Veneers Downtown San Diego
Veneers are a quick, simple, and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile. Ramin Ghassemi, DDS, MS, Nina Mojaver, DMD, and the team at Fifth Avenue Dental Arts in Downtown San Diego, California, provides many options for enhancing your smile, including Lumineers®, traditional veneers, and same-day veneers. To learn more about your options for veneers, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Porcelain Veneers Q & A
What are traditional veneers?
Traditional veneers are custom-made shells that are bonded to the surface of your teeth to address issues like:
- Chipped teeth
- Worn teeth
At Fifth Avenue Dental Arts, traditional porcelain veneers are made from a highly durable porcelain material that’s made to restore the strength and appearance of your teeth. Traditional veneers are biocompatible and present little risk to your oral health. Traditional veneers are a permanent solution that requires alterations to your natural tooth structure.
To perform the procedure, your dentist removes a layer of enamel from your teeth and makes molds of your smile to develop your new veneers. Fifth Avenue Dental Arts is equipped with an in-office lab, so your veneers are constructed onsite in just a matter of days.
After your molds are taken, your dentist provides you with temporary veneers while your permanent ones are constructed. Once they’re complete, you return for final alterations and placement of your permanent veneers.
What are Lumineers®?
Lumineers are thin coverings designed to reshape your smile. Like all types of veneers, Lumineers are a quick and simple way to straighten, brighten, and enhance the overall appearance of your smile.
Lumineers are extra-thin veneers made from a porcelain material that mimics the appearance of your natural tooth enamel. Because Lumineers are so thin, they barely require your natural tooth to be altered. Lumineers allow you to enhance your smile and keep your natural tooth enamel intact.
What are same-day veneers?
If you’re looking to save time, Fifth Avenue Dental Arts also offers same-day veneers using CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) technology. Same-day veneers allow you to enhance your smile with natural-appearing porcelain veneers in just one visit.
During your appointment, your dentist creates a 3D digital image of the tooth to be treated. They then use the CEREC software to shape your veneer digitally to match the 3D image of your tooth. The digital model is then sent to an in-office milling machine that constructs your custom veneer. Once the veneer is complete, your dentist makes alterations to your tooth before permanently cementing the veneer.
Veneers are an effective way to achieve a more beautiful smile. To find out if veneers are right for you, call Fifth Avenue Dental Arts, or request an appointment online today.