Do You Need Surgery for Dental Veneers?

woman smiling with veneers

If you’re looking to significantly improve your smile, consider dental veneers. These thin, translucent pieces of porcelain are carefully crafted to fit over your existing teeth, covering any discoloration or imperfections. In just a few visits to the dentist, teeth that were chipped, misshapen, or discolored can be transformed.

For those living in the Los Angeles area, you can find some of the best veneer treatment at Exquisite Dentistry in West Hollywood. Dr. Alexie Aguil has been helping patients achieve the smile they’ve always dreamed of veneers for over a decade.

Although patients see the value in dental veneers, an extra trip to the dentist understandably makes some people nervous. Some are even worried about having surgery for veneers, so they end up putting off treatment. Dr. Aguil understands your concern, but the process of veneer application for teeth is not surgery, and it’s simpler than you think.

Step One: The Initial Consultation

For those concerned about the possibility of veneer surgery, start with an appointment for a consultation. Dr. Aguil will carefully walk you through the entire process, immediately putting you at ease. Here’s how it will work at our dental spa in West Hollywood.

  • You’ll be welcomed to a spa-like environment. One of the highlights of visiting Exquisite Dentistry is the office itself. Dr. Aguil carefully crafted an environment that promotes peace and tranquility. Whether it’s the scent of essential oils wafting through the air, the comfortable lobby, or the soft lighting, you’ll immediately be set at ease as you walk through the door. When you sit down for your consultation, you’ll be offered noise-canceling headphones for music or Netflix, and given a warm blanket as you relax in the plush chair.
  • Your first step is a cleaning and exam. Before discussing treatment options, Dr. Aguil will recommend a state-of-the-art teeth cleaning and exam. This will help give an overall look at your oral health. By using the power hydrosonic water jet cleaning, your mouth will never have felt so clean!
  • The next step is a digital impression made of your mouth. Using cutting edge equipment, a 3D image will be created of your bite. If veneers are your best choice, these images will be used to precisely craft them
  • You’ll go over your treatment options. Depending on your unique situation, Dr. Aguil will propose treatments that may include veneers, Invisalign, or laser teeth whitening.

If veneers are your best option, you’ll then have the opportunity to select the style and color of veneer that you’re most comfortable with. Whatever you choose, Dr. Aguil won’t be content until you’re satisfied with your choice.

Step Two: Temporary Veneers Are Applied

man smiling with veneers

After your first visit, Dr. Aguil will send the digital impressions of your teeth to a top dental laboratory. You’ll have one of the most highly-regarded labs on the West Coast hand-crafting the highest-quality porcelain veneers.

For those worried about veneer surgery, the next step is simple. Dr. Aguil will prepare the surface of your teeth for the best shape and fit, an important step for your teeth in veneer application to achieve the best results.

Before your final veneers are ready, temporary ones will be placed on your teeth. These short-term veneers will show you how permanent veneers will look and feel. During this process, you’ll be able to give your feedback that will make the final result the very best it can be.

Step Three: Veneers Are Permanently Bonded

If you’re still waiting to hear about veneer surgery, we’ve saved the best for last—there’s no surgery involved with veneers!

Once your permanent veneers have been delivered from the lab, Dr. Aguil will permanently bond them to your teeth. The process for veneer application on the teeth is done quickly and gently. Before you know it, you’re on your way out of the office with a brand new smile. You’ll have veneers without surgery!

Porcelain veneers last a long time. Typically, Dr. Aguil’s veneers last many years, and they can last much longer with proper care and regular visits to the dentist.

Porcelain Veneers From Exquisite Dentistry

Although veneers aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution for every situation, they’re a wonderful choice for those looking to make cosmetic changes to their smile without the need for surgery. Veneers should be an option you consider if you’re dealing with yellowed, chipped, stained, or cracked teeth.

Creating perfectly-fitting veneers is as much an art as it is a science. Because of this, you need to work with a dentist who has a skilled eye for detail. Dr. Aguil has been creating “Hollywood” smiles for years and the results speak for themselves!

If you live in the Los Angeles area, contact Exquisite Dentistry for a consultation.

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