Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Janette Larsen D.M.D. porcelain veneers in san diego

The smile of your dreams can be yours with porcelain veneers. Dr. Larsen is driven to create beautiful smiles.

Using the best dental lab in the country, we can transform your smile and remove years off your appearance.

With hundreds of hours of postgraduate training Dr. Larsen continues to hone her skills as a cosmetic dentist. Dr. Larsen understands the need to make your smile fit both your facial features as well as your bite. A beautiful set of teeth is the objective, but they must also function in daily use and not result in jaw pain or fatigue.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

A porcelain veneer is an extremely thin shell of ceramic that is bonded directly to your tooth. It is about the same thickness as a fingernail, at only 0.5 millimeter thick.

Dr. Janette Larsen - Porcelain Veneers in Pt. Loma

The thinness of a porcelain veneer is illustrated in the image on the left. In order for the veneer to be undetectable, it may be necessary for your tooth to be shaved down slightly. Dental bonding will be used to adhere it into place. And when it's all said and done, no one will ever be able to tell because the transition is virtually seamless. In the image to the right, you can see exactly how thin the veneer actually is and how minor the amount of tooth preparation that is required.

The transformation is stunning. The way porcelain mimics the color, texture, and translucency of a tooth is unmatched. Not only will your smile look completely natural, it will be highly stain resistant. When you keep up with regular care of your veneers, you won't have to worry about staining or discoloration.