Pacific Beach Dentistry logo926 Hornblend Street
San Diego, CA 92109

(858) 273-7900
Joseph M. Snider, DDS
Terri Nguyen Snider, DDS


Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are an excellent cosmetic remedy for a variety of dental conditions that affect the appearance of the front teeth. Durable and color-stable, veneers are, in many cases, the perfect way to restore the natural function and beauty of your teeth, so you can smile with confidence.

Porcelain Veneers are a thin, semi-translucent shell, custom made to fit precisely over an existing tooth. They are permanently bonded, held in place by a special resin that adheres the back of the veneer to the front of the tooth. The finished result is extremely strong and durable. Though veneers are not suitable for every patient, they are a cosmetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions affecting the front teeth including:

  • Closing spaces between teeth called diastemas
  • Restoring broken or chipped teeth
  • Covering unsightly, stained or washed out fillings
  • Whitening permanently stained or discolored teeth (tetracycline staining)
  • Correcting uneven or crooked teeth (instant orthodontics)

Porcelain Veneers can last for years, depending on how well you take care of them. Because porcelain veneers are stronger than simple they are also more resistant to stains and chipping. However, it is important to maintain regular oral hygiene, to avoid bad habits such as biting nails or chewing ice and to visit us regularly for exams and preventative hygiene appointments. We strongly encourage that you also have a nightguard fabricated at the time you receive your porcelain veneers to ensure protection of your investment. These precautions will help ensure that your porcelain veneers will last a long time and keep you looking as good as new.

Before and After


Veneers -  Before


Veneers - After

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