People can be incredibly self-conscious about their appearance. When this is coupled with the need for a functional and sturdy mouth, it can be difficult on your own to maintain. It’s sort of like owning a nice pickup truck, you want to use it for its intended use, but struggle to keep it clean. So from time to time, routine maintenance is required to keep your biological machinery operating as well as possible.
Our smiles are also one of the first things that people see during first impressions. We need to maintain a healthy appearance for our career and social goals, even beyond eating and speaking. Thankfully, we have tested methods to improve the look of your mouth, while enhancing its stability and strength. Today, your Cerritos, CA dentist explains just some of the ways that we can bring added structure to your smile while giving you an effortless style and grace!
One of the most versatile procedures available to the contemporary dentist is the use of porcelain veneers. These are ceramic caps that replace or reinforce the natural enamel, or the incredibly strong surface of our teeth that gives them their function.
This procedure got its start, believe it or not, through a Hollywood dentist in the 1920s. When hired to create a special effect prosthetic for a film, he opted to use this strong and resilient form of clay. This worked incredibly well, and laid the groundwork for what we do today.
Porcelain veneers can be used in many situations, which is another big benefit of them. Teeth that may be broken or cracked can find quick repair with this technique. But also other concerns such as alignment may be able to be remedied through our skilled ceramicists’ use of scale and proportion. This is a highly popular method of bringing both strength and beauty to your smile, so ask your trained oral health professional about the possibility today!
Erase Years Of Stains
We use our mouths for so much more than just eating, but our diet choices can leave lasting remnants of the things we consume. Beverages such as red wine and coffee are particular culprits, but even healthy fruits and vegetables can stain your enamel. If you are a tobacco user, it is always the best move to quit as soon as you possibly can. There are many apps available to go alongside nicotine withdrawal aids, and this decision can do wonders for the life of your mouth.
But if these stains have taken hold, then removing them may take some work. While there is a wide array of over-the-counter options, the safest and most effective method is in the dental office. We can gently lift your stains rather than using harsh bleaches that can weaken your enamel and leave you susceptible to sensitivity and decay!
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.