If you want the best available veneers in San Diego and La Jolla, you’ll want to go to Dr. Georgaklis. We’ll explain why he’s the best in this post, but before we get to that, let’s discuss what veneers are all about and answer some of the common questions you may about them!
What are Veneers and what are my options in choosing the right ones?
Veneers are made of incredibly thin, yet durable porcelain, that will adhere to the front of your teeth. Dr. Georgaklis can apply veneers to correct a diverse range of cosmetic flaws. However, with so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know if veneers are truly the right choice for you. Ultimately, your choice will depend on your aesthetic goals, overall dental health, and Dr. Georgaklis’ recommendations.
Dr. George Georgaklis Will Help You Achieve Your Best Smile!
To determine your candidacy for porcelain veneers, you will have a complete consultation with Dr. Georgaklis. At this appointment, you should be as specific as possible regarding your cosmetic goals. If you struggle with any of the following aesthetic concerns, you may be a good candidate for veneers:
- Severe discoloration
- Small cracks or chips
- Slightly crooked or misaligned teeth
- Tiny gaps between your teeth
- Unusually shaped, proportionately small, or eroded teeth
Although porcelain veneers can be an excellent solution for these minor cosmetic concerns, they may not be the right option if you have more severe dental damage. For example, a tooth with a large crack or chip may need a full crown. A larger restoration can provide further strength and stability, and it can restore your healthy bite alignment. Additionally, if you have minor dental stains that only affect your enamel, you are likely a better candidate for teeth whitening. This more conservative treatment can enhance your smile without altering the natural structure of your teeth.
How Is Your Overall Dental Health?
Your oral health will also significantly affect your candidacy for veneers. To place veneers, Dr. Georgaklis will need to trim away a small layer of dental enamel. In some cases your cosmetic dentist may recommend an alternative treatment. For example, LUMINEERS® are much thinner. Therefore, Dr. Georgaklis will need to remove little to no enamel. Bonding is another option that does not require enamel removal. During this treatment, the dentist will apply tooth-colored composite resin to your teeth. Although the material is not quite as durable as porcelain, bonding can perform many of the same functions as veneers.
At your consultation, Dr. Georgaklis will also examine your overall oral health. If you suffer from dental misalignment, this condition can affect the balance of your bite. As a result, pressure on some of your teeth may cause your veneers to break or come off. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can have similar results. Dr. Georgaklis will treat these conditions before recommending cosmetic care.
Schedule a Consultation
If you want the best veneers in San Diego and La Jolla or one of our other cosmetic options, schedule an appointment with Dr. Georgaklis and find out if this treatment is right for you. You may also call and speak with one our friendly office staff members at 858-522-1223!