Procelain Veneers Information

Porcelain Veneers

It's easy to feel embarrassed about a smile with chips, wear and tear, or discoloration.

Drs. Roger Sohn and Alex Chang offer the most advanced techniques and materials for porcelain veneers that conceal cosmetic flaws.

Learn if veneers are the right fit for you at Elegant Dental Care in Loma Linda, CA...

Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers can be used to fix a multitude of cosmetic dentistry issues. They are most often recommended if patients have:

Worn enamel
Chips or cracks
Tooth wear and tear
Uneven teeth
Slight misalignment
Gaps and spaces
Discoloration from permanent stains
Teeth that are dissimilar in color or contour

However, those who smoke or have weak teeth may not be candidates for porcelain veneers. If your teeth have extensive damage, dental crowns may be a viable alternative option. Additionally, those who have periodontal disease, decay, missing teeth, or who need major orthodontic work may require additional treatments prior to having veneers placed. Ask our dentistry team if you are eligible for this type of treatment.

How Do Veneers Work?

Porcelain veneers are strong, thin restorations that adhere to the front teeth surfaces. Once bonded into place, they camouflage chips, cracks, discoloration, and other cosmetic flaws, enhancing your smile and overall appearance.

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If you are interested in enhancing the appearance of your smile, veneers could be an option for you. Drs. Sohn and Chang use minimally invasive techniques to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible.

To learn more about porcelain veneers or explore your treatment options, schedule a consultation at our Loma Linda practice. Contact us online or give us a call at:

(909) 478-9777

More about Dental Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Placement

Initial Consultation

Tooth Preparation

In preparation for veneers, your dentist must prep your tooth. To do this, a small amount of enamel is removed from each affected tooth. This not only creates room for your restorations, but it also ensures that your veneers bond appropriately.

Tooth Impressions

Once each tooth has been prepared, your dentist takes impressions, which are used to create customized veneers. These tooth impressions may be taken with traditional dental alginate or with a digital handheld wand.

Temporary Veneers

After impressions have been taken, temporary veneers are bonded to each tooth. These restorations help protect your smile while your final veneers are being created. Though the specific timeline depends on each case, most patients wear temporary veneers for at least a couple of weeks.

Veneer Fabrication

Your impressions are promptly sent to our partner dental lab. A skilled ceramist adds layers of medical-grade porcelain to achieve the desired effect. Modern dental porcelain mimics natural tooth enamel so that patients can enjoy truly lifelike results.

Veneer Placement

When your custom veneers are finished, they will be shipped to our office. You will then be scheduled for another appointment for placement. After assessing the fit, color, and quality of your new tooth veneers, your dentist will carefully bond them into place using high-quality dental cement.

Traditional vs Minimal-Prep Veneers

Traditional Dental Veneers

The most common type, traditional veneers require a thin layer of enamel removal. The process is much like what has been outlined in the section above. Traditional veneer placement usually takes at least two office visits.

Minimal-Prep Dental Veneers

Conversely, minimal-prep veneers require little to no alteration of the natural tooth structure. At Elegant Dental Care, our doctors use the most conservative methods available. However, not everyone is eligible for minimal-prep veneers.

To determine which type of dental veneers are right for you, schedule a consultation at our practice. Our doctors can design a personalized treatment plan to meet your unique needs.


Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers


Veneers usually last between seven to ten years before they need to be replaced. To keep them in excellent condition, a few guidelines should be followed.

Brush and Floss Daily

Patients should brush two to three times a day and floss at least once daily. Because harsh ingredients can damage the porcelain, brush your dental veneers with a nonabrasive fluoride toothpaste to prevent micro-scratches. Ask your dentist for specific product recommendations.

Brush and Floss Daily

Patients should brush two to three times a day and floss at least once daily. Because harsh ingredients can damage the porcelain, brush your dental veneers with a nonabrasive fluoride toothpaste to prevent micro-scratches. Ask your dentist for specific product recommendations.

Wear a Night Guard if Necessary

You may be asked to wear a night guard to protect your veneers and natural teeth, especially if you suffer from bruxism (chronic clenching or grinding). Your dentist can create a custom oral appliance that will fit and feel better than store-bought brands.

Avoid Certain Foods and Drinks

Refrain from biting into foods that are hard or firm to minimize shock to the veneers. It is also a good idea to avoid dark-colored foods and beverages, such as tea, coffee, red wine, and tomato sauce. Porcelain is designed to resist stains, but the bonding material can still darken over time.

Break Bad Habits

Porcelain veneers act much like your natural teeth. However, you must take care to not abuse the veneers, as they can be broken or damaged. Therefore, avoid using your teeth (or your veneers) as tools. Never bite your nails or use your teeth to tear off tags.

Visit Your Dentist

Regular dental visits are essential for everyone. But if you have veneers, it is important to attend all routine exams and cleanings at our Loma Linda, CA, practice. During these appointments, we will check your dental veneers to ensure they are in good condition.


Financing Dental Veneers

Insurance and Veneers

Porcelain veneers are categorized as a cosmetic dentistry procedure. Therefore, this treatment is considered optional and is not generally covered by dental insurance plans. However, our financial experts are happy to check your coverage and submit all necessary paperwork.

Available Financing Options

At Elegant Dental Care, we provide a number of financing options so our patients can undergo the treatment they deserve. We are proud to accept CareCredit® and LendingClub USA. We also offer a range of in-office financing solutions to fit every need and budget.

If you are interested in learning more about veneers, crowns, or any of the other dentistry treatments offered at our practice, schedule an appointment.

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Elegant Dental Care

Dr. Sohn uses innovative techniques and cutting-edge technology to provide world-class oral healthcare to the community of Loma Linda and surrounding areas. He is a member of a number of professional associations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry: Mastership awarded
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • International Congress of Implantologists (ICOI): Fellowship awarded
  • Alliance of the American Dental Association

To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or call our Loma Linda, CA, office at (909) 478-9777.

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