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Porcelain Veneers in Encinitas, CA

Say Goodbye To Dental Cosmetic Imperfections

Maintaining a beautiful smile can be difficult. Food and beverages, smoking, and dental trauma are all things that can lead to a damaged smile. The resulting erosion, chips, and discoloration can all cause one to feel self-conscious and even a little embarrassed about their teeth.

Thankfully, Dr. McElroy of McElroy Smiles By Design offers porcelain veneers to cover any cosmetic dental imperfections. We proudly offer this simple, but effective cosmetic dentistry treatment to patients from the Encinitas, San Marcos, and San Diego areas.

What are Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells affixed to the fronts of your teeth to conceal minor cosmetic imperfections like chipped, misshapen, or stained teeth. They’re designed to match the shape and size of your teeth for a seamless appearance and are an affordable way to swiftly improve the look of your smile. With customized porcelain veneers from our cosmetic dentist in Encinitas, you’ll be able to achieve the smile of your dreams in no time!

How Can Veneers Help?

Our Encinitas, CA cosmetic dentist recommends porcelain veneers for patients looking for a fast and convenient way to improve the aesthetics of their smile. Some of the cosmetic imperfections dental veneers can conceal include:

  • Stained, yellowed, or discolored teeth
  • Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
  • Misaligned or crooked teeth
  • Unevenly spaced teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

What To Expect From Porcelain Veneers

When you schedule your initial consultation with Dr. McElroy, he’ll first evaluate your teeth and oral health along with your goals to determine if porcelain veneers are the right cosmetic solution for you.

Before we can improve the aesthetics of your smile, we’ll first look for any signs of decay or infection. If necessary, Dr. McElroy may recommend treatment options to bring your oral health to good standing before starting cosmetic treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years before needing to be replaced. To get the most out of your dental veneers, you must practice good dental hygiene. Daily brushing and flossing keep your mouth free of harmful bacterial buildup, which can help extend the lifespan of your porcelain veneers.

We also recommend scheduling biannual appointments with our cosmetic dentist in Encinitas, CA for routine dental exams and cleanings. During these regular appointments, Dr. McElroy will also evaluate your porcelain veneers to ensure everything is as it should be.

How much do porcelain veneers cost?

The cost of porcelain veneer treatments depends on several factors determined in your treatment plan. At McElroy Smiles By Design, we pride ourselves on customizing every porcelain veneer for our patients, so the cost of your treatment will likely vary. Dr. McElroy will provide you with a cost estimate at your initial consultation.

Does getting porcelain veneers hurt?

Receiving porcelain veneers is a virtually painless process! Our Encinitas cosmetic dentist will administer a local anesthetic before prepping your teeth and placing your veneers. 

You may feel some soreness when your anesthetic wears off after your procedure. However, any discomfort should dissipate within a few hours and can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medications. 

Elevate Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

You deserve to have a smile as dazzling as your personality. With help from Dr. McElroy and porcelain veneers, your smile goals can be achieved. To set up an appointment, call 760-230-6638 or fill out our convenient online contact form and you will be one step closer to the smile of your dreams!

Your Top-Rated Dentist in Encinitas, CA

"This is a fantastic Dentist, McElroy and the associates in the office are amazing. Our daughters enjoy every time they are here. Very good practice, highly suggested!!"

- Cody H.

"I would definitely recommend Smiles By Design dental office to anyone who is looking for a personable, honest, thorough, and professional dentist. Dr. McElroy and his staff make you feel so comfortable, you forget you are at the dentist!! Highly recommend!"

- Kelly C.

"Had my first appointment at McElroy smiles by design, and the staff was so friendly and informative. It was an enjoyable experience and I plan on going back in the future."

- Isaac W.

"Thanks to everyone in the office! Great service and very punctual. Dr.McElroy is a wonderful dentist, he is very professional and friendly. He does what it takes to do the job perfectly— even if it requires extra time. I needed a lot of work when I first came to the office, but now when its all done, I love the outcome and my new smile! I am stoked!!"

- Wera S.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of McElroy Smiles. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

Dr. McElroy is excited to provide you a $99 new patient special!


Discuss Your Goals With Dr. McElroy


Thorough Exam & Professional Cleaning


Digital X-Rays


Discuss Your Potential Treatment Options


Bonus: Free copy of Dr. McEroy’s Book