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Are you embarrassed about the way your teeth look? Do you have gaps, spaces, or missing teeth as the result of genetics, accidents, or injuries? If so, you may want to consider dental veneers in San Diego to improve the appearance of your smile.
Veneers are very thin “shells” made up of custom designed composite materials that sit on top of your existing tooth structure to quickly mask irregularities and imperfections. Dental veneers are designed to be very natural looking in appearance, and your dentist will sculpt the veneer to match the outlines of your face, contour each veneer to look like real teeth…down to the grooves and color.
Veneers can also be used in conjunction with crowns to aid in the treatment of TMJ as part of a neuromuscular treatment plan. Once the root cause of TMJ has been established and optimal bite achieved, veneers and crowns are often used to build up tooth structure and maintain the proper bite.
Aside from masking gaps and chips, veneers are an ideal choice to cover up stains caused by dental fluorosis / hypomineralization or tetracycline stains.
Here is an example of a 24 y.o. patient who consulted with Dr. Agatep to see how she could mask the white spots seen on her front teeth. The white spots were caused by dental fluorosis, which happens when too much fluoride is ingested during enamel formation. Dr. Agatep utilized veneers on her upper teeth, matched shades perfectly, and designed her smile to compliment her face - resulting in a natural smile.
The veneer process can take several visits, and you will work together with Dr. Agatep to design your ideal smile. Dr. Agatep may place temporary veneers that will mimic the final design, and you can spend some time to enjoy your new look before making a final decision.
To place the final veneers, Dr. Agatep will remove a small part of the original tooth structure to accommodate the new veneers. A biocompatible adhesive is used to bond the veneer to the original tooth for an exact fit.
Considerations around the spatial relationship and size must be applied for the perfect, natural look, and the overall goal is to create a smile that appears like you were born with it. Great looking teeth can make you look years younger!
So whether you have gaps, spaces, stains, or chips, veneers in Sorrento Valley can hide the damage to your natural teeth and improve the way your smile looks. Many people who visit our cosmetic dentist love the way veneers restore their confidence in their natural smile. .
Veneers will stay naturally white, since they do not discolor from beverages like wine, coffee, or tea.
While veneers will whiten your teeth, teeth whitening services may be more cost-effective if you are only trying to restore white teeth and have not tried these services before. Our cosmetic dentist will figure out the best service to meet your needs, whether it is teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, or crowns.
If you're looking for a great cosmetic Sorrento Valley dentist in San Diego, call Dr. Kathrina Agatep for a consultation and find out what options are available to you. We can be reached at 858-490-4281 or by sending us an email!
I have been a patient of Dr. Agatep's for the past year. In that time I have had an excellent experience with her and her staff. From the cleanings to the new veneers I had done to fix dental work which was done many years ago.
Her staff is always pleasant and helpful with any questions I had. Dr. Agatep was always professional and on time. I feel this has been the best dental experience I have had.