Veneers Specialist

Dentistry in Paradise

Kevin Miller, DDS

Dentist located in Santa Barbara, CA

Veneers can be the ideal solutions for Santa Barbara and Goleta residents who are dealing with cosmetic teeth issues like cracking, minor misalignment, and discoloration. The team at Dentistry in Paradise in Santa Barbara, CA can give you the veneers to make your smile whole again.

Veneers Q & A

by Kevin Miller, DDS

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are extremely thin sheets of porcelain that are used to conceal existing issues on the teeth. Veneers are most commonly placed on the most visible teeth in the mouth, for example, the incisors. Veneers are custom made for each patient so that they blend perfectly with the other teeth in the mouth. Because they are bonded directly to the outer part of the teeth, veneers are considered a long-term dental correction. In most cases, the veneer is designed to make the tooth appear as it would if it were naturally perfect.

How Much of a Change Can Veneers Make for Your Smile?

Veneers can reshape and improve the entire smile if desired. Veneers can not only conceal coloration issues and damage, but they can actually change the way that the teeth look in terms of alignment or size. In short, veneers can create a whole smile makeover in patients if that is the goal that'd like to achieve. 

What Are The Most Common Uses For Veneers?

Veneers are most often used to conceal cracks in the teeth, to conceal severely discolored teeth, to alter too-large or too-small teeth size, and to conceal worn or chipped teeth. Patients who have slight teeth alignment problems may also conceal these issues with veneers, making the teeth appear straight without actually having to undergo teeth straightening procedures.

What is the Lifespan For Dental Veneers?

The majority of dental veneers will last for at least a decade. In many cases, veneers can even last as long as 20 years. Veneers are subject to the same wear and tear that natural teeth are, and over time that may mean a replacement is necessary. However, patients who strive to take excellent care of their veneers will often be able to enjoy the maximum possible lifespan.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Dentistry in Paradise, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed

Aetna
Anthem
Blue Cross
Cigna
Delta Dental
Humana
MetLife Dental
United Healthcare