Dental Veneers San Diego
When do you need veneers?
Veneers are used in a variety of situations. Veneers are used for cosmetic restoration of teeth that are worn, discolored, chipped or crooked. Veneers can also be used to fill spaces, typically between the front teeth. Veneers can be used on a single tooth, matching the existing color of the other teeth, or they can be used to do a complete makeover giving you the “Hollywood smile” that you have always wanted.
In all cases the underlying tooth structure is required to be intact, or a crown will be recommended.
What’s involved in the veneer procedure?
Three appointments are typically needed for the veneer process.
At the first appointment the Dentist Pacific Beach dental staff will discuss with you what your goal is and make recommendations on the best way to achieve your goal. If veneers are determined to be a good choice for you a second appointment will be scheduled.
At the second appointment the teeth are prepared for veneer placement. Preparation of the tooth surface will vary depending on the condition of the existing tooth but will always involve removing a thin layer of the natural enamel. Once the tooth surface is prepared, molds are made and then sent to an offsite facility where the veneers are prepared. In typically three weeks time the third appointment will be made to bond the new veneers onto your existing teeth.