Smile makeovers come in all shapes and sizes. When you’re ready to transform your teeth, our dentist in Encinitas may recommend dental veneers.
Veneers are strictly a cosmetic enhancement to healthy, stable teeth. They are essentially a thin layer of porcelain that’s shaped to your preferences, then bonded over the front of your tooth that’s visible when you smile. Much like having an artificial fingernail, veneers simply mask what’s behind them.
The unique aspect of dental veneer treatment is that you get to play a key role in planning your smile makeover. From the beginning phases to the planning of the ceramics, you can dictate things like:
Perhaps you want teeth that are slightly wider and longer, or multiple shades brighter. This is your smile, so you will work closely alongside our dentist in Encinitas to specify every detail of how your teeth will look. If you have pictures of what you like—or don’t like—please bring them with you to your consultation. These visual aids will help us to ensure your investment is exactly what you’re looking for. In some cases, we can even craft a “wax up” where you preview the proposed veneer design on a model or your teeth before we move forward with crafting the permanent ones.
Some people refer to veneers as having “instant braces.” If you’re not interested in wearing clear aligners or adult braces, veneers can quickly hide things like minor crowding or small gaps between teeth.
Since each veneer is crafted to fit in alignment with the ones on either side, we can essentially “straighten” your smile at one time. However, the teeth behind them won’t move at all!
Tooth enamel naturally darkens over time because of the foods we eat and environmental factors we’re exposed to. Porcelain veneers maintain the brightest white, as they are non-porous. We can select a naturally attractive color that’s significantly whiter than your current smile. By erasing the appearance of years of stain (or natural discoloration) veneers essentially make your teeth look years younger. Plus, you’ll never need to whiten them. Just plan to have them cleaned routinely so that surface stains from things like coffee or tea can be polished away.
One of the best advantages of dental veneers is that the smile makeover process can be completed in a matter of a few weeks. After your initial consultation or wax-up review, we’ll book you for a “prep” visit, where your teeth are adjusted and final impressions are taken. Your permanent porcelain veneers can be ready within about 14 days. Once your veneers are bonded at your placement appointment, the difference is immediate.
Investing in your smile is an investment in your confidence and quality of life. When your teeth look great, you’ll naturally look healthier, happier, and smile more often.
“How much does teeth veneer cost?”, you ask? Veneer pricing is dependent upon a few variables. Such as how many teeth need veneers, which teeth are showing when you smile, and the type of veneer you select. We will work up a customized care plan that outlines each of these details so that you know exactly what to expect. Flexible payment plan options are available, so you can get started whenever you’re ready.
Our dentist in Encinitas offers amazing smile makeover options and dental veneers tailored to your smile. If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry and want to learn more about dental veneers near you, call Encinitas Family Dentistry today to reserve a no-pressure consultation.
Welcome to the Encinitas dental office of Gregory Skeens, JR., DDS. We are your home for caring dental treatment that supports superior oral health and helps you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Our modern facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology and our team is here to make your visit enjoyable and relaxing.
We take a truly individualized approach to dentistry, which is why our practice is so popular. After every treatment, Encinitas dentist Dr. Skeens personally makes follow- up phone calls to patients to ensure that they are feeling well. Your comfort and well-being are of ultimate importance.