Getting the smile of your dreams with porcelain veneers


What are porcelain veneers?

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    Before placing porcelain veneers on front 8 teeth

Porcelain veneers are thin cosmetic restorations which are placed on top of your front teeth. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments, if not the most popular. Dentists use porcelain veneers to restore old, broken, and discolored teeth back to their youthful appearance. Reverse the damage done to your teeth over the decades by placing porcelain veneers on them. Call us at (949) 481-2540 to schedule your consultation and learn more about porcelain veneers. Dr. Jazayeri is an expert in smile makeover and he can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are used in cosmetic dentistry to enhance and beautify your smile. Each porcelain veneer is custom-designed based on your specific demands to improve your smile. Here are some of the benefits of placing porcelain veneers on your front teeth:

Beautiful restoration

Before: Patient had chipped, yellow and crooked teeth

Porcelain veneers are made from high-quality, durable porcelain. Unlike traditional Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal crowns, porcelain veneers contain no metal substrate. Porcelain veneers provide a nearly identical match to your natural teeth. They blend in beautifully with your natural teeth to enhance and improve your smile.


After: Porcelain veneers blend in beautifully to make your smile shine


Porcelain veneers don’t stain or change color over time. Porcelain is resistant to coffee and tea stains and it maintains its appearance over the years. In contrast, dental bonding and white fillings develop a brownish stain along their margin, which makes them look dark and aged.


Dentists rely heavily on porcelain veneers to fix lots of different cosmetic concerns. For example, cosmetic dentists use porcelain veneers to correct imperfections such as chipped front teeth, stains, or tooth discoloration. You can even straighten your teeth by placing multiple porcelain veneers on your teeth. This is a concept known as instant orthodontics which can correct your bite using porcelain veneers without the need to wear braces.


Porcelain veneers are very thin, about the size of a thick contact lens

Porcelain veneers are very thin, and they are about the size of a thick contact lens. As a result, porcelain veneers are more conservative than traditional dental crowns. Your dentist preserves much more of your own tooth structure when prepping them for placing porcelain veneers instead of crowns. Removing less tooth structure helps reduce chances of developing root canal infection, tooth fracture, or other long-term dental problems.

Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?

Many people receive a smile makeover because they are seeking a Hollywood smile. Of course not everyone who seeks a smile makeover is after a movie star smile! Some have been suffering from yellow, stained, and broken teeth for many, many years. Our teeth change their appearance due to wear-and-tear, teeth grinding, acid wear, and other destructive forces. Placing porcelain veneers can reverse the damage done to your teeth. To see if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers, call us at (949)481-2540. Come and visit us at our San Clemente, Orange County office to learn more about how Dr. Ali John Jazayeri can transform your smile using porcelain veneers.

How many porcelain veneers do I need?

The right number of porcelain veneers depends on many different factors. Each smile is unique with a different need. As a result, you can place anywhere from one, all the way to ten or more porcelain veneers on your teeth. Here are some factors to take into consideration when deciding on how many porcelain veneers you need:

Single porcelain veneer

If you only have a single damaged front tooth then one porcelain veneer should fix your problem

Sometimes all you really need is a single porcelain veneer! For instance, you may have had a single tooth that got damaged when you were younger. Your damaged tooth changes color, becomes darker, and starts to look unappealing over time. Maybe you have a single tooth that is chipped, discolored, or misshaped and it does not match well with your remaining teeth. By placing a single porcelain veneer on your tooth, you can fix your cosmetic concern and transform your entire smile.

2 to 4 porcelain veneers

You can close small gaps between your front teeth by placing 2 to 4 porcelain veneers

You may have several small gaps between your front teeth. Placing a couple of porcelain veneers can close these gaps in no time. Plus, you can whiten and brighten your smile at the same time. These cosmetic concerns can typically be fixed by placing two to four porcelain veneers on your front teeth.

6 to 10 porcelain veneers

You typically need between 6 to 10 porcelain veneers per arch to transform your entire smile

If you simply don’t like your smile and want to completely redo the appearance of your teeth, then you need to place veneers on multiple teeth. To completely transform you smile, you should place 6 to 10 porcelain veneers on each arch. Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to redo their smile. It could be that your teeth are too yellow, your teeth are too small, or that you show too much gum when smiling. Comprehensive smile makeovers are best treated by placing multiple porcelain veneers on your front teeth. You typically need between 6 to 10 porcelain veneers per arch. The number depends on how many teeth you show when you smile. By placing multiple veneers on your teeth, you can make your smile as white, straight, and perfect as you’d like!

Come and visit Oceansight Dental & Implants in San Clemente, Orange County to learn more about porcelain veneers. Give us a call at (949)481-2540 to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation today. Dr. Jazayeri will evaluate your smile to see exactly how many porcelain veneers you need to achieve the smile of your dreams!

What is the process of receiving porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneer treatment is relatively simple and it usually takes no longer than a few weeks from start to finish. Of course each case is unique and your treatment could take shorter or longer. Here are the steps involved in porcelain veneer treatment:

Consultation for cosmetic dentistry

The first step is to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation with us. Your dentist will evaluate your smile to see if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers. You will work closely with your dentist to come up with a vision of what your ideal smile looks like. This helps your cosmetic dentist design a porcelain veneer treatment that is perfectly to your liking.

Teeth preparation process

Once it is determined that you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers, you’re ready to get started with your treatment. Your dentist will schedule you for teeth preparation. During this visit, your dentist will numb you up and prepare your teeth for porcelain veneers. They will take impressions or scans of your teeth, establish a correct bite, and fabricate your temporary teeth. Note that your temporary teeth are usually connected to one another as one piece. This prevents them from falling out over the course of the next several weeks. However, your final porcelain veneers are always separate which allows you to floss in between the teeth.

Porcelain veneer delivery appointment

Porcelain veneers are custom made by a master lab technician. It typically takes a few weeks to design and create your porcelain veneers. Once ready, your dentist will place your porcelain veneers on your teeth. This is your opportunity to see if you like the way your new smile looks like. Look in the mirror and take your time to examine your veneers. Share any comments you may have about the color, shape, or general feel of your new smile. If you require minor adjustments, they can typically be made chair-side. However, major changes usually require a second trip back to your dentist. It is very important that you absolutely love your new teeth, so work closely with your dentist to achieve your perfect smile. Once you and your dentist are both satisfied with your new smile, it’s time to permanently cement your veneers in their place. You’re now done with your porcelain veneer treatment and you’re ready to show off your new smile to the world!

Follow-up appointments

Your cosmetic dentist will want to see you back within a few weeks after delivering your veneers. During your follow-up appointment, you will discuss how you are functioning with your new teeth. Your dentist will review your hygiene, check on your teeth contacts, and look for any residual cement which may have been left behind. They will also double check your bite and make corrections as needed. If you’re having any issues with your new smile, be sure to discuss them with your dentist. The follow-up appointment is generally a simple appointment and it’s just a way for us to see your new smile one last time!

Porcelain veneer treatment in San Clemente, Orange County:

We offer porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry treatment to Orange County

Give us a call if you’re interested in porcelain veneers or other cosmetic dentistry treatments. Our office is conveniently located in beautiful downtown San Clemente located in south Orange County. Call us to learn more about porcelain veneers and how they can transform you appearance. Call us at (949)481-2540 or book your cosmetic dentistry consult online today. During your cosmetic consultation, Dr. Jazayeri will explain everything you need to know about porcelain veneers and how they work. Come in today for your complimentary cosmetic dentistry consultation to see how porcelain veneers can brighten and whiten your smile:

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Definition of Cosmetic Dentistry Terminology


Bonding is tooth-colored composite resin used to enhance the appearance of your front teeth. Cosmetic dentists use bonding to fix teeth with discoloration, close small gaps and enhance your smile. Porcelain veneers is considered a better alternative to bonding.

Ceramic Crowns

A type of dental crown which is made from zirconia ceramic. Ceramic crowns are stronger than porcelain and do not have any metal in them. Cosmetic dentists favor ceramic crowns as they are the most natural-looking crowns and are also extremely durable.

Clear Aligners

A series of plastic, firm trays used to move your teeth into their desired position. By wearing each clear aligner, your teeth move a tiny bit until they settle into their final position. Clear aligner are an alternative to braces used to straighten your teeth and preferred by cosmetic dentists whenever possible.

Composite Fillings

Please refer to white fillings.

Cosmetic Dentist

A dentist who focuses his or her practice on improving the appearance of your smile. Cosmetic dentists rely on treatments such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening and clear aligners to fix your smile. In general, cosmetic dentists avoid using silver fillings and crowns with metal in them.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry refers to dentistry which focuses on improving the appearance of your smile. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to give a better looking smile. Most people seek whiter teeth and a straighter smile with cosmetic dentistry.


A dental prosthesis placed on your teeth to bring them back to their original shape. Placing a crown on a tooth restores shape and function of your tooth. Crowns are used to restore teeth which can no longer be fixed with a simple filling. Crowns come in different shapes and are made from gold, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) or ceramic material.


A type of dental restoration used to fix small cavities or broken teeth. Fillings come in different types including gold, silver (Amalgam) and white (composite resin) fillings. Cosmetic dentists only use white fillings as they are safe and aesthetically superior to other options.


A porcelain veneer alternative treatment which involves no tooth removal. However, not everyone qualifies for Lumineer treatment
because there is no tooth structure removed. Talk to your cosmetic dentist to see if you’re a candidate for Lumineers.

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) Crowns

A type of dental crown consisting of metal on the inside and porcelain on the outside. The metal provides strength while the porcelain provides natural tooth-like appearance. PFM crowns don’t look as good as ceramic crowns do and are generally not recommended for restoring your front teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are tiny-porcelain coverings which are placed on your front teeth to enhance their appearance. Porcelain veneers are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments used in smile makeover treatment by cosmetic dentists.

Smile Makeover

Improving the appearance of your smile to give you that youthful, perfect smile which you’ve always wanted. Smile makeover addresses your underlying dental conditions and focuses on whitening and straightening your teeth for a dazzling smile.

Teeth Whitening

Any procedure used to brighten your teeth. Teeth whitening usually works by breaking down internal tooth stains. Cosmetic dentists offer two types of teeth whitening procedures: in-office teeth whitening and take-home whitening trays with bleaching gel.

White Fillings (Composite resins)

White fillings are used to repair teeth with cavities or fractures. White fillings are made from composite resin, which does not contain any metals. White fillings come in a variety of colors to best match your existing tooth color.

Oceansight Dental & Implants

General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Office of Ali John Jazayeri

106 S Ola Vista

San Clemente, CA 92672

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