Calabasas / Woodland Hills Porcelain Veneers Specialist
Dr. Susan Fredericks

At her Calabasas cosmetic dentistry office, Dr. Fredericks uses porcelain veneers to restore and repair damaged teeth and create a healthy-looking smile for her patients. Veneers are thin, durable porcelain which are custom made and then bonded to your tooth. Porcelain veneers are usually the most aesthetic alternative to problems with your existing teeth, and can repair almost any imperfection.

Benefits for Porcelain Veneers Patients

The procedure has several advantages for veneers patients. A conservative amount of tooth structure is removed, far less than older techniques. The procedure takes only two appointments. A very natural looking result is achieved, as well as strengthening the existing tooth. Veneers are a very biocompatible material, the closest replacement we have to dental enamel. Porcelain veneers are also an excellent treatment if you are dissatisfied with the color of your teeth and desire long lasting, stain resistant teeth. Stained teeth age people considerably. Veneers won’t stain or darken over time. Placing veneers over discolored teeth creates a more youthful appearance. For porcelain veneers patients in Woodland Hills and Calabasas, the procedure can also add length to your teeth if they have been worn down and have an aged look.

As a highly respected, seasoned dentist with 35 years of experience, Dr. Susan C. Fredericks:

  • Was voted “Best Dentist” by KCAL 9
  • Serves on the UCLA School of Dentistry Faculty
  • Is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Is a member of the American Dental Association
  • Is a member of the California Dental Association
  • Volunteers her time and dental expertise to the non-profit group MEND (member of the Board of Directors in 2012; named Volunteer of the Year in 2011)

Calabasas patient admiring new porcelain veneersAt Southern Cal Smiles, we realize that having an imperfect smile can be troubling. You may feel self-conscious about your less-than-perfect smile when meeting new people or giving a presentation at work.

Fortunately, if you have a few misaligned, chipped, discolored or otherwise flawed teeth, Dr. Susan C. Fredericks can help. She places dental veneers to conceal the look of minor dental flaws, so you can stop worrying about oral imperfections and start smiling more.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are durable, paper-thin porcelain laminates that Dr. Fredericks bonds to the front surfaces of the teeth to conceal nearly any minor imperfection. They are custom made for you, so they match the color and appearance of your surrounding teeth, for natural-looking results.

What Dental Veneers Correct

Dr. Fredericks places dental veneers to improve the look of:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Cracked, chipped or worn-down teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Excessively short or elongated teeth
  • Gaps between the teeth

Although veneer treatment is an optimal solution for some patients, it is not always a suitable treatment option for every individual. Porcelain dental veneers are just one of the many treatment options available at Southern Cal Smiles. Dr. Fredericks will evaluate the look and health of your smile before explaining all your treatment options.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneer treatment offers several advantages for patients:

  • In contrast to older cosmetic dentistry techniques, veneer treatment requires far less removal of tooth structure to create room for the veneers.
  • The procedure only requires two office visits.
  • Veneers help strengthen the existing tooth.
  • Veneers are made of a biocompatible material that closely resembles dental enamel.
  • Veneers are stain resistant.
  • The results look very natural.
  • Veneers contribute to a more youthful appearance overall.

Caring for Dental Veneers

With proper care, your porcelain dental veneers should last about 10 years before they may need to be replaced. Simply care for your veneers as you would your natural teeth: Brush twice a day; floss once a day; rinse with fluoride mouthwash; and visit Southern Cal Smiles for your routine dental exams and cleanings. Also, although dental veneers are designed to resist stains, you can help your veneers look their best for a long time by avoiding teeth-staining substances, such as wine, coffee and cigarette smoke.

Experience the Transformative Effects of Veneers

Dental veneers can conceal minor dental imperfections that often make individuals look older than their actual age. You might be surprised by how devices that are so small and thin can transform your entire look. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fredericks to experience the transformative effects of veneers, please contact Southern Cal Smiles by calling (818) 346-3337 now.