Gus Huerta, DDS -  - General Dentist

Gus Huerta, DDS

General Dentist located in Sherman Oaks, CA

If discoloration, cracks, or gaps in your smile make you want to hide your teeth, you might find yourself reluctant to flash a smile in front of others. Dental veneers offer a good solution for making your teeth look better, so you can talk to others with more confidence. Expert dentist Gus Huerta, DDS, and his team offer porcelain veneers for patients at his office in Sherman Oaks, California. To schedule an appointment and see if veneers are right for you, call the office or book an appointment online.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin coverings that go over your teeth to hide flaws so that you can feel better about your smile. Dr. Huerta might recommend veneers if you have any of the following problems:

  • Stains or discoloration
  • Cracked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Unevenly spaced teeth or gaps between teeth

A thorough evaluation with Dr. Huerta can determine if veneers are the right option for your dental concerns.

What are the advantages of veneers?

Dr. Huerta offers porcelain veneers that bring a high degree of durability, so they’re not likely to become damaged. Since they’re durable, they tend to last for many years before needing to be replaced. Porcelain veneers also look very similar to natural teeth, making them a more appealing dental cosmetic option than other materials.

How are veneers applied to my teeth?

Before you can have your porcelain veneers put on, Dr. Huerta needs to reshape your teeth by removing tiny amounts of enamel. Doing so helps ensure that your veneers will fit right and look natural. He’ll then make impressions of your teeth for your custom-made porcelain veneers.

When your porcelain veneers are ready, Dr. Huerta will cement them to your teeth to make sure they’re on securely. He’ll make sure that they’re applied correctly to provide a natural appearance. When your porcelain veneers are on, they should stay on firmly and not crack or break when you eat or brush your teeth.

Do my veneers need any special care?

Your porcelain veneers don’t have any special requirements regarding care. You don’t have to avoid certain foods for fear of cracking them, and you can brush your teeth the same as you would without veneers. If you have any concerns or questions about veneer care, you can ask Dr. Huerta.

How long will my veneers last?

Veneers can last for a couple of decades, but they’ll have to be replaced with new ones at some point. You can help them last longer by taking care of your teeth since tooth and gum problems can impact their lifespan. If you do need any repairs made to your veneers, Dr. Huerta can take care of this for you.

If you want to know more about how veneers can improve your smile, call the office of Gus Huerta, DDS, or schedule an appointment online.