Porcelain Veneers

Dental Veneers For A Beautiful Smile In San Diego

Porcelain dental veneers are a beautiful way to correct stained, chipped, or crooked teeth. By placing glass-like ceramic porcelain on the surface of teeth, La Mesa cosmetic dentist Dr. Gray in the San Diego area can provide patients with bright, straight, and natural looking smiles.

If you are considering dental veneers and would like more information about the process of placing porcelain veneers and the cost of treatment, please contact our La Mesa, CA office today at 619-337-7700 or simply send the form on this page.

Placing Dental Veneers

Each patient’s situation is unique – some may need many porcelain veneers and some may need only a few, for example. Your first step toward cosmetic enhancement with porcelain dental veneers is to meet with Dr. Gray or Dr. Hurtado in their San Diego area office and discuss your goals for treatment. At this time, your dentist will provide you with a full consultation about the porcelain veneers procedure and determine what you can expect from treatment.

During your second office visit, your teeth will be prepared for your dental veneers. By lightly buffing the front surface of your teeth, your dentist will remove approximately one-half-millimeter layer of enamel from the front of your teeth. The wafer-thin porcelain veneers will eventually be set in place of this enamel. A mold is then taken of your teeth. From this mold, each tooth veneer will be custom made to fit the tooth and complement your smile.

The porcelain veneers are then placed on your teeth in your third, and final, office visit. At this time, Dr. Gray will be able to precisely match the color of your dental veneers to your surrounding teeth. After the fit and color of your dental veneers are ensured to be to your liking, the adhesive is hardened using a special light. You then have a bright, long-lasing smile with your new porcelain veneers.

Services: Porcelain Veneers, Smile Makeover, Sedation, Tetracycline Staining

"I feel like now I have a really nice smile."

Sarah had tetracycline treatments as a child. As a result, stained and discolored teeth were an everyday part of life.

Jeff Gray, DDS helped her discover that it did not always have to be that way. With the professional care and excellence that Dr. Gray has become known for, Sarah was given a brand new start on her teeth, and now she can’t stop smiling.


What Will My Porcelain Veneers Look Like?

The glass-like ceramic that forms a porcelain tooth veneer closely resembles natural tooth enamel. This is because, much like real tooth enamel, a porcelain tooth veneer is translucent. When light strikes a natural tooth’s surface, it is not immediately reflected off. Instead, it penetrates the tooth enamel and reflects off the opaque tooth dentin that lies just beneath. This translucent effect is what gives teeth their luster. By replicating this, porcelain dental veneers provide patients with bright, natural looking smiles.

Of course, the look of your porcelain veneers is heavily dependent on the expertise of both the cosmetic dentist and the ceramist involved, as Dr. Gray explains and shows in his interview.

A porcelain tooth veneer can also cover and repair a cracked and chipped tooth. Because porcelain veneers are custom made and fitted to your teeth by your dentist, you can customize and improve much more than just the color of your teeth. Crooked and chipped teeth can have their appearances improved to give you a beautiful new smile.


Allison’s Story

“I smile now and my experience with Dr Hurtado was awesome”

Porcelain veneers, cosmetic dentistry
How Long Do Porcelain Dental Veneers Last?

When placed by a skilled cosmetic dentist like Dr. Gray, porcelain veneers can last for many years. Of course, they require good dental hygiene as do normal teeth to keep them looking and functioning their best.

How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

The cost of porcelain veneers depends on the number of teeth being treated. When considering the cost of porcelain veneers, you must take into account their longevity and attractiveness. Porcelain veneers are long lasting alternatives to other treatments that cost less but must be repaired more often and lose their cosmetic appeal more quickly.

Schedule a Dental Veneer Consultation

Come visit La Mesa dentist Dr. Jeff Gray to learn more about dental veneers and see how porcelain veneers can improve both your smile and your self-confidence. Contact our San Diego, CA area office today or fill out the form on this page and we will be happy to schedule a tooth veneer consultation for you if you are in the La Mesa – El Cajon area.

Before and After Photos of Some of Our Tooth Veneer Patients

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