Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the most effective and aesthetically gratifying remedies for teeth that are chipped, stained, or even misaligned. Porcelain dental veneers are the most common procedure in smile makeovers and can also be an option for patients that are simply looking to have a gorgeous smile. Renowned Encinitas cosmetic dentist, Dr. Edward Coffey, can correct a range of dental issues with this popular treatment and achieve a natural-looking solution to common problems that can affect the appearance and function of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are known to also have astounding aesthetic results for patients who have this treatment performed.

If you aren’t happy with your smile, Dr. Coffey can transform it for you – painlessly and quickly. Instead of spending months or years in braces, he can transform your smile with natural porcelain veneers in just two weeks!

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that are placed over damaged, misaligned, or stained teeth, to give them an improved shape, color, or size. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.

Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. Dr. Coffey places veneers routinely, and designs each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.

Porcelain Veneer procedure

At your first appointment, our specialist for porcelain veneers in Encinitas will help you determine the best color and look for your new smile. Advanced imaging techniques can help you better explore your options. Dental impressions will be taken after your teeth are prepared. This impression will allow porcelain veneers to be custom-made for the affected teeth, ensuring a comfortable fit. The preparation process includes a minor trimming of the enamel to ensure a seamless blend with your own teeth. The amount of enamel removed depends largely on the type of porcelain veneers, your own teeth and your smile goals.

After your teeth are prepared, temporary veneers are placed to protect your teeth from sensitivity while your veneers are designed and color-tinted by our dental lab. Once your new porcelain veneers are ready, you will return to our office to have them securely bonded. An etching liquid will be applied to roughen the surface of your teeth, and the porcelain veneers will be attached using special cement that is cured using a high-intensity light. The damaged teeth are now concealed with healthy-looking porcelain veneers and you will be ready to share your gorgeous new smile.

Will they look like normal teeth?

When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. They are translucent and reflect light just as your own natural teeth do, which means they are virtually indistinguishable from your own teeth. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options. Porcelain veneers can be an excellent way of addressing common problems with your teeth and creating a beautiful new smile with results that look and feel natural.

How durable are porcelain veneers?

With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.

Dr. Coffey will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.

Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.

If you would like to schedule a FREE consultation for porcelain veneers (x-rays not included) with Encinitas Dentist, Edward B. Coffey, DDS MS – Encinitas Dental Art, please call us at (760) 942-7272.  Hablamos Español.