If you have concerns about the aesthetic conditions of your smile, then you understand what it is like to hide behind closed lips and refrain from expressing who you truly are. At La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics in San Diego, we want to help you look and feel your best, so we offer several cosmetic dental solutions that can improve the appearance of your smile.
Veneers are created from a durable porcelain material that is shaped into a thin shell and placed over your natural teeth. By applying custom veneers, you can mask the imperfections of your smile and reap the benefits of straight, white, and aesthetically pleasing teeth with minimal down or wait time.Schedule a Consultation
Minor or moderate gaps inside the mouth can form when a patient's teeth are too small for their jawbone. Veneers can be used to fill the space between your teeth using a tooth-colored composite to improve the appearance of your smile.
Patients with discolored or stained teeth that have attempted traditional whitening treatment with little to no results can use veneers to achieve a naturally white and pleasing smile.
Chipped, cracked, or slightly crooked teeth as a result of trauma or damage to the jaw can be fixed with Veneers. You can expect straighter and proportionate teeth after your visit with Dr. Kohani.
During your consultation, you and Dr. Kohani will discuss the cosmetic concerns you have with your smile. He will analyze your teeth and take X-rays to determine whether the imperfections in your dentition can be fixed with veneers.
With a no-prep veneer option, your natural teeth are left intact, which gives many patients peace of mind knowing that their veneers can be reversed. They also take additional comfort in knowing that they will not have to experience the discomfort associated with tooth reduction. When the natural dentition is left unaltered, the smile is ultimately healthier, and patients feel more at ease.
No-prep veneers are typically made in a lab, therefore completing in two visits.
Composite veneers are manufactured during your visit and applied directly onto your teeth that same day. With this option, you will only need one visit to restore your smile and hide any imperfections. Composite veneers are the most cost effective cosmetic option, and Dr Kohani takes his time to polish them to give them the same natural beauty and shine of porcelain.
Although composite is a wonderful option, they typically do not last as long as porcelain and can stain therefore causing more maintenance.
Porcelain veneers are the most popular of the cosmetic veneer options today. There are many different porcelain material and shade options, this makes it possible to customize and create the utmost esthetic veneers for our patients. This treatment will require your teeth to be measured to create a digital impression that will serve to make the veneer. Once the veneer is made, they will be cemented onto the tooth.
Veneers can be crafted and applied in one or two office visits, making it one of the most efficient methods of cosmetic treatment available. We have the ability to bring in a master ceramist to fabricate custom porcelain veneers in one day!
Porcelain is the strongest of the veneer options.
Before and after photos are a great way for you, the patient, to get a realistic view of the results we provide at La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics.
I was new to La Jolla, out looking for a dentist and I actually walked into Dr. Kohani’s office by mistake. Well, it was one of the best mistakes I made. My teeth needed a ton of work and Dr. Kohani did a beautiful job. I needed fillings, root canals and veneers. Dr. Kohani was able to do it all...
Dr. Kohani changed my smile by using his special veneering technique with minimal alteration of my own teeth. He is an absolute perfectionist and does unbelievable work. No one can tell I have veneers; they just notice my bright and shining smile.
I have gone to Dr. Kohani a few times now and have had nothing but great experiences. I was impressed with the friendly staff that is welcoming and organized. We all know these visits aren’t necessarily ones we look forward to, but Dr. Kohani makes this experience quite pleasant...
For patients who have relatively healthy teeth, minor misalignment, and enough room in their smile line, veneers are typically recommended. Otherwise, dental bonding or accelerated adult orthodontics may be suggested as a treatment option.
Following your treatment, you will be able to see for yourself how your smile will transform with the application of veneers. Your veneers will straighten your teeth and sculpted to appear completely natural—as if you have always had the same beautiful smile.
This is dependent on how the patient cares for them. We always recommend not to bite into things and ALWAYS wear a night guard to protect them. Most porcelain veneers are long-lasting to permanent and typically last between seven and 15 years, with composite being slightly less.
The average cost of your veneers will vary depending on the type of veneers you choose and the amount of correct needed to your teeth. Dr. Kohani will go over pricing and insurance information with you during your consultation.
Dr. Kohani believes in a conservative approach to cosmetic dentistry, which means that preserving the natural structure and enamel of the tooth is a priority when making changes to the dentition. Dr. Kohani can safely restore your a healthy, dazzling smile.
Should your veneers chip or crack, they may not be able to be repaired. The enamel was removed for you proceed can also cause your teeth to be more sensitive to certain foods and beverages.