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
"Dr. Allred is amazing at what he does. I didn't even feel the shots and he banged out 8 cavities in one sitting for me. It was impressive to say the least. Thanks Jeff!"- E.A. / Yelp / Oct 01, 2017
"My new Dentist 100%. I rarely give reviews online. I have to say Dr, Allred and the staff have welcomed me into this office. They are talented and friendly. office is updated with modern machines and tools and other nice high tech tools."- E.G. / Google / Jul 21, 2017
"I have not seen a better dentist since 2002! I have had some pretty bad experiences in the past but Dr. Allred turned that all around today. He and the staff (front desk and assisstants included) are all super calm, friendly, and reassuring. I felt like I was a family member.I am pretty sure I asked an annoying amount of questions and I always got a detailed answer and never felt rushed. Literally the most thourough dentist I've ever had. I have been pretty scared of going to the dentist for nearly 15 years but Dr. Allred completely turn my fear around. I cant say enough good things. I have definitely found my life-long dentist! Thank You Allred Dental!!"- S.S. / Google / Jun 21, 2017
"I've had a lot of experience with dentists and Dr. Allred is the best I've been to. He is gentle, professional and does beautiful work. He also has what seems to me to be the latest in equipment. If you're a little neurotic (or a lot as I am) about dental visits, then this is the place for you. His staff without exception are great. They are very helpful and knowledgable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Allred to my family and friends."- B. / Google / Jun 21, 2017
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.