Porcelain Veneers

Are you looking for a smile fit for the red carpet? Porcelain veneers are your answer.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are fabricated to exacting standards from porcelain or ceramics. The wafter-thin shells can hide imperfections and enhance the color, shape, and luster of your teeth. Veneers deliver drastic results and can address a wide range of cosmetic blemishes.

If you only need to cover one problem tooth or are looking for a dramatic smile makeover, you can trust our cosmetic dentists to give you the smile you have always dreamed of. 

What can porcelain veneers do for me?

Veneers can address a wide range of cosmetic issues. Patients often seek veneers to hide or correct:

  • Small teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Minor chips and cracks
  • Teeth that are worn

Establishing Veneer Candidacy

Candidates for veneers desire drastic cosmetic results. To receive one or more veneers, one of our doctors will need to determine that you enjoy good oral health and have adequate tooth structure. 

During your cosmetic consultation at our office, one of our doctors will examine your teeth and listen to your cosmetic goals. If you are a good candidate for veneers, an appointment will be scheduled to begin your cosmetic treatment.

Treatments to Consider Before Veneers

If during your consultation the doctor notices an issue, such as tooth decay or gum disease, he may recommend restorative treatment. For instance, some patients may require a root canal or placement of dental crowns before receiving cosmetic dentistry treatments. 

If you only require minor adjustments to your teeth, one of our doctors can use tooth-colored bonding to correct pockets of discoloration or small chips. 

Also, unless you plan to cover all your teeth with veneers, you may want to consider teeth whitening first. For instance, if you desire to only cover your front teeth, we will match the shade of the veneers to your remaining teeth. 

While the bleaching agents in teeth whitening products improve the color of a natural tooth, it will not affect the shade of porcelain. Therefore, if you are wanting a whiter smile, this should be done first.

Veneers can make your teeth look straight by altering their sizes and shapes, but you may be a better candidate for orthodontics if your teeth are significantly misaligned. For instance, veneers can address minor alignment issues and small gaps, but large gaps or extensive teeth crowding may require Invisalign or traditional braces.

If you tend to grind or clench your teeth, a condition known as bruxism, you will want to discuss this with the doctor. This is because the forces applied to the teeth during grinding or clenching can damage or break veneers. Therefore, you may need to wear a nightguard to protect your teeth while you are sleeping.

Treatment Overview

A veneer procedure is a complex process that involves design, fabrication, and placement, requiring multiple visits to our office. At your initial visit, one of our doctors will take measurements and make preparations for your veneer fabrication.
Depending on the type of veneer you are having placed, one or more of your teeth may need to be prepared. This process requires removing a small amount of tooth enamel so that your veneers can fit snugly against your natural teeth.
Once your teeth are prepped, we will take digital impressions of your teeth. Not only are digital impressions more convenient and less messy than traditional impressions, but they are also more accurate. Also, we can upload the information straight to our trusted dental laboratory without having to worry about them getting lost in the mail.
At this point, we will place temporary veneers. While these will not offer the same stunning results as your permanent veneers will, they will give you a good idea of how beautiful your smile will be.
When your custom veneers arrive at our office, we will call you to schedule your final appointment. At that visit, one of our doctors will make any needed minor adjustments to ensure that each veneer fits perfectly. Once you are both tremendously satisfied with the shape and color of the veneers, the doctor will attach each veneer using a strong bonding agent.
Some patients experience heightened sensitivity in the days or even weeks following veneer placement. This temporary side effect will subside as your teeth adjust to the new attachments.
With proper care, including regular dental visits and brushing and flossing, veneers can last for 10 or more years. You should never use your veneers to pry or tear objects for any reason. If your veneers become worn or loose, they can be replaced at our office.

Schedule Your Veneer Consultation Today

Porcelain veneers can leave you looking younger and more attractive. To schedule your veneer consultation or get an idea of how much veneers cost, call (949) 388-0780 today. 

We look forward to brightening your smile!

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San Clemente, CA 92673

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