Veneers Specialist

Claremont Dental Arts

Melissa Khurasany, DMD

General Dentist located in Claremont, CA

If you have teeth that are chipped or discolored, it can affect your smile and your self esteem. Dental veneers can help you overcome these issues, offering a conservative, less intrusive approach to cosmetic dentistry. They provide a natural tooth appearance and can last for many years. Dr. Melissa Khurasany can answer any questions you have and get you started on a veneer treatment plan. Book your consultation at Claremont Dental Arts in Claremont, California, today.

Veneers Q&A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or porcelain laminate that cover the front surface of your teeth in order to improve their appearance. Veneers are custom-made for you and are bonded to your original tooth enamel. In addition to cosmetic enhancement, they can also provide enhanced tooth strength and resilience.

In many situations, veneers are a great alternative to crowns and braces because they’re less intrusive.

What types of issues can veneers help with?

Dental veneers are routinely used to fix:

  • Stains or discoloration
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Uneven or irregularly shaped teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth

These fixes are achieved by changing the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth. When properly placed, porcelain veneers usually last around 10-15 years, and composite veneers usually last between five and seven years.

What is the veneer procedure like?

You’ll first book a consultation with Dr. Khurasany to see if veneers are a good fit for you and to map out your treatment plan. At this time, she may also take X-rays or digital images of your teeth.

At another appointment, Dr. Khurasany will prepare your teeth for the veneers by removing or buffing off about a half a millimeter of enamel. Depending on your teeth sensitivity, a local anesthetic can be used for this step, though it usually isn’t necessary. You can talk to Dr. Khurasany about this before your treatment.

Next, Dr. Khurasany will make an impression of your teeth, so that the veneers can be created. She may or may not place a temporary veneer for you to wear while you wait for your permanent ones. When it’s ready, Dr. Khurasany will fit the veneers to your teeth and then cement them in place. She’ll make sure that your bite is perfect and make any necessary final adjustments.

How much do veneers cost?

Dental insurance typically doesn’t cover cosmetic procedures, but you can book a consultation with Dr. Khurasany to see if you have coverage or if there is a payment plan that will work for you. The cost of veneers depends on the number of teeth being treated and the extent of your procedure.

Contact Dr. Khurasany to book an appointment with her at Claremont Dental Arts.