Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA
Thanks to advances in cosmetic dental technology, having a brilliant bright smile worthy of Hollywood is accessible for everyone. Actually achieving a whiter smile is easier for some people than others, however. While teeth whitening is the most popular treatment in the field of cosmetic dentistry, it may not be the best option for everyone. Luckily, permanent, whiter teeth can be achieved by receiving porcelain veneers in Scotts Valley.
Here is a look at the difference between these two popular cosmetic dental procedures.
Porcelain veneers can be used to resolve a variety of appearance issues with teeth, including stains or discoloration.
Veneers are more convenient and affordable than ever. The veneer itself is a very thin layer of porcelain that is placed across the front of the tooth or teeth being treated. Installing these veneers is minimally invasive; only a small portion of the existing tooth structure has to be removed, enough to smooth the surface of the tooth to make room for the new restoration.
At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, our veneers are made of high-quality dental porcelain. This installation process requires two appointments. At the first visit, we prepare the tooth, and then take impressions that are used as a model to fabricate your veneers. We will place temporary veneers on your teeth to wear while your permanent ones are being made. At your follow-up appointment, which usually is two weeks later, the porcelain veneers are placed on your teeth to leave you with a great-looking smile.
Veneers can be used to correct an assortment of aesthetic issues, including teeth that are worn, chipped, broken, uneven, misaligned or irregularly shaped. For patients who are receiving veneers to achieve whiter-looking teeth, then a full set of veneers is needed. This will help make sure that all of your teeth have a consistent appearance.
Teeth whitening in Scotts Valley can be performed both in our office during a scheduled appointment or at home at your convenience through the use of pre-filled silicone trays. We are proud to offer the Zoom! Professional Whitening System for our in-office treatments, which often produce a beautiful, bright smile worthy of the Hollywood red carpet.
Although teeth whitening can produce profound results, it does not last forever. Teeth become dingy and stained from the foods and beverages that we consume. The only true way to achieve a bright, white smile that lasts is through cosmetic dentistry in Los Gatos that results in permanent results such as veneers.
Whether you choose a professional whitening treatment or another cosmetic procedure such as veneers in order to achieve the desired shade of your teeth, remember that you can prolong the effectiveness of these treatments by maintaining a thorough regimen of oral hygiene. This regimen should include brushing and flossing daily, while also visiting your Scotts Valley dentist for a professional cleaning and oral examination every six months. Also, limit your consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, and certain dark-colored fruits, all of which can stain teeth.
Veneers in Scotts Valley
To learn more about the veneers, whitening treatments, or any other cosmetic dentistry procedures offered at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, contact our office at (831) 438-4411 to schedule a consultation.
Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry provides total oral health care for patients located in the California communities of Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, and Scotts Valley.