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Porcelain Veneers at SMILES4OC, Costa Mesa

Porcelain veneers are an excellent esthetic solution for patients who want teeth with a more uniform appearance – consistent shape and color. Porcelain veneers are a conservative approach that will cover the front of the tooth, smoothing striations and evening out the shade of your smile.

In some cases, a single tooth may have imperfections that cannot be corrected with traditional composite resin. Or you may have discoloration that teeth whitening just will not correct. Porcelain veneers allow a whole new appearance, while requiring only a small amount of reshaping of your natural tooth structure.


Getting veneers is a painless, straight-forward process in the skilled hands of the Costa Mesa dentists, Drs. Thomas Rolfes, Christina Do, Cary Dunne and Tim Rolfes.

We begin with a great deal of input from you, asking questions and learning how you would like to change your appearance. If veneers are the best solution, we take x-rays of your teeth. We make impressions of your upper and lower teeth with impression material. We also find just the right porcelain shade for the look you want. Information from the x-rays, the impressions, and color match gets forwarded to a professional lab where your veneers are fabricated.

In about two weeks you will return for your veneer seat appointment. The new veneers are fitted onto your teeth with cement and bonded using a light-activation process. At the end of this appointment, you will have a brand new beautiful smile!

The result is a very natural look that is easy to maintain. They are durable and resistant to staining.

Good home care, brushing and flossing, is always important. Veneers protect a tooth from decay only where it is covered.

Since the veneer is a thin covering, cemented to the surface of the tooth, it extends just to the gum line. The area where the veneer meets the gum is called the margin. Veneers require a little extra attention at the margin, where breakdown can occur. By developing a habit of brushing really well in this area, you will help ensure that your veneers look great and last a lifetime.
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Dr. Rolfes and his team are amazing! Everyone is friendly and professional - definitely the best dental office I've ever been to! Love my Invisalign results too!

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