Veneers FAQs | San Diego

I have chips from grinding my teeth.  Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?

Yes, even with ground-down teeth, veneers can restore your teeth to appear they way they did originally — or even better. Veneers can also make your teeth look straighter in just 1 week!

Do you have to shave down my tooth?

San Diego porcelain veneersThe tooth does not have to be shaved down if we are closing a gap or covering stains. If you want to straighten your teeth with veneers, then removing some enamel is necessary, but Dr. George is always conservative.

If I want only 1 or 2 veneers can you match the shade of my other teeth?

Yes, Dr. George can match natural tooth color. We send patients to a local laboratory in San Diego for a professional shade evaluation by the ceramist who makes the veneer.

I have bleached my teeth many times, but they are never white enough for me. Are veneers a good option?

Yes, if bleaching does not lighten your teeth to the desired color, we can cover the tooth with a very thin veneer and give you a bright white smile.

Can you bleach my veneers?

Veneers cannot be bleached. The shade of porcelain veneers cannot be changed once they are cemented on your teeth. This is why it’s best to bleach your natural teeth, and then have your veneers made to match.

Are veneers strong and how often do I need to replace them?

Veneers are very strong. If you use them normally, they can last indefinitely. However, people who have damaged their natural teeth from grinding can just as easily damage veneers. In this case a night guard is always recommended.

We hope this information answers most veneers FAQs in San Diego but you can always visit our office, conveniently located at University Town Center in La Jolla and find out more about beautiful dental veneers and if you are a good candidate for this treatment. You can find directions to our office and information on how to contact us, or just call (858) 552-1223.

“Dr. George Georgaklis is definitely one of the top dentists in La Jolla and the entire San Diego area. My wife and I have been going to him for over 15 years and we have always had great results. Dr. Georgaklis has done dental implants, orthodontics, crowns, veneers, teeth whitening and white fillings for us. We are so pleased with our smiles! The staff members at Dr. Georgaklis’ office are very personable and caring and the office has all the latest technology and is extremely clean. It is great to be able to go to his office and have all of these services performed so well. I always recommend Dr. Georgaklis to my friends because I know that they will be treated with great professional care and get the best dentistry possible.”
Victor G.