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Porcelain Veneers Specialist

John E Taylor, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Ladera Ranch, CA

Yellow stains, cracks, and misshapen teeth detract from the natural beauty of your smile. To repair damage and enhance the appearance of your teeth, John E. Taylor, DDS, and his team recommend porcelain veneers at the dental office in Ladera Ranch, California. These thin shells hide imperfections in your teeth and give your smile a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. To learn more, call John E. Taylor, DDS, or schedule an appointment online today.

Porcelain Veneers Q&A

What are porcelain veneers?

Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells bonded to the surface of your teeth to change their shape, size, or color. Porcelain is a highly durable and stain resistant material that blends in seamlessly with the natural look of the rest of your teeth.

What can porcelain veneers fix?

Porcelain veneers can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Whether you dislike the shape of your front teeth or want to repair cracks, porcelain veneers can restore your smile.

Some of the most common reasons Dr. Taylor recommends porcelain veneers are to repair:

  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Large gaps in teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Teeth worn from grinding
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Severely discolored teeth

If you feel that your teeth look worn or lackluster, porcelain veneers can give your smile a more polished appearance while continuing to look as natural as possible.

What is the process like for placing porcelain veneers?

Creating your individualized placement plan for porcelain veneers is an entirely digital process. Dr. Taylor and his team use a combination of digital X-rays and intraoral cameras to design your custom-made veneers.

The first step in preparing your teeth for veneers is removing a small portion of enamel to make room for your new porcelain restorations. Removing this bit of enamel helps the veneers seamlessly blend in with the rest of your teeth.

Next, Dr. Taylor takes impressions of your teeth to create a mold for your veneers. While you wait for the lab to create your veneers over the next 2-3 weeks, you’ll wear temporary veneers to protect your teeth.

When you return to the office, Dr. Taylor places your veneers and makes any necessary adjustments to ensure they look natural and feel comfortable. Once your veneers are the perfect fit, he cements them in place.

Porcelain veneers are strong and durable, so you can eat and drink as you normally would. Veneers are the best way to hide imperfections in your smile and prevent further damage. 

If you think porcelain veneers are right for you, call John E. Taylor, DDS, or schedule an appointment online today.