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Are Porcelain Veneers right for me?

January 17, 2019

Porcelain Veneers in Costa Mesaveneers in mouth

Have you ever wondered how you can fix that chip on your front tooth or teeth damaged in an accident or just close a small gap?  You may have a variety of options including dental Porcelain Veneers.  Porcelain veneers are custom-made, wafer-thin sheets of porcelain bonded to the front of your natural tooth.  They can instantly change the appearance and warmth of your smile.

Deciding whether Porcelain Veneers are a good option for you is a choice that you should make with a dentist you trust.  Your dentist will perform an examination to let you know if you are a good candidate for dental veneers and discuss the options for achieving your dream smile.

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Things to Consider when Choosing Dental Veneers

  • Facial Shape
  • Facial Symmetry
  • Shape of Teeth
  • Shape of Smile
  • Shade
  • Brightness
  • Size (length, width)
  • Gum line
  • Occlusion

The Dental Veneers Process

Depending on how quickly you want to start dental veneers, you may achieve your dream smile in as little as two visits to our Costa Mesa dental office.  For patients with more flexibility, it is best to take additional steps in the dental veneer process to ensure the best results.

Initial Visit

Scheduling your initial visit with Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson couldn’t be any easier!  You can book online 24/7 or call, text, or email us with you desired appointment times.

Before Porcelain Veneer Treatment – Concerns: Thin Enamel and Peg Laterals with old Bonding

Once you arrive for your initial visit and have registered, you will meet with Dr. Jorgenson to discuss what imperfections are bothering you about your smile and what your ideal smile would look like.  Dr. Jorgenson will conduct an examination to provide all possible treatment options.  He will then go over the many factors that must be evaluated when performing dental veneers to ensure we achieve your desired size, shape, shade, and overall aesthetic for your face.

We’ll use before and afters, shade guides, and smile libraries to help you choose the smile that is best for you!

Initial Impressions

Once you’ve decided to move forward with the veneers process, we’ll start by taking impressions of your current smile so the lab knows exactly where the teeth are currently located and the size, shape, and occlusion of the teeth.  After taking the impressions, we send them to the lab with instructions on how to fabricate your Porcelain Veneers.

Wax-Up and Adjustments (Optional)

Our lab will create a plaster model of your current smile called a diagnostic cast and place the proposed shape and size veneers on the cast using dental wax.  This allows you to envision what your smile could look like in real life 3D!  You can review the proposed shape, size, approximate shade, alignment, and overall appearance of your new smile before the lab makes your permanent porcelain veneers.  You will work with Dr. Jorgenson to make any adjustments to the diagnostic wax-up.

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Prepped Teeth – In-Process Porcelain Veneers Treatment

Prep and Temporaries

You are finally ready to start the physical preparation for porcelain veneers.  Dr. Jorgenson begins by removing a thin layer of your natural tooth enamel to create creating a smooth, flat surface where the porcelain veneer will be placed.  We only remove as much enamel as needed to bond the veneer in the proper placement for the most realistic, natural look.  This is typically about half of a millimeter.

Once the teeth are prepped, a final impression is taken and this impression sent to the lab to make the permanent veneers.  Next, we create temporary teeth-shaped coverings from an acrylic material to protect the teeth while the lab creates your permanent veneers.  Temporary veneers do not look like permanent veneers and are only created to cover and protect the prepped teeth.

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Temporary Veneers – Teeth-shaped covering made from Acrylic

For most patients, this is the worst part of the process.  You’re expecting a perfect smile, but instead the temporaries aren’t going to look perfect.  Temporaries are not meant to last forever so be gentle to prevent fracturing.  Avoid hard, sticky foods or foods that stain teeth easily.  Your permanent veneers will be ready for final placement in 1-2 weeks.


Final Placement

The big day has finally come! You’re ready to finalize your dream smile.  On the day of your final placement, you will again be numbed for your comfort.  Dr. Jorgenson will remove the temporary veneers and make sure the teeth are clean.  Then he will slide the permanent veneers into place so you can see what your new smile will look like and make any adjustments before the permanent cementation.

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Beautiful, Natural-looking Porcelain Veneers

Once you’ve given us the thumbs up, Dr. Jorgenson will polish the teeth and apply an etching solution to the enamel where the veneers will be cemented.  The etching material creates a more ideal surface for adhering the porcelain veneer to the natural tooth.  Once the tooth is etched, the bonding or specialized tooth-colored cement will then be applied to the veneer and the veneer placed on your tooth.  Once the veneer is in perfect position, it is cured or hardened into place using an ultraviolet curing light. This process continues until each porcelain veneer is permanently cemented.

Presto Chango! You have achieved your Dream Smile!

Advanced Dental Care is a full-service dental office in Costa Mesa, CA.  Currently accepting New Patients. In-network with almost all PPO insurances and offer in-house dental plans for no insurance patients. Call (714) 424-9099 or visit to schedule now!

Dental Veneers – Preparing for your Appointment

December 18, 2017

veneers in mouthDental veneers are an excellent, permanent solution to achieving that perfect smile.  Whether you’re wanting to fix a cracked tooth, chipped tooth, broken tooth, straighten teeth, or just need to update your smile, there are some key things you should do to prepare for your appointment.  If you have not already had a dental veneer consultation, schedule one!  The first step is getting the information you need to be able to move forward with veneers.  Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson and the Advanced Dental Care team are here to help with all of your questions!


Fall in Love with your Smile – Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry

October 1, 2017

Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry in Costa Mesa

How many times have you found yourself scrutinizing your smile in the mirror? Or analyzing your smile in photos on Facebook and Instagram? You’ve probably thought that achieving your perfect smile is simply out of reach, but what you might not know is that there are so many implant & cosmetic dentistry options for improving your smile.

Possessing a strong sense of pride and well-being leads to more smiling and smiling is known to be contagious.  People who love their smile tend to be happier, more outgoing, and more successful.  Implant & cosmetic dentistry help you achieve these goals by improving the look and health of your smile.  So what are you waiting for?

What Treatments are Right for Me?

Common reasons people don’t love their smile include staining, chipped teeth, cracked teeth, small teeth, large teeth, gum recession, gummy smile, crooked teeth, crowded teeth, overlapping teeth, overbite, under bite, and missing teeth.  The great news is all of these conditions can be treated right in our Costa Mesa dental office by Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson.

Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are a great long-term solution to replacing missing teeth.  We strongly recommend choosing an experienced doctor and an implant made by a reputable company.  Remember, cheaper is definitely not better when it comes to your health.

We place dental implants in a 3-step process.  During step 1, we place the implant screw into the jaw and allow 3-4 months for the jaw bone to grow in around the screw like a natural tooth root.  You will have a temporary tooth during this time.

Next, we place the custom abutment and prep for the permanent crown.  The custom abutment is the anchor for the dental crown and made for the specific screw that was placed.  In the last step, we cement the permanent crown, all-ceramic, strong, natural-looking tooth, that attaches to the abutment.

Cosmetic Dentistry

There are many procedures that fall under Cosmetic Dentistry so we want to tell you about our top 4 ways to quickly and effectively enhance Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson - Costa Mesa Dentist - Emergency Dentist - Saturday Dentist - Dental Crowns - Dental Bridges - Dental Implants - Invisalign - Veneers - Teeth Whitening - implant & cosmetic dentistrythe look of your smile.

Teeth Whitening

We offer 3 types of teeth whitening at our Costa Mesa dental office.  Depending on types of staining, condition of teeth, sensitivity level, and budget, we will recommend the best solution to achieve the best results.  See Jose R. here and Kathy B. here.

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  • Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is also a great way to quickly repair chips or add size or dimension to a tooth.  The bonding procedure is similar to dental fillings in that we use the same composite material and match the composite to your tooth shade for a natural looking repair in just one visit.  See Courtney D. here and Alicia M. here.costa mesa dentist - procelain veneers - implant & cosmetic dentistry - beautiful teeth - close up teeth - dental veneers - old dental bonding - dental crowns - new teeth - hollywood smile - dentist open now - dentist near me

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin-sheets of porcelain that we bond to the front of your tooth.  The great thing about dental veneers is that you can change the look, shade, and shape of your smile allowing you to choose the type of smile you want to achieve.  The veneers are custom-made just for when and to the specifications you choose with Dr. Jorgenson.  See Libby J. here.


Invisalign is also an orthodontic procedure and provides not only a more desirable smile, but a healthier one too!  Straight teeth in the correct alignment often resolves many grinding, clenching, TMJ, gum recession, and plaque/tartar issues that result from crooked or misaligned teeth.  The Invisalign process starts with a custom treatment plan with custom made trays just for you!  The teeth slowly move into the correct position until treatment is complete.  With Invisalign you also have the added benefit of being able to take the trays out to eat and to brush your teeth.  See Mike P. here.

Explore your options during a consult with Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson at our Costa Mesa dental office today! Call 714-424-9099 or book online anytime at









Cosmetic Dentistry Can Change Your Life!

May 9, 2017

Cosmetic Dentistry in Costa Mesa

Do you avoid smiling, because you don’t like about your smile? Best Cosmetic Dentist - Best Family Dentist - Costa Mesa - Orange Country - OC - Cosmetic DentistryDid you know Cosmetic Dentistry in Costa Mesa can be simple and affordable?

When you are happy, it’s only natural you want to smile, but if you’re hiding your smile, because of a chipped tooth, discolored tooth, or missing teeth, you’re not experiencing the happiness you deserve.  Cosmetic dentistry has so many options to help you get a smile you’re proud of and improves your overall health.  Even better, it doesn’t have to cost you a ton of money.  Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson to learn about the cosmetic dental options that are perfect for you!

Cosmetic dentistry is a specialty within the dental field.  A cosmetic dentist is specially trained toto create the most aesthetic smile for each patient’s facial structure, proportions, and desired look.  Cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry often overlap, because repairing, replacing, and restoring teeth for cosmetic purposes can also improve function!  Examples of cosmetic dentistry services include:

Call Advanced Dental Care in Costa Mesa to set up your free cosmetic dentistry consultation now at (714) 424-9099.  We also offer a variety of finance options.  Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is available 24/7 to help you determine what options are best for you!

You can also reach us by email at or book online right from our website at!

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Dr. Jeremy B. Jorgenson

Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson is the owner/dentist of Advanced Dental Care located at 3033 Bristol St. Ste. AA, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.