What are Dental Veneers?

what are dental veneers dentist Daly City and PacificaA tooth veneer is an incredibly natural looking artificial tooth “surface” which is applied to damaged, discolored or misshapen teeth. The end result is visually aligned and properly shaped teeth. What does this mean to you? Tooth veneer options can give you the smile you’ve dreamed of without months or years of uncomfortable and/or embarrassing traditional smile makeover options.


PORCELAIN VENEERS | A porcelain veneer is a tooth veneer that usually requires slightly more preparation to the foundation tooth in order to be properly supported. Dr. Ken Hovden places beautiful porcelain tooth veneers which can last a surprisingly long time, giving you years on years of great smile sharing.

PREPLESS VENEERS | A prepless veneer is a tooth veneer which does not require substantial tooth prepping (grinding/reshaping) to be applied. A major advantage of a prepless tooth veneer is the ability to remove the veneer at a later date without the underlying tooth having been altered in the “prepping” process.


Both porcelain tooth veneers and prepless tooth veneers offer tremendous benefits to our bay area patients.

  • Natural Looking : tooth veneer services with a San Francisco dentistThe results Dr. Hovden achieves with tooth veneers are truly astonishing! You and those you know may be completely amazed that you cannot tell your new veneers are not your natural teeth.
  • Smile Makeover : Tooth veneers are one of the fastest and most effective methods to achieve a smile makeover. You can be showing off a celebrity caliber smile in a matter of days with dental veneers.
  • Durable : The tooth veneers Dr. Hovden places can be amazingly durable and long lasting. Depending on the specific type and dimensions of your tooth veneer, you may need to be slightly more careful with it. Dr. Hovden will give you tips to get the most from your new tooth veneers.

Call us today to schedule a visit with us and discover what tooth veneer option is the best for you. Or, just feel free to call and ask “what are dental veneers?” and we’d love to give you all the information you need. Dr. Hovden and his staff are eager to meet with you at their Daly City office if you are in the South San Francisco – Pacifica area.