Why Choose Veneers for Your Smile Makeover?

A smile can be more powerful than most people think, and it can be taken for granted. If there’s a flaw in your smile, whether it’s stained teeth, a gap, or chips, chances are, it’ll almost always be on your mind when you’re interacting with others. An effective solution for improving the appearance of teeth is with dental veneers. This cosmetic treatment offered by Great Smiles of La Mesa can treat issues such as chipping, discoloration, size discrepancies, fractures, and spacing between teeth. Veneers also offer other benefits when you choose this treatment in La Mesa, CA to enhance your smile.

Veneers are customized for your smile.

A veneer is a thin shell made of porcelain that is bonded to the front of a tooth. It is custom-made for each patient and each tooth. This ensures that it will fit seamlessly over the tooth so that it’s impossible to tell that any cosmetic dentistry work was done at all. This method can be used to change the appearance as well as the shade of the teeth, resulting in a smile you’ll love.

Veneers are stain-resistant.

Once you have certain teeth treated with dental veneers, you won’t have to worry about those teeth getting stained or discolored as natural teeth do. Whitening will never be necessary for veneers.

Veneers are low maintenance.

The only care that veneers require is the same as the natural teeth, meaning regular brushing and flossing. They require no extra maintenance. Because they are bonded directly to the teeth, they are very durable. By continuing your normal oral hygiene habits as usual, including regular dental checkups, you can enjoy your veneers for many years.

To have veneers placed on the teeth, a small amount of the tooth enamel will have to be removed to make room for them. Impressions will then be taken of the prepared teeth. A dental laboratory will use the impressions to create the veneers, which will be bonded to the teeth once they are completed.

To learn more about dental veneers in La Mesa, CA, contact Great Smiles of La Mesa today to book an appointment for a consultation. Dr. Johnson will be able to take your specific situation and goals into consideration and tell you whether or not dental veneers are the right treatment for you.

Should I Get Dental Implants?

Many individuals have come to us at Great Smiles with missing teeth, wanting to improve their smile. Due to developments in the field of dentistry within the last few decades, we have been able to help many of these ones. One of the most prevalent ways to solve such an issue is through dental implants.

What Is a “Dental Implant?”

Dental implants (also known as endosseous implants or fixtures) are typically made up of a titanium rod and a prosthetic tooth. The rod is inserted directly into the jawbone. After being left to heal for several months, the titanium rod fuses to the bone in a process called osseointegration. After the rod as thoroughly infused to the jaw bone, the prosthetic tooth may be added.

Can Anyone Receive a Dental Implant?

No. Not everyone can be considered a candidate to receive a dental implant. What considerations are there? The procedure may succeed or fail depending on the health of the patient. The jaw bone is examined to see whether or not there is enough bone mass to properly anchor the rod. Also, the structural integrity of the individual’s jaw must be taken into account, as the jaw needs to be able to withstand strong pressures without breaking. After the jaw, the health of a patient’s gingiva is considered so as to avoid future complications. Then, with the complexities of chewing mechanics, simulations are run to ensure that an implant will not have negative effects one’s health. These considerations will be looked at during an initial consultation with the surgeon. However, if you do qualify to receive dental implants, there are numerous benefits to doing so.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

First, it should be noted that the modern titanium dental implant is over 98% effective in creating a long-term solution to missing teeth. The implants improve the ability to eat compared with some dentures due to the fact that they function just like natural teeth. Unlike dentures, implants do not move, loosen or risk falling out of the mouth. Since you don’t have to worry about loose fitting dentures, implants do not negatively affect your speech. Often, a dental implant may even eliminate gum irritation. Essentially, implants are convenient, attractive and last a lifetime.

Come on into our La Mesa, CA office for a consultation to see if you qualify for dental implants.