Veneers Specialist

Jennifer Cha, DMD, MS -  - Periodontist

Jennifer Cha, DMD, MS

Periodontist & Cosmetic Dentist located in South Pasadena, CA

Imperfections such as discoloration, misshapen teeth, and small gaps can leave you feeling displeased with your smile. With porcelain veneers, offered at the office of Jennifer Cha, DMD, in Pasadena, California, you can resolve teeth imperfections that make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Book a veneers consultation today by calling the office.

Veneers Q&A

Why do I need dental veneers?

Dental veneers are one of the most effective ways to correct imperfections in your smile. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin covers that are designed to fit over your existing teeth, so your cosmetic concerns can become a thing of the past. You might consider getting veneers if you have: 

  • Minor cracks, chips, or fractures
  • Small gaps
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Yellow or discolored teeth

Porcelain veneers are individually designed to match the size, shape, and color of your teeth, so your new smile is entirely natural-looking.

What is the process of getting veneers?

Getting veneers involves a few visits to the office of Jennifer Cha, DMD. After your initial consultation, your next appointment involves prepping your teeth and gathering molds. 

Dr. Cha gently files away a very thin layer of tooth enamel, to ensure each of your veneers rest comfortably against each of your teeth and along your gum line. 

The next step involves taking impressions of your teeth and sending them off to the lab where your veneers are fabricated — you’ll get a set of temporary veneers in the meantime. Once your veneers arrive at the office, you come back in to have them bonded in place.

While Dr. Cha can make any adjustments to your veneers on the spot, you may go home and realize that something feels too big or uncomfortable after a couple of days of having your veneers in place. 

You’re always welcome to come back to the office at any time if you need to have any of your veneers adjusted. 

Are veneers permanent?

Veneers themselves aren’t permanent — they usually last 10-20 years — although the process of getting veneers is permanent. 

Because your dentist has to remove a small amount of tooth enamel, which doesn’t grow back, if your veneers break or wear down, you’re going to need a new set. 

Dr. Cha can counsel you on how to help your veneers last as long as possible. Good oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and avoidance of sticky or hard foods are all steps you can take to extend the life of your veneers. 

Learn more about the personalized porcelain veneers by calling the office.