Porcelain veneers are the restorations available in Costa Mesa, CA to keep the shine in your smile!
Costa Mesa, CA patients who want to improve the appearance of their smile, and achieve the natural shine and look of natural teeth with restorations, are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Rolfes and his team at Smiles4OC. Keep your smile beautiful while addressing common imperfections that impact the appearance of the smile. This includes:
- Chipped, broken teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
- Strangely shaped teeth
When these imperfections make patients self-conscious about the appearance of their smile, they often turn to a trusted cosmetic dentist to learn about solutions for the smile. Many patients will find that porcelain veneers will be the best, most effective option for their unique, personalized needs.
What is a porcelain veneer?
Many patients have heard of porcelain veneers but are often unsure as to what these restorations are and how they work. Porcelain veneers are cosmetic restorations that are custom-made for patients. They cover the existing teeth on the front of the patient’s smile, called the anterior teeth, that are most visible when patients speak, laugh, and smile with others. When imperfections impact the appearance of the overall smile, patients then consider solutions for coverage. This may include placing facings such as veneers. The veneers are made to match the patient’s natural tooth color to ensure that they blend in with the smile. This coverage provides a fast and effective way to improve the smile without having to undergo extensive treatments. They offer a dramatic improvement over the existing smile and make it easier than ever to transform one’s look.
How do I find out if I am a candidate for porcelain veneers?
The first step is learning more about veneers and how they are used within the smile. Patients of the Costa Mesa, CA area are welcome to book a consultation with Dr. Thomas Rolfes and his team to discuss the benefits of these restorations and determine if they are proper candidates. This also gives patients the time to learn more about our staff and our experience in creating and placing porcelain veneers. Knowing that the dentist is an expert at cosmetic restorations puts many patients at ease with moving forward with this dental work.
What are porcelain veneers made from?
Porcelain veneers are made from porcelain materials. There are different types of porcelain and ceramic that dentists will use to achieve beautiful smiles for their patients. Porcelain is used because not only is it solid and durable, but it mimics the color and shine of natural tooth enamel. When these veneers are bonded over the natural teeth, they provide the appearance of natural teeth without letting others know they are a dental restoration.
What about composite resin bonding?
As an alternative, some patients choose composite resin bonding as an alternative to porcelain veneers. The use of composite resin bonding is a viable option for many, as this material also closely mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. To determine which is best, patients should consult with their dentist, as each offers its benefits and downfalls.
How many porcelain veneers might I need to repair my smile?
There are different answers to this based on a patient’s specific needs. It is essential for patients to consult with their dentist to determine how many teeth require coverage. We encourage patients also to bring the cards from their dental insurance so our front office team can determine what benefits are available to reduce the cost of restorations, whether it be porcelain veneers or dental bonding. Most patients can cover a single tooth with a single veneer, while other issues, such as gaps between teeth, may require two veneers.
My friend had a porcelain veneer placed, and it looks fake and out of place. Is this normal?
Unfortunately, some dentists do not have the proper experience to provide natural-looking restorations such as porcelain veneers. Because of this, patients may deal with a restoration near the front of their smile that stands out as a dental repair. At the practice of Smiles4OC, we are dedicated to ensuring patients have access to quality restorations. Our cosmetic dental team has decades of combined dental experience to provide quality repairs to the smile. We work closely with dental laboratories to ensure our porcelain veneers blend in with the smile and achieve beautiful results. This is incredibly important when it comes to having cosmetic dental work completed. We encourage patients to take the time to learn more about their cosmetic dentist to ensure they can provide natural, beautiful results from start to finish.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
There are several factors to consider when determining the cost of placing porcelain veneers. Veneers may range in price dramatically depending on many variables. Because of this, we welcome patients who are entering our practice to learn more about veneers to bring their dental insurance cards with them to determine if any benefits can reduce the cost. Additionally, we provide fair and low-cost financing options for patients to consider when thinking about dental restorations. We work with our patients to ensure they have the opportunity to improve their smile, even when their budget is tight. Patients are encouraged to work with our financing team to make every dental treatment attainable!
How long do porcelain veneers last?
When patients take good care of their porcelain veneers—and their smile as a whole—they will benefit from long-lasting restorations. Porcelain veneers are known for lasting a decade or longer for many of our patients who take pride in caring for their veneers and visiting our practice regularly for cleanings and examinations.
How do I find out if porcelain veneers are right for me?
Dr. Thomas Rolfes and his dedicated staff of Smiles4OC in Costa Mesa, CA have committed themselves to provide quality dental restorations and services to patients in the community. If you are interested in speaking with a dentist about the advantages of using porcelain veneers to enhance your smile, contact the team today by calling (714) 557-0700. We accept new and existing patients and families at our practice, conveniently located in Costa Mesa, CA at 1530 Baker Street in Suite J.