About Porcelain Veneers
San Marcos, CA dentist Dr. Jeffrey Allred provides porcelain veneers for patients who want to correct and restore their smile. Veneers are slim, custom-made covers that adhere to the front of the teeth to create a beautiful, natural look. Porcelain veneers are durable but also slim enough to blend naturally with the patient’s teeth. Whether you want to correct small flaws, cracks, gaps, or broken teeth, porcelain veneers at Allred Dental are a great option for gaining a more vivid, straighter, and long-lasting smile.
"I had such a wonderful experience at Allred dental. Dr. Allred and his staff are super friendly and attentive they made me feel totally relaxed which is pretty rare for being at a dentist office. I was actually a little nervous going in for my procedure because I was scared it was going to be painful. In the contrary I felt no pain and they were finished before I knew it. It was great!! I would highly recommend Allred dental to anyone needing dental services."- C.C. / Google / Aug 21, 2017
"Very friendly office! It felt like they genuinely care about your teeth and overall health. It felt like a much deeper and better cleaning than some of my past experiences ."- N.S. / Facebook / Oct 05, 2018
"Very caring office. They really care about your oral health and how it affects your overall health. They are very informative. My teeth feel much cleaner than they have ever felt at some of my past dentists offices."- N.S. / Google / Oct 04, 2018
"From the time the receptionist answered the phone to the time I walked out the door, I was treated very professionally from the entire staff at Allred Dental. You can expect a friendly voice from Ellen when you call to make your appointment and when you walk in the door. After a very thorough photo session of my teeth, the dental assistant walked me through a tour of my mouth asking me a lot of questions and telling me what was going on with my teeth. When Dr Allred came in, a thorough recap in her findings was presented to him and me. From there he checked himself, agreed with everything she said and had a couple additional points. Then on to my cleaning which was a breeze. They really take care to insure your comfort. Great dental experience."- A.N. / Yelp / Aug 07, 2018
"Dr. Allred and his team are very friendly, honest, and skilled at what they do. They are also clearly up to date with the latest technology. I would highly recommend them!"- K.M. / Facebook / Jul 25, 2018
What to Expect
To begin the process of creating the veneers, Dr. Allred must make room for the veneer by removing a thin layer of enamel from each tooth that will be covered. Once the teeth have been prepared, he will make a digital impression of the teeth, which will be used to create your custom veneers. A temporary veneer will be used to cover your teeth until the permanent ones are ready. The custom veneers will then be attached to the front of the teeth with a special resin bonding agent. Dr. Allred will adjust the veneers as needed to give you a comfortable fit.
Using advanced technology, CEREC veneers are crafted from a digital scan of the mouth, so the patient does not need to have uncomfortable physical impressions made, temporary covers, or follow-up appointments to get a high-quality dental veneer. Each restoration is fitted for the best fit in the patient’s mouth and colored to match the other teeth for a seamless, natural appearance.
At Allred Dental, we are proud to offer no-prep veneers to save our patients' time and preserve the integrity of their teeth. With no-prep veneers, there is no need for any reshaping or shaving of the tooth that is required for traditional veneers. For patients with a moderately misaligned smile or with smaller areas of broken or missing teeth, no-prep veneers may be a great option to restore their smile without the time needed for traditional preparation.
A follow-up appointment is usually scheduled for about one week after the veneers are placed to make sure the bond is secure and the fit is still comfortable. Porcelain veneers are more resistant to staining than your natural enamel; to keep them in the best condition, it is advised to avoid staining foods and drinks like coffee, soda, tea, and red wine. You should continue to follow a good home oral care routine, including brushing your teeth with a non-abrasive toothpaste, flossing, and visiting our office for professional cleanings and dental exams. With good care, porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years.
Porcelain veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure, so it is generally not covered by dental insurance. However, our office accepts many payment options and we can help patients with financing plans to make porcelain veneers more affordable.
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A Beautiful Solution
To revitalize your smile and hide cosmetic flaws, porcelain veneers can be a great treatment. Teeth that are crooked, chipped, discolored, or stained can be camouflaged with natural-looking veneers that are custom made for a comfortable, long-lasting solution. To learn more about porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry options that will optimize your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Allred today.