Zirconia Veneers in Los Angeles

For many of our clients, porcelain veneers are the right fit. They can help mask any underlying tooth discoloration, and they can make a person’s smile that much better. Dr. Mobasser has used them for many years to help people look they’re very best. Tried, tested and true, these veneers have given so many the confidence they were looking for.

However, Dr. Mobasser is always looking for new ways to improve his patients’ smiles. As technology advances, new techniques and materials become available. One kind of veneer that’s becoming more and more popular is the zirconia veneer. Zirconia veneers are stronger than regular porcelain veneers, feldspar porcelain, and E max Veneers and might be the right fit for you.

Zirconia Veneers in Los Angeles – A Case Study

This patient presented with several dental concerns, including a large, asymmetrical gap, a discolored front tooth from previous root canal treatment, and an uneven bite, all of which prompted the desire for a new smile.


The smile makeover began with tooth bleaching. This initial step was crucial as it minimized the amount of tooth preparation required by helping to mask the darkness of the discolored teeth. Typically, the darker the tooth, the more extensive the preparation needed to conceal the discoloration.

Following the bleaching process, we used a combination of zirconia crowns and veneers. This approach not only effectively concealed the dark coloration resulting from the root canal but also corrected the spacing and alignment issues. Specifically, it addressed the protrusion of the right canine and the misalignment of the left lateral incisor, bringing them into a more harmonious position. This adjustment contributed to a fuller, more youthful smile for the patient.

Zirconia porcelain, chosen for its strength and aesthetic qualities, successfully blocks out dark spots in about 95% of cases. It is also the strongest type of porcelain available, significantly reducing the risk of fractures. The patient was extremely pleased with the outcome of the treatment.

Why Zirconia Veneers?

Zirconia Porcelain is the hardest and strongest porcelain available. It is not for everyone. It is very hard to adjust the length of the bite once these zirconia veneers are seated in the mouth. Per Dr. Mobasser, it is highly recommended that the patient wanting these Zirconia crystal veneers to approve the wax-up, the shape, the length before they are crafted in the specialty Dental Laboratory.

For patients wanting a Hollywood White smile, these veneers are highly recommended, since no porcelain veneer material is as reflective and white as zirconia porcelain.

They also can give you the whitest bright smile. They can mask 95% of dark discolored teeth (Before we used to use porcelain fused to metal CROWNS to do that). However, if you do want to have natural white veneers, you can go with Emax veneers, or possibly adding translucent color, by cutting back zirconia veneers and adding different layered porcelain to tone down the bright white color.

Zirconia Veneers

How long do zirconia veneers last?

Zirconia veneers are the strongest kind of veneers and are durable. According to Ada, the veneers last 5 to 10 years, but if Zirconia veneers are done right, with an accurate fit, and strict protocol, and well maintained, it can last 25 to 30 years easily.

How Does Veneers Work?

The dictionary definition of “veneer” includes “a superficially valuable or pleasing appearance.” That’s part of what our porcelain veneers can do. They can give you a far more valuable or pleasing appearance for your teeth and smile. Generally, they cover the front surface of your teeth.

That way, you can have the bright, white smile that you’ve always wanted. Instead of having to worry about yellowing or even stained teeth, Veneers can be designed by our cosmetic dentist to make sure that you have the red carpet ready smile with confidence.

Veneers from Dr. Mobasser last a long time, he has over 35 years of experience and knowledge with veneers, and some of his veneers are still looking great and functioning well over 32 years! As you may have heard, cosmetic dentistry is as much an art as it is a science.

Fortunately, Dr. Mobasser is as much a scientist as he is an artist. So, he’s able to bring the merge the best in technical craftsmanship with an eye towards aesthetic beauty. This can come in quite handy for each of his patients when it comes to porcelain veneers.

Why do patients need to redo veneers?

As Dr. Mobasser has seen, on patients who want to redo their veneers by him, there was no artistry in regards to shape, the color, and in many occasions, the veneers have been placed over red inflamed gums, which caused recurrent decay and constant bleeding.

What needs to be done prior to getting Zirconia veneers?

Prior to having zirconia veneers, there is a specific protocol that Dr. Mobasser follows first by making the foundation of your teeth healthy, and then addressing your cosmetic needs.

The gums and bone structure must be healthy without inflammation. The architecture of the gums must be checked. Bite analysis and function of your pre-existing teeth must be evaluated.

Your cosmetic needs must be addressed. On some occasions, he may do a mockup in your mouth, and on other occasions, a full wax-up is required from his private master ceramist to show you what you are going to attain.

For many people, zirconia veneers can raise their self-esteem, to give them the smile makeover that they were looking for.

However, Dr. Mobasser can use any kind of porcelain veneers, and possibly combine them to give you what you want. It will be brighter, whiter, basically, the potential of your current smile can be designed by him and his team of master ceramists to give you your dream smile.

What is better porcelain or Zirconia veneers?

As far as durability, the zirconia veneers are far stronger and more durable compared to porcelain. As far as aesthetic properties, feldspathic porcelain looks better than zirconia. It is an expert dentist’s decision to choose which veneer is best for the patient’s needs.

Zirconia Veneers Pros and Cons

For many people, zirconia is a word they know only from jewelry. You may have heard of “cubic zirconia” or something similar. Obviously, it’s a bit different when it comes to your teeth.

These veneers are incredibly strong. In fact, they’re some of the strongest dental materials available.

Considered to essentially be fracture-resistant, you won’t’ have to worry about these veneers breaking in your mouth. While many other kinds of veneers may be quite strong, there’s very little that’s quite as strong as these zirconia veneers.

How much research we have on Zirconia Veneers?

The answer is ”we do not have enough research behind them.” These veneers have a fracture toughness of 600 to 800 MPa.

You don’t have to know what those numbers mean or what that acronym stands for to know that’s one of the toughest ratings available. These veneers can be designed to ultra-thin, thickness. When they’re in your mouth, no one will know, unless you are requesting a super Hollywood white color.

So, you don’t have to worry that someone will be able to tell that you have veneers, or that you’ve had some kind of work done. Of course, when you have a beautiful smile, you’ll want to share it with the world, that you are full of joy.

Per Dr. Mobasser, since cubic zirconia veneers are fairly new, there is not much research behind zirconia veneers, the most research we have is 3 to 4 years.

They require SPECIFIC SPECIAL Bonding PROTOCOL, in order to bond with your teeth, and that is the weak link, in which they may debond. Meaning they might come out, compared to feldspar or emax porcelain. However as far as wanting the whitest color possible for your teeth, Zirconia veneers beats the pants off any other porcelain material.

Before and After Zirconia Veneers

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How Much is Zirconia crystal Veneers?

Cubic Zirconia veneers cost more than any other veneers, Zirconia crystal veneers cost even more than Zirconia crowns, because of the specific sensitive protocol needed to bond them to the teeth.

Zirconia crowns can be cemented to the tooth, however, zirconia veneers can not be cemented, since they will come off, these veneers must be bonded with a specific protocol. They are very hard to adjust once they are in the mouth, and any final contouring is extremely time-consuming.

To redo a zirconia veneer is extremely time-consuming for the patient and the doctor. The shape of zirconia veneers can not be altered as easily compared to other veneers, but the white color, they reflect beats any other veneer, by far.

Which veneer hides the dark color of teeth better?

Zirconia veneers are the best in blocking the dark color vs Emax or feldspathic veneers.

Zirconia Veneers Cement

One of the cons to veneers made of zirconia is that they don’t exactly bond to the teeth themselves. See, zirconia is what’s called an “oxide-based substrate.” Zirconia can’t fuse and bond to the tooth easily, like other porcelains available.

It requires an interface made out of cement, which currently, according to dentists using these veneers, for 3 to 4 years of research, they are performing well, however, some have fallen out also which was recemented.

This is an entirely different kind of cement. It’s just as ultra-thin as everything else related to veneers with specific chemistry. The Celebrity Dentist himself, Dr. Mobasser, only uses the best cement with research behind them, in all of his zirconia products.

That means that they’re light, self-curing, hydrophobic, and more. Zirconia may be new to many in the field of cosmetic dentistry, but it isn’t new to Dr. Mobasser. He has been working with it essentially since it was discovered that these could be made into top-notch veneers. Now, Dr. Mobasser can use that experience for you.

Reasonable crystal Zirconia Veneers Price?

Even the phrase “veneers made out of cubic Zirconia” sounds expensive. With dental veneers, as with essentially everything else in life, you get what you pay for. Veneers made out of zirconia are no different.

Indeed, the zirconia veneers price is considered higher than that of other kinds of veneers. Often, Dr. Mobasser offers them for a price of around three thousand dollars a tooth and up.

While it’s natural to balk at that price, it’s important to keep in mind that these veneers do not break. Indeed, durability a big part of what drivers the zirconia veneers to cost up so high.

These are best for patients who want the brightest smile possible. We do not have enough research behind these veneers, that they can last for up to twenty years or more.

Moreover, it’s been proven by Dr. Mobasser. The Celebrity Dentist himself has put in plenty of veneers made out of zirconia that has stood the test of time.

You can see his work with zirconia (or veneers, crowns, and more made out of other materials) in so many of his reviews on Google and Yelp. His portfolio is the smiles of his patients. Brilliant, striking, and bold, these veneers give patients the kind of smile that they don’t have to worry about.

Imagine not having to worry about your white smile. Just think of what it would be like to enter a room and have your smile light everything up. With zirconia veneers, you can get the whitest possible smile.

Veneers are so great for many people who brush their teeth, who floss, who do what they’re supposed to, and yet still don’t have the Holly Wood white color that they would like. That’s where these veneers can be a true godsend with the whitest possible color.

How many types of veneers are there?

We have many different kinds of veneers, including Zirconia, feldspar, Emax, and cut back veneers with Lucite reinforced porcelain. Each veneer is indicated for a specific purpose to look great and function well.

Dr. Mobasser or one of his professionals can sit down with you to figure out the exact right kind of veneer for your aesthetic needs and function, according to your bite, so they will last you a long time. When you come in the Celebrity Dentist’s practice, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have. We can walk you through the veneers process, which kinds of veneers are right for you, Emax Feldspar veneers vs. zirconia, and so many others. Dr. Mobasser considers it part of his job to educate the clients, regarding the pros and cons of each type of veneer, so we make sure that you have all of the information you need.

Zirconia has been used in many different kinds of jewelry over the years for a reason: it’s dazzling. Now, you can make sure your smile is just as bright and white. For a complete smile makeover and more, you can reach Dr. Mobasser today at (310) 550-0383.

We’ll set up an initial consultation with you so that you can get the smile you always dreamed of.

Patient presented with worn out crowns on two front teeth and veneers on 2 side front teeth.
The combination of zirconia crown and zirconia veneers was fabricated by our cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles, to give the patient natural white color, natural shape, with perfecta imperfecta to mimic nature. Patient was incredibly happy.
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