Alen  Gharibian, DDS -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Dental Center of Redondo Beach

Alen Gharibian, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & Dentist located in South Bay, Lawndale, CA

Veneers Specialist

As a leading general dentist and cosmetic dentist in the South Bay area, Dr. Gharibian offers durable, natural-looking veneers for his patients at the Dental Center of Redondo Beach, helping patients eliminate a broad range of cosmetic issues so they can feel more confident in the way they look. Patients throughout Redondo Beach, Lawndale, and the South Bay can all visit Dr. Gharibian for veneers.


by Alen Gharibian, DDS

What is a dental veneer?

Veneers are thin shells that are placed in the front surfaces of teeth to address cosmetic issues. Made of extremely durable materials, veneers can be tinted to match your natural teeth, and they're so thin, they're extremely comfortable.

What kinds of cosmetic issues do veneers treat?

Veneers can help correct a wide array of cosmetic problems, including:

  • gaps between teeth

  • deeply discolored teeth

  • chips and cracks

  • “gummy” smiles

  • teeth that appear too small

Veneers are also used to correct the appearance of crooked teeth, making them a popular option for people who want to have a more attractive smile but don't want to undergo orthodontic care.

How is a veneer applied?

Veneers usually take two appointments to complete. At the first appointment, the surface of the tooth is prepared, a process that involves removing just a very small layer of the tooth surface to make room for the thickness of the veneer. Then, an impression will be taken of your tooth and sent to a lab where the permanent veneer will be created. You'll also select the tint for the veneer so it looks completely natural. Finally, a temporary veneer will be created to protect the tooth until the permanent veneer is ready. At the second appointment, the temporary veneer will be removed from the tooth and the surface will be carefully cleaned before the permanent veneer is applied and shaped for a comfortable fit.

How long will my veneers last?

Veneers are extremely strong and durable. With good oral hygiene habits, including regular brushing and flossing and routine trips to the dentist, veneers can last for many years. You can extend the life of your veneers and any other restorations by avoiding chewing on ice or other hard substances and by never using your teeth as prying tools.

Major insurance Plans Accepted

We accept most PPO and HMO plans. If you have any questions, please contact our office. 

Access Medical Group
Allegiance Life and Health
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Employee Benefits
Assurant Health
Blue Care Network of Michigan
Blue Choice Health Plan
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I felt very comfortable and most importantly, I feel like my teeth were cleaned perfectly. This was a very pleasant trip to the dentist."

    Kat M.
  • Yelp

    "Doctor's calm manner and professionalism is so reassuring and comforting. His skill in painlessly resolving the problems was also of great benefit to me."

    Michael M.
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    "Quick, efficient, painless, nice comfortable office, great customer service. Definitely recommend this office!"

    Rebecca E.
Dental Center of Redondo Beach
16819 Hawthorne Boulevard
South Bay

Lawndale, CA 90260
Phone: 424-275-6588
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Alen Gharibian, DDS
16819 Hawthorne Boulevard
Lawndale, CA 90260