A Guide to Dental Veneers and How We Use Them

Dental veneers are an awesome tool that many dentists have prescribed to their patients as a way to fix a plethora of different problems. Dental veneers have time and time again proved to be one of the most versatile tools that we have on our tool belt to encourage your teeth to repair and rejuvenate themselves. Most dental veneers are made by using porcelain in order to achieve a natural and seamless finish. In essence, veneers are paper thin pieces of porcelain that are able to mimic the tooth enamel perfectly to give you a smile that you may not have been able to achieve naturally.

In the following article were going to discuss why dental veneers are so important, how they’re placed, and how they can be used in order to enhance your quality of life.

How Are Dental Veneers Placed?

Dental veneers typically begin at an initial consultation at our office. Here, by speaking with you, we can determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for dental veneers. At this stage in the process, your teeth is in evaluated and a smile analysis is done in order to find out what kind of smile you’re seeking. By the next appointment, a small portion of the tooth enamel is shaved down to allow the porcelain veneer to fit snugly on your tooth. Then an impression of the teeth is made in order to make a custom veneer. In between the time that the custom veneer is being made to the time that it is finally placed in your mouth, a temporary set of dental veneers is placed in the mouth to ensure that you are not left with a tooth that does not function right.

What Are Dental Veneers Used For?

Dental veneers are typically used to fix teeth that have been cracked, broken, or chipped. Dental veneers are an alternative option to dental crowns, which require a much greater amount of removing the natural enamel. Porcelain veneers can also help patients that are seeking to whiten their teeth, adjust their bite, and minimize or maximize the shape of their teeth.

Are Dental Veneers Right For You?

In order to know whether or not dental veneers are the right solution for you, the best course of action to take is scheduling a consultation appointment with us at Ramona Dentistry. Our office in Chino, CA, is open to new patients, and is hoping to hear from you to set up an appointment. Don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email at the greatest convenient time for you. We can’t wait to meet you!

The Truth About Root Canals

Root canals sound much worse than they are. In fact, they are a great way to help decaying teeth get healthy again and stay healthy. What would someone even need a root canal? Trying to keep each tooth clean and healthy can be hard work. Regular brushing can help prevent ordinary, surface tooth decay.

Excessive build-up of bacteria can cause decay and infection all the way to the root. If decay and infection reach that far, no amount of brushing will prevent the spread of infection. The tooth may even require extraction if the nerve endings are affected and the tooth’s nerve endings die. Some teeth just may not be able to survive without the help of a root canal. But a dying tooth can be saved by a root canal.

How does a root canal work? The dentist will remove the decay and unwanted bacteria from the root area. Once the infected area is completely cleared away and the root area cleaned, your dentist can seal it with a biocompatible material and perhaps a temporary crown or filling. Eventually, the dentist will put in a permanent filling or crown.

Still don’t like the sound of root canals? Consider that an infected tooth can permeate the gum area and jawbone, causing the infection to spread and irreparable damage to the tooth. A tooth area that once needed a root canal but was neglected can cause more severe dental issues. Consider the alternatives. Conditions such as fistulas (puss or blood- filled bumps on your gums), abscesses or chronic pain when eating or drinking hot or cold substances could develop if the infected tooth goes untreated.

So What Is The Truth About Root Canals?

A root canal can not only resolve current infection but prevent any further infection in that area. The truth about root canals is that they can save you and your dentist a whole lot of frustration and extra dental work in the long run.

Getting the Most out of Your Invisalign Treatment

Has your dentist recommended an Invisalign treatment to help correct your smile? It is an effective and comfortable way to achieve a transformed smile while improving your health. Our team at Ramona Dentistry near you offers a wide range of cosmetic and restorative services, including Invisalign treatment. Like any treatment, it only works if you put in an effort. Continue reading on to see how you can get the most out of your Invisalign treatment. Below are a few easy and helpful tips that will ensure a successful treatment process:

  • Wear them for at Least 22 Hours a Day. Invisalign aligners were created to put constant pressure on the set of teeth. This means an individual must wear them consistently in order for them to work properly. They should only be removed for eating and cleaning purposes and be left on throughout the day and night. The more you wear your aligners, the quicker your treatment will be.
  • Keep your Travel Toothbrush handy! A major benefit of Invisalign aligners is that they can be removed prior to eating. This means no restrictions on what you can and can’t eat throughout the treatment. However, we recommend keeping a small travel toothbrush with you at all times in order to keep your teeth clean and fresh.
  • Clean Your Invisalign Aligners Every Weekly. Your aligners are constantly pushed up against your teeth and gums. Regular cleaning of the aligners is therefore essential in protecting your oral health and lowering the risk of decay. How can you keep your Invisalign aligners clean? Brushing your aligners with cold water and a toothbrush will help to get rid of debris and bacteria. We also recommend using a cleaning tablet for a more thorough clean. Add a tablet and your aligner into a glass of water and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Doing this just once a week will ensure a clean and fresh smile during your treatment.

Contact our Ramona Dentistry team today for more information on the services we offer or to schedule your next appointment.