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

San Ramon, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek and Dublin, CA

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What happens if you damage or lose a veneer?

If a veneer is damaged, we simply replace the single veneer. It's important to realize that if one veneer breaks, the others are usually undamaged and the repair is very easy. It's also important to realize that anything that would damage your natural tooth can damage a veneer. Para-functional activities such as biting fingernails, chewing ice, opening packages with your teeth, biting on pen caps should be avoided. In short, if a veneer is lost or damaged it is simply repaired just like we would repair a lost or damaged natural tooth.

posted by Erica at 7:12 AM

Monday, September 27, 2010

How white can your teeth be with Porcelain Veneers?

There is a wide range of how white porcelain veneers can be made. The color a patient and dentist decide upon is dependent upon the specific esthetic goals that the patient wants to achieve. They can be made white as snow or made to match existing natural teeth color in the event that one or two veneers are being fabricated. Before deciding on the color of your restorations, it is important to have an in-depth consultation with the treating clinician. You should discuss your individual goals thoroughly. You should review photos and completed cases that the dentist has on file and take into consideration size, shape and texture of the veneers as these will all effect the final color of your new smile. Lastly, the color of your veneers is certainly important but only one component in the process of insuring your case ends with an exceptional result.

posted by Erica at 7:11 AM

Friday, September 24, 2010

Why is Porcelain used for veneers?

Porcelain is extremely biologically compatible in the oral cavity. Unlike metal, it will not rust or corrode over time. Since it is a glass, it is smooth and translucent. It is the translucency that allows light to pass through the material making it look vital and life like. Porcelain comes in many different shades and variations and can be combined to create the perfect color for your individual teeth. These factors and others combine to make porcelain the most popular restorative material for creating the beautiful esthetics that porcelain veneers provide.

posted by Erica at 7:10 AM

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Porcelain Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain veneers are a very popular way to correct esthetic concerns in a patients existing smile. We use this technique to correct things like crooked/misaligned teeth, space between teeth, stained or discolored teeth, replacing old, unsightly dental restorations. The procedure is generally completed in about two weeks and has very little post operative discomfort. Things to evaluate in choosing a dental office to pursue this treatment are the experience and education of the dentist performing the work and the qualifications of the dental laboratory that the dentist uses to complete the ceramic restorations. In my experience as a cosmetic dentist, I have yet to see a procedure that yields a better return on investment than porcelain veneers. For most patients, it is a life changing experience. Stay tuned for more specific details on porcelain veneer treatment.

posted by Erica at 7:09 AM

Monday, September 20, 2010

Get a Hollywood White Smile in about an hour

Dr. Anderson's office is excited to share a new and dramatically improved In-office whitening system. Forget about the out-dated way of whitening your teeth with that bothersome ultraviolet light. Sure patient's teeth looked ultra white when they left the office after an appointment where one spent an hour with a strong light shining on their teeth. However, after about 24 hours after the appointment the teeth naturally dehydrated and that ultra bright white color was gone. That person's teeth were still lighter than before the treatment but many were disappointed that their teeth did not remain the color from the day of the treatment. So how is this new system so different?

Boost made by Opalescence, which features a unique, 38 percent hydrogen peroxide power bleaching gel chemically activated formula that allows your dental office to get your teeth their whitest without heat or ultraviolet rays of a light. Not only do you leave the office without having to wait for teeth to dehydrate to get a true sense of your final color, but most treated teeth continue to whitening between 12 and 24 hours after your in-office treatment. Sounds to good to be true, believe it, it works! Call us today and ask for our new "Special priced" Boost Whitening treatment to try it yourself!

posted by Erica at 7:07 AM


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

1501 Bollinger Canyon Road Suite G
San Ramon, CA 94583

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