Very rarely is anyone born with the smile that they truly idealize. And while certain things can be addressed using the natural biological material, not all can. Orthodontics can move around the existing teeth that we have, but what if you have an issue with the shape of the structure?
There is also the concern of any damage to the enamel. Breaks, chips, and cracks can all develop further into serious concerns for your smile. When interior infections occur in the mouth, it can result in a root canal surgery or even an extraction. If we can address these concerns before they happen, it can be very helpful in the maintenance of a healthy smile into the future. Today, your Cerritos, CA dentist explains how the use of porcelain veneers can help you protect your health while giving you a stunning new set of teeth to show to the world!
A Hollywood History
The birth of porcelain veneers started here in Southern California in 1929. During the Golden Age of Hollywood, a Los Angeles dentist named Dr. Charles Pincus was hired to create a special effect prosthetic set of false fronts. These were never built for long-term use, but worked particularly well as a visual effect.
In the 1950s, etching as a process developed, allowing for the permanent attachment of prosthetics to enamel. This is an acidic wash that makes the surface rough and uneven. Cement connects well in these locations.
In the 1980s, the technology really took hold, and today, ceramic enamel enhancement is everywhere you look. Either for cosmetic purposes or to restore a broken, chipped, or cracked tooth, this could be a fantastic solution for you!
A Versatile Solution
One of the best advantages of porcelain veneers as a dental improvement procedure is the custom nature of its design. Our skilled ceramicists craft your new smile and can place emphasis on concerns you might have.
This means that there is a broad amount of flexibility in addressing current concerns. If you wish to improve your alignment, speak with your trained oral health professional about this, as small adjustments to the scale and orientation of your new prosthetic caps can improve your smile dramatically.
We achieve this any additional surgery or trauma to the structures beneath your gumline. This makes recovery localized then to the external surface of the teeth, allowing for a quick turnaround time. Start your plan today!
ABOUT YOUR CERRITOS, CA, ORAL SURGEON:
Dr. Shawn Hofkes and the staff at Cerritos Dental Surgery are highly qualified to address complex issues, including those that require oral surgery to correct. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.