Little Known Facts about Porcelain Veneers from Your Richmond Cosmetic Dentist

Aug 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers, Restorative Dentistry

Porcelain VeneersEarly Porcelain Veneers

The first porcelain veneers were made in the 1920s by Charles Pinkus. This early cosmetic dentist placed porcelain veneers for actors who wanted to change the appearance of their smile temporarily. The veneers were removable once the filming was completed.

Much has changed about this cosmetic dental treatment since then. Porcelain veneers are now a permanent cosmetic dental treatment. Porcelain veneers from our Richmond cosmetic dentist, Dr. Moiceanu, can last for decades to come with proper oral hygiene. In addition, porcelain veneers are no longer reserved for the rich and famous.

Almost Anyone is a Candidate for Dental Veneers

One reason why porcelain veneers are such a popular cosmetic procedure is because almost anyone can have successful porcelain veneers placement. Since these cosmetic restorations use conservative preparation methods, they are easily placed and secured. Candidates should have healthy gums, no sign of tooth decay on the affected teeth, and a fully formed facial structure.

Since gum disease is the number one cause of adult tooth loss, periodontal infection can threaten the success of your dental veneers. In addition, cavities must be addressed before porcelain veneers can be placed to avoid damage to the cosmetic restorations.  Since facial structure plays a crucial role in cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers are best for patients over the age 17 whose facial bones will not change significantly. Dr. Moiceanu, our Richmond cosmetic dentist, will help you determine your candidacy with a cosmetic dentistry consultation.

Porcelain Veneers and Whitening

Porcelain veneers cannot be whitened after placement. Teeth whitening procedures are designed to address stains in tooth enamel and dentin, which is why whitening treatments only work for natural teeth. Dental restorations like fillings, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and cosmetic bonding will not respond to teeth whitening treatments because they are made of a different material.

If you would like significantly whiter teeth, let our Richmond cosmetic dentist know before placement. We can recommend teeth whitening procedures before your dental veneer placement for optimal color matching and a sparkling white smile.

Cosmetic Dentist in Richmond, CA

We look forward to showing you why porcelain veneers are a popular option for beautiful smile makeovers in Richmond, CA. For more information about our cosmetic dentistry services, contact our Richmond, CA dental office at 510-758-7222.

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