Having a healthy, beautiful grin that you are confident in is a goal that many people have. Sometimes pesky chips or stains can get in the way of that, but that is nothing a little cosmetic dentistry such as whitening and porcelain veneers cannot address! In some cases, however, your oral tissues can cause some unevenness and discontinuity as well, making your grin appear off. In today’s blog, your North Hollywood, CA dentist wants to look at three benefits of gum contouring and how it can help you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve.
Are you stuck with a smile that you are embarrassed to show off in pictures or social settings? Until they look into what cosmetic dentistry offers, many people fear that there is little they can do to change the way they look. Our North Hollywood, CA dentist’s office can walk you through the different procedures we recommend to those who hope to improve their appearance by addressing trouble with dental discoloration, enamel wear and tear, and more! One option available to you is treatment with porcelain veneers. When you use veneers to restore your smile, you can change the symmetry of your smile, make teeth brighter, and hide visible wear and tear. You can also hide trouble with naturally misshapen teeth or cover issues like gaps and overlaps. Because there is so much that you can do with a single procedure, you can see drastic improvements in a surprisingly short time! (more…)
Your smile has an outsized role in determining your self confidence. If you love the way your smile looks in the mirror, you’re simply more likely to share that smile with the world. If you look in the mirror and feel self-conscious about yellowing or crooked teeth, you might be more likely to suppress your smile. You deserve to feel confident in the way you look, and with an advanced smile makeover, you can. You may actually be surprised by the degree to which you can transform the state of your smile with a cosmetic procedure like porcelain dental veneers. (more…)
Staying on top of your oral health through routine care and maintenance is the first step to ensuring a lifelong smile. While you may be actively doing so, however, regular practices during the day can still have a massive impact on the health of our teeth, including the foods we eat and beverages we consume. When this occurs, cavities can form and, if left unmanaged, can continue to progress and get worse. Fortunately, this deterioration can be addressed simply with a tooth-colored filling by your North Hollywood, CA dentist at Modern Smiles.
Sometimes, improving or restoring your smile isn’t exactly what you expect. In many cases, your dentist may be able to design a treatment plan that’s more effective and minimally invasive than you expect. For example, with the help of one or more porcelain veneers, many people are surprised at how conveniently they can address one or more seemingly complex smile concerns. In addition to improving the appearance of their teeth, porcelain veneers can also be used to help restore, repair, and preserve teeth that have been more substantially damaged or compromised.
Designing and placing veneers
The different benefits that come with porcelain veneers stem largely from their unique design. A veneer is a wafer-thin shell of porcelain that’s designed to match the size, shape, and contour of a tooth’s healthy front surface. When the veneer is bonded to the front surface of the tooth, it transforms it almost instantly, creating a natural-looking and blemish-free appearance for the tooth. This makes veneers an ideal solution for addressing a variety of cosmetic smile concerns with optimal convenience. It also gives veneers the ability to address more than just cosmetic concerns, allowing some damaged teeth to regain their strength and integrity with minimally invasive treatment.
How veneers restore teeth
A porcelain veneer improves a tooth’s appearance by completely transforming its front surface. This same ability is how a veneer can restore a smile that’s damaged or compromised without the need for more extensive restorative treatment, such as the placement of a dental crown. The highly lifelike porcelain that veneers are crafted from is also highly durable, and can withstand your bite’s pressure without being worn, damaged, or dislodged from your tooth’s surface. As a restorative option, this means a veneer can also repair a tooth that’s been fractured or chipped on its front surface. Restoring the tooth can help you prevent further damage to it, and the veneer’s minimally invasive placement will help you preserve more of the tooth’s undamaged structure.
Simplifying treatment with veneers
The beauty of porcelain veneers is that they can improve or restore your teeth with minimal preparation to their surfaces. This means your overall treatment will have a smaller impact on your overall oral health, and preserving more of your natural tooth structure will help improve your smile’s long-term health and integrity more successfully. For patients who have multiple concerns to address with their smiles, the minimally invasive nature and highly versatile abilities of veneers can also go a long way in simplifying their treatment by addressing several or all of their concerns at once.
Learn if porcelain veneers are right for you
Their unique ability to completely transform your teeth can make porcelain veneers a good option for more than just cosmetic smile improvement. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.
Porcelain veneers are a common recommendation for people who want to improve their smiles’ appearance, especially if that appearance is affected by multiple different issues. Designed to mimic the healthy, natural appearance of a tooth’s front surface, a porcelain veneer is bonded to this surface after the tooth’s enamel is lightly prepared. Their unique ability to transform a tooth’s appearance with minimal changes to its healthy, natural structure can make veneers the ideal solution for fixing a number of different tooth issues, often simultaneously.
The size and shape of a tooth
Some concerns with your tooth’s structure may be cosmetic in nature, but they can have a potentially serious impact on several other aspects of your oral health. Discrepancies to the size and shape of your tooth’s structure are among these, and can include worn-down teeth surfaces, light cracks, slightly misshapen or deformed teeth, and more. In many cases, one or more porcelain veneers can be designed and placed on the appropriate teeth to restore your smile’s healthy, symmetrical appearance. By minimizing the overall extent of treatment needed to correct your smile, you can also improve the long-term health and integrity of your natural teeth.
The tooth’s color and shade
When teeth lose their shine and luster after years of exposure to food and beverages, cosmetic teeth-whitening can often brighten their appearance in a highly conservative manner. However, if a tooth becomes discolored for other reasons, teeth-whitening may not have satisfactory results, especially if the discoloration occurs beneath the tooth’s semi-translucent enamel. Porcelain veneers can be designed to closely match your healthy tooth structure’s natural, blemish-free color, shine, and appearance. In some cases of tooth discoloration, one or more veneers may offer a minimally invasive solution to improving your overall smile.
The tooth’s structural integrity
Because a veneer can completely transform a tooth’s visible surface, it can often have more benefits than just improving its appearance. Dental porcelain is often used for other, more involved restorations, such as custom-designed dental crowns, for its high durability. When a porcelain veneer is used to treat a cracked, worn-down, or otherwise structurally blemished tooth, it can both improve its appearance and restore its strength and structural integrity.
Learn how veneers can fix your smile
By transforming the visible appearance of your tooth, a porcelain veneer can fix a number of different aspects of its health and appearance almost instantly. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.
Smile improvement isn’t always the same, and sometimes, it isn’t what you expect. For example, some cosmetic concerns might be more complex to address than they seem at first, while others might be corrected with faster and more simpler treatment than you would expect. With porcelain veneers, we can often create a smile makeover plan for patients with a wide range of different cosmetic concerns. What makes porcelain veneers the best option for many smiles isn’t just their lifelike appearance, but also their ability to address multiple concerns at once with less complicated treatment.
When your teeth stains aren’t on the surface
Teeth stains are among the most common types of cosmetic smile concerns, and when they’re on the surfaces of your teeth, they can often be erased simply with professional teeth-whitening. However, if the stains and discoloration of your teeth occurs underneath their semi-translucent tooth enamel, then teeth-whitening won’t be effective at improving their appearance. Porcelain veneers, which are thin, lifelike shells of dental porcelain, can be customized to match the exact color and shade of your healthy, natural tooth structure. When placed on the surfaces of your teeth, they can address concerns such as severe tooth discoloration and more in almost an instant.
When a tooth only has minor damage
Tooth damage is the type of cosmetic concern that affects not only your tooth’s appearance, but also its overall structural integrity and the balance of your bite. Improving the appearance of a chipped, cracked, worn-down, or otherwise damaged tooth can sometimes be achieved with a porcelain veneer, which can help you avoid having to place a full dental crown over the tooth. By avoiding the crown, you can restore your tooth and improve its appearance while minimizing the amount of tooth structure that has to be prepared for your treatment.
When one or more teeth are slightly out of alignment
Porcelain veneers are designed to improve the appearance of your smile as a whole, which is why they focus on improving your entire tooth’s appearance and not just a specific concern. The nature of their treatment makes them a viable option for addressing several concerns, including slight tooth misalignment that can make your smile seem crooked. Unless orthodontic treatment is required, slightly crooked teeth may be improved with strategically placed porcelain veneers, allowing you to avoid more lengthy orthodontic treatment.
Learn if veneers are your smile’s best option
If your smile needs improvement, porcelain veneers may be the best option for achieving the results you want in a minimally invasive manner. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.
Porcelain veneers have long been a popular solution for addressing cosmetic dental concerns of all types. Unlike other cosmetic dental treatments, which are typically designed to address one or two highly specific issues, porcelain veneers are designed to take a more complete approach to improving a tooth’s appearance. This involves completely restoring the tooth’s visible front structure with a highly lifelike, durable, custom-designed shell of dental porcelain, known as a veneer. Besides making them more versatile, the unique ability of porcelain veneers to completely restore your tooth’s visible structure can also have several important benefits for improving other aspects of your oral health. (more…)
When you pose for pictures, how comfortable are you with the idea of showing your teeth? If you are ready to move past closed-mouth selfies and other situations where your smile is reined in by self-conscious feelings, you should know that cosmetic improvements can be more accessible than you might expect. Our North Hollywood, CA dentist’s office is able to correct flaws that concern the shape, size, and color of teeth. All of these issues can actually be treated through a single procedure, the placement of custom porcelain veneers. After teeth are carefully measured and prepared for the placement of these restorations, we can have custom shells created and affixed in order to give you a stunning smile improvement! The porcelain material used to craft veneers is remarkably strong, so you can count on those results to last. (more…)
If you’re someone who has been curious about cosmetic dentistry, but avoided the topic for fear of the involved procedures, you’re not alone. Many people want a beautiful smile, but they don’t want extensive treatment to get there. In many cases, it’s actually possible to create a beautiful smile without tons of visits and high treatment costs. Conservative cosmetic dentistry relies on shaping and slightly altering the teeth you already have to create an ideal smile. Using a few different techniques, your dentist can gently shape your smile and give you stunning results. (more…)