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Porcelain Veneers – Costa Mesa

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Think about your smile. Do you share it confidently in all situations and in all pictures? Are there small imperfections or even major cosmetic issues that make you less confident to smile big? If so, then maybe you should consider permanently improving your smile with porcelain veneers from Dr. Jorgenson. At Advanced Dental Care in Costa Mesa, you can conceal the smile you have and reveal the smile you want.

Porcelain veneers—also called dental veneers or just veneers—are ideal for repairing a smile that is marred by a number of cosmetic imperfections. With veneers, you can magically correct teeth that are chipped, broken, fractured, misshapen, or have gaps in between them. Rather than take the time and incur the expense of all the cosmetic and restorative procedures that would normally be required to restore a smile with these flaws, you can have a beautiful smile with porcelain veneers in usually only two appointments.

Why Choose Advanced Dental Care for Porcelain Veneers?

What are Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are micro-thin sheaths of dental porcelain that are adhesively bonded to the facial side of teeth in your smile zone. Because they are made of porcelain, veneers reflect light like natural enamel. Moreover, they can be sized, shaped, and colored to accommodate your mouth and your unique facial features.

The Procedure for Dental Veneers in Costa Mesa

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First, Dr. Jorgenson will need to be certain there are no other outstanding oral health concerns to address before beginning the process of porcelain veneers. Then, once he's determined that you’re a qualified candidate, you’ll come in for a consultation. At this meeting, we’ll discuss your smile goals and take X-rays, impressions, and photos of your teeth. Be sure to mention the qualities you want your smile to have. You may even want to bring pictures of celebrities who have smiles you admire.

Then, Dr. Jorgenson will prep your teeth for veneers by removing a small amount of your teeth’s enamel. Doing so creates a stronger bond between the veneers and your teeth while also ensuring that they lay flush with the rest of your teeth. Once prepped, another impression will assist the dental lab as they fabricate your permanent veneers. In the meantime, we’ll place temporaries to protect your teeth and help you get accustomed to the feel of veneers.

When your new, permanent veneers arrive, you’ll return to our office where Dr. Jorgenson will fit and bond them into place. If any need to be trimmed or shaped, he will carefully do that as well. At the end of the appointment, you’ll have a smile that you won’t want to hide again!

If you would like to learn more about veneers in Costa Mesa, then call our dental office to reserve an appointment with Dr. Jorgenson. We are happy to serve patients from Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and beyond.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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If you’re ready to transform your smile, a leading concern is likely the cost of veneers in Costa Mesa, but there isn’t any reason to fret. Although there isn’t a set fee for veneers, they can often be more affordable than other treatments because they can fix several issues at once, so you can save money by skipping multiple procedures. We’ll provide you with a custom estimate during your initial consultation and explain the fees associated with your treatment plan.

Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What's Right for Me?

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You have more options than ever to achieve the exact results you want. Your cosmetic dentist in Costa Mesa will perform a thorough examination and learn more about your goals to determine if veneers are right for you. Often, they can be used as an alternative to many common treatments. A few of your options may include:

  • Braces: Braces treat a variety of bite and alignment problems. Typically, the treatment can take anywhere from 12 to 24 months, depending on whether metal braces or clear aligners are used. If you only need to close gaps between teeth, veneers might be a quicker solution.
  • Teeth Whitening: Everyone’s teeth discolor over time. Professional whitening systems can get teeth up to 8 shades brighter. Results can last for a few months to several years, depending on the right aftercare. For severe stains or long-lasting results, veneers are popular since porcelain is stain-resistant. Your new smile can stay bright for the lifespan of your veneers.
  • Direct Bonding: A composite resin material can fix a variety of minor aesthetic flaws, like chips, cracks, and discoloration, but direct bonding has its limitations. Veneers can often provide various advantages where bonding falls short.
  • Veneers: A veneer is a custom-made shell that’s bonded to the front surface of a tooth to instantly improve its color, size, and shape. Applying them to the teeth most visible when smiling can provide drastic results by correcting multiple issues simultaneously, including stains, chips, cracks, and gaps.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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It’s true veneers in Costa Mesa initially cost more than other treatments, but they offer several cost-saving advantages. Not only can they resolve the need for several procedures, but they can last for a decade or longer with the proper care. During your consultation, we’ll create an estimate and explain the fees. A member of our team will also discuss your payment options. We strive to keep our services affordable for patients from all walks of life. We will help you find the solutions you need to enhance your smile without breaking the bank, such as:

  • Traditional Payments: We accept all forms of traditional payment methods, including cash, check, and most major credit cards.
  • Third-Party Financing: Based on your credit’s approval, you are given the funds you need, which you’ll repay using a plan that accommodates your budget.

Don’t worry, you’ll know exactly what you need to pay before committing to your treatment, so you aren’t caught off guard by any unexpected fees.

Veneers FAQs

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Veneers in Costa Mesa can give you the flawless smile you have always wanted, but they are a big commitment. Don't worry if you have a few questions before you're ready to revamp your pearly whites. Your dentist at Advanced Dental Care Advanced Dental Care will explain everything during your consultation. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about veneers while you wait for your appointment.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Veneers are meant to provide long-lasting results, but they aren't permanent because they will need to be replaced, eventually. Unfortunately, veneers aren't reversible either, because your cosmetic dentist must remove some enamel during the application process. As a result, your teeth must always be covered by restorations to protect them, whether veneers or crowns. You won't have to budget for replacements often with the right aftercare routine, like brushing and flossing.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

A veneer can be applied to a single tooth to fix a chip or other minor issue, but the overall goal of the procedure is to enhance the whole smile. Therefore, your cosmetic dentist in Costa Mesa will probably recommend bonding them to the teeth visible when smiling. Since every mouth is as unique as fingerprints, there's no way to know how many you'll need without first examining your mouth. Some patients may only need 4 to 6, while others can require 10 or more. Your cosmetic dentist will determine how many veneers it will take to ensure seamless results during your consultation.

Do Veneers Damage Your Teeth?

The process of getting veneers will alter your teeth permanently, but it does not damage them. Your dentist must etch their surfaces to ensure your veneers sit flush on your teeth to have a secure bond. They are conservative when removing enamel to maintain more of your tooth structure. Although this does not harm your teeth, they can be vulnerable to sensitivity, decay, and bacteria if they aren't protected by restorations.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

The average lifespan of a veneer is about 10 years, but it's not unusual for them to thrive for a decade or more. Many factors will affect the life expectancy of your new smile, like your oral hygiene routine and habits. You can get the most from your investment by using non-abrasive dental products. Brush your teeth twice daily and floss every night. Break any bad habits that can damage your veneers, like chewing on your fingernails or biting inedible objects. Never use your teeth in place of scissors or other tools. Limit your consumption of sugary foods and drinks. Avoid alcohol because it can weaken the bonding material holding your veneers to your teeth.

Don't forget to wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports. Finally, visit your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. They'll keep your teeth and gums healthy while monitoring your veneers for anything concerning.

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