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By RICHARD HAMATY
September 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

If you feel that the look of your teeth may need an improvement in one or many areas, veneers may be for you. Our Yorba Linda, CA veneersdentist, Dr. Richard Hamaty, can examine your teeth and determine whether or not you’re a viable candidate for this cosmetic dentistry procedure.

About Porcelain Veneers in Yorba Linda

Veneers are thin coverings that are placed atop the surface of the teeth. They are made of a strong, porcelain material that almost substitutes for natural tooth enamel. When they are bonded directly to the teeth, they can create a beautiful, natural-looking surface. This is because dental porcelain is tough and translucent. Most importantly, it doesn’t stain like tooth enamel does.

With recent advancements in dental technology, veneers can now be made so thin that they are nearly undetectable in the mouth, though a thin layer of the natural tooth enamel needs to be removed in order to fit the new surface and to make it look as natural as possible.

Veneers can be used to improve many things including:

  1. Color: Teeth can become stained by foods and drinks and aging. Veneers are available in many shades.
  2. Alignment or Spacing: They can close small gaps or slight corrections with alignment.
  3. Size or Shape: Worn down teeth or those with rounded edges can be fixed with veneers too.

A model of a patient’s teeth is made to send to a dental lab to create the veneers. After they are completed, they are cemented directly to the teeth. Veneers are cared for in the same way that the natural teeth are. To schedule an appointment with our Yorba Linda, CA dentist to discuss veneers, call our office today at 714-779-1313.

By Richard Hamaty
June 22, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  
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What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

Learn more about cosmetic dentistry from your Yorba Linda dentist!

Today, cosmetic dentistry is very popular, from teeth whitening and dental bonding to closing gaps and straightening teeth. Dr. Richard cosmetic dentistryHamaty in Yorba Linda, CA has a wide array of techniques and tools at his disposal for perfecting your smile. Cosmetic dentistry can fix your smile problems. Here's how.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the teeth and hardened with a curing light. Composite bonding is used improve the appearance of chipped, cracked or stained teeth. Bonding can also be used to close gaps between teeth or change the shape or color of teeth.

Invisalign

Invisalign is the clear alternative to conventional metal braces. Invisalign gradually moves your teeth using a series of removable, virtually invisible aligners. Invisalign effectively corrects a variety of dental issues, including: protruding teeth, an overbite, cross bite, underbite, overcrowded teeth, gapped teeth and crooked teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells made of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front of the teeth. Porcelain veneers can correct a variety of dental problems such as discoloration, misshapen teeth, chips, fractures, mild alignment problems and more.

Teeth Whitening

Having your teeth whitened is something you can do to enhance your appearance without emptying your bank account. Whitening methods include in-office teeth whitening and treatments the patient performs at home.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a viable option for people with one or more missing teeth. Implants are replacement tooth roots made of titanium. They are placed into your jaw to hold replacement teeth. One of the top benefits of implants is that they preserve bone and prevent deterioration of the facial structure.

Everyone wants a celebrity smile, and why not? One of the most glamorous ways to improve your appearance is with a gorgeous smile. To get started on the path to your gorgeous smile, call Dr. Hamaty in Yorba Linda, CA at (714) 779-1313 today to schedule an appointment. You'll be glad you did.

By Richard Hamaty
July 21, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Find out the many ways porcelain veneers can change your smile for the better.

It’s amazing how much cosmetic dentistry can do to completely transform your smile. If you are looking for an easy, non-invasive way to veneershide dental flaws and get an award-winning smile then it’s time you talked to our Yorba Linda dentist Dr. Richard Hamaty about dental veneers.

These thin porcelain shells are adhered to the front of your teeth to hide dental flaws such as chips and cracks, stains and discolorations, misshapen teeth, small gaps between teeth, and teeth that overlap each other. Veneers are also a great way to change the size or shape of your teeth, which is ideal for those with short or small teeth that look uneven.

Here are some things you should know about getting dental veneers in Yorba Linda:

  • You can brush and floss veneers just like you would natural teeth. Because veneers are so resilient and durable you don’t have to worry about damaging them. Just opt for a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste and your veneers will be fine.
  • If you are a teeth grinder or jaw clencher you will want to talk to us about whether dental veneers are the right cosmetic option for you. We can also create a mouthguard to wear during the night to protect your veneers from wear and tear.
  • About 0.5 mm of teeth enamel must be removed before porcelain veneers can be applied. Because of this, this procedure is not reversible.
  • It usually takes about one week for veneers to be fabricated. During this time we may have you wear temporary veneers to protect your teeth.
  • Preparing your teeth prior to applying the veneers won’t often require anesthesia. However, patients with tooth sensitivity or those who are nervous may choose to have anesthesia.
  • Veneers are applied to the front of your teeth using a dental resin, which is then hardened with a curing light.

Porcelain veneers are a great long-term solution for hiding common dental imperfections and to easily achieve your dream smile. If veneers sound like the perfect treatment for you then schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation at our Yorba Linda, CA dental office.