Veneers Specialist

Westlake Smile Studio

Mimi Theerathada, D.M.D.

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Westlake Village, CA

Misshapen, cracked, or stained teeth can make you think twice before smiling. Mimi Theerathada, DMD, at Westlake Smile Studio offers porcelain veneers as a way to make your smile look and function better. Located in Westlake Village, California, Dr. Theerathada can help you look and feel your best with custom veneers. Book a consultation online or call today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are very thin layerings of porcelain that help provide complete smile makeovers. They recreate the look of healthy, natural teeth and cover smile flaws such as chips, cracks, and gaps.

Before bonding the veneers to your existing teeth, one of the qualified dentists at Westlake Smile Studio goes tooth-by-tooth to fit each veneer. Veneers cover blemishes like stains, cracks, holes, or misshapen teeth. They can also restore frail teeth.

Although veneers can be made out of resin composite materials, porcelain is the most stain-resistant material. Like all dental appliances at Westlake Smile Studio, veneers are metal-free. Porcelain more closely resembles your actual teeth enamel, too. A member of the qualified dental team presents your options and recommends the best type of veneers for your specific needs.

How do I get veneers?

After a meeting to talk through your veneer options and the results you’d like to see, you return for a follow-up appointment. At this appointment, one of the professional cosmetic dental experts takes off a minuscule amount of enamel from the surface of your existing teeth to shape them in preparation for the veneers. After your teeth have been prepared, your dental practitioner takes a mold of your teeth and sends it to the lab, where technicians will make your custom veneers.

When the veneers arrive from the lab, you return to the office and have them custom-fitted to each of your teeth. Once your teeth are entirely prepared for the bonding process, the dental specialist applies a unique adhesive and light beam. This step helps the cement bond firmly to the porcelain. In no time your veneers are permanently in place, and you have a new and improved smile!

What are the advantages of dental veneers?

Veneers provide a natural-looking way to correct crooked, cracked, or misshapen teeth. Also, they provide the following benefits:

  • Stain resistance
  • Well-tolerated by your gums
  • Ability to lighten darker teeth, so they appear whiter
  • Aesthetically pleasing with minimal dental work
  • Reinforce weak teeth
  • Cheaper than other dental treatments such as crowns

Call Westlake Smile Studio or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool if you want to learn more about improving your smile with the convenience of custom veneers.