A beautiful, natural-looking smile can change your life. If you are considering adding veneers to your smile, you deserve nothing less than the best porcelain veneers Beverly Hills and Los Angeles have to offer.
At Rifkin Raanan, we take our time and care with every single patient and strive to achieve nothing short of perfection with each and every one. But we don't just strive for perfection, we have a record and a reputation of consistently achieving beautiful, natural-looking results. That is why some of the most famous smiles in the world trust us with their teeth.
"My teeth and my smile are now just the way I want, and I can't thank them enough for giving me that confidence."
When seeking the best dentist for your Beverly Hills porcelain veneers, it is important to pick one who has the right experience and training in cosmetic dentistry techniques. It is equally important to select a dentist who will take the time to understand you and your aesthetic dental goals and who possesses the skill and artistry to deliver your exact vision. Settling for anything less is exactly how some people wind up with dental veneers that look unnatural and with disproportionate smiles that just don't properly fit their faces.
When you come to our dental office for your porcelain veneers, we will start by sitting down with you one-on-one to learn everything we can about your smile. This process can be time-consuming and will more than likely be the most comprehensive dental consultation you have ever had but it is absolutely necessary to achieving superior results. Both, Dr. Rifkin and Dr. Raanan are committed to providing the utmost in care and compassion in all their work. Further, we do not believe in cutting corners so when it comes to the materials that are going to be placed in your mouth we spare no expense, providing you with only the highest-quality porcelain veneers available.
All these elements culminate to bring out about a distinct difference in the level of care provided and enable Dr. Rifkin and Dr. Raanan to achieve harmonious, balanced and naturally beautiful smiles for every patient that comes through our doors.
Here at Rifkin Raanan, we often tell patients that our best work is invisible. When it comes to porcelain veneers, it is often what you don't see that matters most. We believe that there is nothing more attractive than the glamour of a natural-looking smile that truly feels like it could not belong to anyone else but you. At the same time, it is never the goal for one's smile be overly obvious. When your smile is seamlessly fitted to you, people start to notice that "something" about you has changed. Something captivating about your overall confidence and poise that they just can't seem to put their finger on.
That is the magic effect of a Signature Smile and that is our goal with every single patient. How do we accomplish this? With careful attention to detail, taking every opportunity to preserve the natural characteristics that make your smile yours while enhancing those elements that take away from it.
This requires an intimate understanding of the face, the mouth, the teeth and how these all interconnect to shape who you are. In some instances, it may only be necessary to place one or two porcelain veneers in lieu of covering the entire mouth with them. It is our belief that simplicity provides a path to elegance, and that is why we will never do any unnecessary work on your smile. At Rifkin Raanan, our goal is to give you the best porcelain veneers in Beverly Hills — and, quite possibly, anywhere.
Porcelain dental veneers offer a number of benefits for those looking to improve the appearance of their teeth. Some of the benefits of porcelain veneers include:
Porcelain veneers are a popular and effective treatment option for improving the appearance of teeth that are damaged, discolored, or misaligned.
These thin, custom-made shells are attached to the front surface of the teeth, creating a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance. However, it is important to note that porcelain veneers may not be the most suitable choice for every patient, and there are alternative treatments that can achieve similar results. There are several alternatives to porcelain dental veneers that can improve the appearance of teeth.
Composite resin bonding, or metal free dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored material (composite resin) is applied to the surface of a tooth to repair chips, cracks, or gaps. The resin is shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth and can be used to change the shape, size, or color of a tooth. Composite resin bonding is a less expensive and less invasive option compared to porcelain veneers, but it may not be as durable or long-lasting.
Enamel shaping or contouring is a procedure in which a small amount of tooth enamel is carefully trimmed or reshaped to alter the appearance of a tooth. Enamel shaping is often used to correct minor imperfections such as overlapping or uneven teeth or to even out the length of teeth. It is a relatively quick and painless procedure but may not produce dramatic changes in the appearance of teeth.
Teeth whitening is a procedure that uses bleaching agents to lighten the color of teeth. Teeth whitening can be done at home using over-the-counter products or professionally in a dental office. It can effectively improve the appearance of discolored teeth but may not be suitable for all types of staining or discoloration.
Orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign, can correct misaligned or crooked teeth using braces or other appliances. Orthodontic treatment can take several months or years to complete but can produce long-lasting and dramatic changes in the appearance and function of teeth. However, orthodontic treatment may not be suitable for everyone and may require ongoing maintenance to maintain the desired results.
The best treatment option for any individual will depend on their specific needs and goals. Dr. Rifkin and Dr. Raanan have decades of combined experience in Cosmetic Dentistry and can help you determine the best treatment for you during a consultation.
You want your porcelain veneers to complement your overall facial features, to look natural, and fit organically.
For example, if you have a small face, you should not choose long, square-shaped veneers that will not fit your overall proportions. With an angular or square-shaped face, softer edges on your teeth is preferable. The length of your teeth can make a big difference: longer teeth can benefit if your face is fuller while wider teeth helps if your face is thinner.
There are four major types of face shapes, each one providing an optimal tooth size and shape to balance your features and give you the best-looking smile:
Heart Shaped: Faces that are heart shaped work better with rounded and shorter porcelain veneers.
Oval Shaped: Faces that tend to be more oval in shape look better with square teeth which help widen and add fullness to the face.
Round Shaped: Faces that are rounded look better with longer more pronounced porcelain veneers.
Square Shaped: Faces that are square with defined jaw lines look better with rounded teeth as they soften the features.
The next step is to figure out what type of look you desire. Porcelain veneers can be classified into certain characteristics and the kind of smile you wish to portray.
One of the factors you need to decide is the color of your teeth. There are four major categories, gray, reddish yellow, reddish brown and reddish gray, and eleven sub-categories to choose from. At Rifkin Raanan, we offer a wide range of tones so you can select a shade for your porcelain veneers that is about two shades lighter than your natural teeth.
The next step is to decide on the shape of your tooth. What is the most suitable smile for your face? Every tooth is different! There are endless combinations to choose from. The Las Vegas Smile Catalog is one of the most common indexes for tooth shape reference with up to 12 different styles of smiles:
Aggressive: Square shaped, uniform teeth for a bold impression. Typically more common for males.
Mature: Square shaped teeth with slightly rounded canines.
Vigorous: Square shaped teeth with sharp and prominent canines.
Dominant: Square shaped teeth with more prominent front teeth and rounded canines.
Focused: Slightly rounded teeth with square central incisors.
Enhanced: Slightly rounded teeth
Softened: Rounded teeth with a more discreet curvature.
Hollywood: Square shaped with slightly shorter lateral incisors. This is one of the most popular veneer styles and typically preferred for male patients.
Functional: Slightly rounded shape with pointed canines for optimal function
Natural: Slightly rounded shape with very pointed canines.
Youthful: Round shape with longer canines
Oval: Round shape with rounded canines and incisors.
For women, there are great selections with rounded edges that can reflect softer and more feminine appearance such as Enhanced, Natural, Oval, Softened, and Youthful. For men, flat or squarish teeth will emphasize their masculinity such as Aggressive, Dominant, Hollywood, Mature, and Vigorous styles. For anyone, the Functional and Natural styles can be effective given it produces rounded edges and a sharper line of the canines.
Let Dr. Raanan with many years of experience help you select the best veneer shapes for your face. He will discuss with you the different options available and what will work for you, your unique facial features and personality characteristics. Together, you will choose a style that will bring out your best smile. You will be amazed at how you can change your overall look with custom porcelain veneers.
Having studied under some of the original masters of dentistry, Dr. Rifkin transcends any conventional description of experience within the field of dental care.
While he himself has placed thousands of porcelain veneers over the past decades, he has also worked as a consultant to plastic surgeons, orthodontists, and periodontists to cultivate a holistic approach to facial enhancement. His skill is born of a genuine passion for the art and science of the dental craft, and so it is that Dr. Rifkin has devoted his life to educating others on proper practice and technique as a lecturer and teacher. For years, some of the most famous faces have trusted Dr. Rifkin with their smiles, owing to his world-class reputation for unparalleled craftsmanship in the field of cosmetic dentistry.Learn More About Dr. Rifkin
If Dr. Rifkin studied under the masters of dentistry, Dr. Raanan has followed in-kind.
After graduating from Harvard School of Dental Medicine at the top of his class he seized a rare opportunity to work with a present-day master in Dr. Rifkin. Under Rifkin's tutelage, Dr. Raanan has also placed thousands of porcelain veneers and achieved uncommon skill in the field. As he learned under Dr. Rifkin, to be a true master of cosmetic dentistry, one must first gain mastery over the mouth itself. The way each tooth interacts with the others, the unique characteristics of each patient's bite and more. Only then, with a full grasp of the natural structure of the mouth can one consistently reproduce natural-looking results, tailored to the patient in front of them.Learn More About Dr. Raanan
Among the many things that separate our practice from others is the fact that we boast our very own on-site dental lab complete with the full complement of state-of-the-art technologies and a highly trained and skilled laboratory staff that is absolutely second to none.
This is rare to find in dentistry today but it is part of our commitment to excellence for all our patients. Having an in-house dental lab at our disposal allows us to attain absolutely top-of-the-line results in half the time that it takes other practices. It also enables us to work hand-in-hand with the people crafting your porcelain veneers so that we can closely monitor the process and get every last detail just right.
When you come into our Beverly Hills dentist office for your initial dental veneers consultation, you will be warmly greeted by our accommodating front desk staff. They will ensure you have everything you need and that you are 100% comfortable.
Your porcelain veneer consultation will consist of a one-on-one session with one of the top veneer dentists Dr. Rifkin. or Dr. Raanan. During this session, the doctor will take the time to thoroughly understand you, your goals and take a close eye to your smile. This will give them all the information they need to craft a treatment plan that is 100% customized to you. It is this thorough consultation process that ensures every patient receives completely bespoke treatment and that no two patients ever receive the same plan.
"I have never met a doctor as thorough as he was. Explaining who he is and what he does and the outcome for each individual patient with visuals and photos, before and afters, etc. You will feel so comfortable, welcomed, being a patient in his practice."
What you'll get from your consultation:
Porcelain veneers are one of the best ways to perfect your smile. They can help address any or all of the following cosmetic issues in the teeth:
The advantages of having porcelain veneers placed can factually be life-changing. When you factor in the increase in self-esteem and quality of life that comes from a properly placed new set of porcelain dental veneers, the benefits are undeniable.
In order to properly address the above issues, it is vital to understand the importance of selecting the right dentist. Many dentists who lack sufficient experience and skill in placing dental veneers can produce seemingly passable results at the surface level but there is more that must be considered. Every aspect from the type of porcelain veneers selected, to the sizing and shaping of the veneers, to the technique with which they are applied, has an impact on your results. And by "results" we mean much more than just the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. While the visual result is the obvious goal and must be impeccable, there are other factors that are no less important, such as the longevity of the bonding holding your porcelain veneers in place, making sure they are properly fit so you don't experience any discomfort when eating and so on.
All veneers require some amount of preparation. Even so-called "no-prep" veneers, such as Lumineers, Durathin and Vivaneers, would be more accurately referred to as "some prep" or "minimal prep" veneers.
While it is occasionally possible to place these types of veneers without any removal of tooth structure, especially in cases where there are considerable gaps between the teeth, the likelihood is that the result will be an unnatural smile that does not allow your jaw to properly close. Or as Dr. Raanan succinctly puts it, "Your mouth is going to look like it's full of bubble gum."
It takes work and attention to detail to make sure your porcelain veneers are properly placed. The best dental veneers can last an entire lifetime, but it takes an expert cosmetic dentist to do the job right. This is your mouth, after all, and if there is anything that demands perfection, it's your smile.
Many patients look to the cost of porcelain veneers as a primary factor when considering the right cosmetic dentist for them. While this is understandable, allowing price to weigh heavily into such an important life decision is quite possibly the worst mistake one can make.
Your mouth is an essential part of who you are. It is intimately linked to your physical wellbeing as well as your professional and social success. Think about how often you use your mouth throughout the day — talking, chewing, eating, drinking, breathing, smiling, and expressing other emotions. If something is not right, you will feel it every time you close your mouth, and possibly even with every breath you take.
"Every dentist should strive to be a cosmetic dentist, and their work should always satisfy both form and function. It's not only about aesthetics. It's also about how long the tooth lasts, the comfort of the bite and much, much more.'
There is a considerable amount of physics, geometry, and artistry that goes into the crafting of a proper bite. A skilled cosmetic dentist will take the time to understand how the teeth are aligned in relation to one another, how the elements of a smile are rendered to be balanced and aesthetic, and a thousand other considerations. When you come to Rifkin Raanan for porcelain veneers in Beverly Hills, we ensure that each one is meticulously placed so that they fit seamlessly and never have to be repaired or replaced.
The best way to find out about the cost of porcelain dental veneers is to come to our offices for a consultation. You will have a one-on-one session with Dr. Rifkin or Dr. Raanan wherein they will assess which of your teeth need porcelain veneers, what kind of preparation is necessary, and how much work will be required. We even have our own in-house lab for rapid service. Contact us today to discuss your options.
"To save money on dentist is the worst thing anyone can do, but I learned it the hard way. Dr Rifkin and Dr. Raanan had to correct the other dentist's bad job, and he couldn't have done it any better."
Putting your mouth in the hands of an unskilled dentist can mean setting yourself up for a lifetime of complications. What is different about Rifkin Raanan is that we have the experience, skill, and artistry to place your porcelain veneers with a minimalist approach to perfection. We take the time to do it right, taking care to remove as little tooth structure as possible — less than the thickness of a fingernail.
"I expressed my concerns to him and he carefully listened and addressed every single one of them. Throughout the treatment, he would ask how I was doing, if I had any questions, and would update me every step of the way. I couldn't be happier with the final result!"
Before you walk out the door with new porcelain veneers, we take a final set of x-rays as part of a proprietary process of quality assurance. We then use advanced imaging software to literally triple-check your smile and ensure it is 100% perfect from every angle. It is our passion and goal to make all our work look and feel seamless, harmonious and beautiful, and above all your results will be lasting.
This is your smile for life, and with natural-looking porcelain dental veneers from Beverly Hills Cosmetic Dentists, you can proudly and confidently Own Your Smile™.
The process of getting porcelain veneers typically does not cause pain, as the teeth are numb during the procedure. Some people may experience minor sensitivity or discomfort afterward, but this should resolve within a few days.
Porcelain veneers are designed to look natural and blend in with your existing teeth. They are made of thin, translucent porcelain that's color-matched to your teeth. When properly placed by a skilled dental professional, veneers should look like a natural part of your smile.
Porcelain veneers are a long-lasting dental restoration, with many patients experiencing a lifespan of 10-15 years or more. However, the longevity of veneers can vary depending on many different factors, such as your oral hygiene habits and the amount of force applied to the veneers during biting and chewing.
It is not necessary to get veneers for all of your teeth. Veneers are typically used to restore the appearance of one or more teeth that are visibly damaged, discolored, or misaligned. If you only have issues with a few teeth, you may only need veneers on those specific teeth.
Porcelain veneers are not meant to be removable, as they are permanently bonded to your teeth. However, in some cases, they can be removed by a dental professional. It is important to note that removing veneers may damage the underlying tooth structure, so it is generally not recommended unless there is a specific reason to do so.
Come in for a consultation and find out all about the best cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills. Let Rifkin Raanan help you Own Your Smile™