A dental veneer is a thin porcelain shell that is placed over a natural tooth. It is about the thickness of a contact lens, or around a half a millimeter thick. When applied to the teeth, veneers are a fantastic way to cover up a long list of cosmetic dental problems including unusually shaped teeth, stained teeth, misaligned teeth, and short teeth.
At West Hills Smiles in West Hills, CA, 91307 near Woodland Hills, CA, we like to make the process a bit more interactive to allow all of our patients to be 100% happy with the final product. The process starts with a consultation where we will take pictures of your mouth and teeth and use them to create an image of what your new and improved smile could look like with your porcelain veneers. In addition, we will take an impression of the teeth and bite that can be used to create a model of your current smile. Using a special wax, we can preview what the changes would actually look like in your mouth.
For the second appointment, our dentists in Woodland Hills, CA will take a look at the model and the wax representation of the smile makeover and discuss any changes that might need to be made. A customized mock-up is then created that can be used as temporary dental veneers. This allows our patients to take their new smile for a test drive before committing. The majority of patients are very happy with the response they get while wearing the temporaries, but some will want to change small things such as the shape, length or color.
Once the patient approves of the temporary veneers, the permanent porcelain veneers are made and cemented into place. Dental veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years with proper, regular dental care practices and are much more stain-resistant than natural teeth.
The overall quality of your dental experience is very important to us.
This is THE place to go for your dental needs. You walk in and see their beautiful lobby that has a really big and soothing aquarium. They offer you snacks and drinks and the front desk girls always have a smile on their faces. The rooms are gorgeous! They even have those little cameras that take pictures of your teeth so you can see them (that was helpful because I had a crack on my tooth that I didn’t think it was a big deal until I saw it with the camera, ew!). The doctors are amazing. They didn’t try to sell me any treatment, but told me that their job was to educate me about oral health and my options, so I didn’t feel any pressure to proceed with anything I wasn’t comfortable with. I will come here for the rest of my life!
Just had work done by Dr. Mike Salekian today and was so impressed with how smoothly everything went!!!! I am usually terrified of the dentist (especially the numbing shots) but Dr. Mike was so gentle I honestly didn’t even feel him numbing me. He was very thorough at explaining everything so I felt comfortable the entire time. He is a very compassionate guy and truly cares about his patients. The assistant, Chris, is amazing too!! I highly recommend going to see them for any of your dental needs! You’ll be happy that you did! The front office is very accommodating when it comes to utilizing your insurance and making sure things are good on the financial side.
Recently, I was told I would be seeing a new dentist, Dr. Mike,by the excellent staff at West Hills Smile. After the first visit, I found Dr. Mike incredibly kind and very knowledgeable. We proceed with the treatment plan, and Dr. Mike continuously checked in while he was doing the procedure. Everything went fine, and it felt quick and painless. With the excellent care I received by Dr. Mike and continued support of the already great staff, I recommend this office. In my experience the staff is just as caring and willing to work with you as well. They go above and beyond, and really want to hear from you before a plan is in place, during your visit, and afterward if anything should pop up.