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By Pacific Dental Care
January 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Porcelain Veneers  

Unhappy with the look of your smile? Porcelain veneers from here at Pacific Dental Care in East Palmdale, West Palmdale, Rosamond, and Lancaster, CA, can change that. With five specialty dentists to serve you, read on to learn how this premier cosmetic dentistry service can rejuvenate your smile and self-image.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers, or dental laminates, are shells of high-grade ceramic that are bonded to the front of aesthetically flawed teeth. While they do also strengthen tooth structure, veneers are primarily a cosmetic dentistry service, disguising defects such as:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Deep stains
  • Small gaps
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Craze lines
  • Pits and fissures
  • Mild crookedness

Your veneers will require some enamel resurfacing so they fit and bite properly. This makes your veneers permanent.

Do you need porcelain veneers?

As with any cosmetic dentistry service from Pacific Dental Care, an in-depth consultation is a must. During this appointment, you and your dentist will discuss your smile goals and determine the health of your teeth and gums. Consider questions such as:

  • Am I satisfied with my tooth color, size, and shape?
  • How much gum tissue shows when I smile?
  • How much time and money am I willing to devote to my smile makeover?

With those questions answered, you may decide if veneers are right for you. Then, the treatment can begin.

The veneer treatment

Treatment begins with the removal of about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from each tooth. Your dentist also takes photos and oral impressions which help the dental lab fabricate your veneers with just the right size, shape, and color.

Between appointments, you'll wear temporary veneers. When you return to Pacific Dental Care, the doctor will remove them and try on the new veneers. Finally, a tooth-colored cement and special bonding light affix the veneers in place.

Advantages of porcelain veneers

  1. They are strong and realistic.
  2. They cause little to no gum sensitivity due to professional placement by your cosmetic dentist.
  3. They last upwards of 10 years.
  4. Unlike porcelain crowns, veneers require only mild enamel reduction.
  5. Veneers improve the appearance of mildly crooked or gapped teeth without elaborate orthodontic treatment.
  6. Oral hygiene consists of semi-annual examinations and cleanings at Pacific Dental Care, daily flossing and twice-daily brushing.
  7. You can eat anything you want, avoiding only extra-hard foods such as caramel apples.

Get that new smile

Come see the professionals at Pacific Dental Care about porcelain veneers and the other cosmetic dentistry services that we offer. Our five doctors cover the finest in comprehensive dental care at four convenient locations serving East Palmdale, West Palmdale, Rosamond, and Lancaster. Contact us today:

  • (661) 256-2500 - Rosamond
  • (661) 267-5700 - West Palmdale
  • (661) 948-8187 - Lancaster
  • (661) 285-8600 - East Palmdale
By Pacific Dental Care
September 24, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Implants  

Everyone aspires to have a picture-perfect smile, but sometimes the years take their toll. Whether damage, decay or aging have put a damper on your smile, Pacific Dental Care in Palmdale, Rosamond, and Lancaster, CA can bring your smile back to its best with dental implants.

Dental implants are a safe, effective way to restore missing teeth.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a post, shaped like a screw, which is secured under your gums and into the jawbone to serve as the root for an artificial tooth, which will be affixed to the top of the dental implant.

Why are dental implants a good option?

Unlike the most common alternative to dental implants -- dentures -- dental implants are permanent, which takes away the fuss of removing them for cleaning, the embarrassment of having them potentially impede your speech and the discomfort of them shifting around in your mouth. Not to mention, dental implants are cared for just like your original teeth, with brushing and flossing.

What is the process for dental implants?

Your Palmdale dentist will set up the procedure to be as comfortable for you as possible, applying an anesthetic to dull any pain you might experience. A small incision will be made in your gum, making room for the implant to be screwed firmly into place in your jaw. During the next weeks to months, the bone will grow around the implant and create a strong base for an artificial tooth, which will be attached to the top of the implant. Your dentist will use a replacement tooth matched to the shade and shape of your natural teeth, making it undetectable.

How do I take care of my dental implants?

You will need to brush, floss and rinse as normal, making sure to see your Palmdale dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.

Don't wait another day for your best smile. Ask Pacific Dental Care in Palmdale, Rosamond, and Lancaster, CA about dental implants. Call today.