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Porcelain Veneers Santa Barbara CA

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers in Santa Barbara, CA

Porcelain veneers are a great option to improve discolored, misshapen, weak, or chipped teeth. At See Me Smile Dental, we make porcelain veneers an easy, yet effective way to restore your self-esteem and confidence, enabling you to present your best self to the world.

We understand just how important it is to have a smile that fits you and your personality. Our porcelain veneers are custom-made and we guarantee that you will leave our office with a uniquely dazzling smile that you can't help but show off!

What Are Porcelain Veneers and How Do They Improve Teeth?

Porcelain veneers fill in gaps in your teeth, creating a more even appearance, and improving the general look of your smile. We make sure that the color, alignment, and size of each veneer fits you perfectly, ensuring a natural and even look to your smile.

What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

  • Stain resistant and long-lasting
  • Improves the appearance and strength of your teeth
  • Looks and feels natural
  • Renews your confidence and your smile
  • Quick and easy application process
  • Last from 7 to 15 years
  • Non-invasive
Porcelain Veneer Santa Barbara CA
Porcelain Veneers Santa Barbara CA

What Is The Porcelain Veneers Placement Process?

The porcelain veneer placement process can take as little as two office visits. We want to make sure that porcelain veneers are the best option for you, so we take great care to listen to your needs during our detailed examination.

What Should I Expect During My First Visit to See Me Smile Dental?

We ask that you come to our modern and comfortable practice for a consultation. This includes an expert examination, x-rays, and a detailed impression of your mouth with our experienced Dr. Omid Barkhordar. We work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your schedule and your needs.

How Are Teeth Prepared for Porcelain Veneers?

To prepare your teeth for porcelain veneers, Dr. Omid will reshape the surface of your tooth to almost the thickness that will be needed for the veneer. This may be done with a local anesthetic to ensure the whole process is comfortable for you.

Dr. Omid creates a model or impression of your tooth (or teeth) so your new veneer(s) can be custom made. You can expect to wait between 2-4 weeks before your veneers are ready to be applied.

How Are Porcelain Veneers Bonded to Teeth?

At See Me Smile Dental we make sure that our services are always the highest quality. Before we permanently affix your porcelain veneer, we temporarily place it on your tooth to make sure we get the perfect fit. We trim the tooth as many times as we need to, so that we get it right.

Once the fit has been perfected, your tooth will be cleaned and polished so that it's in the best possible condition to receive your new veneer. It will be etched, which is a painless process that roughens the tooth slightly so that it will bond easily and permanently.

A special cement that has been colored to match your teeth is applied to the veneer and it is then positioned on your tooth. The chemicals in the veneer are activated with a special light beam that is focused on the veneer and tooth. This ensures it hardens quickly and strongly.

What Are the Final Steps of Affixing the Porcelain Veneer?

Finally, we remove any excess cement and make any final adjustments to the fit and color of your veneer. You might need a follow up visit in a couple of weeks to ensure all is well, but we will discuss that with you at the time.

How Do I Care for My Porcelain Veneers?

Your usual dental routine is all that is needed to keep your porcelain veneers looking good as new. Brushing, flossing, and using an antiseptic mouthwash will keep them looking good along with your twice-yearly dental cleaning and checkups.

Porcelain Veneers Near Me Santa Barbara CA
Porcelain Veneers Santa Barbara CA

What Can I Eat with Veneers?

You can eat anything with porcelain veneers that you can eat with natural teeth.

Can You Whiten Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers, unlike natural teeth, do not easily stain or discolor from red wine, coffee, or other dark drinks or foods. Veneers can become less white over time, and we can discuss with you various options to whiten them based on your personal needs if necessary.

How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

The cost for porcelain veneers varies and will depend on how many teeth you want done. Porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years. You may spend between $925 and $2,500 per tooth depending on your personal needs.

Can Porcelain Veneers Ruin Your Teeth?

Porcelain veneers do not ruin teeth and can in fact strengthen them because the porcelain veneer is bonded to the surface of the tooth. This makes the tooth stronger and more resistant to stains from coffee and other substances.

What Are the Alternatives to Porcelain Veneers?

See Me Smile Dental provides alternatives to porcelain veneers such as Teeth Whitening, Dental Bonding and Dental Crowns. Dr. Omid may suggest these services if porcelain veneers are not a good fit for you.

At See Me Smile Dental our main concern is ensuring your safety, comfort, and health during all our procedures. During your initial consultation, we will decide together which is the best option for your dental needs.

Meet Dr. Omid

Dr. Omid Barkhordar, DDS has earned his reputation as a leading family and cosmetic dentist in Santa Barbara, the Central Coast, and Southern California. He is committed to providing patients of all ages with compassionate care.

From general dentistry to advanced procedures, Dr. Omid uses innovative technology and gentle techniques to deliver safe and stress-free dental care so patients can enjoy a painless, healthy, and gorgeous smile.

Dr. Omid earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry in one of the best dental programs in the United States. His dedication to helping patients achieve their perfect smile has earned Dr. Omid the continued trust and recommendation of many clients.

No matter the age or needs of the patient, Dr. Omid is committed to helping you discover the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile.

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