Do chipped, discolored, uneven, or crooked teeth make you feel self-conscious?
Dr. Chad Dains of Open Wide La Jolla in La Jolla, CA can use porcelain veneers to conceal imperfections and enhance your smile.
Learn why porcelain veneers are such a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure…
Veneers are a great way to transform your smile and improve your self-confidence. If you’re unhappy with the color, shape, or alignment of your teeth, dental veneers can give you a smile you will love.
Dr. Dains at Open Wide La Jolla only uses top-quality porcelain to create dental veneers for his patients. Dental porcelain is custom crafted to blend in with your surrounding teeth, giving you an enhanced natural-looking smile. Porcelain veneers also mimic the shine and texture of natural teeth.
Veneers are a versatile and comprehensive solution for many patients. While other cosmetic dentistry treatments such as teeth whitening are designed to address a single issue, dental veneers can conceal stains, minor cases of misalignment, and chips or cracks all at once.
Porcelain veneers deliver long-lasting results and have several benefits over other procedures, which make them a worthwhile investment. They are stain-resistant and carefully designed to last several years before they need to be replaced.
Why Choose Dr. Dains to Design Your New Smile?
Dr. Dains is a native of Southern California, who achieves excellent results through porcelain veneers. His mission is to provide his valued patients with excellent, individualized care. Dr. Dains takes great pride in having built an independent practice that serves the La Jolla community. Open Wide La Jolla uses the latest materials and procedures to provide excellent results in the utmost comfort.
To schedule a consultation and find out if veneers are the right solution for you, contact our office in the heart of the La Jolla village in La Jolla, CA.
Frequently Asked Questions About Porcelain Veneers
Dr. Chad Dains makes patient education a priority in his La Jolla, CA practice. We believe, the more you know about our treatments, the more empowered you will feel when choosing the right solution for your needs. If you are considering upgrading your smile with dental veneers, please explore these answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
What are veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells made of porcelain and are custom-made to fit over your existing teeth – matching shape, size and color. Veneers are durable covers that deliver a result of natural looking teeth as they reflect light like tooth enamel.
Veneers are an excellent solution for people who want to improve the appearance of their teeth. If you are self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, veneers can help give them some much-needed structure and elegance.
Veneers are used to correct common imperfections for teeth that are:
- Worn Down
Crowns or veneers – what’s better?
Every person is unique so it all depends on your specific needs. If you have a tooth that is severely misshapen, has very little enamel, or is quite damaged, a crown may be the best way to achieve an aesthetic enhancement. Retaining healthy natural dental tissue is always the priority in dentistry, so if your dental imperfections are subtle, a veneer may be a better solution. Dr. Dains will carefully evaluate your smile and understand your goals to recommend the best solution for your needs.
Doesn’t bonding do the same thing?
While both dental veneers and bonding serve the same purpose, veneers are a more premium solution with unique benefits. If a tooth needs significant coverage for an issue such as a deep-rooted stain, covering the entire front surface with a veneer will look more natural than bonding and will last longer. SInce, veneers are a more significant investment than bonding, many patients choose to receive bonding first to decide if they would like to eventually upgrade to veneers.
Do veneers stain?
While veneers are highly stain-resistant, it is still very important to remember that your natural teeth are not. The best way to maintain your results is to remain conscious of foods and drinks that could stain surrounding teeth and cause your smile to look inconsistent. When you indulge in coffee, tea, tomato sauce, and other dark colored foods and drinks, take a minute to brush or at a minimum rinse your mouth with water afterward.
What if I eventually decide I don’t want to wear a veneer?
Veneers can be removed, but it’s important to remember that the teeth are permanently altered in order to place them. As a result, any tooth that receives a veneer will always require a restoration of some kind. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of a permanent change to your tooth structure, be sure to explore other options. For example, if you wish to correct minor tooth misalignment, ClearCorrect could be a viable and more conservative solution.
How long will my veneers last?
By taking proper care of your smile, your veneers could last decades. Also remember, you should never use your veneers to bite into hard or sticky foods, open packages, or chew on objects like pen caps or fingernails.
Are Dental Veneers Right for Me?
Dr. Dains will determine if this dental procedure is right for you based on the following:
If you show signs of periodontal disease, tooth decay, or other health concerns, Dr. Dains must resolve these issues before moving forward with veneers. We can provide nearly any preparatory oral care you might need at Open Wide La Jolla.
Some people grind their teeth all day due to stress and other factors. Dr. Dains only uses very strong materials, but teeth grinding can still cause damage as time goes on. You might need a customized night guard to protect your new smile when sleeping.
Minor vs Major Misalignment
Having porcelain covers bonded over your teeth is a simple, effective way to hide minor dental misalignment. But if your issues are severe, Dr. Dains may suggest braces or ClearCorrect instead.
Commitment to Good Oral Hygiene
In order to maintain your cosmetic enhancement, you should brush at least twice a day, floss daily, and schedule regular cleanings and exams at our beautiful La Jolla office in La Jolla, CA.
It is also very important for anyone wishing to receive dental veneers to understand that once a tooth has been prepped for this treatment, it will always require some kind of dental restoration to compensate for the reduced enamel.
Let’s Get Started! Book Your Veneers Consultation Today
If you have been hesitating to let your personality shine due to little imperfections in your smile, it’s time to take the first step toward a more confident and radiant you. During your personal consultation with Dr. Dains at his La Jolla, CA practice, he will examine your smile, listen as you explain what you wish to change about your teeth, and make an expert recommendation. With his help, you can start smiling with confidence, because you deserve it!
Let’s make it happen. Request a consultation online or reach out to our La Jolla office by phone at 858-454-8484.