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Advantages of Porcelain Veneers

Of all the cosmetic and general dental Advantages of Porcelain Veneersprocedures, porcelain veneers are the most versatile. No other treatment can correct gaps, chips, misalignment, and discoloration in just two visits to the dental office. While veneers may cost more than other dental procedures, they remain one of the most popular choices because of their many advantages.

1. Stain-resistant

Dental bonding is one option to smooth jagged or misshapen teeth or to correct chipped teeth. While this treatment improves those problems sufficiently, dental bonding can chip, become discolored, or feel rough over time and will eventually need to be replaced. It generally lasts from three to seven years depending on the person’s diet, oral hygiene, and the quality of the material used. Porcelain veneers are a much sturdier option and are incredibly resistant to staining over time. The porcelain material also looks much more natural than bonding because of its tooth-like translucency.

2. Durable and long-lasting

Veneers are a permanent option to improve the appearance and function of the smile and can last up to 20 years or more depending on the person’s diet and oral hygiene. They are incredibly durable; chipped, cracked, or broken veneers are a rare occurrence. If such problems do occur, the veneer can easily be replaced.

3. Fast

When it comes to straightening your teeth, braces or Invisalign® can take up to two years to provide satisfying results. Veneers will straighten teeth in only two office visits and have the added advantage of correcting asymmetry, discoloration, chipped teeth, and virtually any other aesthetic concern.
If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers and would like to schedule a consultation, please call Art of Dentistry Institute at (855) 427-8337. For your convenience, you may also fill out our online contact form.

Benefits of Full Mouth Rehabilitation

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Rejuvenate Your Mouth for Oral Health

Full mouth rehabilitation, also called full mouth reconstruction or rejuvenation, is different from a full smile makeover in that it is a necessary procedure. It involves restoring every tooth in a person’s mouth with the primary goal of improving oral health.

Ideal candidates for full mouth rehabilitation may relate to one or more of the following:

  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome
  • Consistent headaches or migraines
  • Clicking in the jaw
  • Lock jaw
  • Missing teeth
  • Worn, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Jaw dispositioning

Restoring Your Smile’s Beauty and Function

While a full mouth rehabilitation is not technically a cosmetic procedure, Art of Dentistry Institute focuses on both the beauty and function of the entire mouth with every treatment we provide. Tooth-colored fillings and porcelain crowns are just a couple of cosmetic dental treatment options that ensure a more vibrant, natural-looking result. Other procedures used in full mouth rehabilitation might include:

full mouth rehabilitation for oral health

  • Jaw repositioning
  • Tooth extraction
  • Placement of dental implants and crowns
  • Orthodontic braces
  • Bone and tissue grafting
  • Teeth cleaning and whitening

 

Relieving Headaches and Migraines

Persistent headaches or migraines can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. In some cases, they may be caused by bruxism (clenching or grinding the teeth) or they may be the result of TMJ. A full mouth rehabilitation will address these concerns and will often alleviate headaches.

Resolving Gum Disease

Gum disease is another issue addressed with full mouth rehabilitation to ensure that the reconstructed teeth have a healthy foundation. Scaling and root planing may be sufficient to correct any damage, or you may require soft tissue or bone grafts to build up the gums and underlying jaw bone.

Straightening Teeth

Crooked teeth can be a source of pain and discomfort and can also increase the risk of tartar buildup and gum disease. Correcting the bite with braces, Invisalign, or porcelain veneers will make the smile more beautiful as well as healthier and pain free.

The Art of Dentistry Institute has been perfecting the beauty and functionality of smiles for years. If you are interested in any of the procedures offered at our Irvine practice, please schedule a consultation by calling 855-427-8337 or by filling out our online contact form for more information.

 

Porcelain Veneers FAQ

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Cartoon drawing of three teeth, one of which is wearing a veneerAt Art of Dentistry Institute, porcelain veneers are our patients’ top choice for a total smile makeover. In only two office visits, patients can correct virtually any aesthetic concern, such as crooked, cracked, and chipped teeth, discolorations, and gaps. Because the procedure is so versatile, we receive quite a few questions from those who are considering veneers to significantly improve their smile. Here are our top frequently asked questions about porcelain veneers and their answers:

Are porcelain veneers permanent?

Because a very small part of the tooth is etched away, porcelain veneers are considered a permanent treatment. Only 0.1 to 0.5 mm. around the front and sides of the tooth is removed. Without this step, the thin sheets of porcelain that are cemented to the teeth would look oversized and unnatural. Veneers can be removed if it becomes necessary, but the teeth will not be aesthetically pleasing unless they are replaced with new veneers.

Do porcelain veneers need to be replaced?

Porcelain veneers are extremely durable and do not need to be replaced unless they are damaged. If they do crack or break for any reason, they can and will need to be replaced; they cannot be repaired with dental bonding.

Will porcelain veneers increase the risk of cavities or tooth decay?

Veneers function just like natural teeth, so the general standards for oral hygiene apply. As long as patients brush their teeth, floss, and visit their dentist for regular teeth cleanings, their risk of developing cavities or tooth decay is significantly decreased.

Will porcelain veneers appear whiter than the rest of my teeth?

The color of your veneers is completely customized to match the rest of your teeth. Some patients choose to whiten the rest of their teeth with laser teeth whitening before they receive veneers to achieve an overall whiter smile.

Will porcelain veneers stain?

One of the major advantages of porcelain veneers is that, unlike natural teeth that can become discolored over time, porcelain veneers are incredibly stain resistant.

Will porcelain veneers impact my diet?

Unlike braces, which prevent patients from eating some of their favorite foods, patients do not have to change their diet with porcelain veneers. As with natural teeth, chewing on hard, non-food objects or ice will always increase your risk for cracks or chips. However, cracks and chips in veneers are a very rare occurrence.

If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers and would like to schedule a consultation, please call Art of Dentistry Institute at (855) 427-8337. For your convenience, you may also fill out our online contact form.

Age-Defying Dentistry

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Close up photo of a beautiful young woman smilingYour smile can help you look young and vibrant again!

When it comes to fighting the natural aging process, many people consider plastic surgery procedures to turn back the hands of time before they consider cosmetic improvement for their smile. However, our smile ages right along with the rest of our facial features and is one of the key components to looking youthful. Chips, cracks, discoloration, and thinning enamel show the wear and tear our smiles have endured over time and can make us appear years older than we are. The Art of Dentistry Institute offers many treatments that will defy the aging process to give you a young and vibrant-looking smile that significantly improves your look.

Get a “Lift”

Plastic surgery isn’t the only option to give your face a “lift.” Porcelain Veneers or bonding can provide support to the cheekbones and can even soften nasolabial folds to give you a much younger appearance.

Straighten Up

Straightening your teeth with Invisalign® can provide a significant improvement to your appearance. In some cases, aligning your teeth correctly can improve the shape of your face and make you look more youthful.

Close Gaps

Gaps in the smile can be uncomfortable, cause speech impediments, and detract from a person’s overall beauty. Gaps can be closed with veneers or bonding to make the entire smile appear more symmetrical.

Fix Discoloration

Teeth can darken over time as the pulp in the center of the teeth recedes and is filled with dark-colored dentin. Consistent exposure to certain foods and drinks, such as wine, coffee, tea, and berries, can also contribute to discoloration and yellowing of the teeth. In one quick office visit, laser teeth whitening with Zoom!® can improve the whiteness of the teeth up to eight shades.

Replace Missing Teeth

Missing teeth are the most noticeable indicators of an aged smile. Missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants, which are capped with a crown. Bridges or porcelain veneers are other options that can disguise missing teeth and lead to a more youthful facial appearance overall. Restoring lost teeth will also prevent bone loss from occurring in the jaw over time, which may cause a person to appear older than their actual age.

The Art of Dentistry Institute is dedicated to meeting all of your aesthetic needs and will provide you with a customized treatment plan to attain the look you desire. If you are interested in any of the procedures offered at our Irvine practice, please schedule a consultation by calling 855-427-8337 or filling out our online contact form for more information.

If you are interested in a cosmetic dental procedure at Art of Dentistry in Irvine, CA, please call (949) 799-0500 to schedule your dental appointment today.

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