Archives by Tag 'porcelain'

The Lifespan of Porcelain Veneers

cosmetic dentistry, smile design

02/05/2010
When it comes to smile enhancement, porcelain laminate veneers are among the most aesthetic means for creating a more beautiful smile. The primary reason is that they allow for producing the most natural results. A dentist skilled in cosmetic dentistry can alter the color, shapes, and sizes of teeth to more...

The Artists Behind the Veneer

cosmetic dentistry

02/03/2010
After obtaining your dream smile, much of the credit can easily be given—and rightfully so—to the cosmetic dentist who places your veneers. What most people don't know is that behind the scenes is an equally talented artisan who created your veneers. And good dental porcelains in the hands of a more...

FAQs about Porcelain Veneers

cosmetic dentistry

02/03/2010
There are few other aspects of smile enhancement that generate more buzz and interest than porcelain veneers. One reason is that they can dramatically change a person's smile and self-confidence in a relatively short amount of time. Veneers also have no higher incidence of decay than your natural teeth provided more...

Are You Properly Maintaining Your Porcelain Veneers?

cosmetic dentistry

02/03/2010
Once your beautifully designed new smile is complete, it is important that you maintain it properly so that you achieve the maximum lifespan of 20+ years from your porcelain veneers. Luckily, this task is relatively simple and easy to incorporate into your daily oral hygiene routine. Since your veneers are more...

The Facts About Porcelain Veneers

cosmetic dentistry

02/03/2010
If you are considering porcelain veneers, then you should know some of the basic facts about them to determine whether or not they are right for you. This is particularly important because porcelain veneers require approximately 0.5 mm of tooth reduction; therefore, it is not considered a reversible treatment. Typically, more...

Enhancing Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

cosmetic dentistry

02/03/2010
When it comes to a person's smile, most people can name at least one thing they would love to change. The good news is that many issues can be addressed with porcelain veneers, which are among the most esthetic means of creating a more pleasing and beautiful smile. With porcelain more...

The Artistry and Science behind Porcelain Crowns & Veneers

cosmetic dentistry

02/02/2010
Cosmetic and restorative dentists have many techniques that enable them to showcase their artistic talents. Two of these, porcelain crowns and veneers, are probably most common and are responsible for producing a Hollywood smile. While they have their similarities, they also have their differences. What is needed to enhance your more...

Smile Design Techniques…Understanding My Options

cosmetic dentistry, smile design

01/30/2010
Cosmetic dentistry today offers a wide variety of options for improving or restoring your smile. However, knowing or even understanding your options can be intimidating. For example, what is the difference between bonding (an acrylic material) and veneers (typically porcelain)? And what on Earth is gum contouring...and why could it more...