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Pacific Coast Smiles -  - General Dentist

Pacific Coast Smiles

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Santa Maria, CA

If you’ve been looking for a way to transform your smile, look no further. With veneers — including Lumineers® — David Ouellet, DDS, helps his patients at Pacific Coast Smiles correct a wide variety of teeth issues and get beautiful, bright, aligned teeth. To learn more, call the office in Santa Maria, California, or make your appointment online today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment that can dramatically change the appearance of your smile. If you’ve ever wished for a new tooth, you’ll be happy to learn that this treatment can completely change the appearance of your tooth without the need for surgery or an ongoing treatment process. 

Each veneer is a thin shell that lays over the top of the tooth that you want to correct. Once it’s bonded in place, people see this veneer instead of your tooth. That makes veneers ideal for correcting teeth with:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Staining
  • Uneven length
  • Unusual shape

If you have a tooth that’s bothering you, the team at Pacific Coast Smiles can most likely use a veneer to cover it, beautifying your smile. 

What is the process like for getting veneers?

In order to allow your veneer to fit over your tooth and align with the surrounding teeth, your Pacific Coast Smiles provider starts the process by preparing the front of your tooth. They then take a mold of the prepared tooth so your veneer can fit precisely. 

Your veneer is created in a lab, shaped and colored to give your tooth the best appearance possible. 

Can I get veneers on more than one tooth?

Absolutely. In fact, some people choose to get veneers over every tooth to completely transform their smile. In some cases, veneers can even eliminate the need for braces. 

What are Lumineers?

To give his patients the best, longest-lasting results from their veneers, Dr. Ouellet offers Lumineers. In fact, he was personally trained by the inventor of Lumineers and has been offering these specialized veneers for more than three decades. 

In order to place traditional veneers, a portion of the enamel on the front of your tooth has to be removed. This makes space for the veneers, allowing them to lay flush with your gumline. This process can be painful and it means you’re stuck with veneers for life because the tooth preparation process is irreversible. 

But Lumineers are so thin that this extensive tooth preparation isn’t necessary. This means you can get your veneers with no discomfort whatsoever and should you ever choose to have the veneer removed, you’ll still have a strong, healthy tooth underneath it. 

To learn more about veneers and Lumineers, don’t hesitate to call Pacific Coast Smiles or schedule an appointment online.