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Dental Veneers

Veneers Dana Point

Veneers can suit many purposes when it comes to improving or enhancing your smile. Whether your teeth are misaligned, chipped, or even stained, veneers may be the perfect improvement option for you. Veneers are a thin shield of porcelain (ceramic) that will be bonded to the subjected tooth or teeth. The type of veneer you receive will be decided by you and your dentist. The entire veneer treatment planning/procedure can take up to three appointments. It is important that you participate in this process, especially the designing of your new smile. The first step starts with diagnosis and moves into … Read Full Article

Veneers Laguna Niguel

For patients who may be embarrassed to smile or laugh because of chipped, stained or misaligned teeth, porcelain veneers are an excellent solution to getting their dazzling and amazing smile back. Porcelain veneers are very thin shells of porcelain that are placed on the teeth, which will result in the teeth looking aesthetically pleasing and natural looking. The porcelain veneer fabrication process starts with the preparation of a patient’s affected tooth. Following this, an impression of the prepared tooth is taken. Thereafter, through the use of ceramics and a mixture of different powders with a liquid, the veneer preparation is … Read Full Article

Laguna Niguel Porcelain Veneers

The first impression is always the best impression. However, discolored, poorly shaped or damaged teeth can spoil a first impression and create a negative impression. This is why Dr. Mark Cruz provides his patients with the “smile-saving” solution of porcelain veneers! Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells made of ceramic material. These are placed on the surface of the teeth to provide patients with straight, bright and natural-looking smiles. In addition, porcelain is very durable. It also has the texture, color and translucence of natural tooth enamel. This gives patients the advantage of not having to worry about decay or staining. … Read Full Article

Veneer Replacement

Porcelain veneers are strong and durable and can last many years with proper care; however, there are several reasons patients may seek the expertise of Dr. Mark A. Cruz for veneer replacement. Gum recession can cause the roots of the teeth to show, requiring restoration replacement. Although porcelain is stain resistant, decay can still occur around the interface of the veneer with the tooth so oral hygiene is critical. Biting into hard or sticky foods can cause a veneer to chip or break. Grinding the teeth can add force on the veneer and cause it, or the natural tooth, to … Read Full Article

Misshapen, discolored, gapped, uneven, chipped, and cracked teeth are reasons patients seek Dr. Mark A. Cruz for treatment. Dr. Cruz believes it makes no sense to restore beauty to the smile with a cosmetic treatment until there is an understanding of the cause for smile imperfections. Dr. Cruz offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry services including dental veneers based on accurate diagnosis and treatment planning at his office in Dana Point. Common reasons Dr. Cruz may recommend veneers to restore health and beauty to the smile include: Worn enamel – Over time, enamel may become worn, dulled, and discolored. Consuming … Read Full Article

Porcelain veneers are an increasingly popular way to enhance your smile, from disguising a single chipped tooth to completely transforming the appearance of all your front teeth. If you are considering veneers, you may be wondering about how you take care of them and the typical lifespan of veneers. Dr. Mark A. Cruz, dentist in Dana Point, CA explains what to expect with porcelain veneers and what you need to know about preserving their lifespan. Porcelain veneers overview Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that are custom-designed, shaped, and shaded to provide a natural-looking, beautiful smile. They are … Read Full Article

Meet Dr. Mark Cruz

Dr. Mark Cruz Dr. Mark Cruz graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1986 and started his dental journey in Monarch Beach. He is a well-known lecturer internationally, and he was a part-time lecturer at UCLA. He gives individual attention to each patient while creating a friendly and enjoyable dental experience. He makes the patient a part of the dental procedure, educating them about the problem at hand.

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