Veneers Specialist

Richard A. Harmetz, DDS

General and Artistic Dentists located in San Diego, CA

Cracked, deformed, or stained teeth can hurt your self-esteem. As a way to make your smile function and look better, San Diego general dentist Richard A. Harmetz, DDS offers porcelain veneers. If you’re ready to look and feel your best with custom veneers, call the office today or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule an appointment at any time.

Veneers Q & A

Why should I consider veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain shells made to replicate the natural look of your teeth. Experienced cosmetic specialist Dr. Harmetz custom-fits each veneer to the individual teeth in your mouth, then bonds the veneers to your existing teeth. Veneers correct imperfections such as misshapen teeth, stains, cracks, or gaps. They can also restore frail teeth.

Veneers can be made from composite resin or porcelain. Porcelain is the most stain-resistant material out of the two materials. Porcelain more closely resembles your actual teeth enamel, too. Dr. Harmetz can help you understand your options and recommend the best type of veneers for your specific needs.

What is the procedure for getting veneers?

After an initial consultation to discuss the type of veneers that are best for your teeth and the results you hope to achieve, Dr. Harmetz readies your current teeth for the shape of the veneers by scraping off a minimal amount of enamel from the surface. After your teeth have been prepared, he makes an impression of your teeth so the dental lab can create your custom veneers.

Once your veneers are ready, you return to the office to have them fitted to each tooth. To prepare your teeth for the bonding process, Dr. Harmetz cleans and etches the surface of your teeth. Then, he uses a specialized cement and light source that bonds the cement securely to the porcelain. In a relatively short amount of time, your veneers are permanently in place, and you have a new and improved smile.

What’s great about veneers?

Veneers offer a natural-looking solution for broken, crooked, or misshapen teeth. Additionally, they offer the following advantages:

  • Stain resistance
  • Little gum irritation
  • Ability to lighten darker teeth, so they appear whiter
  • Look great with no invasive dental work
  • Strengthen teeth
  • More cost-effective than other dental solutions like crowns

If you want to learn more about the convenience of custom veneers to improve your smile, call Dr. Harmetz’s office or schedule a consultation using the convenient online booking tool.