What Are Veneers?

Veneers are a type of cosmetic dental appliance dentists use to cover imperfections in the teeth. These appliances are wafer-thin, tooth-colored shells placed on the front of a tooth. They hide tooth fractures, cracks, stains, and discoloration, leaving you with a beautiful smile. They’re permanent cosmetic fixtures and can only be installed and removed by a professional dentist in a clinical setting.

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Better Sleep & Snoring Elimination… From The Dentist

Did you know Moonlight Beach Dental can help eliminate snoring issues – in a painless way?

Nightlase is a laser treatment of benefit to people that do not feel rested (even when wearing a CPAP machine), and it can even eliminate snoring.

Veneer Treatment: What To Expect


Our priority is to keep you informed, every step of the way. Here are a few questions that our patients frequently ask.

How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?

Several factors affect how long veneers last. However, you should expect around 10 to 20 years from your veneers, on average. Composite veneers last 7 to 10 years, while porcelain veneers are more durable and can last up to 20 years. That said, taking good care of your oral hygiene and limiting your alcohol consumption can extend the longevity of your veneers.

Can Veneers Get Cavities?

Fortunately, veneers are impervious to cavities and don’t decay like natural teeth However, this isn’t a pass to neglect oral hygiene and eat all the sugary and starchy food you want. Remember, the teeth underneath your veneers are still prone to cavities and will deteriorate if you neglect proper dental care. This deterioration loosens the veneers until they eventually fail.

Why Do I Need Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are an aesthetic solution for imperfect teeth, meaning teeth damaged by tooth decay or physical impact causing cracks, chips, or fractures. Veneers can also be used to hide widespread discoloration in the teeth.

Contact Moonlight Beach Dental for Tooth Extraction in Encinitas, CA

The thought of tooth extraction can be nerve-racking. But sometimes, it could be the only way to alleviate pain and eliminate infection to restore your health and smile. If you are experiencing severe pain that won’t go away, call us at (760) 632-0320 to schedule a consultation and see how Dr. Vane can help.

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