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Porcelain Veneers

Don’t ignore one of your greatest assets — your smile! With the use of porcelain veneers, transforming one’s smile is simple, fast and effective. 

About Porcelain Veneers

Dr. Matian has excelled in cosmetic dentistry, and veneers in particular. His goal is to give patients the best porcelain veneers Encino offers. Whatever your cosmetic issue, Dr. Matian will sit down and discuss it at great length so you and he can reach a common goal.

Dental veneers are easy way to get a perfect smile with immediate results. Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers, are perfectly sculpted pieces of porcelain that are applied to the front of your teeth. They can correct a broad array of cosmetic issues, including:

Chipped teeth

Discolored teeth

Crowded teeth

Misaligned teeth


Short or worn down teeth

Black triangles on patients with receding gums


In most cases, patients require almost zero preparation of their teeth before veneers are applied. This means the procedure is both comfortable and reversible. In the case of tooth preparation, which requires a slight reduction in the size of the tooth, Dr. Matian will apply local anesthetic to ensure total relaxation to the patient.

Veneer production

Once specifics have been obtained regarding the veneer dimensions, they are sent to a third party lab for production. At BioDental, we have been careful to select the finest labs for the production of your veneers. Depending upon the patient, we offer the entire spectrum of veneer quality, from the most basic to the best quality available in the field of dentistry. Upon your initial consultation, we will determine which is best for you.

Veneers in a single visit with CEREC technology

For patients on a timetable, BioDental is proud to offer veneers made with groundbreaking CEREC technology. While CEREC veneers are still made with high quality porcelain, they are produced in a fraction of the time with our in-house CEREC milling unit. Once 3D imaging of the patient’s mouth is acquired, our lab technician can shape and sculpt the veneers using a computer. They are then custom colored to blend in perfectly with the rest of the patient’s teeth. Once Dr. Matian uses his expert technique to apply the veneers to your teeth, it is generally less than 2 hours from when you arrived. This same-day CEREC technology is a perfect service for patients on the go, and the veneers look fantastic.

A caring expert in porcelain veneers

Dr. Shawn Matian has years of experience performing successful veneer procedures. In fact, he has transformed over 1,000 smiles with his expertise. Patients regularly report complete satisfaction after their visits, both for the fantastic dental work and for the caring, amiable nature of Dr. Matian.

Dr. Matian created BioDental in Encino, California, with the purpose to give patients the best porcelain veneers Encino has available. At BioDental we understand that the dentist is not everyone’s favorite destination. Dr. Matian and his staff are empathetic towards patients, understanding that the dentist is not everyone’s favorite visit. The entire office operates with this viewpoint strongly in mind to create the most comfortable experience possible.

Patient Results

This patient received no-preparation veneers, meaning no drilling, no shots and no pain.

This patient received eight minimally invasive upper veneers to add length and symmetry.

Dr. Matian used veneers to restore this patient’s teeth to their original shape and length.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

What are dental veneers? Can they repair damaged teeth?

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of precisely cut porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth. If there is damage such as cracks, chips or gaps, porcelain veneers are the perfect solution to cosmetically and structurally improving the teeth.

What are some of the benefits of having veneers?

Besides the obvious cosmetic improvement, studies have shown that using porcelain veneers strengthens teeth by 95%. Teeth that have been damaged by cracks, chips or that are uneven in length will be aesthetically pleasing with the application of veneers.

Another benefit is that porcelain veneers will close any gaps in teeth, possibility eliminating the need for braces. Teeth that are too short or long in relation to the rest of the mouth can be brought into balance.

The teeth are rejuvenated by whitening stained and discolored teeth.

Emotionally, the boost in morale can be dramatic when going from an aged or embarrassing smile to a bright, youthful smile.

How much time does it take from start to finish?

Porcelain veneers can be completed in two visits spaced one to two weeks apart. The first visit includes a lengthy consultation where the dental plan is formed based on what the patient wants to achieve. Then the teeth are shaped and prepared for the veneers. An impression is taken of the teeth and temporary veneers are placed.

The second visit permanently places the veneers that have been prepared by the lab. Before they are bonded, patients have an opportunity to have further adjustments made to color or shape as after they are bonded, they are permanently affixed.

What kind of anesthetic is used?

Most patients are comfortable having the usual local anesthetic common for dental procedures. During the shaping and preparation procedures approximately 0.5 mm of the surface of the teeth is removed. Depending on the amount of preparation work that will be done, an anesthetic may not be needed at all.

Is the process reversible?

Because a very thin layer of tooth enamel must be removed to accommodate the thickness of the veneer, the process isn’t considered reversible.

How do I take care of my teeth after veneers are placed?

Once veneers are permanently bonded to the teeth they are essentially your teeth only stronger. Normal hygiene practices of brushing and flossing and regular visits for cleaning are essential to maintain dental health.

Will having veneers make my teeth more prone to cavities?

No. The veneer makes the teeth more impervious to decay since the veneer is bonded to the natural tooth. There is no greater incidence of decay but teeth must be cared for to avoid cavities forming in the unbounded natural teeth.

Will my teeth be sensitive to hot and cold?

There will likely be some sensitivity to hot and cold food and beverages for a short time due to having a thin layer of enamel removed. This should disappear in a few days. Avoiding hot and cold foods is recommended for the first few days to allow the veneers to settle.

Can only the top or bottom of the teeth be treated with veneers?

The goal of the finished product is to ensure everything in the mouth matches, whether a full set of veneers is placed or just a few teeth are treated. Patients are advised to have the untreated teeth whitened before placement of the veneers to ensure uniformity of color.

How strong are veneers? Are there restrictions on what I can eat?

Porcelain veneers are very strong. However porcelain is a glass and can crack if very strong forces are applied. It is advised to avoid chewing ice, hard nuts, candy apples, popcorn kernels as well as avoiding using the teeth to open packages, etc.

The natural teeth are often damaged by these same foods and practices and while porcelain veneers are very strong, they aren’t invincible.

I grind my teeth at night. Will this damage my porcelain veneers?

Yes this will eventually damage your veneers just as this behavior will grind down natural teeth. Dr. Matian will provide you with a protective bite guard to wear at night to reduce the stress on your teeth while you sleep.

How long will porcelain veneers last?

Porcelain veneers last a long time. Most patients get ten to twenty years use from their veneers before they need to be replaced. The aging is derived from the natural teeth as gums recede and teeth become brittle. If a veneer comes off Dr. Matain can re-bond it to the tooth or replace it if it has become damaged.

Note: do not try to re-bond the veneer yourself. If you are away from home, your best option is to find a qualified cosmetic veneers dentist who can properly re-bond your veneer.

Do veneers stain?

No, they should never stain. If you have natural teeth without veneers you will need to maintain regular dental cleanings and take measures to avoid staining if drinking red wine, coffee etc.

Will my insurance cover the cost of veneers?

Most cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance. Some companies will cover a percentage of the cost. Our insurance specialist can help you determine your coverage limits.

Real Patients. Real Testimonials. Real Before/After Pictures.

Dr. Matian cares about his patients, his staff is amazing and the office is a clean and warm environment. I recommend them to all my family and friends. You can TRUST BioDental!

Patty Smith


BioDental is a fully accredited dental suite located in Encino, California. This leading edge facility offers advanced, precise techniques to ensure the total health of any patient’s teeth. Additionally, it offers a full array of cosmetic dentistry procedures for those requiring a touch-up in the appearance of their teeth. 



Dr. Shawn Matian

17200 Ventura Blvd #314

Encino, CA 91316


(818) 725-1489

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