When you get ready for work in the morning and take one last look in the mirror before you’re out the door, do you feel confident? Or is there something about your appearance that makes you feel a little less confident?

For many patients, their smile is something they are unhappy about. A less-than-beautiful smile can make you feel self-conscious and less confident. Many of our patients who choose smile makeovers can relate to this feeling.

When Should I Consider Having Veneers?

Your cosmetic dentist in Oxnard near Camarillo might suggest using one or more dental veneer if you have teeth that are internally stained or badly discolored and which will not respond to normal tooth whitening treatments. They are also good for covering up teeth that are chipped or worn down or are too small. Our beautiful veneer can help correct the position of teeth that may only be slightly out of alignment and where orthodontics is not really required. Small spaces in between teeth spaces can be closed up or minimized to help create a more beautiful appearance.

So What Exactly Is a Veneer?

Veneers are extremely thin and are custom fitted over the front surfaces of your teeth. They are generally made from porcelain and the veneer will be handcrafted in our in-house dental laboratory before being fitted and cemented onto your teeth. Another alternative is to consider using composite veneers where the composite material can be applied directly to the surface of your teeth by your cosmetic dentist in Oxnard. While this option is a little cheaper, you will need to renew composite veneers more frequently than porcelain veneers which are harder wearing and will not stain or discolor.

What Is the Procedure for Having Dental Veneers?

The process of replacing a porcelain veneer is, in a number of ways, just like getting the veneer placed initially.

The dentist must first carefully remove the original porcelain veneer, which is done very carefully so as not to affect the underlying tooth structure. With the veneer removed, the dentist cleans the tooth and then preps it This may involve the removal of just a bit of tooth structure to accommodate the new veneer or to address underlying structural issues. An impression is then taken of the prepped tooth. The impression is sent to a dental lab for the veneer to be crafted.

When the new veneer is finished (a process that can take a week to 10 days), the patient return to the practice to have the final veneer placed. Dentists always check for proper fit before adhering the veneer on the tooth.

Using Veneers in Conjunction with Other Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

It can often be quite nice to use veneers in conjunction with other treatments and our dentist in Oxnard might suggest you do this for a more conservative approach to treatment. For instance, it might not be necessary to veneer all your front teeth and you could still achieve a more cosmetically perfect effect by using veneers in combination with tooth whitening or perhaps with dental bonding, using composite resin to build up or mend any small chips or imperfections.

If you are interested in finding out more about veneers or any cosmetic dental treatment then please contact Anacapa Dental Art Institute. Call us on 805-800-8289 or if you prefer you can contact us through our website.

Schedule Your Own Private Consultation with Dr. J

Anacapa Dental Art Institute is proud of their dedicated service to Ventura County. Lead by world-renowned top cosmetic prosthodontist Dr. Jivraj and his expert staff, Anacapa has the expertise and facility to handle whatever your cosmetic dental situation may be. Whether it’s a tooth whitening or a full mouth reconstruction, expect nothing but some of the best dental care Ventura County has available.

Call today for a private consultation. Renew your smile, renew your life.


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 at 2821 N Ventura Road, Building H, Oxnard, 93036 welcomes patients in and around Oxnard, CA, including Santa Barbara, Woodland Hills, Ventura, and the surrounding Southern California communities.

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