Porcelain veneers are incredibly thin shells that can be placed over the front of your teeth to correct cosmetic issues including teeth that are:

  • Chipped or cracked
  • Gapped
  • Crooked
  • Misshapen
  • Discolored or stained

Because they are only placed over the front of your teeth, porcelain veneers are not ideal for full mouth reconstruction. However, if you are suffering from common cosmetic dental issues, Santa Monica dentist Dr. Ana Brightleaf may recommend them alone or as part of a more comprehensive dental makeover.

Good Porcelain Veneer Candidates

Good candidates for porcelain veneers should be:

  • Suffering from one or more cosmetic dental problem
  • Free of tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health issues
  • Prepared for an irreversible cosmetic procedure
  • Willing to take proper care of their veneers

You should also have realistic expectations. Porcelain veneers can make your teeth look straight, white, and attractive, but they cannot restore lost function or increase bite strength. During your initial consultation with Dr. Brightleaf it will be determined if porcelain veneers can help you reach your goals.

If you live in Santa Monica, Brentwood, or Culver City, California and would like to learn if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, please contact Brightleaf Cosmetic & Holistic Dentistry today to schedule your initial consultation.