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Have you always wanted a movie star smile but are hesitant to undergo lengthy dental or orthodontic procedures to transform the appearance of your teeth? If so, porcelain veneers may be just right for you! At Shadowridge Dental Group in San Marcos, CA, we combine the latest dental materials with precision and artistry to craft the beautiful smile you have always wanted.

What are porcelain veneers?

Veneers are very thin pieces of custom-crafted porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth to transform their appearance. They are very versatile and can be used to hide a number of tooth imperfections, such as for:

  • Teeth gaps
  • Mildly crooked teeth
  • Permanent stains or discoloration
  • Oddly shaped teeth
  • Teeth that are too small or large in comparison to others
  • Asymmetrical teeth

We use modern dental porcelain for veneers, which is strong and durable while also looking natural, as it has the same translucency and luster as tooth enamel and can be shaded to your desired level of whiteness. While many people who get front teeth veneers only get them on top since these are the teeth most visible in your smile, it is also possible to get bottom teeth veneers placed for a total smile transformation.

The process for placing porcelain veneers

Before placing porcelain veneers, one of our dentists will lightly shape your teeth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel from the surface. This is necessary so that the veneers will fit in well with your smile without adding too much bulk. Then, we will take dental impressions that are used by the laboratory to craft your custom veneers. When they are ready, you will return to the office and we will make any minor adjustments necessary. When you and the dentist agree that they look, feel, and fit perfectly, he will bond them on to your teeth and you are free to go enjoy your terrific new smile!

Patient Educational Video on Veneers

Patient Educational Video on Veneers

Veneers are thin hand crafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improves the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are as thin as contact lenses and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing colour. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers maybe right for you.

If you are ready to stop hiding your teeth and start feeling confident about your smile, call Shadowridge Dental Group to schedule your consultation today! We serve patients in the Oceanside, San Marcos, Carlsbad, Escondido, Encinitas, and surrounding communities and can be reached at (760) 284-8111.