When you hear the phrase “Hollywood Smile,” what comes to mind? Something along the lines of gleaming, perfectly aligned, dazzling teeth. At Madison Square Dentistry, our cosmetic dentists believe that everyone deserves a stunning smile, and thankfully, there’s an excellent solution to achieve the one you’ve always wanted: porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are rapidly gaining popularity as a simple, minimally invasive, and versatile solution to address a broad range of cosmetic dental issues. At Madison Square Dentistry in Murrieta, we offer custom porcelain veneers and have helped countless patients in our community achieve their dreams’ smiles. But are they right for you?
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are cosmetic restorations covering the teeth’ front surface that are most noticeable when you smile. For most people, that’s anywhere between 6-10 of your upper front teeth. Each veneer is essentially a thin layer of custom-designed porcelain ceramic that’s bonded to the front surfaces of “prepped” teeth. They’re created similarly to crowns—we adjust how they look and select the appropriate size and color—but only cover one side of the tooth instead of the whole tooth itself.
Our Murrieta porcelain veneers are highly resistant to staining, making them an excellent option for enhancing teeth’ natural appearance. For example, veneers impact the appearance of teeth that have minor surface damage like chipped enamel or are discolored. With veneers, you can achieve uniformly shaped and straight teeth without resorting to complex orthodontic treatments or unnecessary, extensive restorations.
From the moment your veneers are bonded in place, your smile will look noticeably straighter and whiter.
Porcelain vs. No-Prep Veneers
Traditional porcelain veneers require buffing away an extremely thin layer of enamel on the front of your teeth. But with no-prep veneers, no preparation is needed. At Madison Square Dentistry, we typically recommend porcelain veneers because of their minimally invasive nature and high-quality design. With porcelain veneers, your restoration looks more natural and can be adjusted to fit your unique facial features and personal preferences. When you visit with our experienced Murrieta dental veneers team, we can help you decide which is best for your dental needs.
How Porcelain Veneers Work
The veneer application process typically begins with an initial consultation and then includes two separate visits to our office. During your consultation, our Murrieta dentists will perform a comprehensive dental examination and consultation to determine the right treatment plan for you. We will plan your prep visit once you and our cosmetic dentists agree on the best approach. At your prep appointment, we’ll gently buff the teeth receiving veneers and take impressions for our dental lab, where skilled technicians will craft your custom veneers according to our specifications. Then you’ll return about two weeks later, where we will bond the permanent porcelain veneers to your teeth. You’ll have a brand new, straight, white smile almost instantly.
What Can Be Done With Veneers?
Porcelain veneers can be used to correct or improve the appearance of a variety of cosmetic dental issues, including:
- Teeth that are stained, discolored, or yellowed.
- Gaps between teeth.
- Teeth that are chipped or cracked.
- Crooked or misshaped teeth.
- Uneven enamel.
- Minor tooth crowding or crooked teeth.
As part of your smile design experience, Madison Square Dentistry may even create what’s called a “mock-up” or “try-in” for you to preview your new dental veneer design before we begin the veneer fabrication process.
Affordable Veneers Murrieta
At Madison Square Dentistry in Murrieta, everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile. That’s why we offer affordable porcelain veneers to our Murrieta patients. Our experienced cosmetic dentistry team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your budget and helps you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Do you prefer low monthly payments so that you can get started on your smile makeover as soon as possible? We offer financing options to make paying for your veneers more manageable. Madison Square Dentistry also has an in-house membership program to help patients save on the cost of their dental care, even when they don’t have dental insurance or want elective services like dental veneers.
Dental Veneers FAQs
How long do veneers last?
Thankfully, porcelain veneers are the most durable of all cosmetic veneer options. We’ll show you how to care for your veneers so that they last as long as possible. You can usually plan on your porcelain veneers lasting several years (similar to dental crowns.)
Who is a candidate for dental veneers?
Porcelain veneers work best for adults with healthy teeth and gums. If you have active gum disease, speak with our Murrieta dentist about treating your periodontal infection before undergoing a smile makeover. Similarly, areas of active tooth decay must also be addressed as part of your overall care plan.
How do I take care of porcelain veneers?
To ensure your dental veneers last as long as possible, we recommend wearing a night guard when you sleep and brushing and flossing around your veneers daily. Plan to see our Murrieta dentist twice yearly for your routine dental exam.
How much do dental veneers cost?
The cost of dental veneers in Murrieta depends on several factors, such as the number of veneers you need and the type you’re getting. During your smile design consultation at Madison Square Dentistry, we’ll provide you with a detailed cost estimate so that you know the exact cost of dental veneers before committing to treatment.
Reserve a Smile Makeover Consultation
If you’re unhappy with or embarrassed by your smile, porcelain veneers are an excellent solution. With the help of our experienced team at Madison Square Dentistry in Murrieta, you can transform your smile and regain your confidence in just a few weeks. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover the smile-transforming benefits of porcelain veneers.