Dental Veneers in San Francisco

Dental veneers are a popular treatment used to change the appearance of your smile. They can be used to correct a number of dental issues and are custom-made to look just like your natural teeth.

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What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain bonded to teeth to cover imperfections and transform your smile. They are custom-made for each patient’s needs and are color-matched to your natural teeth so that they blend in seamlessly.

Veneers are often used to fix  a variety of common dental imperfections.

Discolored teeth or stained teeth

Chipped or broken teeth

Crooked teeth

Worn down teeth

Oddly shaped or uneven teeth

Teeth with uneven spacing

The Veneer Procedure

The veneer procedure is usually completed in 3 visits – Consultation, Preparation, and Placement.

Consultation

During the consultation visit, we will discuss your goals and concerns about your smile. We will discuss the desired size, shape, and color of your veneers and finalize your treatment plan.

Tooth Preparation

After we finalize your treatment plan, we will start the veneer process and prepare your tooth. This involves removing minimal natural tooth enamel so that the veneer can be bonded to your tooth structure. We will then take an impression of your teeth to make a mold of your mouth to create your custom veneer. While waiting on your permanent veneer, we will place a temporary one to protect the tooth.

Veneer Placement

The creation of your custom veneer can take roughly two weeks. You will return to our office when it is ready, and we will remove the temporary veneer. We will then place your permanent custom-made veneer, and it will be bonded with dental cement.

Porcelain Dental Veneers FAQs

No, dental veneers require the same oral health care routine that your natural teeth do. You should always brush and floss your veneers and teeth and get regular dental checkups.

Your veneers will last anywhere from 10 years to 20 years with proper care. The lifespan of your veneers will depend on proper oral hygiene and regular checkups.

No. Dental veneers are considered elective procedures and are usually not covered under most dental plans. But, if you are getting veneers due to a medical problem or injury, dental insurance may cover a portion of the cost.

No, porcelain is very durable and resistant to staining. They are ideal due to their ability to stay stain free for the life of your veneers.

Schedule a Smile Makeover Appointment with our Cosmetic Dentist

Dental veneers are one of the most popular restorative options to give dental patients a beautiful smile.

If you would like to learn more about dental veneers or other cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer, please call our office in San Francisco to book an appointment online.