Dental Veneers

Veneers can improve the appearance and strength of your front teeth, giving you a straight, white, beautiful smile. Made from either porcelain or composite resin, dental veneers help correct badly shaped or discolored teeth and can be indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

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Porcelain Veneers in Santa Rosa

Veneers Can Correct Aesthetic Issues.

Veneers can correct simple aesthetic issues, like the length or coloring of a tooth, instantly making your smile more uniform and aesthetically-pleasing. 

Strengthen Teeth With Veneers.

Veneers don’t just look great– they serve a functional purpose of strengthening weakened teeth and supporting the natural material of a tooth. 

We Offer Same-Day Composite Veneers.

Our office is capable of custom-milling composite veneers on-site to create and place veneers in a single appointment, eliminating the need for an additional appointment or a temporary. 

Why Veneers?

Dental veneers are an aesthetic and restorative treatment we use to improve the beauty and strength of a patient’s teeth. Veneers offer us the opportunity to correct issues like misshapen, crooked, badly stained or discolored teeth. They are applied to front teeth, covering them and wrapping over the top edge for strength and stability. 

In our office, we use two types of veneers: porcelain and composite. Which one is best for you depends on your individual dental needs, and Dr. McCormick will discuss the reasons he recommends one or the other for you.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are made from a glass-like ceramic material, which is thin and inflexible, yet very strong. It provides a look that closely matches your natural tooth color & translucency and is stain-resistant to maintain its beauty over time. There are different types of porcelain veneers available, depending on your dental needs. 

When applying veneers and other dental restorations, such as crowns, we have to remove a small amount of tooth enamel or structure to allow for proper bonding and to create the appropriate shape for the restoration. Porcelain veneers have the advantage in this area over crowns, as they require less reduction of the tooth, thanks to their thinness. 

We use a dental lab during porcelain veneer creation, where each patient’s veneers are custom-made to meet their specific needs precisely and match their natural teeth. In many cases, we can place temporary veneers while you wait for the final versions to arrive from the lab. When they’re ready, your custom veneers will be bonded directly to the tooth. You can expect porcelain veneers to last for many years with good care. 

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are made of an advanced resin material that is flexible and adjustable. The composite material is easy to shape, reshape and repair as needed. This type of veneer also has the benefit of being able to be completed in just one office visit, since we can custom mill and the veneer using special CEREC equipment in our office and apply the composite directly to the affected teeth without waiting for anything to be manufactured in an outside lab.

Composite veneers are slightly less stain-resistant than porcelain and require more maintenance to keep their appearance, but also typically have a lower price tag. You can expect composite veneers to last for years as well, although they do have a shorter lifetime than porcelain veneers.

Both kinds of veneers are high-quality, and which one will work best for you is an individual matter. Talk with Dr. McCormick to find out more about whether veneers may be right for your dental needs.

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About Dr. Andrew McCormick:

Dr. Andrew T. McCormick is a native Californian originally from Monterey County. He graduated from U.S.C. school of dentistry and subsequently opened his practice in Santa Rosa, finding Sonoma County to be an ideal place to locate. 

Learning more about the connection between dentistry, medicine, and medications and environmental toxins is of particular interest to Dr. McCormick because he sees the effects of these on his patients.  Because of this, he has sought out non-traditional and progressive educations.  Some of these groups have recently been the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).

One of Dr. McCormick’s interests is involvement in the community.  He was an early participant in Leadership Santa Rosa and now he sits on the board for PDI, a dental clinic in Windsor for underprivileged children. In January 2010, he became an accredited member of AACD, one of 350 dentists worldwide, after extensive work to raise his level of expertise in cosmetic and rehabilitative dentistry. Click here to read more about Dr. McCormick.

Voted Best Dentist in Santa Rosa
by Readers of Bohemian
Magazine
1 of 350 Dentists Worldwide
Accredited with the American
Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

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