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Veneers – Chula Vista, CA

Achieve Your Smile Goals in Just Two Visits

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Are you unhappy with the size, shape, or color of your teeth? Thanks to veneers, you don’t have to undergo back-to-back treatments to transform your smile. In fact, you can achieve your smile goals in just two visits with beautiful, lifelike, long-lasting veneers! Keep reading to learn more about the veneers process or get in touch with our team to schedule your initial consultation.

Why Choose Village Walk Dental For Veneers?

  • Dentist with 30 Years of Experience
  • Digital Imaging Helps You Preview Your Results
  • Friendly, Skilled, Professional Team

What Are Veneers?

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At the core, veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment comprised of thin shells of porcelain. Adhering these lifelike, beautiful sheaths to the front-facing surface of your teeth effectively can conceal a number of dental flaws in a single treatment. So, if you are struggling to smile confidently due to any of the below issues, veneers may be the smile-enhancing solution you’ve been looking for:

  • Mild to severe dental discoloration.
  • Cosmetic chips and cracks.
  • Misshaped or disproportionate teeth.
  • Minor misalignment.
  • Gapped teeth.

The Process of Getting Veneers

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The first step on your journey to transforming your smile with veneers is scheduling an initial consultation. From there, our cosmetic dentist in Chula Vista, Dr. Eric Barajas, can learn all about your smile goals and conduct an exam to better understand your oral health. If you are indeed a good candidate, the next step is to “prep” your teeth by removing a small layer of enamel and take impressions of your mouth for the lab. Once the lab artisans have meticulously crafted your permanent veneers, you’ll return to our office to have them placed. After making any final adjustments, you’ll be able to see your dream smile firsthand!

The Benefits of Veneers

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Veneers have been, and continue to be, one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures for years now, and rightly so! After all, this treatment comes with a number of benefits, including:

  • The ability to address several dental flaws in a single treatment.
  • The process can be completed in as little as two appointments.
  • Veneers are stain-resistant and cavity-resilient.
  • Veneers can last 10+ years with proper care.
  • Veneers are completely customized to each patient’s unique smile goals.

Are you interested in learning more about veneers? Ready to schedule your initial consultation? Now is the time to get in touch with our team. We look forward to making your smile goals a reality!

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Before committing fully to getting veneers, you should take the time to understand the overall cost of the treatment. Not only can this procedure provide incredible results for your appearance and oral health, but it’s also a major investment. This is also important as we provide various kinds of cosmetic services that can improve your smile, so you’ll want to compare their unique prices before deciding. Our team will be more than happy to walk you through the cost of veneers as well as your payment options to help you stay within your budget.

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Best For Me?

a patient undergoing the veneer process in Chula Vista

Although veneers are one of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments out there, they aren’t the only method available for enhancing your pearly whites. We offer multiple types of services that provide various results and come with unique price points. Here are the most common cosmetic procedures you can consider from our roster of smile-improving treatments:

  • Teeth whitening – By either choosing an in-office or at-home process, our team can effectively brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening. This treatment uses special-grade bleaching agents to enhance the color of your teeth, and you can expect your results to go as far as several months to a couple of years before needing touchups. This process won’t affect the shape or size of your teeth, however.
  • Invisalign – As one of the most popular orthodontic treatments in the world, Invisalign clear aligners can gradually straighten your teeth and achieve a more uniform smile in just 12-18 months, which is 4 months shorter than traditional braces. Though the results are permanent as long as you wear your retainers, the process won’t change the size, shape, or color of your teeth.
  • Dental bonding – Using composite resin, this minimally invasive treatment can reliably mold your teeth into the size, shape, and color that you desire. This procedure can address multiple dental flaws like veneers can, such as minor chips, stains, and gaps, and it can be completed in just a single visit. However, the results will only last several years, whereas veneers can go as far as 15+ years with proper care.
  • Veneers – While these porcelain layers come with a higher value, their results are comprehensive and incredibly worthwhile. They can enhance the size, shape, color, and spacing of your teeth, and they only take a couple of appointments to create your dream smile.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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Veneers are considered “non-essential” dental care, like other cosmetic services, so they won’t typically be covered by insurance. Even so, our team wants to ensure that you can achieve a smile you can be proud of while working within your budget. That’s why we offer alternative financing solutions, such as CareCredit—a third-party financier that offers low-to-no-interest plans that break up the price of dental treatments into monthly installments. We also have an in-house membership plan that can give you significant discounts for a low monthly fee!

Veneer FAQs

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Veneers are the perfect way to conceal cosmetic imperfections and attain your desired smile. While you might be excited to transform your teeth, we understand you may also have a few questions before moving forward with the treatment. During your initial consultation, our team at Village Walk Dental will thoroughly discuss your concerns to ensure you know what to expect. In the meantime, you can review the following answers to some frequently asked questions that may ease your mind as you await your upcoming visit.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Veneers are long-lasting but not entirely permanent as they'll require replacement eventually. However, once applied, they are considered irreversible. To ensure a proper fit, a small amount of enamel is filed away. Unfortunately, enamel does not grow back once it’s altered. Teeth that are prepared this way will always need to be covered by either crowns or veneers.

Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Veneers?

While wearing temporary veneers before getting permanent ones, steer clear of hard foods like ice, raw fruits, veggies, and candy. You should also avoid sticky foods that might dislodge the veneers. Temporary veneers can stain easily, so be cautious with dark-colored foods and drinks.

After getting permanent veneers, you can enjoy most foods. However, you should still be wary of very hard, crunchy items, and stain-causing dark beverages. If your teeth feel sensitive, avoid hot or cold substances. Use alcohol sparingly, as it can weaken bonding material holding your veneers in place.

Do Veneers Give You a Lisp?

Initially, you might experience a temporary lisp because your tongue isn't used to the presence of veneers. The slight difference in thickness affects how the tongue moves, especially when pronouncing "s" and "v" sounds. The good news is that the tongue will eventually adjust on its own, but practicing certain sounds can help too. If the lisp persists, we could make minor adjustments to the thickness in specific areas to resolve the issue. Don't worry – with time and practice, your speech will return to normal, and you'll love your new smile!

Can Veneers Be Used for Bite Corrections?

Veneers won't move your teeth or jaw, so their ability to fix bite problems depends on the severity. For a slight open bite, veneers can create the illusion of properly aligned teeth by making them longer and wider. They can also cover small gaps between teeth. However, veneers are best for bite problems that don't impact your oral health significantly but affect your appearance. If you plan to correct your bite with orthodontics, wait until after the treatment to get veneers.