I bet you never thought you’d have anything in common with a movie star. Well, if you have veneers, you are using dental appliances that were created for movie stars in the early days of filmmaking.

Actors and actresses did not have perfect teeth over a century ago. The art of dentistry was also not quite as advanced as it is today. When actors started going to their dentists asking for a way to make their teeth look better on film, veneers were created.


Dentists took tooth-shaped material and glued it over stained or malformed teeth. Unfortunately, the glue available at that time was not very strong. The veneers only stayed on for two to three days and had to be reapplied.

Adhesive and dental technology has advanced so much in the last century that veneers are much more permanent now. The veneer material is easily matched to the other natural teeth for a flawless appearance. No one would know you had veneers unless you told them. The adhesive is strong enough for the veneer to remain in place indefinitely. If an accident were to dislodge one, it is simple to replace it.

If you feel that veneers could help your stained or malformed teeth or cover a gap in your teeth, call Dr. Jaquery (831) 722-8469 to discuss your options.

What are Veneers and how can they improve my smile?

Veneers are thin shells of tooth-shaped porcelain that are individually crafted to cover the fronts of teeth. They are durable and will not stain, making them a popular solution to restore:

  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Unwanted or uneven spaces
  • Worn or chipped teeth
  • Slight tooth crowding
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Teeth that are too small or large

How are veneers placed?

Veneers usually require two appointments. They are created from a mold of your teeth that is sent to a dental laboratory where each veneer is custom made for shape and color. With local anesthesia, the teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the front surfaces. The ultra-thin veneers are bonded onto your teeth with special cement, which is then cured with a light.

Once your veneers are in place, Dr. Jaquery will check them and make fine adjustments as needed to ensure your veneers look and feel as natural as possible. And then, you can enjoy a flawless smile for many, many years.

If you are looking for cosmetic dentistry options like porcelain veneers, call (831) 722-8469 for a consultation appointment.

Real Patients, Real Results

Dr. Alexandra Jaquery

No one cares like Dr. Alexandra Jaquery

Dental care is essential health care, and when you have a dentist who understands the link between your oral health and your overall well-being, a dental visit becomes an entirely different experience. At the practice of  Alexandra Jaquery DDS, MS, you can expect:

  • To be treated with caring and kindness, welcomed like a member of the family
  • To work closely with your dental team to achieve your goals
  • To have all of your concerns heard and questions answered
  • To receive state-of-the-art dental care with a highly personal touch

You will also find the expert guidance you need to achieve optimal dental health and ultimately improve your overall health.