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Cosmetic Veneers and Lumineers® to Change Your Smile

Thanks to the advancements in cosmetic dentistry, a perfect smile is attainable for people who are unhappy with the aesthetics of their teeth. Whether you were born with small teeth, have minor misalignment or over time acquired deep dental stains or damage, our Rancho Bernardo dentists can change your smile. Porcelain veneers and prep-less Lumineers® can dramatically enhance the appearance of your smile in only a few weeks’ time. The thin slices of tooth-colored material will effectively conceal unwanted flaws and give you the attractive smile you have always desired.Veneer Treatment in San Diego

Why Choose Veneers and Lumineers®?

Veneers and Lumineers® are ideal for individuals who have mild to moderate cosmetic dental problems such as severe stains, worn or misshapen teeth, unwanted gaps between teeth, and cracked or chipped teeth. These cosmetic solutions can be used as an alternative to orthodontics and will improve one to ten teeth per arch. Your new smile will look healthy, luminous and will preserve more natural dental enamel than a crown. A newly enhanced smile will help to build your confidence in both personal and professional settings.

What is the Difference Between Lumineers® and Veneers?

Veneers and Lumineers ® are similar in many ways in that they both cover your teeth to hide imperfections and will last longer when taken care of properly. The cost for both depends on the situation, but in general, they are similar in cost.

The differences are distinct and are often decision makers for those looking for cosmetic smile improvements. 

  • Veneers are thicker than Lumineers® and can therefore hide tougher stains and has a slight edge when it comes to hiding crooked teeth.
  • Veneers require some prep work to your enamel prior to placement and patients will wear temporaries until their final veneer is complete. On the contrary, Lumineers® are very thin and do not require enamel to be removed. They are a no-prep solution and will not require temporaries.
  • Because veneers require the removal of enamel, it is considered irreversible whereas Lumineers® are reversible.

Drs. Afzali and Sanford will examine your dentition for qualifying factors and discuss her findings to help you make the best decision for a beautiful new smile.

Lumineers® & Veneers from R B Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Our cosmetic dentists, Drs. Afzali and Sanford help patients renew their smiles with quality cosmetic restorations. If you have questions about whether veneers or Lumineers® are right for you, contact our San Diego cosmetic dentists to learn more about how Drs. Afzali and Sanford can help you meet your aesthetic goals. Schedule an appointment today!


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If you want to know what I think of Dr. Afzali and her staff all you really need to know is that I live in Portland and I fly to San Diego to see Dr. Afzali for all my dental work. That might seem a bit extreme, and perhaps it is, but hear me out before you decide. A couple of years ago when I was living in the Bay Area I had to have one of my front teeth removed and dental implant inserted in its place by a dentist in the Bay Area. The implant looked a little shorter and darker than my other teeth, and even made my gum above it look a bit darker than the adjacent gum. In short, it didn't look natural. So I wasn't completely satisfied with how my smile looked, but I thought that was the best that could be done. It wasn't.

Last summer while I was in San Diego visiting my parents I went to Dr. Afzali for a routine cleaning. She examined my mouth and immediately asked me whether I was happy with the way my implant looked. When I said I wasn't, she explained that she could make it look better and possibly even indistinguishable from my other teeth. She was right. My implant looks just like my other teeth, and my gum is pink again. In fact, my new implant looks so natural that I sometimes forget it's an implant. I couldn't be happier. One final point. Dr. Afazli's entire staff is great. When I walk in they all make me feel like I'm the most important patient they have. And Julie is particularly great. Because I live in Portland my visits to Dr. Afzali's office had to me perfectly timed with receipt of the various parts necessary for my procedures. Julie made sure that everything arrived when necessary, without fail, so that no flights or appointments had to be rescheduled.

Riley P.

Recently, while on a trip from Canada to visit friends in San Diego, I broke a tooth. I phoned RB Dentistry and was given an appointment without delay. Dr. Mary Afzali was reassuring and professional and did an excellent job fixing the broken tooth. Her dental assistant, Marinette, was kind and gentle and made me feel comfortable throughout the procedure. Julie at Reception was welcoming, warm and made me laugh with her wonderful sense of humour and handled the insurance processing with no complications. Thank you so much Dr. Afzali, Mari and Julie for one of the most pleasant dental appointments I've had in a long time! Hope to see you in Vancouver, B.C. sometime!

Pam C.

I know I am in good hands with Dr. Afzali at RB Family Dentistry. The cavity fillings and tooth root fillings I got there were done so well that when I went to the Southwest College Dental Hygenist school to help out a friend, they could barely even detect the fillings! The teachers there were very impressed. At RB Family Dentistry, the staff and hygenists are friendly, organized and very knowledgable, and the Dr. always gives me as much time as I need and answers all of my questions. The office is beautiful and state-of-the-art. They never try to sell me on additional products or services that I don't need.

Scripps Ranch M

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