Customized porcelain veneers in Los Angeles designed by world-renowned celebrity dentist Dr. Anthony Mobasser provides the latest in anti-aging dentistry. He combines art and science to give you an amazing look!
Many of Dr. Mobasser’s patients come from around the world and across the United States just to come to his Los Angeles dental office to get their veneers designed and placed by him. He is known as one of the best dentists for veneers in the world. His reputation and experience has allowed him to successfully place over 10,000 porcelain veneers in Los Angeles over his 30 years of practice in cosmetic dentistry.
Veneers can be applied to a single front tooth or multiple teeth. We can also apply smile line veneers which typically include ten veneers that are visible in your direct smile line. We can also apply full mouth veneers, the possibilities are endless and dependent upon the patients needs.
The cost of porcelain veneers in Los Angeles varies, depends on complexity of the case, the bite and the original length, shape and color. Most of the veneers Dr. Mobasser has placed have been in his patients mouths for over 25 years, and continue to look and function amazingly, according to his reviews on Google.
Porcelain veneers in Los Angeles are Dr. Mobasser’s specialty and passion, especially when it comes to custom redesigning your veneers and your smile. Due to his vast knowledge and experience in designing and placing veneers, his porcelain veneers are not the cheapest, but as his patients can attest, the quality and level of service they receive from Dr. Mobasser is unmatched! According to WebMD, many veneers can cost you up to $1,000 to $2,000 per tooth, depending on which tooth the veneer is being placed on.
What are the best veneers for teeth?
Porcelain veneers are the best veneers available since they are durable, strong, can resemble your natural tooth color or give you a Hollywood white smile. Most celebrities, entertainers, stars, and Elite alike nd Hollywood Celebrities, and the Elite choose Porcelain Veneers as opposed to other types of veneer options. Of all the porcelain veneers available on the market today, the most aesthetic veneers by far are called Feldspathic Porcelain Veneers. These are produced by a master ceramist, followed by Emax or silicone Disilicate, and Cubic Zirconia veneers. However as far as the strength, the order is reversed, and be aware the Feldspathic veneers are not suitable for everyone.
As an expert in the field of advanced aesthetic dentistry, Dr. Anthony Mobasser will select the best suitable esthetic material to maximize your esthetic and functional outcome. Dr. Mobasser will carry on an in depth study of your teeth prior to selecting the suitable material for you. The key to successful veneers per Dr. Mobasser is to develop a full facial treatment plan encompassing personalized a personalized smile design and select from different medium of ceramics.
Before and After Porcelain Veneers in Los Angeles
Synopsis Far Right: Patient wanted natural looking teeth. Not necessarily whiter, but better stronger teeth and improved shape. They tried dental bonding in the past but failed due to strength. Feldspathic layering porcelain was used to give the veneers a natural look to match their current color and shade.
How much do Porcelain Veneers in Los Angeles cost?
The cost of veneers varies from $2000 and up in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area. The cost varies since each smile is unique and dependent on how many teeth are involved, the patients bite profile, the original color of their natural teeth, the desired color and length of time you want your veneers to last, and most importantly the expertise and the knowledge of the cosmetic dentist performing your dental veneer procedure.
Proper evaluation and consultation is a prerequisite. Veneers will give you a new lease on life, not only making you look your best but you will feel more fabulous and complete! This procedure is used both for health and cosmetic reasons, to strengthen your teeth as well as to rejuvenate your smile to a smile you’ve always wanted. Dental Veneers are designed not only to match your face, your skin tone, the shape of your lips, but they can also be designed to match your personality.
Dr. Mobasser also can design reverse Porcelain Veneers, to improve the bite or occlusion. Most reverse veneers are placed on canine teeth to improve the bite or occlusion. In many of Dr. Mobasser’s cases, due to severe grinding, clenching and acid erosion, the back of the teeth are worn out and cause your bite to collapse further. Specially designed lingual veneers can restore and improve your worn out teeth and make them strong to chewing forces. Veneers can actually improve your smile and restore function much better than dental bonding procedures, since ceramic veneers are much stronger and more durable.
Do Veneers Ruin Your Teeth?
Veneers which have been placed on aggressively or radical prepared teeth by a dentist can absolutely irreversibly damage your teeth, causing sensitivity, gum irritation, and bone degeneration. Furthermore, veneers that are not fitted right can cause irreversible damage. However thin or conservatively prepared veneers by an experienced cosmetic dentist and crafted by an experienced master ceramist can last many decades. It all depends on the expertise of your cosmetic dentist and the philosophy of tooth conservation, and minimal tooth reduction that can give you very long lasting and predictable results.
The shape of your teeth can dictate if you want to have a more masculine smile for males vs a more feminine smile for females. The veneer pictures below demonstrate how a slight change in shape can match your personality, or convert previously worn out teeth to a more youthful smile:
Thin porcelain veneers Before After
Synopsis: The patient wanted to preserve all the enamel, wanted minimal shaping to get thin veneers. Minimal ultraconservative shaping was done to give patient what was desired. Chipped edges of the teeth were fixed, the teeth were lengthened, and more harmonious edges of the teeth were created to follow her lower lip line. Of course the color was brightened to natural pearly white, and all of this was done with feldspathic porcelain, which is still the ultimate and gold standard as far as making porcelain veneers. Feldspathic porcelain is indicated is performed in selective cases, depending on the patients bite, function and aesthetic needs.
The above Natural white veneers was fabricated. Pearly white or natural white color is very different than Hollywood white which is very reflective and almost opaque white. Dr. Mobasser, instructs his master ceramist to use Emax with a cut back of feldspar porcelain that gives the patient a natural pearly white color and improves the shape and size of teeth to fit the patients lip and face. Our patient could not be happier, since the purpose of the above thin veneers was to conserve tooth structure and enamel.
Minimal Invasive Dentistry (with minimal tooth preparation or shaping), to achieve a perfect smile for our patients.
Transforming Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers in Los Angeles
“The only regret is that I should have done it sooner!”, is what one patient expressed after getting porcelain veneers by Dr. Mobasser.
What Exactly Is A Veneer?
A veneer is an ultra thin shell of porcelain that is bonded to your teeth. They enable you to change the color, shape, and alignment of your teeth and can last for over 20 years, according to The Journal of the American Dental Association. Top Celebrity Dentist Dr. Anthony Mobasser uses his own unique technique to deliver porcelain veneers in Los Angeles with their unique shape and color to match the patient’s face and personality.
In order to achieve natural, or natural white results, the veneer selected by your dentist and you must not be monochromatic, but poly-chromatic. This means that they are not a uniform single color, nor should it be opaque. Artistic creativity is required to form natural beauty to the tooth through the layering of colors, and the preparation of your teeth for the Veneer to mimic natural tooth qualities you desire, hence selecting the right cosmetic dentist is of vital importance.
What determines the success of Veneers?
1- Preservation of Enamel, and avoiding dentin exposure (the bond to dentin is not as strong to enamel).
2- The foundation and the health of the Gums, BEFORE starting and preparing for veneers.
3- The occlusion and Bite, will determine if you are a candidate, and which porcelain to be used?
4- The Experience and knowledge of the dentist, plus using the right bonding protocol which may differ from one patient to other.
Veneers are typically bonded to your teeth and not cemented for lasting results. Veneer bonding is typically used to describe a method of adding tooth-colored resin material inside the veneers to permanently bond the porcelain shell to your prepared teeth. It is desirable that minimum preparation be done on your tooth since the longevity of the procedure, depends on how much enamel (the outer layer of your tooth structure) is preserved. Ideally careful case planning is done before your veneers procedure to rejuvenate your smile your personality and your life.
Porcelain veneers are recommended for a variety of dental conditions such as: uneven spaces, causing food impaction or food stuck between your teeth, worn or chipped fractured teeth, stained or discolored teeth, misshapen teeth, short teeth that are too small or long teeth which are too prominent, crooked teeth etc. They are more durable and effective if the preparation is in enamel and not dentin. An additional benefit of Veneers is that they are a more conservative procedure than Dental crowns. Meaning more tooth is conserved as compared to dental crowns, since only the facial or front surface of your teeth is being worked on, as opposed to 360 degrees circumference.
Dental Veneers require an expert dentist to prepare and shape your existing teeth, the least invasive the better the longevity of veneer for many years. Per Dr. Anthony Mobasser, “I have seen too many restorations that the patient was told by the dentist that they had placed veneers, when in fact they have now crowns, or 3/4 crowns, which once the tooth is over cut and shaped, there is no going back to veneers. Over preparing by a treating dentist can cause dislodging of veneers, and frustration for you as the patient”.
Dr. Anthony Mobasser, has prepared and successfully bonded over 10,000 veneers. Some of his ceramic veneers for smile make overs, or dental reconstructions performed with his veneer technique are still functioning over 25 years and remain cosmetically pleasing. Per Dr. Mobasser, dental veneers is very technique sensitive, and now days with the advent of many new porcelains on the market, the dentist diagnosis to select which type of veneers, and the quality of preparation and bonding the porcelain to the tooth structure by an expert dentist is the most vital aspect for lasting and pleasing results.
Is It Possible To See What The Final Results Will Look Like Prior To The Procedure?
After taking initial impression and final cast, Dr. Mobasser recommends a WAX UP to be done on the initial duplicate models by the master ceramist. The Doctor needs to go to the lab and shape the model as if he was going to shape the teeth on the initial visit, then give it to his master ceramist for the final design in which the patient, the doctor, and the ceramist have a discussion so the patient sees the before and after results in regards to the shape, height, width, and relationship of each tooth together and the angulation of each individual tooth.
This method is by far better than simulations of before and after with pictures, since the doctor and the ceramist now have to deal with bite and function of the teeth in the wax up also. On simulation of before and after the bite and function is unknown, so you might get fooled by the picture, since the bite and function on the picture is unknown. There is an extra charge for this process, however it is well worth it to allow you to get a “sneak peek” at the expected end results.
Before Veneers: Discolored, Spaces, Narrow Teeth; After Porcelain Veneers with Feldspar Porcelain
Choosing Color for your Porcelain Veneers?
Dr. Mobasser believes that tooth structure is precious and the more the dentist removes the more easily the restoration can fail. The expertise of the cosmetic dentist is critical for having a lasting restoration that will look great and function for a long time! If not done properly, many failures such as de-bonding or fractures are common.
Porcelain Veneer Onlays are another procedure done for the back (posterior) teeth utilizing veneers to be extended to the chewing surface of your teeth to close gaps, food caught between your teeth due to small spaces, as the result of shifted teeth or ill fitting old fillings, Veneer onlays fix chipped teeth, and can cover discoloration to replace the traditional mercury silver fillings in your back teeth, and rejuvenate old worn out dentistry.
Dental Veneers done by an expert cosmetic dentist are custom made to the individual’s lip form, face, skin tone, and personality. Unlike dental crowns, veneers require minimal tooth surface removal from teeth. The best Dentists advocate minimal contouring of the teeth so the preparation is not into dentin, but in enamel. Dr. Mobasser believes tooth structure is precious and the more surface is removed, the more your tooth will be weaken ( less strong ) therefore the restoration can fail.
Porcelain veneers do not even need temporaries since not much tooth structure is removed from the original teeth, and the same minimal removal is substituted by the ceramist (Highly trained dental lab technician ) to effect the change both patient and cosmetic dentist desired.
No prep veneers or Lumineers are considered as a sub category of dental veneers in which by definition, no tooth structure is removed, and a thin shell of porcelain is added to the existing tooth which still can make the tooth appear bulky, and over contoured. However Lumineers can be a benefit in selected smile designs if the teeth are inclined “inward”, and if the existing occlusion and bite allows Lumineers to be placed. Lumineers are not indicated for teeth that are severely worn down due to grinding and clenching unless the individual is going to have all upper and lower teeth redone. Additionally, if there is crowding of teeth Lumineers is not the ideal choice of treatment.
Before & After Veneers from Dr. Mobasser:
Thin Veneers, which are between a category of dental Veneers and Lumineers, are also a possibility for the patient, which is another category, in which great success and results are possible, however it depends on the alignment of your existing teeth, the angulation of your teeth concurrent with your occlusion (bite). Dr. Anthony Mobasser can evaluate if you are a candidate for Thin Veneers.
Porcelain Veneers must be translucent, so when bonded onto the tooth surface, they mimic the light-handling characteristics of enamel if fabricated by a top master ceramist. Veneers resist staining as opposed to dental bonding procedure. On the other hand, the dental bonding procedure is a quick and ideal way to correct minor flaws, cracks or areas of discoloration. Cosmetic Dental bonding can be used to repair a chipped porcelain veneer.
If you are dissatisfied with Nature’s endowment of your smile? Or is your smile posing an inhibition to your personal and career growth? Do you wish you could wave a magic wand and have a smile to transform your personality? Nothing to worry about.
If you are dissatisfied with Nature’s endowment of your smile? Visit Dr. Anthony Mobasser famous Cosmetic Dental practice in Los Angeles, which also serves Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and West Hollywood CA who has successfully applied more than 10,000 veneer procedure on various patients and Celebrities. He has rejuvenated countless Smiles and has 20 years’ successful follow up on his existing patients who have trouble free veneers during that time. Dr. Anthony Mobasser practice in Los Angeles is dedicated to people’s Health and cosmetic dental needs, with a team of highly talented dental specialists. Dr. Mobasser has a vast experience and expertise in the field of Cosmetic, Aesthetic and Full Mouth Reconstruction Dentistry.
You can transform your worn out dentistry to a new mouth via Custom Veneers in our practice. The color, shape and size of your teeth can be changed through our highly equipped California based cosmetic dental practice. We provide internal Layering porcelain technique for veneer procedures to create polychromatic natural results so the veneers do not look fake, but pleasing to the eyes. Dental veneers can be constructed in different quality material, such as feldspathic porcelain, lithium disilicate (Emax), Procra, Ceramco, brux-zir, lava or Zirconia, and many more, depending on the patient bite and occlusion. That is why, a bite analysis, and a complete evaluation, prior to determine which porcelain veneer best fits your mouth, is of importance!
Looking to get Porcelain Veneers in Los Angeles but not sure how many Veneers you really need?
Veneers is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that can augment and enhance the color, shape and the overall appearance of one’s smile. How many porcelain veneer needed to accomplish the million dollar smile depends on your lip form, and how many teeth you show when you laugh out loud. In cosmetic dentistry, dentists call it smile line, or the “Esthetic Zone”. At Dr. Anthony Mobasser’s Los Angeles cosmetic dentistry practice, every smile is by design.
After digital photography of every angle of your smile, Dr. Mobasser will determine the number of laminate veneers required to turn an average smile into a priceless smile. Most patient will show an average of 8 to 12 teeth on the upper jaw and the same for the lower depending on their smile. It is very wise to match the lower veneers, exactly the number of veneers on the upper. The reason being is that porcelain is harder than your own tooth structure, and it is best to oppose the same material for your bite to be in harmony.
Generally speaking in full smile, one shows 10 upper teeth and 10 lower teeth which is beautiful, and veneers can really compliment and beautify your smile. So in wanting to change the color and shape of your teeth, you will be needing 20 veneers, to cosmetically enhance your smile!
However if you just want to make them more aligned and DO NOT change the color then you can do a minimum of 4 dental veneer to bring any slightly protruded teeth in and align them perfectly. The result will be amazing.
If due to your budget and the cost of porcelain veneers, you can not afford 20 laminate veneers, then the first step is to bleach your teeth, evaluate the color, and just do the front 4, and improve the alignment of your teeth and enhance the shape and color! Dr. Anthony Mobasser do not recommend 6 veneers, unless your bite and occlusion needs improvement. The cosmetic dentist needs to do a more comprehensive evaluation, with x-rays, bite analysis and digital photos to direct you to a porcelain veneer treatment, and give you what you want! Usually 6 veneers is not recommended, since it will hide the back teeth after your canines and the result is not natural. From the front view of your smile, it may look good, but the moment you turn your head, ( in the side view), it looks like 6 bright teeth sticking out.
Finally remember your best option for alignment and straightening your teeth is orthodontics, or braces (which takes time), but helps regarding alignment, however orthodontics does not improve the shape nor the color, but if you want improvement in shape and color permanently then you need to do laminate veneers. Veneers can also help your occlusion and bite, in certain cases your full mouth can be treated with veneers and overlay veneers to correct worn out bite in which it may involve veneering all 28 teeth ( usually we do not veneer and overlay porcelain on 4 wisdom teeth). Just remember to see an expert cosmetic dentist to ascertain how many veneers is needed to turn a mediocre smile to a terrific smile.
Gaped teeth can be restored with veneers, all spaces can be closed, however the cosmetic dentist must measure the spaces to add the porcelain judiciously to provide a pleasing smile. Dental bonding can also help gaped teeth, however using porcelain laminates which is much stronger and more color stable is usually advisable for long lasting results.
Lingual Porcelain Veneers or Reverse Veneers for the back of damaged front teeth?
If you have loss of enamel from the inside, due to acid erosion or other factors.. causing eroded teeth , especially on the back side of front teeth, the dentist must restore the lingual (back side of front teeth) with dental bond, possibly lingual composite veneer, or lingual porcelain veneer or a reverse veneer. The longevity will be questionable if all the enamel is gone, and only dentin remains due to acid erosion! The dentist is relying on dental bond to bond the lingual veneer or reverse porcelain veneer to dentin, in which is not as strong as a bond when it is bonded to enamel.
Per our expert cosmetic dentist it is worth it to the least invasive method to restore the damaged eroded teeth conservatively with lingual veneers, or reverse veneers, only if financial is not an issue. Lingual veneers is the least invasive method, vs placing a porcelain crown, in which it is a more aggressive approach! The bite and occlusion must always be evaluated before hand, prior to having reverse veneers or lingual veneers.
How Much Veneers Cost? And How Long do Porcelain Veneers in Los Angeles last? Below is 30 plus YEARS!
Patient presented with discolored teeth, fractured teeth, old dental bonding turned brown to yellow, did not like the shape of teeth, TMJ problems, due to worn teeth, wanted full mouth restoration and reconstruction. All teeth restored, the bite was rehabilitated, used Porcelain dental veneers, to reconstruct teeth and bite. Patient was so happy!
Above: Successful Veneers by Dr. Anthony Mobasser done in 1987, lasting 30 years, still functioning well, and looking great.
Porcelain Veneers questions?
Know that porcelain veneers in Los Angeles has been around since 1982, so the maximum track record is about 37 years or so…
The cost of porcelain veneers? how long the veneers will last you? how comfortable your veneers will be? Do they give you any problems? do they function well? and do they match your face? and of course who is doing them? Above you see 2 examples of veneers on upper and lower front teeth, placed in 1988, and 1989 by Dr Anthony Mobasser, for 2 different patients lasting so far about 26 years, and still looking great and functioning well, and patients are so satisfied with them that they do not want to change non of the veneers! all they do is to come for their 4 to 6 month preventative visits, to protect their investments, and feel good!
Are Porcelain Veneers in Los Angeles Permanent?
Above: Mouth reconstruction with Porcelain Veneers in Los Angeles by cosmetic dentist Dr. Mobasser 28 years ago. Still look and feel good, and lasting a long time!
Nothing man made is permanent, according to ADA (American Dental Association), veneers will last 5 to 10 years, above you will see veneers completed in 1987 by Dr. Anthony Mobasser, lasting more than 30 years, and still looking great and functioning well. The conservation of tooth structure and the sensitive protocol to bond the veneers in by an expert cosmetic dentist, is vital to longevity of veneers.
Can veneers be removed easily?
Removing veneers is time consuming procedure. It is important for the cosmetic dentist to know what type of porcelain was used to fabricate your veneers. If the veneers are feldspathic porcelain, removing feldspathic veneers will be easier than removing Emax veneers. It will take much longer to remove Emax veneers, to be redone, than regular porcelain veneer, meaning more doctors time!
Once veneers is removed you will need to make another veneer! You can not just remove laminate veneers and leave the tooth without another coverage, since veneers involve shaping teeth prior to placing veneers. One must know that Veneers are irreversible technique vs Lumineers or no prep veneers, in which no tooth shaping and preparation is needed.
How do I keep my veneers white?
Maintenance of Veneers, is best done by treatment from cosmetic dentist. The use of certain polishing pastes and powders, and the techniques used to maintain the luster and shine of the veneers for many years to come, is directly dependent on the knowledge of treating dentist, and the preventative visits recommended by the cosmetic dentist. Coarse or abrasive pastes, can remove the shine, scaling or use of Cavitron (ultrasonic machine) directly on the porcelain, can scratch the porcelain. Ask Dr. Mobasser for the necessary preventative care needed, which can vary from patient to patient.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
These veneers were done in 1987, 30 years ago by Dr. Anthony Mobasser, still looking great and functioning well!
Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain veneers in Los Angeles
If you have crooked teeth and do not want to have braces or Invisalign,
ask Dr. Mobasser for possibility to align your teeth.
If you have crooked teeth and do not want to have braces or Invisalign, ask Dr. Mobasser for possibility to align your teeth, change the shape, straighten your teeth, and give it a lift using porcelain veneer dentistry rather than crowning all your teeth. When the teeth are in and out, our experienced cosmetic dentist can give you Instant Orthodontics within 7 days vs 4 to 5 years! Instant Orthodontics is priceless.
Porcelain veneer for one front tooth: We Make it as Natural as you Want
Above, Duplicate the Shape and Color, and making it as Before:
To restore one front tooth veneer is the hardest job for any expert cosmetic dentist. It requires meticulous preparation of the tooth involved and expert master ceramist and hours of custom work. Dr. Anthony Mobasser specializes in Cosmetic dentistry and porcelain veneers in Los Angeles since 1980. Thanks to his master ceramist Vincent, who also practices in Beverly Hills, CA. The patient wanted the color right and have custom porcelain work so his front tooth mimics his adjacent tooth. The result was priceless.
Before and After
Patient veneer chipped and fractured due to grinding and clenching, Dental bond was used to repair the chipped veneer.
Front veneer chipped and fractured due to trauma, Dental bond was used to repair chipped veneer. It is always best to redo the veneer!
Synopsis: Patient wanted to redo her smile using porcelain veneers and not crowns. Dr. Anthony Mobasser a top veneer dentist in Los Angeles redesigned her smile to change color, shape, and length, to show more teeth upon smiling. Patient could not be happier with the results she obtained within 7 days.
Synopsis: Our patient in Los Angeles wanted to have natural smile done with our veneers dentist, the goal was to get natural pearly white upper teeth (not too white), she had antibiotic stain, also wanted to have a fuller smile, both were done, patient loved the final results.
Synopsis: Perfect Imperfection: Porcelain veneers in Los Angeles constructed with feldspathic porcelain (powder and liquid method vs milling or cad-cam) to mimic natural white pearly smile. Placed translucency and gave the smile golden proportion ratios so the width and length of teeth are harmonious, the edge of each teeth done to give pleasing results. Imperfections caused teeth not to look like piano keys.
Synopsis: Perfect Imperfection: Patient presented with discolored teeth, fractured teeth, old dental bonding turned brown to yellow, did not like the shape of teeth, TMJ problems, due to worn teeth, wanted full mouth restoration and reconstruction. All teeth restored, the bite was rehabilitated, used porcelain dental veneers, to reconstruct teeth and bite. Patient was so happy!
Porcelain Veneers in Los Angeles Procedures, Before and After:
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