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PORCELAIN VENEERS IN LA JOLLA

Serving the San Diego Area

We know that our patients expect treatments that improve the appearance of their teeth while maintaining a natural look and feel. San Diego dentist Dr. Jacob Russell strives for perfection with every cosmetic dentistry procedure, including porcelain veneers.

Jacob Russell, DDS, only uses veneers that look natural and complement your dental health. To learn more, please call (858) 459-4113 to schedule a one-on-one appointment at our office near San Diego.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?dental_veneers

Veneers are thin ceramic shells that are customized to fit front teeth and cover up cosmetic flaws. Some of the issues dental veneers can correct include:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Severe stains
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps and other spacing problems between teeth

Qualifying for Dental Veneers

Your candidacy for veneers will depend on a few factors:

  • The health of your teeth, including the strength of enamel
  • The health of your gum tissue
  • Whether or not you grind your teeth
  • Issues affecting the aesthetic of your smile, such as staining or chips

To determine whether or not you’re a candidate for dental veneers, Dr. Russell will examine your teeth closely and discuss the changes you’d like to make to improve your smile.

Preparing for Porcelain Veneers

Having the right expectations is critical to seeing the results you want with porcelain veneers. If you’re in good dental health and your cosmetic goals can be practically addressed with veneers, you and Dr. Russell can begin moving forward with the next steps of the treatment.

The porcelain veneers procedure will take place across two separate appointments. First, it is necessary to remove some of the enamel to prepare the teeth for veneers. Impressions of the prepared teeth will be taken to customize the shape of the veneers. After one to two weeks, your veneers will arrive at our La Jolla office and Dr. Russell will bond the shells to your teeth. He will remove any excess porcelain so your veneers fit comfortably, match the shape of your teeth and enhance your smile the way you expected.

Your health and aesthetic needs will be Dr. Russell’s biggest priority through every step of the porcelain veneers procedure. Our dedicated and friendly staff will also do all they can to help you feel comfortable during each visit.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Dr. Russell places great importance on ongoing education and using only the best cosmetic dentistry solutions to provide patients the optimal treatment they expect. Some of the key advantages of dental veneers include:

  • Durability
  • Resistance to staining
  • The ability to match the color of the veneers to the color of your teeth for natural results
  • Veneers are fabricated into a unique size and shape to meet your individual needs and goals

Veneers don’t require special care, but you should practice good oral hygiene for the sake of treated and natural teeth. If you take good care of your teeth, you should be able to enjoy your newly improved smile for many years to come.

shutterstock_61131787Traditional Veneers vs. ‘Premium’ Brands

Some cosmetic dentists heavily promote the use of ultra-thin veneers that require less preparation than the regular procedure. However, Dr. Russell has found that his San Diego patients benefit much more from traditional porcelain veneers than newer designs.

Some of the reasons Dr. Russell prefers to use traditional treatment methods include:

  • Cleaning ultra-thin veneers is more difficult, making plaque buildup more likely
  • Traditional veneers are more customizable and fit your teeth more perfectly
  • Minimum-prep veneers don’t look as natural as porcelain veneers

Dr. Russell knows that patients expect the best, which is why he only offers premium materials with a proven success rate for improving your smile.

To learn more about porcelain veneers, contact Jacob Russell, DDS today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Russell welcomes patients throughout San Diego to his office in La Jolla.