Porcelain Veneers



Porcelain veneers are some of the most lifelike restorations available to cosmetic dentists; they mimic the visual characteristics of natural healthy teeth very closely. In addition to their esthetics, another advantage of using veneers is that they can be used to correct alignment issues rather than lengthy orthodontics. These restorations are strong and durable and can last for many years with the right care.

Patients seeking porcelain veneers in Encinitas have come to Dr. Mark Galli for over 15 years. He can improve the look, feel and function of your teeth to create a beautiful, bright smile.

What Can Veneers Fix?

Porcelain veneers are strong, thin shells or layers of ceramic placed over the surface of the teeth to cover up cosmetic imperfections. Dr. Galli uses veneers to fix the following:

  • Tooth color — veneers can cover up stains and discoloration that won’t respond to teeth whitening They can also revitalize dull looking teeth.
  • Tooth size — veneers can lengthen or widen teeth that are naturally too big or small or have become shorter over time.
  • Tooth shape — veneers can mask teeth that are abnormally worn and look shorter, flatter or rough on the edges. Veneers improve teeth that are unusually shaped and don’t match the surrounding teeth.
  • Alignment and spacing of the teeth — veneers can close dark gaps at the gum line or between teeth as well as fix alignment problems that might otherwise need orthodontics. If alignment or spacing problems are more serious in nature, orthodontic treatment with Invisalign may be needed.

Placing Porcelain Veneers

The first step toward a more beautiful smile with veneers is to collaborate with Dr. Galli, who will help you identify your specific needs and goals of treatment. He can help you discover what would be your ideal smile and then explain how he can best help you achieve it. Based on this information, Dr. Galli will create a plan for your care.

After the planning and design phase, the teeth are reshaped to accommodate the porcelain shell. Digital or traditional impressions will capture the new shape and allow the computer or lab to design and create custom veneers from medical-grade porcelain. These are tried on the teeth, adjusted and bonded into place either in the same day, or sometimes at a later date, depending on your case.

Your veneers are beautiful, very durable and will last a long time with the proper care. You should brush and floss them daily, and see Dr. Galli at your proper hygiene interval for a check-up and cleaning. Often, if you have a clenching or grinding habit, the longevity of veneers is improved by wearing a night guard, which is usually part of long term care.

Learn More about Enhancing Your Smile with Veneers

Are you looking for a talented cosmetic dentist who offers porcelain veneers? Encinitas cosmetic dentist Mark Galli is known for extraordinarily beautiful results. To learn more about your options, please call or email Dr. Galli’s office today.

Mark T. Galli, DDS

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