Porcelain Veneers Experienced Doctor

Carlsbad & Encinitas Dental Care

Cosmetic, Implant and General Dentistry located in Carlsbad, CA & Encinitas, CA

Few things can transform your smile faster than a set of porcelain veneers. At Carlsbad & Encinitas Dental Care, Gary Braunstein, DDS, offers veneers as one of many cosmetic dentistry options, helping men and women achieve the smile of their dreams. If you’ve been thinking about how to beautify your smile and boost your confidence, schedule a consultation to learn more about dental veneers. Call the Carlsbad or Encinitas, California, office today or use the online booking tool.

Porcelain Veneers Q & A

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are incredibly thin porcelain “shells” that fit over the front portion of your teeth to correct a range of cosmetic issues. They offer the chance to achieve a durable, gorgeous, and lasting smile in a relatively short period of time.

What issues can dental veneers correct?

A set of porcelain veneers can improve the appearance of teeth that are:

  • Worn down
  • Chipped
  • Broken
  • Gapped
  • Discolored
  • Misshapen
  • Misaligned

Sitting down with your dentist can help you better understand what dental veneers can do for your smile and whether they’re better possible treatment options.

What is the process for getting dental veneers?

Once you and your dentist determine that veneers are the right treatment path, you come in for the initial portion of the process. 

The team at Carlsbad & Encinitas Dental Care administers a local anesthetic to help you remain comfortable as they carefully remove a very small portion of your tooth enamel.

This makes room for your new veneers to fit properly over the surface of your natural tooth tissue. They then use advanced digital imaging to design your new smile and mill your porcelain veneers right in the office.

You will be able to see what your smile will look like before your veneers are made. There’s no need to wear a set of temporary veneers, and no waiting for your veneers to arrive from an off-site dental lab.

Once your new porcelain veneers are ready, the team checks them for optimal fit and aesthetic appeal. When they're happy with the results, they cement your new veneers into place. 

Tinted cement allows your dentist to make any shade adjustments necessary to blend with your natural teeth.

You walk out of the office with your new smile in place. If you’re like many men and women who turn to Carlsbad & Encinitas Dental Care for cosmetic dentistry services, you’re also the latest walking advertisement for the transformative powers of porcelain veneers.

How long do dental veneers last?

With proper care, your new veneers last between 7-15 years before they need to be replaced. You can make the most of your investment by avoiding using your teeth as tools, never biting down on hard foods or objects, and maintaining healthy oral hygiene habits.

If you’re curious about how dental veneers can transform your smile, schedule a visit with Carlsbad & Encinitas Dental Care right away.