Porcelain veneers can beautifully rejuvenate the appearance of your smile, addressing common cosmetic concerns such as cracks, chips, stains, gaps, or even misaligned teeth. The color of your porcelain veneers can also be matched with the color of your existing teeth for the most natural-looking results possible. Depending on your needs, veneers may sometimes be used as a more conservative alternative to dental crowns. With porcelain veneers, our cosmetic dentists can significantly improve the form of your teeth for a beautiful, brilliant smile.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic options we offer at our Los Algodones practice. In addition to correcting a wide range of esthetic concerns, this cosmetic dentistry technique offers several advantages when compared to other treatment options. For example, porcelain veneers:
- Are made of stain-resistant ceramic material, so they remain white and bright
- Are strong and durable
- Require only conservative tooth preparation
- Can be used to achieve a complete smile makeover
- Closely resemble natural tooth material
- Do note require additional care beyond regular dental hygiene
Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
Those interested in porcelain veneers usually want to change the appearance of either a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all visible teeth. Porcelain veneers can often be used to correct the following cosmetic issues:
- Gaps between teeth
- Stains and discoloration
- Short or worn teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Uneven teeth
Patients who are candidates for porcelain veneers typically have good overall dental wellness and enough healthy tooth structure to support the restorations. Dental treatments can be performed to eliminate decay, gum disease, or other problematic conditions that might prohibit the placement of veneers. In cases where the teeth are too badly damaged or decayed for porcelain veneers, dental crowns may provide a more effective solution. Veneers can also be a viable option for patients with discolored teeth that do not respond as desired to professional whitening treatments.
High-Quality Porcelain Veneers
Our dedication to providing high-quality veneers made of the most advanced materials sets us apart from other dentists in the area. It is important to us that your veneers are strong, long-lasting, and natural-looking. The dental labs we use to create our custom veneers offer the finest materials available, including zirconia and e.max®, to deliver optimal esthetics and durability. The state-of-the-art dental care and restorations we provide are only equaled by top cosmetic dentists in the United States who charge significantly more for their services.
The Porcelain Veneers Procedure
During the consultation process, our experienced cosmetic dentist will help you decide if porcelain veneers are the best approach for addressing your concerns and achieving your goals. Once you are determined to be a good candidate for the procedure, Dr. Íñiguez will then remove a tiny layer of enamel from the front of the teeth, create custom molds that will be sent to a lab to prepare your veneers, and select a shade that can match your natural teeth. After about seven to ten days, your veneers will arrive at our office. At this time, Dr. Íñiguez will bond the porcelain veneers to the front of the teeth. The procedure is painless and is designed to preserve most of the original tooth structure.
Porcelain Veneers Results
Some patients may experience tooth sensitivity following their porcelain veneers procedure, though this sensation typically dissipates within two weeks. For patients who are prone to grinding or clenching their teeth, Drs. Íñiguez may recommend a mouth guard to help protect the veneers. Your normal oral hygiene routines should be maintained, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups. Composed of a material that looks nearly identical to natural dental enamel, porcelain veneers are durable, stain-resistant, and can give you a beautiful smile that lasts for decades.
Cost of Porcelain Veneers
The cost of porcelain veneers depends on the specific details of your customized treatment plan. During your consultation, your dentist will discuss pricing and break down the full cost of your treatment. Your quote will include the number of veneers you are receiving, what material they will be made of, and any necessary dental treatment(s) and/or preparation required prior to the placement of your veneers. Compared to cosmetic dentists of the same caliber in the United States, you will likely find that our porcelain veneers prices are much more affordable.
For more information about porcelain veneers, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Íñiguez or Dr. Laiza, please contact our office today.