Anaheim Hills Dental dentist Jack Ringer DDS is an Accredited Fellow and past president with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and can transform your crooked smile into a beautiful grin with cosmetic dentistry in Orange County.
Dr. Ringer believes in replicating the best that Mother Nature has to offer, even if she wasn’t so kind in the first place. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, there are several choices that you may have to give you a Hollywood Smile.
When you schedule your consultation with Dr. Ringer he will examine your teeth and gums, take digital photos and possible x-rays to come up with the best treatment plan for your particular needs, which may include in office tooth whitening, dental implants orthodontics, cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers on.
Porcelain Veneers-Veneers are perfect if you want to fix your cracked, chipped, or crooked teeth. Dr. Ringer may recommend veneers if you have old restorations or teeth that cannot be helped with tooth whitening.
If you and Anaheim Hills Dental opt for porcelain veneers, Dr. Ringer will select a color for your veneers that matches your smile before removing a small amount of enamel from your teeth to make way for your new veneers. After an impression is made of your teeth, Dr. Ringer may or may not bond temporary veneers on to your teeth while your new veneers are being custom made. If you do opt for veneers, be aware that they are permanent and cannot be removed. Veneers can last for quite some time as long as you practice good oral hygiene, but may need to be replaced should you chip or crack a porcelain veneer.
Cosmetic Bonding-Colgate explains that dental bonding was originally used to replace silver fillings and to fill cavities in front teeth. It is now used for everything from tooth discoloration to chipped teeth. Cosmetic bonding is painless, fast, and easy and takes about a half hour to an hour per tooth. Cosmetic dental bonding is permanent, but just like any restoration may need to be replaced or repaired after a few years.
If you and OC dentist Dr. Ringer determine that bonding is the best, solution for your smile x-rays and pictures will be taken so that Anaheim Hills Dental can craft your smile.
After Anaheim Hills Dental has analyzed your teeth and gums, a color will be chosen from a shade guide that best matches your natural or restored teeth. Once the color has been chosen, your tooth or teeth will be etched before being coated with a conditioner that helps the bond adhere. After the tooth has been prepared, resin will be molded and smoothed into place before being hardened with a laser or ultraviolet light. Dr. Ringer will trim, shape and polish after the bonding has hardened. Your dentist plays a big part in the cosmetic bonding procedure and can be likened to a sculptor making sure that the resin looks natural and suits the rest of your smile.
Just like porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental bonding can be used to repair:
- Chips and cracks
- Discolored teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Receding gums
- Teeth that are too short or too long
- Misshaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Be aware that cosmetic bonding is the least expensive and fastest way to give you the smile you have always wanted, but will not last as long as porcelain veneers. Just like porcelain veneers, you need to practice good oral hygiene and keep things out of your mouth. Chewing on a pencil or a chunk of ice is one of the fastest ways to chip a porcelain veneer.
If you have been thinking about restoring your smile, call or click and schedule a no obligation consultation with Dr. Jack Ringer who can help you decide between porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding.
Call or click and schedule your cosmetic dental appointment with Anaheim Hills Dental Dentist, Dr. Jack Ringer today.