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Where others may not see it, you may notice a small flaw in one of your front teeth and you don’t know how to fix it. The answer for your dental blemish is a dental veneer! This restorative procedure places a thin porcelain piece on top of the natural tooth to complete your smile. Dr. Shahdad Arami and our team in Northridge, California, want to help you get the smile you want while protecting against infections, decay, and stains.

A thin piece of porcelain may not seem like much, but it provides resistance against damaging agents and provides a strong structure that will last for years to come. Consult first with your dentist if this procedure is right for you. If this is the right course of action for your smile, then your dentist will proceed by comparing your tooth’s color and shape to your specifications. This will be the first step in the process of restoring your smile.

You may have to wait while your veneer is being made but a temporary one will be placed until you meet with your dentist again. When the veneer is made, your dentist will remove a small amount of tooth enamel to create a surface that will connect easily. After cleaned and completely dried, a dental paste will be spread and then your veneer will be placed.

A special ultraviolet light cures the adhesive and then your dentist removes any extra material from your new tooth. With a final polish, you will have your newer, brighter smile! Be sure to make an appointment with Northridge Dental Group after a month or so to look for any defects and ensure the best fit and comfortability. Call our dentist office in Northridge, California, at 818-886-6100 for a better smile today!