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Porcelain Crowns & Veneers

Get a beautiful and natural-looking smile

A dental veneer is a thin facing made from porcelain that is bonded to the front of the tooth. These very natural-looking cosmetic restorations can completely transform your smile. Porcelain veneers have an average lifetime of 10 years but can last longer if properly cared for.

Dr. Pham, Dr. Ly and Dr. Amero are all very experienced in making porcelain veneers and can give you a fast but enduring smile makeover using porcelain veneers. It is possible to correct quite a variety of imperfections in this way.

Durable, strong veneers without damaging your natural teeth

We use E-max veneers which can be cut much thinner than traditional porcelain veneers and yet are much stronger and last longer than average. They withstand chips and fractures and are resistant to stains.

In cases where the teeth are too dark, porcelain veneers by themselves may still allow the darkness of the teeth to show through. In these cases we use Zirconia covered in clear porcelain.

Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation

Your first step is a free consultation with Dr. Pham or one of her associates. Your free consultation includes:
To make an appointment, call 714-841-0203 or click here to request an appointment online.

Conditions Veneers can fix

Porcelain veneers can fix a wide variety of conditions:

Our procedure for creating a confident new smile

Designing Your Smile

Careful preparation is the key to achieving the smile you want.

In your first visit, a complete set of X-rays are taken. The doctor then discusses with you what you want and what would look best to match your face and personality. We use a special set of templates and a shape and shade guide to assist you in your choice.

We use a special cosmetic lab that is able to make custom shapes and shades, which means you can get exactly what you want.

When you are getting many veneers, we will take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab, which will then make a full wax-up model of your smile. This is used so the doctor can make changes and show you what your new smile will look like in advance.

The last step during this visit is to prepare your teeth for the veneers and put temporary veneers on them so your teeth are protected while your permanent veneers are being made.

Adjustments and final Veneers

In the next visit, you will get your permanent veneers. The doctor will make sure they fit right and look exactly how you want. Any adjustments needed will be made until you are completely satisfied with your smile.

Before and After Veneers

Dental Bonding—an Economical Alternative to Porcelain Veneers

Dental bonding is often used for the many of the same purposes as veneers, as well as being used for aesthetic fillings. Dental bonding is tooth-colored composite resin material that is applied directly to teeth to repair chips, gaps, discoloration or other issues.
Dental bonding is more economical than porcelain veneers but can be less durable and does not have the translucency of porcelain veneers. However, our doctors have a lot of experience in the use of dental bonding for cosmetic purposes, and feel bonding can be a good option for someone not quite ready to get veneers.
To make an appointment, call 714-841-0203 or click here to request an appointment online.

Porcelain Crowns

Well-fitting, beautiful crowns

A crown is a cap that completely covers the tooth. Crowns are generally made out of porcelain or some other type of ceramic. In some cases a porcelain crown will be fused to a strong shell of metal, such as gold for greatest longevity.

Our durable Crowns

We use porcelain or zirconia for our crowns. These are durable and safe materials, as well as beautiful and natural-looking. For the back teeth, a harder material such as zirconia may be used, as these teeth often experience more biting pressure than front teeth.

To ensure that the fit is perfect we take X-rays before and after the crown placement. Our top-notch lab can make custom shades and shapes to ensure your crown looks just right with the rest of your teeth.

In the second visit your crown is fitted. We stand behind our crowns, so if the fit is not perfect a replacement is made.

What are Crowns used for?

Porcelain crowns have a variety of purposes, the most common being to cover a tooth where a very large cavity has severely weakened the tooth.

Other reasons crowns are used include:

To make an appointment, call 714-841-0203 or click here to request an appointment online.

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