MJM Dental offers Porcelain Veneers near Del Mar, CA

About Porcelain Veneers

If your teeth are discolored or badly shaped and you’re sensitive about your smile, you might want to consider having porcelain dental veneers applied to brighten your natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are made from ceramic material and are bonded to the front of teeth. The material used for porcelain veneers is highly resistant to permanent staining from smoking, coffee, or tea and the bond is extremely adhesive to the tooth, making replacement almost unheard of. Porcelain veneers can be used to whiten teeth, close spaces and create a great smile. Using porcelain veneers, virtually "instant orthodontics" can straighten crooked teeth and give you the bright smile you always wanted. What do porcelain veneers cost? The cost of veneers will vary based on the city you live in, the price set by the lab where the veneers are made, the number of veneers you require, and the amount of time it takes to complete the work. What other names are porcelain veneers known by? This technology is often referred to by the following names or brands:

  • dental veneers
  • da vinci veneers
  • lumineers
  • composite veneers
  • rembrandt veneers Porcelain veneers can:
  • Repair broken or chipped teeth
  • Close gaps in teeth
  • Whiten yellow, dark, permanently stained or discolored teeth
  • Straighten crooked teeth
  • Improve gummy smiles
  • Overall smile enhancement The process of applying the porcelain veneers involves three visits to the dentist. In the first appointment, you will make decisions about smile design and your dentist will plan the steps for changing your smile. The next visit will take one to two hours and the teeth are prepared. A small amount of the tooth is buffed down to make room for the porcelain shell. You may require a local anesthetic for comfort. A mold is cast of your teeth and sent to a lab where the veneers are molded to your specifications. If necessary, temporary veneers will be placed on your teeth while the permanent ones are being made. In the third appointment, your dentist will make certain that the the new veneers were made correctly and have the proper color. The shells are then bonded to your teeth using special cement. You will need to return once more for a follow up appointment in several weeks.

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    Michael J. Miller, DMD, PC

    Dr. Michael J. Miller received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina and graduated in the top one fourth of his class. After graduating in 1995 from the University Of Kentucky College Of Dentistry, which is consistently ranked as one of the top dental schools for progressive clinical education, Dr. Miller completed his General Practice Residency at the prestigious Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California, focusing on advanced dental concepts and dental esthetics.

    Dr. Miller believes that the key to providing excellence in cosmetic dentistry is continuing education. To remain on the leading edge of dentistry, he attends double the yearly requirement of Continued Education courses for the state of California.

    He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Society, the San Diego County Dental Society, the Pacific Academy for Esthetic Dentistry, the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club and the Summit Dental Study Group. He is also involved in the Share the Care program that provides dental sealants to less fortunate children in the San Diego area.

    Committed to improving people's appearance and health, he established a dental practice in Pacific Beach to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art dentistry with an emphasis on cosmetics. The practice has been so well received that Dr. Miller decided to open a second practice offering cosmetic dentistry to the people of North County San Diego as well.

    Dr. Miller shares his philosophy of helping people improve the way they look and feel with his wife, Jennifer. Jennifer is an interior designer with a local well known firm. When not at work, Dr. Miller enjoys playing the drums, running, golf, tennis and spending time with his wife and daughter, Kenedi.