Porcelain Veneers San Diego
Cosmetic Dentistry at Its Most Transformative
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Porcelain veneers offer a natural-looking option for concealing cracks, discolorations, and other flaws in teeth. At the Scripps Center for Dental Care in La Jolla, we use porcelain veneers to give San Diego residents a completely new and natural looking smile. Enlarge Video View All Videos
There is arguably no treatment in cosmetic dentistry as versatile and transformative as porcelain veneers. At our San Diego dental practice, Scripps Center for Dental Care, our cosmetic dentists routinely use porcelain veneers as the foundation for the most dramatic smile makeovers, creating bright, vibrant, flawless smiles that look completely natural. In terms of their durability and realistic appearance, porcelain veneers are simply unmatched among cosmetic dentistry treatments.
Whether you are looking to treat a single tooth or make over your entire smile, porcelain veneers offer a potentially ideal solution. For further information about porcelain veneers, please contact our La Jolla cosmetic dentistry practice to schedule a consultation today.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin sheets of ceramic glass that are shaped to fit over your teeth, offering a natural-looking option for concealing cracks, chips, discoloration, and other cosmetic flaws. At Scripps Center for Dental Care in La Jolla, we also offer porcelain veneers as an alternative to more time-consuming orthodontic treatment methods; our dentists often use veneers as a form of "instant orthodontics" to fix minor gaps and misalignment. For our patients who desire more comprehensive smile makeover results, our dental specialists often combine porcelain veneers with other cosmetic dentistry options such as teeth whitening. With porcelain veneers, you can have a stunning smile in as little as two office visits.
The key to the realistic appearance of veneers lies in the light reflecting properties of porcelain. Like natural tooth enamel, porcelain is translucent, meaning that it allows some light to pass through its surface rather than simply reflecting it. When this high-grade porcelain is custom-crafted to complement the size, shape, color, and texture of surrounding natural teeth, it is virtually indistinguishable from enamel.
The Veneer Placement Process
The first step in the process of placing porcelain veneers at our La Jolla office is a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists. During this consultation, we will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for veneers. Using advanced digital imaging technology, we can create a mock up of your smile with porcelain veneers so that you can preview what you may look like after treatment. This smile design can help you decide whether porcelain veneers are the right choice for you.
Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, a digital impression of your teeth will be made and sent to our master ceramist, who will custom craft veneers according to precise specifications provided by our office. Temporary veneers will be placed on your teeth to protect them while your permanent veneers are being created. You will return to our La Jolla office for a second visit once your porcelain veneers are ready, and we will bond them to the front surfaces of your teeth. You will leave this second appointment with a beautifully restored smile that will last for years with proper maintenance.
Learn More about Porcelain Veneers
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers or schedule a consultation at our La Jolla office serving the entire San Diego region, contact Scripps Center for Dental Care today.