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Smile Confidently With Zirconia Veneers

A confident smile is an important part of one’s personality, and dental veneers are a popular solution for enhancing the appearance of your teeth. While porcelain veneers have been a go-to option for cosmetic dentistry, zirconia veneers are a newer alternative that offers several advantages.

Are you ready for a smile makeover? Learn more about zirconia veneers with our top cosmetic dentist in Woodland Hills, CA, to see if this treatment can benefit you and your smile. Contact us today at 818-491-7294.

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What Are Zirconia Veneers?

Zirconia veneers are thin shells placed over the front surface of the teeth to improve their appearance. Unlike traditional porcelain veneers, zirconia veneers are made of zirconium oxide, which is a strong and durable material that’s resistant to chipping and cracking. Zirconia veneers can be custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of a patient’s natural teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. With their natural appearance and durability, zirconia veneers have become a popular choice for individuals seeking a radiant smile makeover.

A zirconia veneer can correct the following issues:

  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Tooth gaps
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Benefits of Zirconia Veneers

When used for veneers, zirconia provides several benefits, including:

  • Natural Aesthetics: Zirconia veneers mimic the appearance of natural teeth with remarkable precision. Their translucent properties allow light to pass through, reflecting off the underlying tooth structure, creating a natural tooth appearance.
  • Durability: Zirconia is renowned for its exceptional strength and resilience. Unlike traditional porcelain veneers or composite veneers, which may be prone to chipping or fracture, zirconia veneers are highly resistant to wear and damage. This durability ensures that the veneers maintain their integrity and aesthetics over the long term, providing patients with lasting results.
  • Biocompatibility: Zirconia is a biocompatible material, meaning it’s non-toxic and compatible with the body’s tissues. This makes zirconia veneers an ideal choice for individuals with sensitivities or allergies to other dental materials. These dental veneers also do not irritate the gums or cause inflammation, promoting optimal oral health and comfort.
  • Minimal Tooth Preparation: The placement of zirconia veneers typically requires minimal tooth preparation compared to other restorative options. This means that only a small amount of enamel needs to be removed, preserving the natural structure of the teeth. Minimal tooth preparation also reduces the risk of sensitivity and discomfort during the procedure.
  • Stain Resistance: Zirconia veneers are highly resistant to staining and discoloration, ensuring a bright and radiant smile for years to come. Unlike natural tooth enamel, which may become discolored due to dietary habits or lifestyle factors, zirconia maintains its pristine appearance with minimal maintenance. This makes zirconia veneers an excellent choice for individuals who desire a vibrant and stain-resistant smile.

Zirconia Veneers vs. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers have long been the standard for cosmetic dentistry. The ceramic veneer material used is durable, stain-resistant, and can be customized to match the color of natural teeth. However, porcelain veneers have some drawbacks that zirconia veneers address.

A zirconia veneer is stronger and more durable than a porcelain veneer. This makes them less likely to chip or crack, meaning they can last longer. Secondly, zirconia veneers are more translucent than porcelain veneers, which makes them look more like natural teeth. Finally, zirconia veneers are thinner than porcelain veneers, which means less of the natural tooth structure needs to be removed during the preparation process.

If you’re curious to learn more about the types of veneers offered, contact our top-rated dentist in Woodland Hills today to set up your consultation! With over 30 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Chaves will recommend the best treatment for your new smile.

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How Zirconia Veneers Are Placed

When receiving custom zirconia veneers, you can expect the following:

  1. Consultation: The first step is a consultation with the dentist. During this appointment, the dentist will examine your teeth, discuss your goals and expectations, and determine if you’re a suitable candidate for zirconia veneers. X-rays or impressions may be taken as part of the examination.
  2. Tooth Preparation: Before placing the veneers, a small amount of enamel is usually removed from the surface of the teeth to accommodate the thickness of the veneers. This step helps ensure a proper fit and natural appearance of the veneers.
  3. Impressions or Digital Scan: Once your teeth are prepared, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth using a mold or a digital scanner. These impressions are sent to a dental lab, where the zirconia veneers are custom-made to fit your teeth precisely.
  4. Temporary Veneers (Optional): In some cases, temporary veneers may be placed while the permanent zirconia veneers are being fabricated in a dental laboratory. These temporary veneers protect the prepared teeth and maintain aesthetics until the final veneers are ready.
  5. Veneer Bonding: Once the zirconia veneers are ready, your dentist will carefully place them on the teeth using a special dental adhesive. The fit and appearance of each veneer are meticulously checked to ensure they meet the patient’s expectations.
  6. Final Adjustments and Check-up: After the veneers are fitted, the dentist may make final adjustments and polish the veneers. You might need a follow-up appointment after a few weeks to ensure your gums are responding well to the presence of your new veneers and that you’re happy with the final result.

How Much Does a Zirconia Veneer Cost?

When it comes to getting zirconia veneers, the average cost is around $1,400 per tooth. The total cost is influenced by certain factors, such as the location of the dental practice, the dentist’s experience, the complexity of the cases, and the number of veneers needed.

To get your estimate for a smile makeover with dental veneers, contact John Chaves, DDS, today by calling 818-491-7294.

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Complete this short smile Evaluation and receive the following:


If you're a good candidate for veneers

A Digital Smile Design to show you what you will look like with your new veneers!

Pricing and options for treatment

And best of all... a time to speak directly with Dr. Chaves. Top Cosmetic Dentist in CA!

Frequently Asked Questions

Zirconia veneer can last between 10 and 30 years when cared for properly. While zirconia is known to be 10 times stronger than your tooth enamel, it’s still imperative to care for your veneers and visit your dentist regularly for dental cleanings and checkups.

When it comes to durability, zirconia veneers are far stronger and more durable than porcelain veneers. In terms of aesthetics, both options can create beautiful smiles, but porcelain veneers tend to appear slightly more natural.

Your Beautiful New Smile is One Call Away!

If you’re considering veneers, it’s worth discussing the benefits of zirconia veneers with your dentist. To learn more about the dental treatments we offer at our Woodland Hills dental office, contact our renowned cosmetic dentist today by calling 818-491-7294.

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