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Having a beautiful smile not only looks great, but can make you feel great. If you have chips, gaps, or staining on your teeth, these imperfections may be causing you to feel self-conscious. Fortunately, at Anacapa Dental Art Institute, we offer options to help improve the appearance of your smile. One treatment we offer in our Oxnard, Ventura office is porcelain veneers.

Smile Makeover typically focuses on the front 6 – 10 teeth most visible in a full smile. These are the teeth you want to have the most natural look and feel possible in shape, shade, opalescence (the way light is reflected) and luminosity (the opaqueness).

What is a Porcelain Veneer?

A dental veneer is a thin layer of tooth-colored material that closely resembles natural teeth and is placed upon a tooth to enhance and improve its appearance. There are two types of veneers that are commonly used, these include:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Composite veneers

Porcelain Veneers Can Make A Beautiful Difference

In most cases, we use porcelain veneers to re-create appealing smiles that are balanced to facial features. Porcelain is the closest thing in durability and appearance to natural teeth and provides the best longevity of all dental materials. Additionally, porcelain resists staining better than other materials.

Veneers can:

  • Instantly whiten the teeth
  • Fix or mask chips and cracks
  • Close up obvious gaps
  • Make small or misshapen teeth blend in with the rest of the teeth
  • Straighten slightly misaligned teeth

How to Get Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneer treatment requires several visits to your dentist. The first visit is for the consultation. The dentist will examine your teeth and make suggestions on what should be changed. They will also breakdown the process and price for the treatment according to your requirements. If you have any cavities or other oral issues, the dentist will guide you on how to treat those issues first before the veneers are placed.

After agreeing on the goals of the treatment, your dentist will prepare the teeth for porcelain veneers by slightly filing them. Then he will take an impression of your teeth to prepare the veneers which are created in a dental laboratory. You will receive a temporary set of veneers until the porcelain veneers are ready. Your permanent veneers will be fixed on to the already prepared teeth during your next visit. They will be shaped according to the kind of smile that you want.

How to Choose A Right Cosmetic Dentist

Choosing the right cosmetic dentist for you begins with a consultation appointment. During this time, you can ask questions, such as:

• What advanced training have you had that qualifies you in cosmetic dentistry?

• How will you check my bite after this treatment to ensure a proper fit?

• How do you select the dental lab who creates the veneers (or other ‘restorations’)?

• How long have you been in dentistry and what do you do to fine-tune your skills as new techniques and materials come available?

Also, visit the dentist’s web site Smile Gallery to see some examples of before-&-after’s. Look for patient quotes on the site to see if their words are reassuring to you personally.

When visiting the dentist’s office, look to see if he or she has displayed examples of their work, either in framed photography of actual patients or in albums in the reception or consultation rooms. A dentist who is skilled and experienced is confident showcasing his work!

Porcelain veneers will give you a beautiful result, if in the right hands. Your new smile should make you FEEL wonderful and inspired to share it often! An attractive smile should also get complimented by others, even strangers! That’s a terrific feeling and a sure sign that your investment was a wise one!

Discuss your smile during a free consultation. Call 805-988-3317 to arrange a time when we can sit together and determine what may be best for you.

While you’re here, we can also have our Financial Coordinator explain easy payment plans that can help you make affordable, monthly payments while enjoying your fabulous, new smile!

Schedule Your Cosmetic Consultation with Dr. J

Anacapa Dental Art Institute is proud of their dedicated service to Ventura County. Lead by world-renowned top cosmetic prosthodontist Dr. Jivraj and his expert staff, Anacapa has the expertise and facility to handle whatever your cosmetic dental situation may be. Whether it’s a tooth whitening or a full mouth reconstruction, expect nothing but some of the best dental care Ventura County has available.

Call today for a private consultation. Renew your smile, renew your life.

About Your Oxnard, CA Cosmetic Dentist:

We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jivraj contact our Oxnard, CA, dental office today by calling 805-988-3317. Our office at 2821 N Ventura Road, Oxnard, CA 93036 welcomes patients in and around Oxnard, CA, including Santa Barbara, Woodland Hills, Ventura, and the surrounding Southern California communities.

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