WHY GET VENEERS?
Isn’t it always nice to see a smiling face? It's even better to see sparkling teeth when the person smiles. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with perfect teeth. Stained, cracked, crooked or irregularly shaped teeth can cause undue embarrassment, inhibit social ease, and prevent one from fully enjoying life. If you are one of the many who urgently needs dental restoration, then porcelain veneers might be the right solution for you.
Veneers are ultra-thin, like contact lenses. They are bonded to the surface of the affected tooth in the form of a custom fabrication. Porcelain veneers help to alter tooth position, shape, size and color. If you are looking for a cosmetic lift for your smile, look no further than Dentique. With some of the best providers of veneers, San Diego has to offer, Dentique is your clear choice.
WHEN DO YOU REQUIRE VENEERS?
Porcelain veneers, one of the many advancements in the field of cosmetic dentistry, help you achieve the smile you desire in a matter of weeks. Veneers are custom-made, natural-looking porcelain laminates which are specially designed to cover your front teeth. Working to provide patients with some of best veneers San Diego has to offer, Dentique has become synonymous with comprehensive cosmetic care. We recommend veneers under the following conditions:
- worn-out teeth
- chipped or cracked teeth
- permanently stained teeth
- poorly shaped teeth
- gap teeth or unwanted spaces between teeth
- overly large or overly small teeth
- crooked teeth
ADVANTAGES OF VENEERS:
- Requires only a few visits to the office
- Material is biodegradable
- A natural appearance that blends seamlessly with the smile
- Preservation of the tooth
- No alteration of tooth necessary in most cases
- Improves cosmetic issues such as stains or cracks
- Long-lasting, durable
HOW LONG WILL VENEERS LAST?
Because veneers can withstand chipping, staining and daily wear and tear, they have the potential to last the rest of your life, provided you care for your veneers carefully. It’s important to practice daily dental hygiene such as flossing and brushing and to attend regular dental check-ups every six months or so.
In the same way, that bad habits such as biting your nails can hurt your teeth, chewing on improper surfaces can cause damage to your veneers. In general, the veneers will react to circumstances just like regular teeth, so you will need to protect them accordingly.
HOW ARE VENEERS DIFFERENT FROM CROWNS?
Veneers are approximately 1 mm thick, whereas a dental crown is usually around 2 mm. A crown will encase the entire tooth, but a veneer simply covers the front area that people see when you smile.
Crowns will be employed when a tooth has decayed or is broken and needs significant restoration. They are ideal for teeth that perform a lot of work, such as those that accomplish chewing, biting, and grinding. When a crown is applied, the tooth will be reduced, and that tooth will always need a crown going forward.
Veneers, on the other hand, are perfect for healthy teeth that simply need cosmetic improvement because of discoloration or an unattractive shape. They work best for the teeth in the front of the mouth that are more responsible for the look of one’s smile than for performing the work of chewing and grinding. With veneers, tooth reduction is not typically required. Like crowns, however, veneers are permanent and cannot be reversed.
HOW DO VENEERS RESEMBLE NATURAL TEETH?
Natural teeth are distinguished by the shine of their translucent enamel. The porcelain veneer gives off a similar shine and luster, brightening the smile for a stunning yet organic aesthetic.
WHAT DOES THE DENTAL VENEERS PROCEDURE INVOLVE?
At Dentique, Dr. Rahbar and her team of dental experts are some of the best providers of Porcelain veneers San Diego has to offer. We ensure that the veneers match the color of your existing teeth or a lighter shade you desire. We use porcelain veneers to close gaps between the teeth, correct stains and even make cracks disappear. We promise you results that will exceed your expectations!
You will require more than one appointment to complete the procedure. During the first visit, our dental experts carefully prepare and contour the teeth. We also take an impression of the teeth so as to create the veneers.
During the second visit, the veneer is bonded to the tooth. Once it is done, you can quite easily forget that something was done to your tooth. Your teeth will feel as good as new!
WHAT DO DENTAL VENEERS IN SAN DIEGO COST?
Veneers range from $1,500 to $1,700 per tooth, although this cost should be averaged out over the course of the veneer’s lifetime, which usually spans at least 20 years. The cost can also be assessed in terms of the cosmetic improvement the veneers will bring, especially in cases where the smile is severely compromised by stained, chipped, broken or misshapen teeth. Veneers are more costly than some treatments, but a cheaper solution may also not last as long and need to be repeated at the cost several times.
TAKING THE FIRST STEP
If you are interested in finding out whether porcelain veneers might be right for your dental needs, please contact our San Diego office to set up a consultation with Dr. Rahbar. During this session, the dentist will answer all of your questions in greater detail, covering such issues as results, procedure length, recovery, anesthesia, cost, insurance, and much more.
Dr. Rahbar will take x-rays and examine your teeth, and will also review your medical history and previous dental work that you’ve received.
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