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Why get veneers?

Isn’t it always nice to see a smiling face? It's even better to see sparkling teeth when the person smiles. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with perfect teeth. Stained, cracked, crooked or irregularly shaped teeth can cause undue embarrassment, inhibit social ease, and prevent one from fully enjoying life. If you are one of the many who urgently need dental restoration, then porcelain veneers might be the right solution for you. Especially when the procedure in performed by a board certified cosmetic dentist like Dr. Fakhimi who has done extensive training to give patients the nicest, most natural looking smiles he can.

Veneers are ultra thin, like contact lenses. They are bonded to the surface of the affected tooth in the form of a custom fabrication. Porcelain veneers help to alter tooth position, shape, size and color. If you are looking for a cosmetic lift for your smile, look no further than Soft Touch Dental in Clairemont. With some of the best providers of veneers San Diego has available, Soft Touch Dental is your clear choice.

When do you require veneers?

Porcelain veneers, one of the many advancements in the field of cosmetic dentistry, help you achieve the smile you desire in a matter of weeks. Veneers are custom-made, natural-looking porcelain laminates which are specially designed to cover your front teeth. Working to provide patients with some of best veneers Clairemont has to offer, Soft Touch Dental has become synonymous with comprehensive affordable cosmetic care. We recommend veneers under the following conditions:

  • worn-out teeth
  • chipped or cracked teeth
  • permanently stained teeth
  • poorly shaped teeth
  • gap teeth or unwanted spaces between teeth
  • overly large or overly small teeth
  • crooked teeth

Advantages of veneers:

  • Requires only a few visits to the office
  • Material is biodegradable
  • Natural appearance that blends seamlessly with the smile
  • Preservation of the tooth
  • No alteration of tooth necessary in most cases
  • Improves cosmetic issues such as stains or cracks
  • Long-lasting, durable

How long will veneers last?

Because veneers can withstand chipping, staining and daily wear and tear, they have the potential to last the rest of your life, provided you care for your veneers carefully. It’s important to practice daily dental hygiene such as flossing and brushing, and to attend regular dental check ups every six months or so.

In the same way that bad habits such as biting your nails can hurt your teeth, chewing on improper surfaces can cause damage to your veneers. In general, the veneers will react to circumstances just like regular teeth, so you will need to protect them accordingly.

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How are veneers different from crowns?

Veneers are approximately 1 mm thick, whereas a dental crown is usually around 2 mm. A crown will encase the entire tooth, but a veneer simply covers the front area that people see when you smile.

Crowns will be employed when a tooth has decayed or is broken and needs significant restoration. They are ideal for teeth that perform a lot of work, such as those that accomplish chewing, biting, and grinding. When a crown is applied, the tooth will be reduced, and that tooth will always need a crown going forward.

Veneers, on the other hand, are perfect for healthy teeth that simply need cosmetic improvement because of discoloration or an unattractive shape. They work best for the teeth in the front of the mouth that are more responsible for the look of one’s smile than for performing the work of chewing and grinding. With veneers, tooth reduction is not typically required. Like crowns, however, veneers are permanent and cannot be reversed.

How do veneers resemble natural teeth?

Natural teeth are distinguished by the shine of their translucent enamel. The porcelain veneer gives off a similar shine and luster, brightening the smile for a stunning yet organic aesthetic.

What does the dental veneers procedure involve?

At Soft Touch Dental, Dr. Fakhimi and his team of dental experts are some of the most popular providers of Porcelain veneers San Diego has to offer. We ensure that the veneers match the color of your existing teeth or a lighter shade you desire. We use porcelain veneers to close gaps between the teeth, correct stains and even make cracks disappear. We promise you results that will exceed your expectations! 

You will require more than one appointment to complete the procedure. During the first visit, our dental experts carefully prepare and contour the teeth. We also take an impression of the teeth so as to create the veneers.

During the second visit, the veneer is bonded to the tooth. Once it is done, you can quite easily forget that something was done to your tooth. Your teeth will feel as good as new!

Veneers FAQ

When you smile, the whole world smiles with you – or so the saying goes. What if your smile is not as attractive as you want? Chipped or damaged teeth or wide gaps can make you feel self-conscious. Veneers from Soft Touch Dental can help you have a smile you will want to share with the world.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are a tooth restoration created from a very thin piece of porcelain that looks like natural tooth enamel. They are custom manufactured to fit your teeth, and bonded to the surface to fill gaps, or resolve broken, uneven, or discolored teeth. The process of placing custom veneers takes several appointments.

How Much Does it Cost to Get Veneers?

The cost of veneers will vary, based upon the number of teeth to be treated. Our porcelain veneers are custom-manufactured, and last for many, many years. While composite veneers are typically less expensive, they are not as strong as porcelain and will require replacement within five to seven years. To find out the cost of veneers at Soft Touch Dental, we invite you to meet with us, so we can determine how many of your teeth require veneers.

Why Veneers?

There are many reasons men and women choose to have veneers. Veneers can be used to straighten slight misalignments of the teeth. They are also used to restore chipped teeth, teeth that are discolored, teeth that are not uniform in size, or to resolve gaps. You may choose veneers as a way to correct imperfections while simultaneously brightening your smile.

What Types of Veneers are There?

The majority of veneers used in cosmetic dentistry are either made of porcelain or of composite resin. Both types of veneers are custom-manufactured so they fit your teeth perfectly. Once your veneers have been manufactured, they are bonded to your natural teeth. They look and feel natural, and function normally.

How Should I Take Care of my Veneers?

It is important to note that while veneers are a long-lasting option for enhancing your smile, they may not last forever. Most veneers last between 10 and 20 years. The manner in which you care for your new veneers can contribute to longevity. You should care for your new veneers in much the same manner you do your natural teeth, brushing at least twice per day and flossing at least once each day. Dr. Fakhimi can advise you on the best oral health products to use in order to ensure that your veneers are cared for and last.

How are Veneers Placed?

The process of placing your new veneers will take between one and two dental appointments. Anesthesia is not generally needed when placing veneers, however, if your teeth are particularly sensitive it can be used to aid in your comfort.

  • First Dr. Fakhimi will remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth onto which the veneer is to be placed.
  • An impression of your tooth will then be made to enable the laboratory to create a veneer designed specifically to fit your tooth. A temporary veneer will be placed over your tooth for cosmetic purposes until the permanent veneer can be placed.
  • Once your veneers are ready, they will be bonded to your teeth revealing a brilliant new smile.

What Can I Expect Following Veneer Placement?

Since anesthesia is not required during placement of veneers, there is no downtime. You may immediately resume your normal activities as soon as Dr. Fakhimi has completed placing your veneers. If you requested sedation, you should have a friend or family member drive you home. You may experience mild discomfort following veneer placement as your mouth adjusts to your new smile. You may find it helpful to avoid extreme temperatures in the food and beverages you consume for the first week, as your teeth may be slightly sensitive in the early stages. You should also avoid very hard or crunchy foods.

Why Should I Choose Soft Touch Dental for my Veneers?

The staff at Soft Touch Dental is dedicated to providing excellence in dental care to you and your family. Dr. Fakhimi is a premier cosmetic dentist who has a reputation for excellence. His technical skill and experience make him a natural choice for men and women who are seeking veneers in San Diego. If you are considering veneers, we invite you to discover a dental practice where the most advanced techniques and technologies are used for veneers and other restorations.

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Why choose Dr. Fakhimi for your veneers?

If you are a patient in the San Diego area seeking quality dental care with a professional you can trust, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Fakhimi offers amongst the best veneers San Diego can lay claim to, and is dedicated to improving your smile, your self-confidence and your quality of life. Our state-of-the-art facility offers cutting edge technology and equipment in a tranquil, relaxing environment that caters to your comfort and privacy.

With over 20 years of expertise, Dr. Fakhimi is still passionate about staying on the forefront of medical innovation in his field, and as such frequently attends industry networking events, seminars and conferences to discover new solutions for his clients.

What Do Dental Veneers In San Diego cost?

Veneers range from $1500 to $2000 per tooth, although this cost should be averaged out over the course of the veneer’s lifetime, which usually spans at least 20 years. The cost can also be assessed in terms of the cosmetic improvement the veneers will bring, especially in cases where the smile is severely compromised by stained, chipped, broken or misshapen teeth. Veneers are more costly than some treatments, but a cheaper solution may also not last as long and need to be repeated at cost several times.

Taking the first step

If you are interested in finding out whether porcelain veneers might be right for your dental needs, please contact our San Diego offices to set up a consultation with Dr. Fakhimi. During this session, the dentist will answer all of your questions in greater detail, covering such issues as results, procedure length, recovery, anesthesia, cost, insurance, and much more.

Dr. Fakhimi will take x-rays and examine your teeth, and will also review your medical history and previous dental work that you’ve received. He will provide you access to our library of before and after photography from our San Diego clients so you can better anticipate your smile after undergoing treatment with porcelain veneers.


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