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Porcelain Veneers

Do you find yourself hesitating to smile because of chips, cracks, and other aesthetic concerns?

Veneers are a versatile cosmetic treatment that can conceal these issues and more in just two appointments.

Dentist Mark Emerson, serving Clairemont, Pacific Beach, CA, and Greater San Diego can determine if veneers are right for you.

During a consultation at our practice, Dr. Emerson can help determine which treatment option is right for you.

"It Was an Absolute Pleasure Going to the Dental Office..."


Nicole Coghlan

February, 2021

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It was an absolute pleasure going to this dental office this morning-  i don’t think I’ve ever said that about a dentist visit. Everyone was SO kind and friendly, cleaning was gentle & thorough, Dr. Emerson gave understandable explanations & explained the reasoning for his recommendations, and they clearly outlined pricing for recommended future procedures. All in all great!

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Roger Necochea

December, 2020

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New customer.  The welcoming of all the staff was very warm and a family member being welcomed back.  Dr. Mark spent a few minutes getting to know me personally and I was much impressed with his philosophy "do dental work only if needed but give the patient all information."  I actually look forward to going again.

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What to Expect during Porcelain Veneers Treatment

Dental veneers can be designed and placed in as little as two office visits to our San Diego, CA, office. You can generally expect these steps:
Nitrous oxide is available for patients who are feeling nervous about the procedure.
Nitrous oxide is available for patients who are feeling nervous about the procedure.


To ensure that you remain comfortable during the procedure, Dr. Emerson will numb each affected tooth as well as the surrounding gums with local anesthesia. Nitrous oxide can also be provided for patients who are anxious or have trouble sitting comfortably for extended periods of time.

Tooth Preparation

In order to deliver cosmetically pleasing results, Dr. Emerson will gently remove a small layer of enamel from each tooth to make room for the veneers. Special care will be taken to remove the least amount of enamel necessary.

Dental Impressions

Once each tooth has been prepped, Dr. Emerson will take digital impressions. This process is completed using a handheld wand, making the experience much more comfortable compared to traditional dental putty.

Veneer Fabrication

After impressions have been taken of your teeth, they will be used to create your custom veneers. Using this information and other direction from the dentist, your case will be sent to our trusted dental lab partner.

Final Placement

You will be fitted with temporary veneers while the permanent porcelain restorations are created. When it is time to place your final veneers, roughly two weeks later, they will be bonded to the front tooth surfaces using a high-quality dental cement.

See How Porcelain Veneers Are Placed

A small amount of enamel will be removed from each treated tooth before the veneer is attached.

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Cost of Veneers

The average cost of one veneer is $700 to $1,400, depending on your specific needs and insurance benefits. We can explore cost with you in detail during your initial consultation.

Financing Options

To help make veneers affordable for all of our patients, we offer flexible payment options. We never want cost to be a barrier between you and the high-quality treatment you deserve.

Dr. Mark Emerson

Bay View Dental

At Bay View Dental in the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego, CA, Mark Emerson, DDSMegan Shelton, DMD and their team provide compassionate, dedicated, patient-centric care. Dr. Emerson is an accomplished dentist affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The California Dental Association
  • The San Diego County Dental Society

To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online form or call (858) 274-4400.

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