Porcelain Veneers in San Diego, CA

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Overview

You can think of porcelain veneers as strong, protective helmets for your teeth. 

Porcelain veneers are a quick and minimally invasive way to improve your smile and conceal crooked, chipped, stained, or decayed teeth. Dental veneers are created out of porcelain and secured to the front of your teeth to improve your smile's overall look. Offering personalized and minimal-prep veneers, we can improve the size, color, length, or shape of your teeth. Make an appointment at one of our San Diego, CA offices to learn more about veneers and decide if they are right for your cosmetic goals.

Best Candidates

As with most cosmetic treatments, the right candidate has a healthy mouth. Lingering issues like cracked teeth or tartar build-up should be dealt with before considering getting porcelain veneers. If you struggle with bruxism (clenching or grinding your teeth), porcelain veneers might not be a good fit for you as they can chip or break. Talk with your dentist about a nighttime dental guard if you grind your teeth while you sleep.

Porcelain veneers may be used to quickly cover stains and chips in your teeth, improve worn down or misaligned teeth, and fix teeth that are abnormally shaped or spaced. At Dental Express, we customize your porcelain veneers to fit securely over your teeth for an appealing and natural look. At your consultation, our dentists will listen to your objectives and expectations to customize your procedure.

What To Expect

Porcelain veneer treatment usually takes place over two visits. The first visit is for the impressions of your teeth, and the second is the installation of your veneers. As soon as one of our dentists has developed your personalized treatment program, we will take physical or digital dental impressions. Over the next week or so, your cosmetic veneers will either be produced in our office or sent to a dental laboratory, where they’ll be made from high-quality porcelain material. When your porcelain veneers are ready, we’ll remove a little bit of enamel from the front of your teeth. This process creates room for the veneers and improves the bond for a more natural, long-lasting result. Porcelain veneers offer the added benefit of requiring less enamel to be removed than a cap or crown, which helps retain the strength of your teeth. When your porcelain veneers are secured, we will make small adjustments so that your veneers fit comfortably.

Recovery

Since getting cosmetic veneers typically doesn’t require anesthesia, you usually can continue your daily activities after your appointment. You may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold meals for a couple of days, but this should subside naturally. You should clean your veneers just like your own natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing. While cosmetic veneers are stain-resistant compared to natural teeth, you should still stay away from staining drinks and foods to keep your smile bright. To prevent harming your veneers, you shouldn't chew on hard objects, such as ice or your fingernails. Your veneers may come loose with time, but this is completely normal. Continue to schedule dental examinations and cleanings at Dental Express so we can track the condition of your veneers, natural teeth, and overall oral health. Our team will tell you if your veneers need to be replaced or repaired.

Insurance Coverage

Veneers are an elective procedure, so they're usually not included in dental insurance. Dental Express does take many payment options, such as low-interest medical financing, to make your treatment more affordable. During the consultation, our group will personalize your treatment plan to meet your goals and budget. We will go over an estimate for your veneers and explore your payment options.

Porcelain Veneers

Strong, durable, and hard to stain, porcelain veneers offer a natural-looking solution to worn down or decayed teeth. Enjoy the confidence of a beautiful smile with custom porcelain veneers at Dental Express. With an array of treatment options to satisfy your needs, we can help you quickly enhance the look of your smile with cosmetic veneers. To learn more, make an appointment at one of our San Diego, CA locations.

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