Porcelain Veneer Procedure
Upgrading your smile takes careful planning and consideration. You want to get optimal results, but you need treatments that align with your unique lifestyle and budget without sacrificing your oral health. Fortunately, porcelain veneers allow patients to do exactly that.
Dr. Andrew G. Mortensen has years of experience helping patients in Fountain Valley, CA, get beautiful, custom-made smiles with porcelain veneers. Using high-quality materials and cutting-edge technology, our patients can feel confident that they are receiving top-tier treatments in an inclusive and inviting atmosphere.
Before beginning treatment, patients should understand the specifics of the porcelain veneer procedure. Here, our team explores the treatment, related costs, and the numerous benefits of porcelain veneers.
Exploring the Porcelain Veneers Procedure
First, a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Mortensen allows him to verify the patient’s candidacy. Then, Dr. Mortensen can then address the patient’s aesthetic goals and desired outcomes to develop their unique treatment plan.
Veneer treatment plans can address several cosmetic flaws, including:
- Fracture lines
- Internal and external discoloration
- Diastemas (large gaps)
- Misshapen or misaligned teeth
With a suitable treatment plan in place, Dr. Mortensen can begin the porcelain veneers procedure by preparing the teeth. Typically, this requires the removal of a small amount of dental enamel, followed by oral impressions.
Dr. Mortensen fits patients with temporary veneers to protect their teeth, while a trusted dental laboratory uses their oral impressions to craft their custom-made veneers. Upon completion, patients attend a second appointment with Dr. Mortensen so he can permanently cement the veneers in place. After adhering the veneers to the teeth, patients are free to smile, speak, and eat as usual.
Porcelain Veneers Cost
The cost of porcelain veneers ranges from $925 to $2,500 per treated tooth, making it one of the more pricey cosmetic treatments available to patients today. However, porcelain veneers are remarkably durable, which is why experts believe that many patients can enjoy their veneers for decades longer than other cosmetic treatments.
Nevertheless, patients should protect their smile investment by:
- Brushing after snacks, meals, or at least twice a day
- Flossing at least once a day
- Using protective gear, like mouthguards
- Visiting a dentist for routine dental exams and cleanings at least every six months
With proper care, patients greatly reduce the need for additional or revisional procedures after veneer treatment. As a result, patients can save themselves considerable time and money by prioritizing their oral health.
Benefits of the Porcelain Veneer Procedure
There are numerous physical, mental, and cosmetic benefits of porcelain veneers, including:
- Stronger teeth
- Reduced tooth sensitivity
- Improved oral appearance
- Enhanced dental function
- Better oral and systemic health
- Elevated confidence
Schedule Your Porcelain Veneer Consultation
If you’re ready to discuss the porcelain veneers procedure with a trusted and compassionate dentist in Fountain Valley, then contact Dr. Andrew G. Mortensen today. He and his team can help you get the healthy, head-turning smile that you deserve.
New and existing patients can send our team a message, or they may call our dental clinic at (714) 964-4183 to request their consultations now.