Posts for tag: Veneers
What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.
"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."
But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.
"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."
What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.
Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.
To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.
Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?
"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.
These simple porcelain restorations could transform your appearance.
Are you unsatisfied with the look of your smile? Do you find yourself hiding your smile from those around you because you don’t want people to see chips, cracks, gaps or other imperfections? If you said yes, our Frederick, MD, cosmetic dentists Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma have a simple cosmetic treatment that could hide your flaws and give you the smile you know you deserve.
What are dental veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that look just like teeth and are applied to the front surface of a tooth to improve its appearance and to hide common dental flaws. Whether you have one tooth that is cosmetically defective or your whole smile needs a makeover, dental veneers could provide you with the results you want.
What are the benefits of dental veneers?
There are many advantages to getting dental veneers from our Frederick, MD, dentists such as:
Fixing a Variety of Dental Problems
Veneers are able to cover a wide variety of cosmetic imperfections such as:
- Stains and discolorations
- Chips and cracks
- Gaps between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Uneven or worn teeth
Even if you are dealing with several of these issues, getting dental veneers can cover all of these problems and even leave you with a straighter smile.
Another great thing about getting veneers is that no one will even know that you have veneers but you. Veneers are made from porcelain, which is designed to reflect light in the same way as tooth enamel so these thin shells will look just like real teeth.
After spending time and money to get the perfect smile you want to make sure it stays that way. Another advantage of veneers is that the porcelain is stain-resistant, meaning that you can enjoy drinking that morning cup of coffee or unwinding with a glass of red wine after a long day and you won’t have to worry that your smile will fade or become discolored.
With the proper care, these restorations could last up to a decade or more before needing to be replaced. This means that you can feel confident when you get these restorations that you’ll have a beautiful new smile that will last. Of course, it’s important that you continue to see our Frederick, MD, family dentist every six months to ensure that your veneers are doing well.
Frederick Dental Group wants you to have a smile you’re proud of. Even if you weren’t born with it, cosmetic dentistry can still help you achieve it. If you want to find out if you are the perfect candidate for dental veneers, give our Frederick, MD, dental office a call today at (301) 624-1001.
It’s time you found out how we can improve the appearance of your smile.
If you aren’t satisfied with how your smile looks or feels, it’s a great time to visit our Frederick, MD, dentists, Dr. Dave Verma and Dr. Arpana Verma. Whether you want a minor improvement to your smile or an extensive makeover, we have the ability to transform your smile with many great cosmetic and restorative dentistry options.
Veneers are an easy and non-invasive way to really make some amazing changes to the shape and color of your teeth. Whether you hate that one misshapen tooth that stands out or you have a full set of teeth that could benefit from being straighter and more even, veneers can do that (and more!).
Traditional veneers will require a very minimal amount of tooth preparation prior to placing them. The tooth is prepared to accommodate the added volume from the veneers, so you’ll get a natural smile that isn't bulky. Each veneer is also custom-made to perfectly fit each specific tooth.
Implants are a great option for healthy adults who are missing one or more permanent teeth. Implants are placed into the jawbone, where they naturally meld together with the bone to become a solid, reliable and long-term foundation that will support a dental crown. If you are dealing with complete tooth loss, multiple implants can also be placed throughout the jawbone to support dentures and to improve the stability of the dental prosthetic.
If you are looking for a fast and inexpensive way to replace your missing teeth, dentures might be the best option. Dentures allow patients who have oral health issues, health problems and other factors to get a full set of teeth even if they aren’t ready for other options like implants. Our Frederick restorative dentist believes that everyone should have a full, beautiful smile no matter their situation and dentures might just be the restoration to do that!
Do you have questions about any of the cosmetic dentistry options we offer in Frederick, MD? Want to learn more about what we could do to give you the smile of your dreams? Then call Frederick Dental Group today.
What your dentists in Frederick, MD want you to know
You took the plunge and now you have beautiful porcelain veneers. It’s only natural for you to want them to stay beautiful and last as long as possible. Fortunately, taking care of veneers is easy because they are made of high-tech materials. You just need to follow a few simple rules. Your dentists at Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MD, want to help you make your veneers last.
Porcelain veneers are made of translucent porcelain that reflects light, just like your natural teeth. Dental porcelains these days come in a variety of strengths including some that are twice as strong as natural enamel. Dr. Dave and Dr. Arpana Verma can assist you in choosing the right porcelain material for your particular situation. They resist staining because of the smoothness and lack of porosity of the porcelain material. They are strong, and easy care, but you certain precaution are advised. Your dentists at Frederick Dental Group want you to remember to avoid:
- Biting your fingernails or chewing ice
- Biting into hard candy, corn on the cob or other hard foods
- Using your teeth as tools for opening packages
You need to protect your veneers with a mouthguard if you play contact sports. If you grind your teeth while you are sleeping, schedule an appointment immediately for a custom-made night guard. Night grinding can break or chip your veneers.
You should brush your teeth after meals and before bed. You should also floss your teeth daily. Your porcelain veneers are strong, but can still experience tooth decay and gum or periodontal disease.
You might want to add an electric toothbrush to your oral care toolkit. Vibrating toothbrushes are very effective for flushing out bacteria and food debris.
Fluoride rinses are also an effective addition because they can help protect your tooth enamel. Remember to not eat, drink or rinse after using them to allow the fluoride time to bond and protect your tooth enamel.
Don’t forget to schedule yearly examinations with your dentists at Frederick Dental Group. They will check your veneers for any signs of damage or other dental problems. Professional dental cleanings every 6 months are another vital step to help your veneers last. Your hygienist can also polish your veneers with a non-abrasive paste.
To learn more about caring for your porcelain veneers, or if you are interested in getting porcelain veneers, call the experts, your dentists at Frederick Dental Group in Frederick, MS. You and your new veneers deserve the best treatment, so call today at 301-624-1001!