Cosmetic Dentistry can improve the appearance of your smile!
We can improve the appearance of a tooth by covering the visible front surface with a custom-made, tooth-colored porcelain overlay.
Who Is A Good Candidate?
Veneers are one of the important tools for Dentists in Whittier. They can be used to fix a discolored, a fractured tooth, or even for a whole section of teeth to create that beautiful smile. They can sometimes make teeth look straight and give symmetry. Some people have small teeth and they can help fill the spaces between small teeth where orthodontics may have difficulty. They can also give teeth uniform shape and color.
They can last 10 – 30 years because of the improvements made with bonding agents and cement. Make sure you brush and floss every day just like taking care of regular teeth, they can last a long time. They are very hard and durable. Teeth are also hard and durable. Your teeth are designed to last your entire life if they are given daily care and if you don’t cause damage by biting too hard causing them to crack or break. They can last a lifetime if they have good daily care. Daily flossing and brushing are vital for the good health of your teeth and your gums. Also, it’s possible to get stains from coffee, tea, and organic dyes. If you drink coffee, try to rinse your mouth and wash away the food particles. Rinsing helps wash the discoloring agents in your food and drinks to help keep them as white as possible.
New ones create beautiful smiles by covering up teeth that are misaligned and shaped incorrectly. They can even cover up gaps between your teeth.
When Are They Prescribed?
Uneven, irregularly shaped or misaligned teeth
Stained or discolored teeth
Chipped, broken or worn teeth
Sometimes to fill a gap between teeth
Even dental implants for missing teeth
What Can You Expect?
After a careful examination of your teeth, gums and your bone structure, we will explain your options and also answer any questions you may have. Once your treatment starts, we will give you a local anesthetic to make you comfortable during the procedure. We will create a place for the porcelain material by removing a small amount of enamel. Next, they will be cleaned and polished to prepare the tooth’s surface. Then, our dental professionals will permanently bond them to the tooth. Finally, a hand held light will be held over the veneers to harden the surface. We are happy to discuss and answer any question you have about installation and care.
When you feel you want to discuss the this procedure or anything else, call or office and set up an appointment.
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What Types of Teeth Issues Can Cosmetics Help?
Discolored Teeth – due to root canal treatment, coffee and wine stains, stains from drugs like tetracycline, and causes from other types of discoloration.
Some chipped or broken teeth
Worn down teeth
Some uneven or irregular shaped teeth with bulges and craters or teeth that are misaligned
Some gaps between teeth
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What Can I Expect When I’m At the Dentist’s Office?
Your first trip will be a consultation. You will be scheduled for one appointment for planning and ordering, and one appointment for installation. We can do one tooth or several teeth on the same day.
Planning For Your Beautiful Smile: Let us know what results you want for your teeth. Dr Winston or Dr Hwang will then do an examination of the teeth you desire for this procedure, to ensure it is the best solution and also what is involved to give you your desired results. He will explain the procedures and if there are any limitations for you or the installation. During this appointment, he may make tooth impressions and take x-rays.
How We Prepare Your Teeth: They are usually about ½ millimeter thick. We will remove about that much enamel to allow room over your teeth to look very natural and bond well. Most likely you will receive a local anesthetic. As your tooth surface is being prepared let the dentist know if you are feeling any pain so you can get a little more. He will make a mold model your teeth for the dental lab. They will take one to two weeks to arrive.
Bonding To Your Enamel: To make sure each one fits properly and is the correct color he will place them on each tooth prior to final bonding. You may notice your dentist placing and removing each veneer. This ensures the proper fit and placement. He may trim a little material as needed for proper fit. Each tooth will be etched, cleaned, and polished. The etching is to create a slightly rough surface for better and stronger bonding. We will use a special cement that will permanently bond it to your tooth. After we are happy with the placement and position, he will apply a special light beam that activates the cement’s chemical hardening and it will curing very rapidly. After it has bonded, the excess cement will be removed. We will check your bite for final adjustment. We may ask you to return to check for any gum irritation or minor adjustments.
What Are The Benefits?
First they look like natural teeth and are very attractive
They are resistant to stains
Your gums easily accept the porcelain material without irritation
You can select the whiteness of the porcelain
They can make your teeth look healthier and whiter.
Are there Disadvantages?
First of all it’s not reversible
When they chip or break, they need be replaced.
They cost more than composite resin bonding
In some cases, your teeth can become more sensitive to hot and cold after removal of some enamel
They may not be a perfect match to your natural teeth’s color
If you want teeth whitening, do it before they are installed
Don’t chew on hard objects like pencils, ice, or fingernails. It’s rare, but the excessive pressure can cause them to dislodge.
They still need to be cared for just like normal teeth. Your tooth enamel that is bonded with the veneer, it can get decayed just like any other tooth. If they get decayed, you may need a full dental crown.
You need enough existing enamel on the surface for the bonding
People with unhealthy teeth or active gum disease may not good candidates. Also, people with fractured teeth or with large fillings may not be good for this treatment.
If you clench or grind your teeth, they can chipped or even crack.
How Long Can They Last?
Veneers can last between 10 and 30 years if they have good care. After this time, they may possibly need to be replaced.
What Special Care is Required?
They do not require special care. Brush and floss like normal. Remember do not bite hard objects like pencils and nails. Just keep up with good oral hygiene practices.
It’s still good to avoid coffee and red wine even though Porcelain is very resistant to stains.
What are the Alternatives?
Composite bonding and dental crowns are the main alternatives. Composite bonding is less expensive, and caps can be more costly. Veneers are in the middle price wise. They are a good cosmetic option for a healthy white smile and also to fill teeth gaps.