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 placed on top of your teeth. Dentists use porcelain veneers to restore older, broken front teeth back to their youthful and beautiful shape. By placing one or more porcelain veneers on your front teeth, you can reverse damage done to your teeth over the years. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. If you want to learn more about porcelain veneers, we suggest that you call us at (949) 481-2540 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Jazayeri is an expert in porcelain veneer restoration and can help you achieve the smile of your dreams using cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers.

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?

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

Beautiful cosmetic results

Before porcelain veneers patient had chipped, yellow and crooked teeth.

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


Porcelain veneers blend in beautifully to enhance your smile and make your smile shine.


One of the nicest benefits of porcelain veneers is that they don’t stain over time. The porcelain is resistant to coffee and tea stains and maintains its appearance over time. In contrast, dental bonding and white fillings tend to develop a brownish stain along their margin which makes them look unappealing.


Dentists rely heavily on porcelain veneers to fix lots of different cosmetic concerns. For instance, porcelain veneers can be used to correct imperfections such as chipped front teeth, stains or tooth discoloration. You can even straighten your teeth by placing several porcelain veneers to correct the bite without having to wear braces!


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

Porcelain veneers are much more conservative than traditional dental crowns. As a result, your dentist can preserve more of your own tooth structure by placing porcelain veneers on them. After all, porcelain veneers are very thin, about the size of a thick contact lens. Removing less tooth structure helps reduce chances of developing root canal infection, tooth fracture or running into other problems in the long run.

Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneer treatment?

A lot of people get porcelain veneers because they are seeking that Hollywood smile. Of course, not everyone who seeks porcelain veneer treatment is after a move star smile. Some patients have been suffering from yellow, stained and broken teeth for many years. Our teeth change their appearance over time. This can be due to wear-and-tear, teeth grinding, acid wear or other destructive forces. By placing porcelain veneers, you can reverse the damage done to your teeth. To see if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers, you simply need to call us at (949) 481-2540. Come and visit us in our San Clemente, Orange County office to see how Dr. Ali John Jazayeri today can transform your smile with porcelain veneers.

How many porcelain veneers do I need?

It’s totally up to you! You can place anywhere from 1 all the way to 10 porcelain veneers in the top or bottom arch. Each patient is unique and has different needs. The right number of porcelain veneers depends on what your smile goals are. Here are some factors to take into consideration when deciding how many porcelain veneers you should receive:

Single porcelain veneer

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

Sometimes a single porcelain veneer is all you really need. For instance, you may only have had a single tooth get damaged when you were younger. This damaged tooth could change color and become dark and unappealing over time. Or maybe It you have a single tooth that was chipped, discolored or genetically misshaped. This tooth may not match well with your remaining teeth. By placing a single porcelain veneer you can fix this cosmetic problem and transform your entire smile.

2 to 4 porcelain veneers

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

Sometimes you need to place porcelain veneers on your front teeth to fix your smile. For example, there may be several small gaps between your front teeth. Placing a few porcelain veneers can close these gaps, plus whiten and brighten your smile. There may be slight chipping or discoloration on your front teeth. 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 change your entire smile.

If you want to completely transform you smile you should place 6 to 10 porcelain veneers on your front teeth. This applies if you simply don’t like your smile and want to completely redo the appearance of your teeth. Everyone has their own reason for wanting to redo their smile. It could be that your teeth are too yellow or too small or you show too much gum. These cases are best treated by placing multiple porcelain veneers on your front teeth. Typically, you need between 6 to 10 porcelain veneers per arch based on how many teeth show upon smiling. By placing multiple veneers, you can improve your smile and make your teeth as white, straight and perfect as you like!

The best way to determine how many porcelain veneers you need is to come and visit Oceansight Dental & Implants in San Clemente, Orange County. Give us a call at (949) 481-2540 and schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation with us today. Dr. Jazayeri will access your bite and smile to see exactly how many porcelain veneers you need to reach your smile goals.

What is the process of receiving porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneer treatment is quick, easy and usually takes no longer than a month to complete. 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. Dr. Jazayeri will access your smile and bite to see if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneer treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Jazayeri will work with you to come up with a general vision of what your ideal smile should look like. This helps us design our porcelain veneers to your exact liking.

Teeth preparation for porcelain veneers

Once it is determined that you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneer treatment you’re ready to get started. We will schedule your appointment for teeth preparation. During this visit your teeth Dr. Jazayeri will prepare your teeth for the porcelain veneers. Then, we will take impressions or scans of your teeth, establish your correct bite and fabricate 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 few weeks. However, your porcelain veneers are always separate so you can continue flossing between the teeth.

Porcelain veneer delivery

Typically, it takes a few weeks to make your porcelain veneers. Your porcelain veneers are made in a dental laboratory by an experienced dental technician. Once ready, Dr. Jazayeri will place your porcelain veneers on your teeth for a try in. This is your opportunity to see if you like the way the teeth look in your mouth. We will give you a mirror so you can take your time and examine them. Make any comments about the color, shape or general feel of your new porcelain veneers. If you require minor adjustments, they can typically be made chair-side. However, major changes usually require a trip back to your dentist. Regardless, it is very important that you love your new teeth so it’s best to work closely with your dentist to get them right the first time.

Once you and your dentist have both approved your new teeth, they will be permanently cemented into place. You are done with your porcelain veneer treatment and are ready to show off your new smile!

Follow ups

We typically want to see you back in a week or two after delivering your new porcelain veneers. The follow up appointment is important in discussing how you are liking and functioning with your new teeth. During the follow up visit, we will review your hygiene, check your tooth contacts and look for any residual cement which may have been left behind. If you’re having any problems with your new teeth be sure to discuss them with Dr. Jazayeri. The follow up appointment is generally simple and easy and just a way for us to see you smile with your new teeth one more time!

So when is it best to avoid placing porcelain veneers on your teeth? The majority of patients do very well with porcelain veneers. However, those with a collapsed bite, severe grinding habit or serious orthodontic malocclusion are not good candidates for porcelain veneer treatment. These patients should consider full coverage dental crowns instead of porcelain veneers. During your cosmetic consultation, we will access your teeth and bite very carefully. Dr. Jazayeri will determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers or if you should consider ceramic crowns instead. If you have any questions, give us a call (949) 481 -2540 to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation and learn more about porcelain veneer treatment in San Clemente, Orange County.

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. We are conveniently located in beautiful downtown San Clemente located in South Orange County. Call us to learn more about porcelain veneers and how they can change your entire 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 what porcelain veneers are and how they work. Come in today for your complimentary cosmetic dentistry consultation to see how porcelain veneers can brighten and whiten your smile. If you have any questions or would like to get started, simply fill out the form below and we will contact you soon afterwards:

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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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