Veneers

Kaivan Kiai, DDS -  - General Dentist

Westwood Dental Esthetics

Kaivan Kiai, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in West Los Angeles, CA

If you’ve ever wished that you could redesign the look of your smile, then veneers are for you. Kaivan Kiai, DDS, offers beautiful porcelain veneers at Westwood Dental Esthetics, conveniently located in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, California. Schedule a visit with Dr. Kiai today by calling the office or booking online, and learn more about what veneers can do for your appearance.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry and an excellent method for improving the appearance of your smile. They’re thin pieces of porcelain shaped like the front of a tooth.

Dr. Kiai permanently bonds your veneers to your tooth’s surface, where they mask any cosmetic concerns and enable you to redesign the appearance of your smile. Because they’re made from porcelain, which has a similar color and translucency as tooth enamel, your veneers look just like a natural part of your smile.

What conditions can veneers treat?

Veneers are versatile in their application and can improve a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Cracked, chipped, or fractured teeth
  • Teeth that are worn-down
  • Stains or discoloration
  • Crooked teeth, or teeth that are too widely spaced
  • Uneven smile
  • Teeth that are too short

Veneers give you the opportunity to make your smile look the way you want. You can use a single veneer to treat a lone problem tooth, or you can get an entire set to totally makeover your smile.

What happens when I get veneers?

When you get veneers at Westwood Dental Esthetics, you start off the process with a consultation. You and Dr. Kiai spend time talking about what you’d like to improve in your smile, and what you can expect from veneers. You then come back for a follow-up visit for the treatment.

Dr. Kiai starts by removing a thin layer of enamel from the teeth that will be fitted for veneers. This is necessary for your veneer to lay flush against your gums and look natural. Veneers are very thin, though, so the amount of enamel removed is minimal.

Once your teeth are prepared, he takes an impression of your mouth with the iTero Element® scanner. He sends that impression to a lab that uses it to custom-fabricate your veneers. Because they’re designed for the exact specifications of your mouth, they fit your teeth perfectly and rest comfortably in your smile.

You wear a set of temporary veneers for a couple of weeks until the lab finishes making your permanent set. You then come back for another appointment so that Dr. Kiai can seal your permanent veneers to your teeth and give you your beautiful new smile.

Get started on your veneers today and schedule a visit with Dr. Kiai by calling Westwood Dental Esthetics or booking an appointment online.