strong, clean and translucent and look like natural healthy teeth. If you care properly for them, these veneers can last for many years. Porcelain veneers are also applied over two office visits and the results are outstanding.

Composite resin veneers are not only the cheaper option they are also faster to make and put on, however, they are not as durable and aren’t long-lasting.

How the Porcelain Veneer Procedure Works

If you have decided on porcelain veneers, upon first appointment, the doctor will numb your mouth, and then remove a thin layer of the enamel from your teeth which is then applied to the veneers. A mold is then made so that the custom made veneers fit comfortably and perfect. Depending on the condition of the teeth, temporary veneers may be issues to you after the mold has been made. You will not regret your decision on porcelain veneers, as they make your teeth look radiant and perfect.

When the custom porcelain veneers are ready to be placed, we do a thorough and final “color check” as we this process is important as to ensure we meet your expectations with regard to fit, color and shape. Once you are satisfied with the results, the veneers will be applied to your teeth, carefully placed one at a time, with a special dental cement. Your new smile is permanent and perfect.

Who Can Get Veneers?

Veneers may not be suitable for everyone, however, another process could be used to achieve a similar result. There could be a number of potential dental issue related reasons on why someone may not be suitable for veneers which include:

  1. Not enough enamel on the teeth can make it impossible to attach porcelain veneers the right way.
  2. Any tooth decay, gum disease or other dental issues have to be treated before porcelain veneers can be used.
  3. Some people may have the habit of grinding their teeth in which veneers can chip or break.

What You Need to Know About Veneers

Because your porcelain veneers are permanently affixed with a special adhesive, they will not come off. Avoid chewing or biting hard foods, such as ice, nuts, or chewing on items such as pens, as these could damage the restoration. Veneers will have to be replaced if they are damaged.

Caring for Veneers

Like your own natural teeth, veneers need to be cared the same way. Brush twice a day, and floss once a day. There is no extra care needed, as veneers are permanently adhered to the front of your natural tooth, and function normally, as if they aren’t even there.

Come and visit us at Downey Dental Arts family if you are considering getting veneers. We have the skills to create porcelain veneers that are beautiful, and look completely natural. We know you want the best dentist for this type of work, and we will answer any questions you may have about veneers to help you learn more before making your decision. Skill is important and we have the professionals to help. We understand that this is a big decision, and our goal is to give you the smile you want. We are looking forward to your call or you may use our online form to reserve your appointment.

We know how much a smile means to everyone. A smile is a warm, happy gesture that is usually the first feature noticed. Your smile reveals your personality, your true self and can be used to show confidence. A beautiful smile brightens your face and a very attractive feature.

At Downey Dental Arts, we strive to give you the beautiful, glowing smile that will help you improve your daily life.

We are equipped with a full service dental office, providing both general and cosmetic dentistry. Our patients, adults and children both, are like family to us. We care and understand the importance of maintaining oral health, and how to help those of all ages to have and maintain an ongoing beautiful and healthy smile. Our goal is to provide the highest in professional quality, at reasonable prices. From general dentistry to the most advanced cosmetic procedures and orthodontics, we have the skills and professionals to help your every need. For your comfort, we offer advanced treatments, a modern, friendly and warm office, and you will be served by our outstanding and professional team members, all of whom are friendly, competent, and compassionate.

Every patient has different needs, and each visit to our office is personalized, just for you. Dr. Barkhordar is one of the most respected dental professionals serving in the Southland, and has made it his mission in life to remain at the forefront in dental treatment. Whether you want to straighten teeth, have a whiter smile, or if you are having trouble with some areas of your mouth, or you are bringing your child for his or her first appointment, you can trust us to be kind, patient, professional, and effective. For those who want perfectly aligned teeth but prefer a more discreet method, we are Certified Invisalign® providers ready to fulfill your dental desires in a safe and professional manner.

We work to embrace modern denral treatments that will give our patients better, faster results. We gurantee the most innovative treatments, geared for absolute comfort. We focus on providing stress-free, pain-free, gentle dentistry techniques, and employ some of the most cutting-edge treatments now available.

Come and meet with and discover the difference. Whether you need a cosmetic procedure such as teeth whitening, bonding, porcelain veneers or a complete restoration of your smile, we can help guide you along the way, offering the best plan custom for you. Our restorative procedures include crowns, implants, fillings, bridges, partial bridges, full sets of dentures, root canal treatments, and full restorations. We also offer several types of braces, including metal, porcelain and the invisible alternative, Invisalign®. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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