Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Bixby Knolls, CA

Porcelain veneers from a Bixby Knolls cosmetic dentist are a great way to attain your ideal smile.

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit onto the outer surface of your front teeth. Though they are thin and look delicate, they are durable, long-lasting, and can correct many different dental issues.

Porcelain veneers look like natural teeth, giving you a straighter, brighter, more beautiful smile.

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What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers in North Long Beach?

Porcelain veneers can improve your smile by:

  • Closing gaps between teeth
  • Making teeth appear straighter
  • Repairing chips and minor cracks
  • Correcting the appearance of misshapen teeth
  • Covering stains or discoloration from other causes, so your teeth appear whiter
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Dental veneers from your North Long Beach cosmetic dentist:

  • Are long-lasting
  • Look like natural teeth
  • Don’t stain easily
  • Don’t require the removal of as much tooth structure as a dental crown

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Veneers?

Patients with good oral health are great candidates for porcelain veneers. Your Bixby Knolls cosmetic dentist will evaluate you for periodontal disease and dental decay before recommending veneers.

They will also check for signs of bruxism (clenching and grinding your teeth), including:

  • Sore jaw muscles (especially first thing in the morning)
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Enamel wear

If you clench and grind, your dentist will recommend wearing a custom night guard to protect your veneers, jaw joint, and your teeth.

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How Long Do Porcelain Veneers
in Bixby Knolls Last?

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Dental veneers can last between 10 and 30 years on average. For some people, they last even longer.

Though porcelain is strong and durable, it’s important to remember that porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells. Therefore, some precautions are necessary for veneers to last decades.

The porcelain can chip or break under pressure, so avoid the following:

  • Using your teeth as tools
  • Biting your nails
  • Chewing on toothpicks
  • Chewing on pens/pencils
  • Chewing on ice

What Is the Process for Getting
Dental Veneers?

Your dentist will numb your teeth, then use a laser or high-speed handpiece to remove some of the enamel on your front teeth.

They’ll then take an impression (with impression material or an intraoral camera) to fabricate the veneers.

Your cosmetic dentist will send the impression to a lab or create the veneers using a CAD/CAM system. (If your impressions go to a lab, your dentist will make temporary veneers for you.)

Once your veneers are complete, the veneers are bonded to your teeth using an ultraviolet light.

How Much Do Porcelain Veneers in North Long Beach Cost?

Porcelain veneers in Southern California can range from $950 to $2200 per tooth, depending on the specialist you see.

Our team will create a payment estimate based on your unique treatment plan, so you know the exact costs before committing to treatment.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Porcelain Veneers?

Dental plans don’t typically cover dental veneers. Talk to our team about submitting a pre-treatment estimate to your dental insurance company. A pre-treatment estimate is submitted with written documentation and x-ray evidence explaining why you need the procedure.

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In some cases, insurance companies may pay a portion of the procedure (up to your annual maximum) if they deem the procedure necessary.

Our team is also happy to discuss payment plans, outside financing options, and how we can fully utilize your dental insurance.

You Can Have the Smile You’ve Always Wanted

Do you have a dental condition that makes you insecure about your smile? You might feel hesitant to invest in dental work, assuming you need orthodontic treatment, teeth whitening, and even full mouth restorations.

Talk to your North Long Beach cosmetic dentist about your options. They can recommend the best course of action, including treating most (if not all) of your cosmetic needs with dental veneers.

Invest In Porcelain Veneers in Bixby Knolls for The Smile Of Your Dreams!

Contact us today at (562) 287-5175 to schedule a consultation and learn if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers at Dentist of Bixby Knolls in North Long Beach.