When to Choose Veneers

If your smile has fallen on hard times, or if you have organic failures in the appearance of your teeth that you would finally like to address, then you may be interested in dental veneers. These items are prize possessions in cosmetic dentistry for their inclusive, effective treatment of esthetic failure. The obligations of dental veneers include camouflaging surface damage to teeth, as well as renovating areas of disuse.

Dental problems that may make you a candidate for veneers include:

• Excessive chips or cracks in the teeth
• Tetracycline staining, or stains from simple aging
• Gaps or spacing between teeth
• Teeth that are crowded or rotated

Veneers are thin, translucent shields made of porcelain or composite material. They are adhesively bonded to your existing teeth after certain sizing steps are taken. Thin as they are, veneers still require some space. Microscopic quantities of enamel will need to be removed from the affected teeth before the final placement.

If you prefer expedited treatment, veneers are a great option. Usually, it takes just a few weeks from the first consult with our Pasadena dental veneers dentist to your veneers being applied. First impressions are taken and are used to make a mold of your teeth. That mold is then sent off-site to a laboratory, where skilled technicians will hand-craft your smile upgrade.

Before scheduling your visit, it may help to check out our dental veneers reviews. This is the best visual method to familiarize yourself with the best cases, and to know exactly if veneers are right for you.


How to Keep Invisalign Aligners Clean

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So, you decided to get Invisalign, and everything is going smoothly. While you probably like your non-invasive aligners and how good you look in them, you are most likely unsure of the best way to clean your aligners. Here are some tips on how to keep Invisalign aligners clean.

1. Brush them similar to how you would your natural teeth. Aligners need the same care as the rest of your mouth and brushing is the best way to do it. Make sure you use a soft brush, and do not use toothpaste, as it can stain the aligners. It is recommended that you use a clear anti-bacterial soap instead of toothpaste.

2. Brush and floss before putting your aligners back into your mouth. Making sure your teeth are free of food particles is as good as making sure your aligners are. At the very least, rinse your mouth before insertion.

3. Store them in a safe, hygienic place. Always rinse the aligners upon taking them out to ensure that your saliva does not dry on them. Then, store them in a glass of water or a sealed container.

4. Use a cleaning agent approved by your Pasadena Invisalign provider. You can also purchase a vibratory bath, which mixes cleansing crystals with warm water to relieve the aligners of bacteria.

5. Home remedies, which can include shaving cream, hydrogen peroxide, jewelry cleaner, and vinegar. Be sure to ask your doctor for more input, though.

If you have more questions about oral hygiene while using Invisalign, talk to our expert in Invisalign braces in Pasadena.