Not All Veneers are the Same. On This Page I Will Teach You What You Need to Know.
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Let's face it, we all know veneers are expensive. Plus when you spend that much, what if they don't look that
great? They can wind up looking like Chiclets!
Cheap veneers are simple: you just grind down a large portion of the tooth then do what is called an impression
and then get them made by a lab. That requires no skill.
The problem is this: veneers don't last forever. In 10 years or so when one or two of those veneers start to
break off, what are you going to do if there is no tooth structure left to place a new one? It's a tough spot
to be in.
But if you do minimal-prep (which means minimal grinding), then you don't need to worry about that. There will
be plenty of tooth structure left to last you the rest of your life. The solution is Ultra-Thin Veneers.
You might think that means they are weaker, but, because very little of the tooth is messed with, they are actually
much stronger because they are bonded to a big and sturdy tooth.
A large veneer means that there is less tooth. That’s not good and actually less strong. Not to mention they
look obviously more on the fake side because they can be too white or too perfect. Sometimes a beautiful, but
natural, looking smile is actually more ATTRACTIVE.
You don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard to be beautiful; TRULY attractive people are generally fairly
subtle about it. The masters of dentistry create beauty by adding character in areas that need it and giving
a masculine or feminine touch that is entirely artistic.
Grinding down a ton of your tooth and slapping on a Chiclet is not the way to do it. There is such a thing as
“no-prep” veneer, but you wind up with a big, bulky veneer because the veneer is always bigger than your natural
teeth. “Minimal-prep” is the smartest way to maximize your veneer bond and also save teeth. It gives you the
best of both worlds.
It allows the lab to make the perfect shape and size for your veneers that are not too big and bulky. One thing
that is great about Ultra-Thin Veneers as well is that, with them, you can retain the natural translucence of
the tooth. Making sure the gum line travels around the tooth in a natural way is also really critical.
Our type of veneers fit perfectly under the gum line and won’t cause inflammation or discomfort. Often times,
people will think you take really good care of your teeth, had braces in the past and really care about your
appearance, which can give you an advantage in business dealings, dating, relationships, etc.
Why Building-Up the Veneer is Important:
Most dentists have a hard time bonding the veneers to the deeper part of the teeth, called dentin.
By using a special technology called biomimetic dentistry, we are able to build up the tooth in a special way
that protects the nerves of the teeth while also increasing the strength of the veneer bond up to 400%.
We make sure if there is any dentin that could later be exposed to bacteria, we seal it up first before placing
the veneer. That way, if later the veneer was to crack or leak for any reason, the bacteria could never get down
in the root and cause an infection.
We also make sure to build up the veneer in a way that allows the mouth to keep the same structure that Mother
One good example of this is the backside of the tooth. There is a crevice built behind the tooth (that you can
see in the picture on the side of this text) that also needs to be re-created if decay ruined it. This small
crevice is an important aspect of the anatomy of a tooth and prevents the lower teeth from pushing against and
over-flexing the upper teeth.
Here I have taken a picture of a dental model and drawn on a couple of the teeth to show you what I’m talking
Doing these seemingly small extra actions can improve the life of your veneers and also your teeth because they
won’t need to be prepped again for, hopefully, a VERY long time.
Our Veneer Process:
First and foremost, this is RED CARPET TREATMENT.
You come in and work with the doctor one-on-one to make sure you have the absolute perfect smile you have always
wanted. We are going to showboat you down to our lab in Beverly Hills and take photos. Unless, of course, you
want to be shy about it.
But before we do all that, we do the most important step: pre-planning. We do this by putting your entire mouth
There’s two reasons why we do this:
- So that you can see exactly what your teeth will look like with your new veneers.
- So that we can determine the exact best way to prepare your teeth so that we only have to remove the BARE MINIMUM
of tooth structure to get the smile you have always dreamed of.
This phase is often not done when people are getting veneers done elsewhere. This is not ideal because you want to have a
complete picture of where the gum line will be, how the length and shape of the teeth will be and also the way
the bite will be.
You are not included in the decision because the “doctor knows best.” With restorative dental work that may
be true, but with cosmetics only the patient knows best!
There is no room for error or imperfections once you place the final veneer; so every single precaution should
be taken to make sure that they are absolutely PERFECT once they are placed.
The pre-planning stage is the MOST important part of getting veneers and a majority of dentists don’t even do
this step at all!
Natasha describes seeing her brand new smile in the mirror for the very first time.
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After you get Excited About your New Look:
Now that you have seen your future mouth, and are happy with it, we get you scheduled to come in and have your teeth prepared
and have the temporaries put on. In my office, we do everything one-on-one. You will be working with me and I
only deal with one patient at a time.
This means every step is controlled and handled by us and there is very little outside interference or reliance from support staff. Often, if you have a lot of veneers to be done, we can schedule you for a 4 or 5 hour appointment
in an afternoon and do all of your temporaries in one day. This allows you to literally walk out of your first
visit with a brand new smile.
Then, over the course of a few weeks, we make adjustments based on how you’re feeling and how you like your new teeth. The process can go much faster if you want, but we recommend giving it some time so that you are 100% sure that you know exactly what you want before we finalize the tiny sculptures that will forever change your life.
Then, when we are both happy with the final result, we get the final veneers made in our lab and sent over to
our office to be seated. Then you come in for another 4 or 5 hour appointment to have everything placed and perfected.
Usually, after this point, all you have to do is flash those pearly whites and brighten up the lives of the
people around you with your mind-blowing new smile.
Caring for your Veneers:
If you’re like many Americans, you have way too much stress on a daily basis. It could be causing you to grind at night and
might be destroying your teeth.
If that’s the case, we’ll make you a night guard to protect your new investment and you will sleep with it in order to prevent night-time grinding from damaging and chipping away at your new veneers. Besides that, you can treat
your new veneers just like normal teeth: brushing, flossing, oral probiotics, etc.
I have veneers that I did on my patients 20 years ago and are still going strong. People value things that are
expensive: your veneers will get better treatment, naturally, than your original teeth ever did. You will WANT
to take care of them.
I have done over 11,000 veneers, so you’re in good hands. If you only need veneers and don’t need any restorative
work at all then I will do a cosmetic consultation (not full exam or x-rays) totally free of charge. There’s no
reason to wait.
Two entire videos of my free holistic dental education course are devoted to veneers. The reason why is because
veneers can be used as a restorative option to crowns to open your bite and give you many restorative properties
as well as making your smile absolutely gorgeous.
They get a reputation of "only cosmetic," which isn't really true.
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30 Minutes into the Procedure!!
Preparing for Ultra-Thin Veneers