It goes without saying that your smile’s health is of the utmost importance. After all, your grin constantly faces the wear and tear of everyday activities, and there are far many more negative threats out there than factors that benefit your grin. Because of this, it is imperative we practice a well-rounded preventive dental routine. Still, however, just because health is the top priority, that does not mean surface-level concerns must go untreated. In today’s blog, your North Hollywood, CA dentist explains the importance of cosmetic dentistry and how we can tend to chips and cracks through dental bonding and contouring.
It can be difficult to love your smile when it is riddled with noticeable blemishes. What’s more? Some surface-level concerns can actually worsen and venture into functional complications if proper treatment is not sought in time. When this occurs, you not only have to worry about appearance, but how prone you become to infection and disease as well. In today’s blog, your North Hollywood, CA dentist takes a look at what it means to have a gummy smile, and how gum contouring can improve both your smile and your health.
Nothing is more disheartening than taking the steps to protect your smile’s health just to become afflicted with a pesky surface-level chip. Indeed, preventive dentistry does wonders for your smile’s integrity, but it simply cannot protect it from every possible threat. Situations that may cause noticeable blemishes such as difficult stains, chips, and cracks can occur at any given time, causing a tremendous impact on one’s self-confidence. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry may have the solution. In today’s blog, your North Hollywood, CA dentist discusses the impact of surface-level discrepancies and offers lifelike solutions through porcelain veneers.
Making sure your smile is well-protected on all fronts can be a tricky task to accomplish. After all, you are facing the threat of countless factors that seek to wreak havoc on your smile. While restorative dentistry can help reverse some of the effects of concerns such as decay, preventive dentistry is the name of the game when keeping your grin happy and healthy. This does not devalue the importance one places on their oral appearance, however, and cosmetic dentistry makes it possible to enhance your smile’s shine. In today’s blog, your North Hollywood, CA dentist takes a look at the way stains and a dull appearance can impact your shine over time, and how most adults can benefit from a teeth-whitening procedure.
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.