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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...

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Smile Like You Mean It The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Just Like Natural Teeth

Because dental veneers are made of porcelain, they closely resemble the appearance of natural teeth. Furthermore, your unique porcelain veneer can be color-matched to your surrounding teeth for excellent cosmetic results.

Great Longevity and Durability

Dental veneers are thin yet strong and can last for more than a decade with proper care. Because they are stain-resistant, they also look great for many years before needing replacement.

Can Treat One Tooth Or Many Teeth

While each individual veneer covers the visible surface of a single tooth, it is easy enough for your dentist to create multiple veneers and enhance multiple teeth. 

Improve Function

In some cases, porcelain veneers can improve the function of your bite by correcting minor tooth misalignment. While braces can take several months to address misalignment, dental veneers can be placed in two to three visits to our dentist.

Dramatic Transformation

Porcelain veneers can dramatically change your smile, brighten your facial features, and improve your self-confidence. When you address issues that make you self-conscious, you can enjoy greater self-esteem in all areas of your life.

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!

Brighten Your Smile & Boost Your Confidence Schedule Your Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation Today

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

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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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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.

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

30 years shield 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.
after veneers
After Veneers covered the stains, surrounding teeth were whitened, and her entire smile is now nothing short of dazzling!

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. 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. Sedation dentistry is safe and effective, allowing you to undergo your veneer treatment with ease. 

Our Practice Makes Your Comfort a Priority

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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

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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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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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Do I Have Other Options? We Offer A Wide Range of Cosmetic Dentistry

It is important to note that veneers require some permanent alterations to your tooth structure. If you want a simpler treatment, we may be able to reach your goals with other treatments. 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. You and Dr. Stragier can discuss which treatment will work best for your goals during your next visit to our San Diego practice

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"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
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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 office at (858) 541-1844.

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