Veneers – Orange, CA

Make Your Dream Smile a Reality in Just Three Visits

Smiling woman with porcelain veneers in Orange california

Have you ever looked at your teeth and wished they were brighter, straighter, or more even? Well, there is a way you can make your smile goals a reality: veneers. With thin shells of porcelain, our Orange cosmetic dentist can conceal a wide range of dental imperfections simultaneously – from small chips to permanent discoloration – often in as little as two or three visits too! If this sounds like the smile-perfecting treatment you’ve been looking for, then get in touch with our team to schedule a consultation or read on.

Why Choose Michelsen Dental for Veneers?

  • Michelsen Has 20+ Years of Experience
  • Early Morning, Evening, and Lunchtime Appointments
  • Flexible Financing with CareCredit Available

What Are Dental Veneers?

Illustration of veneer being placed on front tooth

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain and other high-quality dental materials. They are designed specifically to fit over your teeth to conceal chips, stains, misalignment, and other common dental flaws. Today, they are one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatments due to the long-lasting, beautiful, and lifelike results!

The Process of Getting Veneers 

At Michelsen Dental, the process starts with your consultation. At this appointment, we will determine if you’re a candidate by conducting an oral exam and learning all about your smile goals. If veneers are the best smile-enhancing treatment for you, then we will move to the next step: preparing your tooth. After removing a thin layer of enamel from the surface of your teeth, we will take the necessary impressions. When your veneers are ready, we will bond them to your teeth with special cement so they stay securely in place.

The Benefits of Veneers

Veneers come with numerous noteworthy benefits, including:

  • No anesthesia required. Placing dental veneers is a painless and simple procedure.
  • Aesthetic appeal. Veneers can quickly repair teeth that are chipped, misaligned, or spaced far apart, leaving you with a stunning smile.
  • Natural results. Your smile can look and feel natural with porcelain veneers.
  • Custom made for you. Your porcelain veneers are taken from a custom mold and made especially for you.
  • Durable and strong. We make our veneers from a strong material that won’t put a dent in your lifestyle, so you can eat your favorite foods without worry.
  • Increased confidence. With a straighter and whiter smile, you can have the self-confidence you need to tackle everyday life.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Veneers are an excellent way to transform numerous aspects of your smile at the same time! However, you may be worried about the cost of your treatment. We won’t be able to determine the exact cost of your veneers until you see us for your consultation. In the meantime, here are some things for you to keep in mind including some of our most popular cosmetic treatments that we offer.

Cost VS Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?

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Veneers may feel like the perfect option for you at first, but you should still take a look at your other cosmetic options to see how they would affect your smile. They are all at different price points and can help patients achieve a variety of different outcomes. Here are some of the most common ones that we offer.

  • Invisalign – If you have alignment issues, you might find that Invisalign is the ideal way to correct them. This type of treatment costs several thousands of dollars, but it is highly effective at straightening teeth.
  • Teeth Whitening – Teeth whitening is quick and one of the most affordable cosmetic solutions available. However, it is only able to address the color of your teeth, not their shape or position.
  • Bonding – Dental bonding is generally the most affordable cosmetic solution. It is great at correcting minor issues, like small chips, stains, and gaps. Bonding usually needs to be replaced every 3 to 10 years.
  • Veneers – Veneers aren’t the cheapest cosmetic dental service, but they are the easiest way to transform multiple aspects of your smile simultaneously.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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In the vast majority of situations, dental insurance doesn’t cover veneers. This is because they are considered to be an elective procedure. However, this doesn’t mean that you are completely out of luck. We accept checks, cash, and credit cards. We also offer a flexible payment plan, so ask our Financial Coordinator for details if you are interested.

At Michelsen Dental, we are happy to accept payments through CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. For more information on your financial options, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our friendly team members.

To find out exactly how much you can expect to pay for your veneers, schedule a consultation with us. We are eager to help you achieve your dream smile!

Veneers FAQs

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What do I need to do after my veneers are placed?

It’s very common for patients to have questions about the process of getting veneers and life after their smile-transformation. For that reason, we’ve dedicated this whole section to answering FAQs about veneers! Of course, if you’d like to talk to our team directly or you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, you’re also welcome to give us a call.

Can I Have My Veneers Ready in One Day?

We have good news about our CEREC same-day veneers! Our CEREC machine will create custom dental veneers while you wait. This high-tech equipment is precise and accurate so you can have a confident, beautiful smile in no time.

Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?

You will! The materials used to craft veneers (like porcelain) are durable, lifelike, and stain-resistant. So, you won’t have to worry about your new and improved smile staining like your old one. With that said, it is still a good idea to use a straw. We also recommend keeping additives like sugar to a minimum since they can increase your chances of developing tooth decay.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

One of the biggest perks of veneers is that they are long-lasting, but what is their average lifespan, exactly? Several studies have shown that more than 90% last over a decade. Research produced by Beier also found that 83% lasted 20 years! Ultimately, their longevity depends largely on how well you care for them. That’s why we encourage our patients in Orange to take proactive measures like visiting us for a dental checkup and cleaning every six months, exercising caution with hard and crunchy foods, avoiding bad dental habits like smoking, and implementing a solid oral hygiene routine.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

The answer depends on your specific smile goals! If you want to completely transform your smile, then our Orange cosmetic dentist may recommend upwards of 12 veneers. If, on the other hand, there is just one tooth that is stained, chipped, or misaligned, then you may only need one. Of course, we will share our recommendation at your initial consultation and answer any questions you have to help you decide what’s best for you.

What Do I Need To Do After My Veneers Are Placed?

After porcelain veneers are placed, you won’t need time to recover, allowing you to keep up with your schedule. But you should also take care of them the same way you would your natural teeth. Make sure to do the following:

  • Get an exam and cleaning every six months.
  • Brush and floss daily.
  • If you tend to grind your teeth at night, your dentist might suggest wearing a nightguard to protect both your veneers and your natural teeth.

Think veneers are the best smile-enhancing treatment for you? Call our office today to talk to Dr. Michelsen, and we will help you decide if porcelain veneers are right for you.

Very helpful and friendly staff. I love that they make your crown right there and you don't have to have a temporary tooth and wait for the permanent tooth.

Elliot Wagstaff

Michelsen Dental
2018-09-07T12:03:10-07:00

Elliot Wagstaff

Very helpful and friendly staff. I love that they make your crown right there and you don't have to have a temporary tooth and wait for the permanent tooth.
My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Michelsen. As she has recently taken over this practice, we have only had a few visits with her but right off the bat, she made us feel right at ease and very comfortable with both her skill as a dentist and also her personal attention to her patients. She takes the time to get to know you, which we like. Her office staff is always very warm and inviting and never fail to greet you with a smile. I have already referred a friend and hoping we have the opportunity to refer others!

Robin Rodina

Michelsen Dental
2018-09-07T12:04:32-07:00

Robin Rodina

My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Michelsen. As she has recently taken over this practice, we have only had a few visits with her but right off the bat, she made us feel right at ease and very comfortable with both her skill as a dentist and also her personal attention to her patients. She takes the time to get to know you, which we like. Her office staff is always very warm and inviting and never fail to greet you with a smile. I have already referred a friend and hoping we have the opportunity to refer others!
Dr. Michelsen is a very professional, caring and considerate dentist which puts the dental health of her patients above all else. Her office will not try to upsell you on services that aren’t needed like other dental offices. Her office staff mirrors her professionalism and friendliness.

Marc Ellison

Michelsen Dental
2018-09-07T12:01:40-07:00

Marc Ellison

Dr. Michelsen is a very professional, caring and considerate dentist which puts the dental health of her patients above all else. Her office will not try to upsell you on services that aren’t needed like other dental offices. Her office staff mirrors her professionalism and friendliness.
Dr. Michelsen is fantastic! She is not only a great dentist with up to date equipment, but she is very good to her patients! Glad she is here and my dentist!

Susan Olive Nuttall

Michelsen Dental
2018-09-07T12:04:11-07:00

Susan Olive Nuttall

Dr. Michelsen is fantastic! She is not only a great dentist with up to date equipment, but she is very good to her patients! Glad she is here and my dentist!
I've been procrastinating on going to the dentist for a few years because I was nervous of what I might need. But after visiting with Dr. Michelsen, I found that I was worried for no reason at all. She and her staff are kind, patient, and gentle! I'm smiling because, not only are my teeth nice and healthy again, I also got my smile brightened. It looks better than I thought possible...and makes me feel happy about myself again.

Jill Parkin

Michelsen Dental
2018-09-07T12:02:02-07:00

Jill Parkin

I've been procrastinating on going to the dentist for a few years because I was nervous of what I might need. But after visiting with Dr. Michelsen, I found that I was worried for no reason at all. She and her staff are kind, patient, and gentle! I'm smiling because, not only are my teeth nice and healthy again, I also got my smile brightened. It looks better than I thought possible...and makes me feel happy about myself again.
Dr. Michaelsen is amazing! My daughter has Veneers on her front teeth. One cracked this week and she is leaving on a vacation for 2 weeks! Dr. Michaelsen and her staff went above and beyond to get her in and get the tooth fixed. Dr. Michaelsen did such a beautiful job fixing her tooth. You can’t even tell that there was ever a problem. She is such an amazing talented Dentist! And her staff is terrific too!

Amy Willett Leon

Michelsen Dental
2018-09-07T12:04:51-07:00

Amy Willett Leon

Dr. Michaelsen is amazing! My daughter has Veneers on her front teeth. One cracked this week and she is leaving on a vacation for 2 weeks! Dr. Michaelsen and her staff went above and beyond to get her in and get the tooth fixed. Dr. Michaelsen did such a beautiful job fixing her tooth. You can’t even tell that there was ever a problem. She is such an amazing talented Dentist! And her staff is terrific too!
Dr. Michelsen and her staff are amazing. We drive from Aliso Viejo because of the service we are provided. Thank you for taking great care of my family. We smile brighter because of you.

Alicia F.

Michelsen Dental
2018-09-07T12:02:29-07:00

Alicia F.

Dr. Michelsen and her staff are amazing. We drive from Aliso Viejo because of the service we are provided. Thank you for taking great care of my family. We smile brighter because of you.
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