Dr. Monica Boniadi, owner of the Laser & Cosmetic Dental Institute of Orange County in California, offers a variety of aesthetic procedures to improve patients’ appearance and self-esteem. Over the course of her 20 years in practice, Dr. Monica Boniadi has performed numerous porcelain veneer applications.
For patients with broken or misshapen teeth, porcelain veneers can provide a natural-looking and more comfortable smile. To achieve this result, the process must begin with a thorough diagnostic and imaging visit, at which the dentist can assess any preparations that will be required. The dentist then performs any necessary reshaping and subsequently creates an impression of the patient’s teeth. The impression then goes to a dental laboratory, where technicians create a mold of the mouth and manufacture custom veneers.
Dentists may apply temporary veneers while the permanent versions are in production, though this typically only occurs if a patient’s remaining natural enamel is insufficient or if multiple teeth require treatment. Some practitioners also use temporary veneers to estimate the final result and determine any adjustments. After the dentist applies the final veneers, patients must carefully follow care instructions to keep them in good condition and minimize post-procedure discomfort.