Even minimal damage to your teeth can affect their aesthetic appeal. If you have an unexpected cosmetic concern or a pressing need to enhance your smile, dental veneers may be the right solution. While the traditional approach to this treatment can require appointments over several days or even weeks, same day veneers can provide you with an improved appearance in a single visit.
Dr. Robert M. Solow offers both traditional dental veneers and same day veneers to Woodland Hills and Calabasas patients. The investment our practice has made in higher technological treatment methods demonstrates our commitment to giving patients the best care possible. Learn more about Dr. Solow’s work and his approach to these aesthetic procedures.
Understanding Dental Veneers and Same Day Veneers
Dental veneers are thin, customized shells that fit over the front surface of your teeth. Dr. Solow can use these veneers to improve your smile by changing the color, shape, and size of your teeth.
Traditional dental veneers require two or more dental appointments. In the first visit, Dr. Solow plans treatment and then prepares the surface of the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. This creates space for the veneers. Dr. Solow also makes impressions of the teeth, which a dental technician uses to fabricate the veneers. In a follow-up appointment, Dr. Solow places these veneers.
Same day veneers offer Woodland Hills and Calabasas patients all of the benefits of traditional dental veneers—natural appearance, stain resistance, and a conservative approach to restoration—with the added advantage of a faster timetable. Dr. Solow uses the CEREC® system to fabricate the veneers in-office so that you can receive your restoration in a single appointment.
Our Approach to Same Day Veneers
Start with a visit to our practice in the Woodland Hills and Calabasas area. Dr. Solow will take the time to talk with you about the concerns you have with your teeth, conduct an examination, and discuss treatment options, including veneers.
Both traditional dental veneers and same day veneers can offer attractive results. However, you may want to compare the advantages of each before choosing an approach.
How Same Day Veneers Work
Dr. Solow and our staff make every effort to keep Woodland Hills and Calabasas patients comfortable during treatment. We offer a highly supportive, low-anxiety atmosphere for your care and take the time to work gently and effectively during your procedure.
For your dental veneers:
- Dr. Solow will numb the teeth and surrounding areas so that you don’t feel anything during treatment.
- He will reduce the enamel on the front of your teeth to create a space for the veneers.
- Dr. Solow will begin the same day fabrication process by taking a digital scan of your teeth and converting this image into a 3D model.
- He will tailor the design to your needs, and the CEREC system will fabricate the dental veneers. You can actually watch as they are being made.
Once the veneers are ready, Dr. Solow will fit them to your teeth and cement them into place. This completes the process of restoring your smile.
Whether you need an immediate solution or simply want to discuss your options for aesthetic improvement, schedule a visit with our practice to learn more about same day and traditional dental veneers. Contact us at our office in the Woodland Hills and Calabasas area online or by phone at (818) 999-0104.