What Are Veneers?

Veneers are essentially thin shells that can be utilized as covers for a patient’s teeth. They’ll be able to mask dental imperfections and restore the appearance of the teeth, allowing for a more beautiful smile. Veneers blend in flawlessly with existing teeth; others will just assume that they’re part of your natural teeth.

The Benefits of Veneers

The main benefit of veneers is that they’ll restore the appearance of your teeth if you happen to have any noticeable defects or problems with them. They’ll mask any of these minor imperfections and also help restore a proper function to them, making your teeth more durable.

Having said that, there are many other dental treatments that can be used to fix cracked, broken, or otherwise imperfect teeth as well. These can include crowns and dental implants. However, we at Smilehaven Dental Center believe that veneers are by far the best option when they’re applicable. Veneers will leave as much of your natural tooth structure intact as possible, which will help ensure the integrity of the tooth. This will optimize your dental health as well as your overall health.

What Types of Imperfections Can Veneers Fix?

Veneers are excellent at restoring a number of different dental problems. They can fix teeth that are:

  • Chipped
  • Cracked
  • Crooked
  • Misshapen
  • Worn
  • Discolored
  • Gapped

Placing Veneers

Placing veneers is a simple process that follows these basic steps:

  • First, you’ll want to visit your dentist in La Mesa, CA so that we can discuss how you’d like the veneers to look. If needed, we can even provide you with a model of your teeth so that you can see what the finished result will look like.
  • In order to fit the veneers on your teeth, we may need to remove a small amount of your tooth enamel.
  • We’ll then take molds of your teeth so that we can use them to craft permanent veneers. Creating veneers can take some time so we’ll give you temporary veneers to wear while the permanent ones are being crafted.
  • After the permanent veneers have been finished, you’ll come back and we will replace your temporary veneers with permanent veneers and then cement them onto your teeth. When that’s completed, your smile will look better than ever!

The Smilehaven Dental Center Difference

One of the things that sets us apart from other La Mesa and El Cajon, CA cosmetic dentists is that we place a strong emphasis on holistic dentistry. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, holistic dentistry is a focus on a person’s entire body during dental care instead of just the mouth. We utilize bio-compatible whole body dentistry and think about how your dental condition and our treatment will affect your systemic health. We’re strong believers that a person’s oral health is deeply tied with his or her systemic health and with the help of our holistic dentistry, we’ll have both your mouth and your body feeling as good as ever!

Schedule an Appointment

If you’re interested in dental veneers or any of our other cosmetic dentistry services, we encourage you to stop by and visit us sometime! To schedule an appointment with your holistic dentist in La Mesa feel free to fill out our online appointment request form or give us a call at (619) 464-2801. We can’t wait to see you and help you attain an even more beautiful smile! Our SmileHaven Dental Center team treats patients with dental veneers from La Mesa, Spring Valley, Santee, Lakeside, and many other surrounding communities.