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Get A Smile Makeover For Your Wedding

Get A Smile Makeover For Your Wedding | Laguna Niguel, Cali.You’re excited to finally say “I do” to your fiancé, but you’re afraid to smile during your wedding because of embarrassing crooked, crowded or stained teeth. A smile makeover is a great way to have perfect teeth on your big day. With a new smile, you can focus on your soon-to-be spouse instead of worrying about hiding your teeth.

Dr. Huefner in Laguna Niguel offers smile makeovers, porcelain veneers and many other cosmetic dentistry options to give you a great looking smile for your California wedding.

What is a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover is a comprehensive cosmetic dentistry procedure that can correct several issues with your teeth and gums. This procedure is a great way to fix dental issues that have been bugging you. Your smile makeover will be customized to fit your needs and could include one or more of these cosmetic and restorative dentistry choices:

  • Porcelain veneers or crowns
  • Dental crowns or bridges
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Laser gum resurfacing
  • Dental Implants
  • Tooth whitening
  • Periodontal treatment

What Tooth Flaws Can a Smile Makeover Fix?

You should be focused on your love for each other during your wedding, not fretting over your teeth. Smile makeovers can give you a vibrant and eye-catching smile and cover up issues such as:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Dark spots and stained teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Chipped and cracked teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Disproportionate or uneven teethGet A Smile Makeover For Your Wedding | Laguna Niguel, Cali.

Whichever smile flaws you have, Dr. Huefner can help you reach the radiant smile you’ve been searching for. You won’t have to worry about covering up your teeth or your smile on your wedding day.

If you’re interested in a smile makeover, please call Dr. Huefner in Laguna Niguel today at 949-495-6322 to schedule your consultation. Our office serves clients in Laguna Niguel, Orange County, Irvine and Newport Beach, California.

Tooth Shape Options for Porcelain Veneers

Tooth Shape Options for Porcelain Veneers | Laguna NiguelPorcelain veneers are a great way to get the smile you’ve been yearning for. Whether you’re looking for a total smile makeover or need a few chipped teeth covered, Dr. Huefner has a tooth shape and style for you.

Porcelain veneers can conceal misaligned, chipped, gapped and discolored teeth. They involve fixing a thin shell over your existing tooth with an adhesive, and they match your natural tooth enamel. These veneers are customized specifically for your teeth. Dr. Huefner can help you decide which shape, size and color provides the final result you want.

When it comes to porcelain veneer tooth shapes, you might want to consider your gender and how you want your smile to be perceived. A masculine look usually involves square and flattened teeth. Whereas, a feminine look entails slightly more rounded front teeth. One of the most important aspects to consider are your two front teeth. They set apart your smile from masculine to feminine and aggressive to passive.

Dr. Huefner uses two libraries of tooth shape options as a reference, the LVI Smile Catalog and the Loren Library. Try not to get hung up on glamorous names like “Hollywood Style,” and instead focus on the shape that best fits your smile. If you’re only having a few teeth corrected, then the shape and size of your porcelain veneers could be similar to your surrounding teeth. If you’re having a smile makeover, you might have a wider variety of choices.
When you receive your temporary teeth, you have a trial smile period to decide whether that shape is right for you. If you don’t like your temporary look, you can choose a different shape for your permanent porcelain veneers. Once you’ve picked the perfect tooth shape, Dr. Huefner will send your style preference, desired tooth length and color choice to his experienced ceramist.

If you’re interested in porcelain veneers, contact Dr. Huefner today at 949-495-6322 to schedule your consultation. Dr. Huefner provides general and cosmetic dentistry to patients in Laguna Niguel, Orange County, Irvine and Newport Beach, California.

Treating Stained Teeth with Porcelain Veneers

Treating Stained Teeth with Porcelain Veneers | Orange County

Tetracycline is an antibiotic used to treat many types of infections. One of the side effects of this drug is gray-colored or gray-striped teeth, caused when the tetracycline penetrates deeply into the tooth enamel.

Unfortunately, teeth whitening doesn’t work well to reduce tetracycline stains. Only an advanced cosmetic treatment such as porcelain veneers can reduce the appearance of these stains and restore the teeth’s natural color.

Orange County cosmetic dentist Dr. Norman Heufner understands that these stains differ from all others in their depth. With extensive training and experience, Dr. Heufner uses veneers – sometime alone, sometimes in combination with other cosmetic dentistry treatments – to address tetracycline stains and help our patients achieve top-notch results.


Lumineers® are one type of porcelain veneer that can correct tetracycline stains. Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers do not require temporary restorations or extensive preparation of your original teeth. These benefits may make them more appealing to men and women in Orange County who desire quality results without multiple appointments or irreversible tooth preparation. Dr. Heufner will discuss this with you, along with other options, during your initial porcelain veneers consultation.

Do you have tetracycline stains you would like to address? Please contact our Laguna Niguel Cosmetic Dentistry Office or call us at 949-495-6322 to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help. Dr. Heufner welcomes porcelain veneer patients from all areas of Orange County.

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