Veneers Specialist

Japantown Dental

Alex H. Mendoza, D.D.S.

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry located in San Jose, CA

If you dream of having a bright, white smile, veneers are the perfect solution. At Japantown Dental in San Jose, California, Alex Mendoza, DDS, and the team provide beautiful, durable veneers to help you achieve your dream smile. To learn more and see if veneers are right for you, call the office and speak with a staff member or book an appointment online today.

Veneers Q&A

What are veneers?

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Veneers are an alternative cosmetic dental option used to improve your appearance. They can correct the color, size, length, and shape of your teeth and give you a brighter, whiter smile. 

Veneers are a wafer-thin layer of porcelain or other material that is bonded to the front of your teeth. They can fix minor problems with your teeth such as gaps, chips, or cracks. You may develop these problems due to:

  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Staining or discoloration
  • Chemical damage from medications
  • Excessive tobacco use

Though veneers are thin, they are strong, durable, and can last for many years if properly cared for. 

What are the benefits of veneers?

There are several benefits to getting veneers. They can:

  • Improve the appearance of your teeth
  • Whiten teeth
  • Hide stains and discoloration
  • Fix worn, broken, or chipped teeth
  • Correct gaps between your teeth

At your consultation, the team at Japantown Dental can determine if veneers are a good solution for you. 

What is the process of getting veneers?

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Veneers typically take two office visits. At your first visit, your dentist at Japantown Dental takes X-rays and examines your teeth for any pre-existing conditions and to determine what type of veneer is best for you. 

Your dentist prepares your tooth for a veneer by reshaping the tooth’s surface. They may numb the area before shaving off the enamel. They then take an impression of your teeth and send it to the dental laboratory, where your new veneers are created. 

Your veneers are fitted and color-matched to blend in with your natural teeth. In the meantime, your dentist creates a temporary veneer for you to wear until your permanent veneers are complete. 

You return to the Japantown Dental office for your second appointment when your permanent veneers are ready. Your dentist cements the veneer to your teeth using a special curing light. Afterward, they check your bite and make any necessary adjustments. 

If you want to improve the look of your smile, consider veneers. Call the office and speak with a friendly staff member or book an appointment online today.