What type of teeth veneers are best for La Crescenta, CA smiles?

Men and women in La Crescenta, CA trust Dr. Carlos Garcia for teeth veneers that bring stunning symmetry to their smiles.

Think about a person you know with a truly standout smile. What makes it different from other, nice smiles? It probably has symmetry, balance, and color that does not compromise its unique character. That is the difference teeth veneers can make for those who aren’t lucky enough to have naturally perfect teeth. Since 1997, Dr. Carlos Garcia has been helping patients in the La Crescenta, CA area love their smiles with tailored cosmetic dental treatments. 

When veneers are a good choice 

A veneer is a thin shell of dental ceramic. It is bonded to the front surface of an anterior tooth to disguise imperfections. Just one tooth may be veneered, all that show when you smile, or even a whole arch.

Veneers are applied to improve the appearance of:

  • Minor misalignment – Crooked teeth, spaces, and overlaps.
  • Enamel flaws – Chips, fractures, pits, and bumps.
  • Shape and size – Teeth that look too long or short, are worn down, or just aren’t formed attractively.
  • Color – Internal discoloration that does not respond to whitening, or genetically dingy enamel.

Porcelain veneers vs. Lumineers® 

Dental bonding, a composite resin material for white fillings, is sometimes used as a temporary correction for these problems. However, veneers for long-term smile enhancement are usually classified as porcelain or Lumineers®.

Porcelain veneers are about the thickness of a credit card (one millimeter). A small amount of enamel must be removed from the front surface of a tooth so that the veneer seats snugly at the gum line and looks natural. This change is permanent. The advantages of porcelain veneers are strength, and the range of imperfections they can mask.

Lumineers are a brand that are ultra-thin. Little or no reduction of tooth enamel is necessary – just a mild etching solution. Because they are so thin, Lumineers are translucent for a very natural look. Plus, they can be removed. However, they are more easily damaged or dislodged, and cannot correct some appearance issues.

At Bright Smiles Dental Studio, you always get a personalized treatment plan. Call (818) 290-8788 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Garcia to find out what type of veneers are right for you.

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Dr. Carlos C. Garcia, DDS

Dr. Carlos C. Garcia is a leading dentist in Glendale CA. Having first earned a DDS from Brazil’s prestigious State University of Rio de Janeiro in 1997, he received his license to practice there. Dr. Garcia then attended the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry where he earned a dual DDS degree. Not only did he graduate with honors at both institutions but has also served as a teaching assistant! Today, with over twenty-three years of experience as a general and cosmetic dentist, he prides in providing quality dental care experiences to his Glendale patients through Bright Smiles Dental Studio. His specialty lies in dental implants, complex smile makeovers, and full mouth restorations using modern and innovative technologies and techniques. Dr. Garcia has been nominated for membership in the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Science Program for Excellence in Science.

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