When you take one last look in the mirror before stepping out of your home, do you feel confident? Is there something about your appearance that makes you feel a little less confident?

For many, their smile is something they are not happy about. A less-than-beautiful smile can make you feel self-conscious and less confident and many can relate to this feeling.

Your smile is one of the most important tools you have to make a first impression. If you don’t feel confident about your teeth, it can have a negative impact on how you present yourself to people. It can also affect your quality of life if you are constantly self-conscious or nervous about showing your smile.

What Is It That Causes A Less-Than-Beautiful Smile

There are so many reasons that people can be unhappy with their smile. A few reasons include:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Stained, discolored teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Uneven gum line
  • Gaps Between Teeth

A smile makeover can eliminate this problem, giving you a smile you’re happy to show off. Whether you have missing teeth, severe staining, misaligned teeth or gaps, a smile makeover could be the answer to your best smile yet.

Getting A Smile Makeover With Porcelain Veneers?

Dr. Jivraj – at Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Oxnard, California wants you to have a beautiful smile that you really love. That is why they proudly offer porcelain veneers. Veneers are ultra-thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of individual teeth. They can conceal minor cosmetic imperfections such as stains, asymmetry, slight misalignment, and similar concerns. Because they are custom made for one or more teeth, veneers can give your smile a subtle improvement or a whole new look.

The Porcelain Veneers Procedure

Initial Consultation with Dr. Jivraj

At Anacapa Dental Art Institute, we specialize in enhancing, restoring and correcting your smile. Most clients have a good idea of what they don’t like about their own smile. Your initial consultation will involve a 1-1 informal chat together with a clinical examination. During the consultation we will listen to your concerns, and discuss and establish exactly what you are unhappy with. We can then advise of all the treatment options available, and how each treatment is carried out. You will be given a detailed treatment plan and proposed costing. We also provide you with a smile simulation.

The Smile Simulation

This shows you how we can transform your smile with bespoke computer enhancement.

3D Smile Prototype

You will now be on the first step to creating your new smile.

Your digital smile design is then transferred into a 3 dimensional smile simulation by our expert dental technicians. This gives you another more detailed opportunity to view your smile from all angles.

The Temporary Teeth

Your teeth will then be precisely prepared and shaped to exact measures, and your provisional temporary teeth will be fitted immediately. This “trial run” will allow you to assess as to whether you would like any changes, and ask the opinion of your friends and family. Sometimes you may decide that you would like the veneers to be more rounded in shape, or longer, or a lighter color. This feedback is welcomed so that we can make the necessary changes before the veneers are finalized in porcelain. It is at this point that you can feel truly confident that the end result will be to your liking.

The Final Veneers

And finally the “trial smile” is made into the highest quality porcelain veneers. The final veneers are handcrafted by our master technicians and will have the shape, detail and texture of natural teeth, to your desired color. Any changes you may have asked for will be present in the final veneers. While the veneers will look much like the temporary teeth, they will feel much more glossy and comfortable.

If you are wondering if veneers may be the right option for enhancing your smile, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jivraj at 805-800-8289.


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 805-800-8289. Our office welcomes patients in and around Oxnard, CA, including Santa Barbara, Woodland Hills, Ventura, and the surrounding Southern California communities.