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How to Fix Your Broken Veneers

How to Fix Your Broken VeneersDental veneers are the perfect way to transform an otherwise imperfect smile. By filing down your existing teeth, porcelain veneers will be glued on top— giving you an almost permanently beautiful smile. If, however, you don’t take proper care of your veneers or if you were in a recent accident, your veneers can crack, chip, and break off. This article will discuss what to do in each of these situations until you can come in to see Dr. Janice Scott. Read on to learn more.

Cracked or Broken Veneers

Typically when we see a patient who has cracked or broken veneers, it’s because they were in an accident or fight of some sorts. If you find yourself in this type of condition, try not to eat any hard-to-chew foods like apples or steak because the may further exacerbate the issue. When you come in to see Dr. Janice Scott for this type of issue, she will likely have to file down the whole veneer and replace it. However, if the crack is small enough, there may be some alternative ways for her to fix it.

Chipped Dental Veneers

Biting down on hard foods like candy or even biting your nails can chip your veneer. If your veneer chips, try saving the piece and storing it in a safe place— Dr. Scott may be able to use it. Depending on how bad the chi is, Dr. Scott may be able to use a resin composite to fix it without even touching your veneer. If, however, the chip is large, she will have to remove and replace your veneer.

Veneers are a fast, easy, and expensive way to transform your smile. If you have recently cracked, chipped, or broken one of your veneers, Dr. Janice Scott can fix them. To learn more about your veneers or to schedule an appointment, call our office today at (209) 478-3036!



Did You Have a Bad Dental Veneer Job? How Dr. Janice Scott Can Help

Did You Have a Bad Dental Veneer Job? How Dr. Janice Scott Can HelpWhen it comes to the finer things in life, you always want the best of the best. Similar to buying a new Mercedes and having it break down, getting dental veneers that don’t look quite right can not only make you wish you didn’t spend the money, but it can also feel quite devastating. If you recently got dental veneers from a dentist that just didn’t get the job done right, Dr. Janice Scott can help. Read on to learn more about how.

Come in for a Consultation

Before Dr. Scott can determine the best route to take to fix your dental veneers, you will have to come into our office for a consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Scott will do a visual and physical oral examination to take a better look at your veneers. This appointment should only take around 30 minutes and won’t involve any pain. During this appointment, make sure to address any and all areas that you would like to see fixed.

Reshape Dental Veneers

One of the biggest problems that patients run into with dental veneers is getting some that are too large. Remember when Hilary Duff got veneers that were too big for her mouth? The media had a heyday comparing her to a horse. To make sure that you don’t get compared to a four-legged creature of any kind, Dr. Scott may recommend that you get your veneers filed down and reshaped. Typically, this can be done without having to remove your current veneers and should only last around an hour or so.

You May Need Brand New Veneers

Depending on just how bad your current dental veneers are, Dr. Scott may recommend that you start all over. To do this, Dr. Scott will remove your dental veneers and apply new ones. Before you get new veneers, however, Dr. Scott will ensure that you feel confident with the shape, size, and color of your new veneers so that you leave our office feeling 100% happy and confident with your new smile.

Schedule An Appointment

Dental veneers are an excellent way to restore damaged, crooked, or discolored teeth. However, if they are done incorrectly, they can make you look worse than before. Luckily, with the help of Dr. Janice Scott, you can get your veneers fixed or replaced. To learn more or to schedule your consultation, call Dr. Janice Scott today at (209) 487-3036!



Have TMJ? Why You May Want to Consider Veneers

Dental VeneersTemporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMJ, can cause patients a host of problems including pain, swelling, stiffness, popping of the jaw, earaches, and the inability to chew foods like steak and chewing gum. However, TMJ can also cause interference with things like braces. How exactly can TMJ affect your ability to get braces and what are some of the alternatives? Read on to learn more.

The Problem With Traditional Braces

Depending on the severity of your TMJ and just how bad the damage is, braces may be a no-go to help straighten your otherwise crooked smile. Because during the straightening process the jaw is often moved in order to help with the overall alignment process, it can place an undue amount of pressure on the temporomandibular joint— in return exacerbating any of the symptoms that you may already be experiencing. However, just because you do have TMJ doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to get braces. During your initial consultation with Dr. Janice Scott, you will receive an x-ray that will help determine just how bad your TMJ is and if you are a decent candidate for braces. If you are deemed as an unsuitable candidate for braces, veneers may be a good option for you.

The Next Best Thing

Did you know that veneers can be used to help with not only the size, color, and shape of your teeth but also how straight they are? If you are an unsuitable candidate for traditional braces due to your TMJ, then Dr. Janice Scott may recommend that you look into dental veneers. Dental veneers involve filing down your original teeth and then placing a porcelain veneer directly on top of them with a dental adhesive. By both looking and acting like your natural teeth, dental veneers provide patients with the perfect way to straighten their smile without having to mess with their jaw.

If you have TMJ and are wanting to get your teeth straightened, you may have to consider getting dental veneers. However, you won’t be able to fully determine what is best for you until after you receive a dental exam. To learn more, contact Dr. Janice Scott.



The Facts Behind Dental Veneers

If you have recently chipped a tooth, you might be considering getting veneers. However, veneers are also a great cosmetic option that will transform your smile from drab to fab in no time. Made out of porcelain or resin, veneers are placed on top of your existing tooth— or what’s left of it— in order to provide you with a brand new smile and set of teeth. If you’re looking into veneers but still need to know more about them, read on to learn more.

veneers stockton caWhat are veneers used for?

  • Discoloration
  • Teeth that have been worn down
  • Teeth that have been chipped or cracked
  • Misaligned or uneven teeth

What are the benefits of veneers?

There are several benefits of dental veneers, including:

  • A natural look for your teeth.
  • The veneer procedure is fairly easy and is less invasive than dental crowns.
  • They don’t stain
  • You can choose the color, shape, and size of veneer that you want.

How long do veneers typically last?

If well taken care of, Dental Veneers can last up to twenty years. However, if not taken care of, you can expect to have them replaced within a couple of years.

How do you care for Dental Veneers?

One of the greatest benefits of dental veneers is that you can care for them just as you would your natural teeth: flossing, brushing, and regular dental visits (every six months). And although porcelain dental veneers are known to withstand stains, it’s still important to brush your teeth after you consume stain causing foods and beverages like black tea and red wine.

Depending on your budget, your oral health condition, and the recommendation of your dentist, dental veneers may or may not be the best option for you and your smile. However, with durability and the ability to completely transform your smile into something you’ve always desired— Dental Veneers are a great option for many individuals. Click here to view our before and after gallery.

To learn more, contact us at (209) 478-3036 to schedule an appointment today.

Smile Like You Mean It: The Truth Behind Dental Veneers

dental veneers in stockton, CANothing gets people quite as embarrassed as seeing a picture of themselves smiling only to see a set of nasty yellow teeth smiling back. If you have extremely discolored teeth or have another dental problem such as a chipped tooth, it might be time to consider dental veneers.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are a porcelain shell that looks and acts as your natural tooth but is placed over the front of your teeth giving you the appearance of straighter, whiter, and more solid teeth. By being bonded to the front of your natural teeth, dental veneers give you teh ability to enjoy the same dental functions as you would with your natural teeth.

Veneers for Discoloration

Whether you have grey or yellow tinted teeth due to medication like tetracyline or you are an avid smoker and your teeth have become severely discolored, you might have noticed that no matter how many whitening toothpastes or products you use, you will never get whiter teeth. Due to extreme staining, even in-office bleaching methods tend to not have the ability to whiten teeth. That’s where veneers come into play. By filing down all of your front teeth, you can choose a whiter looking veneer to place on top of your natural teeth and leave you with the white smile you never thought you could have.

Veneers for Chips

Having a chipped tooth can completely throw you off. Not only does it make things like chewing a lot more difficult but it can make you look a little bit like a pirate as well. Skip the dental implant procedure altogether and consider having a dental veneer placed on the top of your chipped tooth. Worried that it won’t match your other teeth? Have no fear— there are different shades of dental veneers that will match any shade of teeth, including ones that are a little bit on the dingy side.

Veneers are a great option for individuals who either want whiter teeth or have chipped teeth. Also used to enhance the shape of your teeth, fix alignment issues, or even fill in gaps between teeth, veneers are a versatile option that everyone should consider.

To learn more, contact our office today!

Considering Porcelain Veneers? What You Need to Know

Porcelain Veneers Stockton CAWhen are Porcelain Veneers a Good Option?

Porcelain veneers can fix many problems, including gaps in the teeth. The veneers can fill in these gaps to give the appearance of a straight, cohesive row of teeth.

Patients who are unhappy with the color of their teeth due to stains, root canal treatments, or drugs can use porcelain veneers. The bright, white veneers cover up dark teeth.

If you have broken, chipped or worn teeth, veneers can cover up problem areas.

What Preparation and Procedure is Involved?

Let your dentist at Deer Park Dental know exactly what you want. They can look at x-rays of your teeth and decide if you are a good candidate.

Before your permanent veneers can be bonded to your teeth, your own teeth will need to have the surface removed. Local anesthetic may be necessary to make you feel more comfortable. This is usually done one or two weeks before your veneer procedure is completed, while your veneers are being custom molded for your teeth. You can have temporary veneers fitted during this time to disguise the look of your teeth, which have had the enamel trimmed off.

At your procedure your teeth will be cleaned and etched; this creates a surface that the veneers can adhere to more securely. A cement will be applied to fix the veneers to your teeth, which is cured quickly under a special light. You can alter the final color of your veneers by choosing a different shade of the cement. Finally, you will have any excess cement removed and be assessed to ensure you are happy and comfortable with the results.

What are the Risks Vs Rewards?

Porcelain veneers are a convenient and permanent solution for many people who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. They can give a very natural look and are stain resistance. They are a great alternative to crowns, because while they are equally as strong and hard-wearing, they require much less shaping and wearing down of the original teeth.

The main advantage people express is a confidence boost at having a smile they are proud of.

There are very few risks associated with porcelain veneers. They can chip or crack, but this can be fixed with a new veneer. Your teeth may become more sensitive to the temperature of food and drink due to the enamel being removed. The vast majority of people who have porcelain veneers feel that the benefits of their new attractive teeth outweigh any negative aspects.

If you think porcelain veneers might be a good option for you, contact us at Deer Park Dental via our online contact form to book a consultation.