Santa Barbara Cosmetic Dentist Offers Porcelain Veneer Treatment With Sedation

Sep 15, 2023

Did you know you can get a whole smile makeover using only veneers? They’re the quickest and easiest way to fix stains, chips, cracks, breaks, or misshapen teeth, with long-lasting and beautiful results. Find out how at the Anacapa Dental Art Institute (805-856-6547).

Has it been a while since you've been to the dentist?

If so, you're certainly not alone - it seems like no one really wants to go for a visit, even though they know they should.

In my experience, I've found it comes down to three main reasons, fear of pain, fear of the price, and a lack of knowledge of your options. If one or all of those reasons have been holding you back, I have great news.

There's an easy solution for all 3 of them, and I can explain it all in this quick blog, so why don't we just get started, and jump right into it?

What I want to talk to you about is a little thing called veneers. Unlike many other types of dental work, veneers don't just replace or repair your old teeth, they do a little bit of both, and then some.

I want to tell you all about your options, and how to choose - but if you want to learn more about veneers, or the Anacapa Dental Art Institute first, you can find their website packed with all the details you need, at

One of the first things you might notice is that they offer veneers in 3 different materials. That means that you have options, and each one is going to offer different benefits as well as drawbacks.

I'll tell you a little bit about each option, but let's talk about porcelain first, because according to all the experts, it's the best option if you want beautiful, long-lasting results.

Porcelain veneers can easily last 20 years or longer with proper care, and due to their high durability, can often prevent damage such as chips, cracks, and breaks. The other options we're going to discuss are mostly aesthetic and offer a small amount of protection to your teeth, but not porcelain.

It's tough, it's natural looking, and as long as you take care of your veneers, they'll take care of you, and protect your teeth, for decades.

One of the coolest things is that the Anacapa Dental team can set you up with a full set of new teeth, without even having to use those gross imprint trays. Do you remember those?

They usually tasted like fake bubblegum, fake root beer, or some other terrible flavor, and you had to bite down on them.

Well, the point is that the Anacapa Dental team won't make you go through that - because they have a full in-house laboratory with all the fancy new tech tools they need to do a more accurate job, with less discomfort for you. Instead of gross impression trays, they use touchless scanners to make a full 3D model of your mouth, just by taking some pictures.

Just make sure that you talk to them about what kind of results you want before they get past this stage. In most cases, your veneers will be designed to match the original color, texture, and size of your original teeth, but if you want a brighter, or larger smile, just ask.

However, even though porcelain is the most commonly used material due to its longevity, it does offer one drawback, in that it requires the removal of a certain amount of the original teeth underneath. While this is a standard procedure, it often means the process is irreversible, and you'll need veneers for the rest of your life.

If that's not something you're interested in, that's fine - the Anacapa Dental team also offers a composite resin option that's much less permanent and can often be fully reversed.

While these composite resin veneers are less durable, they can still last for several years, and offer the added benefit of easier installation, without having to remove as much of the original teeth.

If you're in a rush, you could also request prepless veneers, which can be installed with minimal preparation, and are often used for minor repairs that require very little modification.

No matter which option you choose, you should know that veneer procedures can be combined with the Anacapa Dental Art Institute’s range of sedation options, which include nitrous oxide, oral-conscious, IV sedation, or general anesthesia.

Or, to put that in layman's terms, your options are laughing gas, a chill pill, a calming IV drip, or sleeping through the entire procedure, and waking up with your new smile already installed. Personally, I find the oral-conscious or "chill pill" option is more than enough, but it's nice to know you've got choices.

Just make sure that you discuss your options, before your appointment, with the Anacapa Dental team - that way they'll be ready when you arrive, and your appointment will be a breeze.

Learn more about your options, or schedule an appointment, at

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