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Veneers - Rancho Bernardo, CA

Achieve the Smile You’ve Dreamed of Having

Do you have multiple imperfections in your smile that you wish you could hide all at once? When the idea of completing multiple cosmetic treatments just to give yourself confidence doesn’t seem feasible, veneers can provide an optimal and life-changing solution. If you aren’t familiar with the process of receiving veneers or need help determining their cost, don’t wait to give Dr. Howard a call today. His expertise in cosmetic dentistry, particularly restorations like veneers, is sure to help you get excited about your smile transformation!

A series of veneers compared to imperfect teeth.

What Are Veneers?

A woman pointing at her smile.

Veneers are incredibly thin sheaths of dental ceramic designed to be bonded to the visible surfaces of your teeth. Ahead of placement, each veneer is highly personalized in order to match your neighboring teeth, all while being free of any and all imperfections. If you have multiple problems with your smile, including chips, cracks, gaps, stains, and discoloration, but do not want to undergo multiple treatments just to make it looking the way you want it to, veneers are likely the best cosmetic option for your needs.

The Veneers Procedure

A dentist comparing veneer shades with a patient.

The process of receiving veneers only takes two appointments to complete. During the initial appointment, Dr. Howard takes the time to listen to the specific concerns about your smile and how you would prefer to address them. In order for the veneers to sit flush against your teeth, a tiny amount of enamel is buffed down. This ensures they remain flat and look natural, rather than oversized and noticeable for the wrong reasons.

After your teeth are prepared, Dr. Howard captures an impression of your smile and sends it over to a trusted dental lab where the veneers will be fabricated. His highly experienced technician crafts each veneer individually, which ensures it fits your smile exactly the way it’s supposed to. After about two weeks of wearing temporary veneers, you’ll come back to have the permanent versions placed.

Benefits of Veneers

A dental lab technician designing and placing veneers.

One of the most popular benefits of veneers is their ability to cover multiple imperfections at a time. Not only does this save you time in the dental chair, but money on other cosmetic treatments. Their versatility is one of the many reasons why so many people (both inside and outside of Hollywood) choose them to complete their smile transformation.

However, it’s not the only benefit patients can expect. Veneers have also been used to correct problems related to the bite (also known as malocclusions.) Doing this positively influences your ability to chew and speak.

Above all else, you can expect a smile that you can feel confident about, no matter what social or professional situation you find yourself in!

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

Wallet of money for cost of veneers in San Diego

Like many cosmetic treatments, veneers are highly personalized based on the needs of the patient. This means without a detailed examination and consultation, it’s impossible to know for sure what you’ll pay to have veneers placed. Veneers are an excellent way to achieve a dramatic smile makeover, but they aren’t for everyone. When you choose a skilled dentist and are investing in high-quality restorations, you can achieve your dream smile, but veneers aren’t your only option. Continue reading so you can make an informed decision.

Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?

Piggy banks on balance scale

A lot of the time, patients believe that veneers are the ideal option right up front. The truth is that there are numerous options you should look at as well to see how they would affect your smile. They all have different price points and can help to achieve a variety of different goals:

  • Braces – If you’re dealing with misalignment issues, you may find that orthodontic treatment is the best route to take. Braces cost several thousands of dollars but are highly effective for straightening teeth.
  • Teeth Whitening – Professional teeth whitening is a quick solution for surface discoloration, and it is a lot more affordable than many other cosmetic options. However, it doesn’t address any cosmetic flaws other than staining. Results can last anywhere from a couple months to several years depending on how well you care for them.
  • Direct Bonding – This minimally invasive procedure can be completed in just a single visit. It’s one of the most affordable cosmetic treatments out there and excellent for correcting minor flaws, like small chips and stains. Bonding can last anywhere from 3 to 10 years or even longer when cared for properly.
  • Veneers – Veneers may not be the cheapest cosmetic service out there, but they are the easiest way to transform numerous aspects of your smile simultaneously. This includes the shape, color, and minor crookedness. The whole process can be completed in as little as two appointments and lasts up to 15 years or longer with optimal maintenance.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

Man calculating cost of veneers in San Diego

Veneers aren’t generally covered by dental insurance plans since they are considered to be an elective procedure. However, this doesn’t mean that you are left completely on your own. We work with CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can make paying for your treatments easier by splitting your bill into manageable monthly installments with little-to-no interest.

To learn exactly how much you can expect veneers to cost you, schedule a consultation with us. We’re eager to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!

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