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Porcelain Veneers

Teeth with cracks, chips, or discoloration can undermine your confidence and make you want to hide your smile.

Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells that are lifelike and can completely cover most cosmetic flaws.

Learn how Dr. Daniel E. Stragier in San Diego, CA, can enhance your smile with custom veneers...

How Veneers Work 

Dr. Stragier will expertly match the veneer to blend seamlessly with surrounding teeth. Everyone will notice your amazing smile - not your dental work!
Daniel E. Stragier, DDS

Brighten Your Smile & Boost Your Confidence

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At Balboa Dental Care in San Diego, CA, Dr. Stragier offers his patients personalized general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Stragier has been a dentist since 1985 and uses this experience to consistently provide beautiful results. He also remains active in numerous organizations, including: 

  • San Diego Implant Study Club
  • Academy of General Dentistry

To talk to our dentist about your dream smile, request an appointment online or call our San Diego, CA, office at:

(858) 541-1844

"Best dentist ever."


Jeff Styers


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I think I was one of his first patients and have remained one for over 20 years. He is smart, gentle and seems always to have the patient's best interest in mind...

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Vita Burzotta


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Best dentist ever. I think I have been a patient for over 25 years. Excellent staff!  There for you for any emergency.

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A Customized Solution

Each veneer is individually crafted to fit precisely and look completely natural.
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Why We Prefer Porcelain

Other dentists offer composite resin veneers as an alternative to porcelain. Resin is sometimes promoted based on its relatively lower price, the fact that the treatment is reversible, and that the treatment is faster. However, we deeply believe that these pros do not outweigh the cons of composite resin. Our San Diego patients deserve the best, which is why we only provide porcelain veneers. 

Composite veneers last just five to seven years, about half as long as porcelain veneers. A major reason for their shorter lifespan is that resin is significantly more prone to damage than porcelain. Porcelain veneers are also less likely to stain and do not require the polishing that composites need to look natural. Finally, porcelain veneers can take care of more significant issues than their resin-based alternative.  

Reach Out for Comforting Care

We strive to make each aspect of our patients’ experience as comfortable as possible. Even our office was designed with your comfort in mind. On top of providing a relaxing atmosphere, we offer sedation options to help ease all-too-frequent dental anxiety. 

We are also often complimented on the convenience of our Clairemont office. Patients especially appreciate our ample free parking and the fact that we open at 7 a.m., allowing busy patients to receive care without disrupting their work schedule.

Call or write to our San Diego team to request your veneers consultation

(858) 541-1844

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First-Time Patient Forms

We provide our first-time patient forms online. Filling these out before your visit gives us a head start on getting to know you and allows us to focus your visit on porcelain veneers, not paperwork. 

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Debra Degen


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Dr Stragier is the absolute best. He is gentle, caring, experienced, and he KNOWS his stuff. After 10 years of great care, I tried a dentist closer to my home, but Dr Stragier is worth the drive! His staff is also excellent and have been with him forever!

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Dina Lombardo


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I’ve been coming here for years. Love Dr. Straiger and the staff. I feel very confident in the care I receive. I would recommend this office to anyone.

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Do I Qualify for Porcelain Veneers?  Candidacy Checklist

Veneers are custom-made for each of our patients, and most people are good candidates. Before performing any cosmetic treatment, Dr. Stragier will assess several aspects of your smile:

Oral Health

A healthy smile is essential to the long-term success of your cosmetic treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Stragier will assess the health of your teeth and gums. If he notices any oral health issues, he can treat these before moving forward with your porcelain veneers. Dr. Stragier can perform most procedures right here at our San Diego office.

Tooth Enamel

Aside from being free of any tooth decay or gum disease, the most important qualification is a sufficient amount of enamel on the natural tooth. To place veneers, the cosmetic dentist needs to remove a small amount of enamel. If you do not have enough enamel, Dr. Stragier might recommend an alternative procedure like dental bonding to achieve similar results.

Overall Expectations

Before placing porcelain veneers, Dr. Stragier will also meet with you to discuss your expectations. Although veneers can deliver life-changing results, they require regular care and will eventually need to be replaced with new veneers. During your consultation, you and Dr. Stragier will discuss the treatment in detail to help you make an informed decision.

Trusted In The San Diego Community

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Over the past 30 years, Dr. Stragier has used dental veneers to address a wide range of issues. As a cosmetic dentist, he has observed what works and what doesn't, and he can make an honest recommendation about your treatment.

How Much Do Veneers Cost?

The total treatment cost will vary based on each patient's unique goals and needs, but a single porcelain veneer costs approximately $1,200 to $1,300.

Because the procedure is a form of cosmetic dentistry, it is not covered by dental insurance. However, Balboa Dental Care offers financing options to make dental veneers an affordable option on virtually any budget. We will provide you with a transparent cost estimate for your porcelain veneers during your visit to our San Diego practice.

Porcelain veneers cost approximately $1,200 to $1,300 per veneer.

Are They Worth The Investment?

If small imperfections are giving you big insecurities, the answer is yes! Veneers can be an invaluable investment in your appearance and self-confidence. Veneers are one of the most natural-looking and transformative procedures available in cosmetic dentistry, and the results can last 10 years or more. Whether you are correcting a single chipped tooth or several teeth, veneers can help you feel great about letting your personality shine - and that's priceless.

See The Difference For Yourself

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Before Intrinsic stains affected this patient's smile in a way that teeth whitening couldn't resolve.
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After Veneers covered the stains, surrounding teeth were whitened, and her entire smile is now nothing short of dazzling!

Transform Your Teeth

As you can see, our veneers can truly transform your smile. In addition to veneers, we offer a host of cosmetic enhancement options. Request your consultation by calling or writing to us so Dr. Stragier and his team can learn about your dental goals and offer their best recommendations.

"First-class dental care with a personal touch."


Shawn Whitby


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Dr. Stragier is great. My hygienist is great. They do only what is needed and never try to tell you about procedures that are not needed. Professional, nice and on time. Great place to go for dental care

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Deron Lintzen


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I’m biased, I admit. I’ve been coming here before Dr. D had gray hair. From Terri to the Doc, Pam. All the other staff. If you want first class dental care with a personal touch. Look no further. 9/10 tooth fairy’s recommend Balboa Dental!

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The Veneers Procedure

The entire process takes place during two or three dental visits to our San Diego office. 
The entire process takes place during two or three dental visits to our San Diego office. 


If you are interested in porcelain veneers, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stragier. When you arrive at our state-of-the-art facility, Dr. Stragier will examine your teeth and determine whether veneers are right for you. If you and the dentist both agree to move forward with veneers, another appointment will be scheduled to prepare your smile.

Tooth Preparation

At your next appointment, Dr. Stragier will remove a small amount of enamel from the front surface of the tooth or teeth to prepare for veneer placement. An impression will be made of your tooth, which will be used to craft your custom porcelain veneer at an off-site laboratory.

Fabricating Your Dental Veneers

At the off-site dental laboratory, a group of skilled dental ceramists will use your impressions and Dr. Stragier's designs to create your dental veneers from tooth-colored dental porcelain. High-grade dental porcelain is used to achieve natural-looking results. Each veneer is carefully crafted to match the color, shine, and texture of your tooth surface.

Placing the Permanent Veneer

After about two weeks, your dental veneer will be complete, and you can come back into the office to have it bonded to your tooth. The entire process takes place during two or three dental visits to our San Diego office. 

Is the Process of Getting Veneers Painful?

Although most patients can complete the treatment with local anesthesia alone, patients with sensitive teeth or dental phobia can choose to receive sedation during their procedure. Sedation dentistry is safe and effective, allowing you to undergo your veneer treatment with ease. This can help you relax during what might otherwise be a stressful appointment. Dr. Stragier offers two types of sedation: nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.

Nitrous oxide is frequently referred to as laughing gas. This mild option wears off fast and has essentially zero side effects. Our oral conscious sedation is an ingestible medication that provides a deep level of relaxation. Its powerful effects will render you unable to drive, meaning you will need a loved one to take you home. 

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Recovery Is Easy

You can go home immediately after having your veneers placed. Once the anesthetic wears off, you can eat and live just like you normally would. The biggest immediate change you should experience is a heightened desire to show off your new smile. 

Some patients do experience temporary sensitivity to food and beverages that are too hot or cold, but this sensitivity should quickly subside. If you are worried about struggling with oral sensitivity, ask Dr. Stragier to recommend an effective over-the-counter pain medication. 

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Our Practice Makes Your Comfort a Priority

Balboa Dental Care is dedicated to providing you with superior service, gentle treatment, and honest communication. If there is anything we can do to help you feel more comfortable, do not hesitate to ask a member of our friendly team. If you are thinking of upgrading your smile with veneers, don't settle for anything less than the best. Schedule your appointment at our San Diego, CA, practice today. You can reach us online, or by calling:

(858) 541-1844

"A comfortable and stress-free environment."


Gini Pedersen


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Dr. Stragier, Pam, Terry and the dental hygienists are the BEST I've ever been to.  Dr. Stragier's techniques are very gentle and he doesn't try to sell procedures you may not need. Even my (reluctant patient) husband has done very well there for many years.

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Christopher Grunst


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My family and I have been patients since 2000.  I have nothing but good things to say about the friendliness and professionalism of both the staff and Dr. Stragier.  Dr. Stragier has made himself available after hours to take care of emergency dental issues.  A comfortable and stress free environment.

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We Offer a Wide Range
of Cosmetic Dentistry Options

It is important to note that the veneers procedure is irreversible since it requires some permanent alterations to your tooth structure. If you want a simpler treatment, we may be able to reach your goals with other options. 

Teeth whitening, while only effective for surface stains, is an effective and affordable solution for discoloration. Dental bonding is a veneers alternative that involves applying tooth-colored resin directly onto your enamel to conceal imperfections. Although bonding is an affordable and effective solution, the results tend not to look as natural as veneers. 


Advanced Options

In addition to simpler alternatives, our team provides more advanced offerings like dental crowns and dental implants. 

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Veneers vs. Crowns

A dental crown is a cap that covers an entire tooth, not just the front surface like veneers. If you are seeking cosmetic treatment for teeth that are mostly intact, veneers should do the trick. However, crowns may be the better option for teeth that are very damaged. The dental crown procedure is also more invasive than the veneer procedure, because crowns require a greater amount of tooth enamel removal. 

Dental implant

Veneers vs. Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically implanted to replace a missing tooth. Implants are significantly more costly than veneers and are not necessary if you are just seeking aesthetic enhancement for healthy teeth. That being said, implants provide the highest level of restoration possible. Implants could be the right choice if you want a comprehensive oral upgrade that prevents future issues. 

"Great Overall Experience!"

"Dr. Straiger is awesome! Would highly recommend him. Very conservative and always thinking of the patient first. I have recommended many friends of mine to Dr. Straiger and have heard nothing but great things from them. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Great overall experience!" Ashton Parson
Dr. Daniel Stragier

Balboa Dental Care

Dr. Daniel Stragier at Balboa Dental Care has provided patients with comprehensive, personalized service since 1985. Our office uses state-of-the-art technology, and Dr. Stragier holds membership in:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • San Diego Implant Study Club

To request an appointment, fill out our contact form or call our Clairemont Mesa dental office at (858) 541-1844.

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