At Summit Dental of La Mesa, our dentists can provide cosmetic enhancement of the smile with the use of many different aesthetic treatments. Drs. Richard Evans and Christine Allen work directly with patients to help them in achieving their goals in terms of oral health and cosmetics. One popular solution used to enhance the smile is natural-looking veneers. Porcelain veneers are used by our La Mesa, California area dentists to cover imperfections on the front teeth.
The goal of porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of ceramic that are used in covering teeth with imperfections. These restorations are commonly used by our patients to address problems including:
- Gapped teeth
- Chipped/broken teeth
- Unusually shaped teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
- Misaligned/crooked teeth
Porcelain veneers are bonded directly onto the front of the tooth and disguise issues that may be impacting one’s overall appearance. The smile is the first impression we give to others, so it must look looks its best. Porcelain veneers are natural-looking, long-lasting, and easy to care for, making them the obvious choice for many of our patients.
The process of obtaining porcelain veneers
To obtain porcelain veneers, patients first consult with the team at Summit Dental of La Mesa to discuss their specific concerns. The patient is evaluated to ensure they have no cavities or signs of disease. Preparations are made to the surface of the tooth, where the dentist files down the natural tooth enamel before taking impressions. The impressions made of these teeth are used by a dental ceramist to fabricate the final veneer for bonding approximately two weeks later in the dental office. With proper care, most patients enjoy their porcelain veneers for a decade or longer.
Brighten Your Smile with Veneers
Discuss your needs with the team at Summit Dental of La Mesa
If you reside in La Mesa, California, or any of the surrounding communities and are seeking the assistance of an experienced dental provider, we welcome you to call (619) 494-2492 for an appointment with Drs. Richard Evans and Christine Allen. We are conveniently located in Suite 204 at 8530 La Mesa Boulevard and are open to new patients at Summit Dental of La Mesa. Call today to request a consultation visit with our experienced team.