Dental Veneers: 7 Fast-Fixes For Carlsbad Smiles

Welcome to the La Costa Dental Excellence dental blog where we take the time to answer some of the questions dental patients in the Carlsbad, Encinitas and San Marcos CA area are curious about. Today we are focusing on fabulous veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry.

Dental veneers (also called laminates) are custom made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers can correct a variety of problems including:

1. Chips
2. Cracks
3. Stains
4. Teeth that are misshapen
5. Teeth that are too short
6. Teeth that are misaligned
7. Gaps between teeth

When you get veneers, your dentist will first make a model of your teeth. Then, a dental technician uses the model to create the veneers. In some veneer procedures, a small amount of the enamel from the face of the tooth has to be removed so the veneers can be placed. In such cases, the procedure is irreversible.

If you are in the Carlsbad area and are looking for a family, general or cosmetic dentist, give La Costa Dental Excellence a call. We’reĀ Drs. Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth and we have been practicing advanced dentistry in Carlsbad, California since 1988. The art and science of cosmetic dentistry is our passion.

Please call 760-633-3033 and a member of our committed to excellence staff can answer any questions you have about veneers, teeth whitening, invisible braces, sedation dentistry, pediatric dentistry, general dental care, or smile makeovers.

Drs. Stephen & Kimberly Dankworth
La Costa Dental Excellence
7730 Rancho Santa Fe Rd Ste 106
Carlsbad, California

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