Yvonne Goff DDS offers Porcelain Veneers near Santa Monica, 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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    Yvonne Goff DDS

    You have many choices when it comes to choosing a dentist and we are glad you have chosen us to provide you with quality dental care.

    Everyone at our office is committed to providing you with the most advanced dental treatments and technology available while maintaining a calming environment.

    About Dr. Yvonne Goff
    With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Goff is dedicated to providing the highest standard of personalized dental care in a gentle, efficient and professional manner. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco in 1989 and receives ongoing advanced training in implant surgery at the Loma Linda School of Dentistry. Dr. Goff is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

    "Because of recent advances in implantology, this is a great time to be a dentist. I see dentistry as art and science coming together to provide my patients with the health of fully functional teeth and the happiness of beautiful smiles."

    Education/Awards: University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry UCSF Alumni Annual Scientific Session, Alumnus of the Year 2000 Comprehensive Esthetic Professional Residency Program Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologist Loma Linda School of Dentistry, Implant Maxi Course

    Memberships: American Dental Association California Dental Association American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry International Congress of Oral Implantologists American Academy of Implant Dentists Western Los Angeles Dental Society Angel City Dental Society Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Beverly Hills Academy of Dentistry Academy of Computerized Dentistry

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