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With new advances in dental technology, our Pasadena veneers are becoming an increasing popular cosmetic dentistry procedure. New types of porcelain are stronger than ever and reflect light in a way that is similar to natural tooth enamel, for a more lifelike appearance. Porcelain veneers can be combined with other cutting-edge dental treatments, such as teeth whitening and dental crowns, to create a truly stunning, natural-looking smile.

Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. is a holistic dentist who performs a range of general and cosmetic dentistry procedures, including our South Pasadena porcelain veneers. Dr. Molayem focuses her practice on ensuring the well-being of the entire patient – not just the teeth, gums, and mouth. She provides high quality general and cosmetic dental services, using the least aggressive methods possible.

What Types of Dental Problems Do Porcelain Veneers Correct?

Veneers can be used, alone or in combination with other procedures, to correct a wide range of cosmetic issues. They are commonly used to correct:

  • Discolored teeth: Tooth discoloration can result from root canal treatment, excessive fluoride, tetracycline and other medications, or large resin fillings in the teeth.
  • Gaps between the teeth: Dental veneers are an effective way to fill the gaps.
  • Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth (for example, teeth that have bulges or craters)
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Teeth that are too small or too large

Dental veneers are not designed for restorative purposes to repair major structural problems. They are typically applied to basically healthy teeth with minor cosmetic defects. If you are interested in making small cosmetic changes to your smile, look into our veneers Pasadena patients can depend on.

Porcelain Veneers Before and Afters

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Procedure for Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are usually applied in a series of two office visits. Little or no anesthesia is required for the procedure. In the first office visit, to prepare your teeth for the veneers, Dr. Molayem will lightly buff them and shape the surface, removing approximately one-half millimeter of the tooth enamel, to allow for the minor added thickness of the veneer. She will then take a mold or impression of your teeth to send to the dental laboratory, where your custom veneers will be fabricated. Together, you and Dr. Molayem will choose the right color shade to match your teeth.

During your second office visit, Dr. Molayem will place the veneers on your teeth, checking them carefully for fit and color. At this point, the shade of the veneers can be adjusted if necessary with the shade of the cement used to bond them. Your teeth will be cleaned with a special liquid to aid the bonding process, and then the veneer will be applied with cement. A light beam will be used to harden and set the bond.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers provide a conservative approach to cosmetic dental treatment. An excellent alternative to crowns in many situations, veneers do not require extensive shaping before the procedure, which can be performed with little or no anesthetic.

Porcelain veneers have a number of advantages for patients seeking to improve the appearance of their smile:

  • They produce beautiful, natural looking results.
  • Porcelain color can be selected to make dark teeth appear whiter.
  • Porcelain veneers resist staining.
  • Gum tissue tends to tolerate porcelain well.
  • Veneers provide a less aggressive cosmetic alternative to crowns.
Best Porcelain Veneers Pasadena

Porcelain Veneers in Pasadena

Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. is a Doctor of Dental Surgery in Pasadena with a practice focused on integrated, conservative general and cosmetic dentistry. Her patients benefit from techniques that not only optimize oral health, but also help create a healthy, happy body.

A bright, beautiful smile can be a valuable asset in both social and professional situations. When your smile is radiant, it is more likely to make a positive impression on others. If you want to improve the appearance of your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Molayem. She can recommend the best procedure to achieve your unique cosmetic goals, using the least aggressive methods possible while ensuring your overall well-being. Contact us today for some of the best porcelain veneers Pasadena has to offer. We serve surrounding areas such as South Pasadena, Altadena, San Gabriel, and San Fernando Valley.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

May 2020

Dear Valued Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • All patients must wear a mask when entering the office.
  • Anyone accompanying you will be asked to wait in their vehicle.
  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • Upon arrival at your appointment your temperature will be taken for the safety of all staff and patients.
  • Prior to receiving treatment you will be asked to rinse with an antimicrobial for a minimum of 30 seconds
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • UV Air purifiers have been placed throughout the office.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time, so we ask that you do your best to be on time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (626)798-7834 or visit our website at pasadenasmilecenter@yahoo.com.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.


Sincerely, Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. & Team

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