Veneers in San Diego

What are Veneers?

Veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment designed to cover the front surface of your teeth. They are a great option if you want to enhance stained, misaligned, broken, misshapen, or gapped teeth. Created out of thin porcelain or composite resin, they are a great choice if you want to improve your smile while still looking natural.

Pacific Smile Design is one of the few places in the country where you can get a smile makeover in just one day. With our special approach, there's no need for temporary solutions or multiple painful visits. Simply sit back and relax in our cozy office, and we'll have your new smile ready in no time.

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You can get a same-day smile makeover with veneers.

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How it works: The veneer placement process

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Consultation

Your journey begins with a personal consultation with Dr. Heineken and our smile designer. Here, we dive into your expectations and goals for your new smile. Using cutting-edge digital technology, we generate a simulated smile, which gives you a glimpse of the potential transformation. This interactive session ensures that your veneers are not just beautiful but also align with your facial aesthetics and personal preferences.

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Experience Your New Smile

Take your future smile for a test drive! Dr. Heineken offers a unique opportunity to 'try on' your new smile before finalizing treatment. We create a mock-up that you can wear temporarily, allowing you to experience how your veneers will look and feel in everyday life. This step ensures that you are completely satisfied with your smile before moving forward. After this, we follow the traditional route: wearing temporary veneers for about two weeks before the final veneers are expertly cemented in place by Dr. Heineken.

Same Day Veneers

For those seeking a quicker transformation, Dr. Heineken offers revolutionary same-day veneers. In this one-day procedure, our smile designer is brought onsite to work alongside Dr. Heineken. Your day at our office will involve preparing your teeth and immediately delivering your custom veneers – all in a single visit. No temps needed! This option is perfect for busy individuals since it eliminates the need for temporary veneers and multiple appointments.

What cosmetic issues can veneers treat?

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Tooth Staining or Discoloration

If you have severe tooth staining or discoloration, veneers are a great option. They offer a permanent solution by completely covering up the stained tooth. This restores your smile back to a bright and natural-looking shade.

Worn Teeth

Teeth that are worn down from issues like teeth grinding (bruxism) can be fixed with veneers. They are custom-made to restore the shape of your teeth to enhance your smile. If you have chronic issues with teeth grinding, consult with Dr. Heineken first as this can damage veneers.

Chipped, Broken, or Irregularly Shaped Teeth

Veneers seamlessly cover your teeth and are often used to remedy minor chipping or breakage. Additionally, they may be used to treat misshapen teeth if you are wanting a straighter, more even smile. 

But note that this fix is limited to minor breakage. If you are dealing with a serious tooth injury, you may require a dental crown or root canal therapy. Teeth that are damaged on the outer layers of the enamel can be restored with veneers. 

Misalignment or Gapping

Minor tooth gaps or misalignments can be resolved with veneers. They blend with the teeth, closing any little gaps or imperfections. This gives you a straight, even smile that you won’t be afraid to show off.

Be aware that gaps or misalignments have to be minor for the veneer to fix it. This is because the veneer needs support to bind to the tooth. Dr. Heineken may recommend orthodontic treatment for more serious teeth gaps or misalignments. Invisalign or braces can fix major misalignment issues and may be required before getting veneers. 

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Rejuvenate old veneers

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Chipped teeth and thinning

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Open Spaces and Chipped Teeth

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Did you know…

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Porcelain veneers are crafted to match your natural smile shade for a bright, brilliant grin.

Have questions about veneers? Find answers here.

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Can veneers be removed?

Veneers cannot be removed because they are permanently bonded to your tooth. Veneers require the thin layer of enamel to be ground down which makes this an irreversible procedure. Proper care of your veneers is important and they may need to be replaced if they break or become dislodged.

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How long do veneers last?

Veneers can last for decades if they are properly taken care of. Generally, if patients maintain the quality of their veneers, they can last for up to 20 years. The lifespan is determined by how well you take care of them. Individual veneers may need to be replaced as they wear down over time.

To extend the life of your veneers, it’s important to consistently brush after every meal and floss every day. Chewing hard foods or opening things with your teeth can dislodge your veneers so be careful. Routinely visit Dr. Heineken every six months for a teeth cleaning and oral exam. Incorporating good oral care is the best way to maintain your veneers for as long as possible.

What are veneers made of?

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Veneers are crafted out of ceramic porcelain materials. Porcelain is similar to enamel because it’s sturdy and translucent. This makes them look and feel just like your natural tooth. Additionally, the exact color of your teeth can be matched with porcelain, complementing the rest of your smile.

Some veneers are made out of composite resin. These are typically a temporary placeholder before you get your permanent veneers. However, some prefer composite resin veneers because they are less invasive to your natural teeth.  

When should I choose same day veneers?

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Same day veneers are a great option for patients who are ready for the immediate transition to a new smile. No mess, no temporaries, only ONE visit. However, there are benefits of wearing temporaries as well. This 2-3 week period allows patients who want to have a “trial period” with their new look and bite prior to having the final porcelain veneers inserted. Smile design is a very personal process and there are different methods of getting to your final results. Having a consultation with Dr. Heineken allows you to figure out which is the best option for you.

How much do veneers typically cost?

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The cost of veneers is determined by various factors. This includes the amount of teeth you are covering up, your oral health, and the location of each tooth. Since veneers typically fall under cosmetic procedures, insurance generally doesn't cover veneer placements, but feel free to call your insurance for more information. Ultimately, Dr. Heineken can assess these factors and will provide a quote for you during your consultation.

Did you know…

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Veneers can last between 10 to 20 years with proper care.

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