Porcelain Veneers Specialist

American Dental Clinic

Emmanuel Aguilar, DMD

Cosmetic Dentistry & Implants and Orthodontics located in San Diego, CA

A beautiful, symmetrical smile doesn’t have to involve many time-consuming procedures and treatments. At American Dental Clinic in San Diego, California, Emmanuel Aguilar, DMD, and the team skillfully design porcelain veneers that can last for years with proper care. For more information about veneers, call American Dental Clinic, or book an appointment online today.

Porcelain Veneers Q&A

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment that can make your teeth look more appealing in shape, size, or color. The team at American Dental Clinic uses porcelain to craft your custom veneers because the material is strong and durable and looks very similar to your natural tooth enamel. 

Veneers attach to the fronts of your teeth only and conceal cosmetic flaws. Your provider uses a strong bonding glue to make sure they’re sturdy and won’t fall off. If you take good care of your veneers, they can last for a decade or longer. Before you leave the office, your dentist gives you tips to keep your veneers looking their best for years to come. 

What can veneers cover?

You can get cosmetic veneers for one or many of your teeth. They can conceal various imperfections, including:

  • Shorter-than-average teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Pointy teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Cracked or chipped teeth 
  • Heavy staining
  • Wide gaps between teeth
  • Discoloration 

With porcelain veneers, you can get your ideal smile with minimal dental work and a moderate amount of upkeep. However, they’re intended for teeth in the front of your mouth that aren’t molars. If you have a molar that doesn’t look ideal, your provider might recommend a crown instead. 

What is it like to get porcelain veneers?

If you receive porcelain veneers at American Dental Clinic, the process typically takes 2-3 visits. 

Your provider begins by discussing your goals for treatment, including the size and shape of your new veneer, before taking an impression of your tooth or teeth. Your impressions are then sent to a lab where your veneer(s) are created, and your provider removes a thin layer of enamel from your tooth to make room for your veneer. 

They send you home with a temporary veneer, and you return to the office for placement in 10-14 days. 

Once your veneers have been created, your provider carefully bonds your completed veneer to your tooth to ensure stunning results that will last for years to come.

For more information about traditional porcelain veneers, call American Dental Clinic, or book an appointment online today.