With a cosmetic dentist in the coastside community of Half Moon Bay, you can have the dazzling smile of your dreams. We use custom veneers to correct minor imperfections with a single procedure. Whether you have a chipped tooth or your teeth are unevenly shaped, we have your solution: dental veneers.

Half Moon Bay doctor matching tooth colors

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells made from tooth-colored porcelain. They are custom-made to fit the front surface of your teeth. This procedure corrects cosmetic dental issues like cracks, chips, discoloration, and misshapen teeth.

Veneers replicate the look of your natural teeth but enhance your smile's overall appearance by correcting these minor dental flaws. They are a great treatment option for many patients but require a consultation with a qualified cosmetic dentist.

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

When you visit a skilled cosmetic dentist at Half Moon Bay Family Dentistry, you have multiple cosmetic options to restore your smile. But veneers remain one of the most popular choices.

The primary benefits of veneers include the following:

Minimally invasive procedure
Replicates the appearance of your natural tooth
Cost-effective treatment option

If you want to alter the color, shape, or size of your teeth, porcelain veneers in Half Moon Bay will boost your confidence and make you want to show off your smile.

3d scan of a patient mouth on computer in the Half Moon Bay Family Dentistry office.

The Process for Porcelain Veneers

Scheduling your appointment for porcelain veneers is exciting. But you'll likely have some questions about the process. Our team is friendly, approachable, and happy to answer your questions.

The procedure for receiving custom porcelain veneers varies between patients, but several common steps apply.


The first step to reviving your smile with porcelain veneers is to schedule an initial consultation. Dr. Riley or Dr. Gabby will assess your teeth and gum tissues to ensure they are healthy and ready for the procedure. They'll listen to your concerns to learn more about why you're unhappy with the appearance of your smile.

Your opinion regarding your teeth's shape, size, and color matters. We'll create a customized plan to design your unique veneers and work toward your desired final look.

Designing the Veneers

During the first appointment, we'll take images and impressions of your teeth. These allow us to create a dental model for designing your porcelain veneers. We'll help you select a shade of porcelain to match your natural teeth or a lighter shade to create a whiter appearance.

Permanently Placing Your Veneers

Once your veneers are ready, we will administer a light anesthetic to provide optimal comfort. We will prepare your teeth by removing a small layer of enamel, approximately 0.5 millimeters. Removing this structure creates room for the veneers without interfering with your bite.

Before permanently bonding the veneers, we will make the necessary adjustments to create a secure, natural fit. We'll give you a mirror to get your approval before moving on to the next step.

After you approve the final product, the front surfaces of your teeth are etched, and dental cement bonds the porcelain to your teeth. A special light helps the cement harden, fixing the veneer in place.

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Maintaining Your Porcelain Veneers

Although they are a long-term restoration, you must properly care for your newly installed veneers. Do this by brushing twice daily with a nonabrasive toothbrush and toothpaste, then flossing once daily. Avoid opening packages or bottles with your teeth, and continue visiting us for your routine dental exams.

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Half Moon Bay

780 Purissima St. Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-2156
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