Porcelain Veneers Porcelain veneers and VENLAY® Bite Restorations are entirely different … Keep Reading... about VENLAY® Bite Restorations are Not Porcelain Veneers
The best way to prevent premature aging is to have a facial shape like that of a younger person. Younger patients have better lip support and better facial profiles because they have better facial support from their teeth. However, after the teeth wear down and the bite shortens the shape of the face becomes round with premature aging. Patients with over bites have premature aging much more frequently because their chins are recessive and the chins look too small when the recessive chins are … [Read more...] about Will Porcelain Veneer Teeth Change the Shape of the Face?
Reducing TMJ Problems with Veneers Patients will say that they do not know where to place their lower jaw because the cusps are worn down. Veneers can restore worn down upper teeth that helps guide the lower jaw into a stable horizontal position. Porcelain veneers or laminates can restore the guidance to the bite to reduce TMJ problems but only in right and left directions. Laminate veneers can now guide the lower jaw into a more consistent position but the treatment is limited. … [Read more...] about How Can Veneers Help with TMJ Problems?
Common characteristics of Full Mouth Reconstruction patients: 1. Grumpy Looking The older we get the grumpier our faces look because of the loss of vertical dimension to the face. This loss of facial height is a direct result of a worn down bite. As the bite wears down, the face ages prematurely. The best cosmetic treatment is Face Lift Dentistry® because it will restore lost vertical dimension and position the lower jaw in the best three dimensional position. The benefits of TMJ … [Read more...] about 10 Telltale Signs Someone Needs Full Mouth Reconstruction
No Braces Required! Crooked teeth have an aging effect on the appearance of the patient and can make the patient look less professional and less credible. Crooked yellow teeth make patients of any age look older and less desirable. These patients with crooked teeth want straight teeth without braces because they simply do not have the time to wear braces or Invisalign retainers for the next year or two. After Invisalign is completed, patients also need to wear retainers or the teeth … [Read more...] about Straight Teeth Can Make You Look Much Younger
There is a trend today that says that dental implants are replacing dental bridges. The reason is that 30 years ago, dental implants were not working very well and there were a multitude of failures with dental implants. Today, dental implant surgery is more predictable. Dental bridges were really the only choice 30 years ago but again, today’s technology and precision and high tech dental bonding has given new life to the dental bridges because they are more affordable, predictable and … [Read more...] about The Shift from Dental Bridges to Dental Implants
Teeth can look straight without braces with just a little modification to the crooked teeth. Crooked teeth are crossed over each other and with minimal shaping, ultra thin porcelain veneers can create straight teeth in less than 2 weeks. Teeth straightening with braces or Invisalign require much more time and retainers for years but with Instant Braces, crooked teeth can look straight, yellow teeth can look white, short teeth can be lengthened and the patient’s will have a natural smile in a … [Read more...] about How to Straighten Teeth without Braces
Can a Cross Bite be Treated with Veneers? Crossbite correction depends on the circumstances as the location of the cross bite in the patient's mouth. Crossbites can be corrected or at least reduced with porcelain veneers but the actual treatment depends on each patient's circumstances. Here is an example: If the crossbite is on the patient's right side the lower teeth usually are blocking the dentists ability to place porcelain veneers on the upper teeth. The lower teeth need to be modified … [Read more...] about Crossbites and Porcelain Veneers
Invasive types of porcelain veneers can be a benefit for some patients with buck teeth. If the teeth are sticking out too far, they need to be moved with braces or ground down. Sometimes crooked teeth are done with invasive types of porcelain veneers because some of the tooth structure needs to be ground down. However, the other point of view is that too many dentists grind down too much tooth structure unnecessarily. If the patient has crooked teeth, some grinding on the teeth is … [Read more...] about Non-invasive vs Invasive Porcelain Veneers
Naturally when a patient appears like this patient, gum disease is a necessary part of the conversation. This patient suffers from gum disease and bone loss that resulted in loosing some of his teeth and saving others. Gum disease is actually an infection that generally is painless. Most patients have some form of gum disease and have no idea that they are infected. Some of these patients find it hard to believe because they do not have pain from their gum infection. There are various … [Read more...] about Gum Disease
The process of a dental bite correction is different for every patient. There are a variety of treatments as orthognathic surgery, jaw surgery, braces or orthodontics, overbite corrections, full mouth reconstructions and bite reconstructions. This patient did not need any of the preceding dental bite correction methods as her problem was teeth grinding to the point that she has actually damaged her teeth by permanently shortening them. She has short upper teeth just like a woman that is much … [Read more...] about The Process of Dental Bite Correction