About Porcelain Veneers
If an imperfect smile is limiting your confidence or making you look older, consider custom dental veneers at Southern Cal Smiles. If you have a few misaligned, chipped, discolored, or otherwise flawed teeth, cosmetic dentist Dr. Susan Fredericks can help with dental veneers personalized for you. Dental veneers are thin laminates that are attached to the front of your visible teeth to conceal the look of minor dental flaws. Laminates can be made with porcelain as well as other materials based the patient's concerns, goals, and budget. Dr. Fredericks has all veneers custom made for her patients so they match the color and appearance of their surrounding teeth to create the most natural-looking result. Residents in Woodland Hills, Calabasas, and the surrounding areas of Southern California are encouraged to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fredericks at South Cal Smiles to learn how veneers are a fast, easy way to get a beautiful smile.
"My experience with Dr. Susan Fredericks and staff was incredible. From the moment I walked in they made me feel welcomed and a priority. This October my veneers are one year old and I couldn't be happier. Dr. Fredericks gave me the smile I asked for. She truly listened to what I wanted and gave me my dream smile. I can't thank her and her incredible staff enough. Thank you all for making a life long dream come true."- J.R. / Yelp / Oct 19, 2015
"Let me start this review off by saying my five star rating does not come lightly. I have had my fair share of dentist visits and have hated every single experience before Dr.Fredericks. Due to an enamel defect, I have grown up extremely self conscious of my teeth. After I graduated high school, my parents and grandpa (who is a retired dentist) accompanied me on my mission to find a dentist to correct my teeth. I have researched and witnessed the work of poorly done veneers and was sure to be extremely picky with who does mine. After multiple visits to different offices, I came to Dr. Fredericks and immediately knew she was my match. Not only were her prices great, but she made me feel comfortable (which is a huge thing for me) and excited for my new smile. I was beyond happy with her work and receive compliments on my smile daily. She is so accommodating to my needs and manages to take me in for an appointment right away if necessary. For once I look forward to going to the dentist and have no anxiety about my visits. Go to her, you won't regret it! Oh, and Susan the receptionist is professional and kind too!"- O.B. / Yelp / May 02, 2016
What to Expect
To begin the process of making the veneers, Dr. Fredericks must create room for the veneer by removing a thin layer of enamel from each tooth that will be covered. Once the teeth have been prepared, Dr. Fredericks will make a digital or physical impression of the teeth, which will be used to create your custom veneers in a dental laboratory. A temporary veneer will be used to cover your teeth until the permanent veneers are returned to Southern Cal Smiles. The custom veneers will be attached to the front of the teeth with a special resin bonding agent. Dr. Fredericks will adjust the veneers as needed to give you a comfortable fit.
A follow-up appointment is usually scheduled about one week after the veneers are placed to make sure the bond is secure and the fit is still comfortable. Veneers are more resistant to staining than your natural enamel, but to keep your veneers in their best condition, it is advised to avoid staining drinks like coffee, soda, tea, and red wine. You should continue to follow a good home oral care routine, including brushing your teeth with a non-abrasive toothpaste and flossing, and visit Dr. Fredericks at Southern Cal Smiles for professional cleanings and dental exams. With good care, dental veneers can last up to 20 years.
Veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure, so it is generally not covered by dental insurance. However, Southern Cal Smiles accepts many payment options and we can help you with financing plans to make dental veneers more affordable.
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A Beautiful Solution
To revitalize your smile and hide cosmetic flaws, veneers can be a great treatment. Teeth that are crooked or chipped, as well as discolored and stained, can be camouflaged with natural-looking veneers that are custom made at Southern Cal Smiles. To learn more about porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry options that will optimize your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fredericks in Woodland Hills, CA.