San Ramon Cosmetic Dentistry Blog | Sean Michael Anderson, D.D.S.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

How Long do Porcelain Veneers Last?

Small imperfections in your teeth can lead to an awkward smile, impairing your ability to feel comfortable in business, social, and even familial settings. These imperfections can come in many forms: chips and cracks, discolorations, odd gaps and spacing, even unevenly sized teeth.

You may have been born with some of these problems; others are the result of personal choices, environmental factors, or accidents. No matter the cause, these minor cosmetic issues are often permanent, that may leave you wishing for a permanent fix. The solution can be found in porcelain veneers, wafer-thin shells placed over existing teeth that cover small imperfections.

Life Span of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers act in the same capacity as your natural teeth. As such, it is important to maintain a proper oral hygiene routine. Bad habits that can stain, chip, or break your natural teeth can likewise damage veneers. Regular brushing and flossing, and routinely scheduled oral cleanings however can help ensure your veneers last a lifetime. As an added bonus, porcelain veneers are stain resistant, allowing them to maintain their brilliance longer than adjacent teeth.

Proper Oral Hygiene

Brushing and flossing, combined with regular visits to your dentist for cleanings and exams, all play a large role in maintaining a healthy, vibrant smile. Using a fluoride toothpaste to combat decay after each meal, or at least twice a day, will help ensure your teeth - both natural and those with veneers - will remain fully functional and strong.

If you live in San Ramon, Danville, or Livermore, California and are bothered by small cosmetic imperfections in your smile, please contact San Ramon cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sean Anderson for a free consultation and review of options, including porcelain veneers, which will best suite your needs.

posted by Anonymous at 2:16 PM

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

What Problems do Porcelain Veneers Correct?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth. A relatively new advancement in cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers are shaped and colored to match adjacent teeth, providing a smile that is seamless and natural looking; while improving minor imperfections. Porcelain veneers are also stain resistant, providing you with a lasting bright, radiant smile.

Common Problems Fixed by Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a quick and easy way to improve the quality of your smile. Most commonly they are used to cover teeth that are:

  • Broken or chipped
  • Discolored due to natural and lifestyle factors
  • Misaligned or crooked
  • Oddly spaced or gapped
  • Unevenly sized

Process for Porcelain Veneers

The process for porcelain veneers is short, painless, and noninvasive. The entire procedure takes place over two office visits, placed a few weeks apart. During the first visit an impression will be taken of your teeth in order to ensure proper sizing. This impression is sent to the laboratory where your veneers will be made.

Two weeks later, your new porcelain veneers will be ready, and on your next office visit they will be affixed to your teeth. Just two short weeks and your smile will be more beautiful than you ever imagined. Better yet, with proper care, the results can last for a lifetime.

If you live in San Ramon, Danville, or Livermore, California, and have been thinking about improving small cosmetic imperfections in your teeth and making your smile more brilliant, please contact experienced porcelain veneer dentist Dr. Sean Anderson to schedule your free consultation.

posted by Anonymous at 2:15 PM


Sean Michael Anderson, D.D.S
Neuromuscular & Aesthetic Cosmetic Dentistry

1501 Bollinger Canyon Road Suite G
San Ramon, CA 94583

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