Dana Niguel Dental

Cosmetic Dentists & Prosthodontists located in Dana Point, CA

Your smile should be a source of pride. But cosmetic imperfections, like cracks, chips, or stains, can leave you feeling less than confident about your teeth. If you need a smile transformation, let John Rezaei, DMD, and the team at Dana Niguel Dental give you the smile you want with porcelain veneers. From their conveniently located office in Dana Point, California, Dr. Rezaei and his team use veneers to give patients brand new smiles that they’re excited to share with the world. Get yours today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that bond permanently to your teeth, where they cover up a wide range of cosmetic defects and give you a perfect-looking smile.

Unlike crowns, which cover your entire tooth above the gum line, or bridges, which replace missing teeth, veneers only cover up the front side of your teeth.

They’re typically made of porcelain, which has a similar color and translucency to tooth enamel, which allows veneers to upgrade your smile while still looking incredibly natural. 

What conditions can veneers treat?

By masking the front of your teeth, veneers effectively treat a wide range of cosmetic conditions, including:

  • Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Dull or discolored teeth that are unresponsive to whitening treatments
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

After getting veneers, your smile will look more uniform, flawless, and beautiful. 

What are the benefits of veneers?

As a restorative treatment, porcelain veneers have several advantages. For example, they are:

  • Natural-looking
  • Stain-resistant
  • Tolerated well by gum tissue
  • Minimally invasive procedure

Veneers are also very customizable. You can pick out a specific size, shape, and color for your veneers to personally design a smile that will look great for you. If properly taken care of, they can easily last you 8-10 years before needing to be replaced. Continuing to follow good oral hygiene procedures like brushing and flossing twice daily will also extend the life of your veneers.

What is the process for getting veneers?

The process for getting veneers is minimally invasive and requires only a few visits to Dana Niguel Dental.

First, you and Dr. Rezaei discuss your cosmetic goals. Then he examines your teeth and walks you through the next steps in the process. In your next visit, he helps you select a set of veneers that best complement your facial features and enhance your appearance. He prepares your teeth by shaving off a very thin layer of enamel. The amount of enamel he removes is equivalent to the thickness of the veneers themselves; they’re incredibly thin.

Once your teeth are prepared, he takes digital impressions of your smile and sends it to a lab. The lab uses this impression to fabricate your veneers, so they’re uniquely made for you and fits snugly on your teeth. You wear a set of temporary veneers in the meantime, while you wait for your permanent sets to come back, about three weeks later.

You return for your final visit once your permanent veneers are ready. Dr. Rezaei makes sure your veneers are cleaned, polished, and etched properly so they can bond strongly to your tooth. He places them on your teeth and then seals them in place with dental cement. 

To learn more about how Dr. Rezaei can enhance your smile with beautiful, high-quality veneers, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.