For over 40 years San Francisco Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Edward Loev D.M.D. has been caring for and transforming his patients’ lives and smiles through cosmetic dentistry. “It is amazing says Dr. Loev how patient’s overall presence can change after a smile transformation. I used to laugh at before and after pictures showing patient’s with no make-up and un-kempt hair in the before photo and looking salon perfect in the after photo. After over 30 years specializing in cosmetic dentistry I have discovered that it’s actually a change in the way a patient feels. We never ask a patient to dress-up or change anything before they come in for their final veneers they just seem to feel so good that they do it on their own.” According to a survey conducted by the AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) nearly 99 percent of Americans believe a beautiful smile is socially advantageous and can boost self-confidence. Surprisingly, the survey also reported that 50 percent of all participants reported being “unhappy” with their smiles. There is no need to be un-happy with ones smile anymore. Between, the use of very conservative dental bleaching, Invisalign™ tooth straightening and extremely versatile porcelain veneers a beautiful smile is just a click, or phone call away. Payment plans are also available to make transforming one smile not just easy but affordable too.
Porcelain veneers have been used to transform smiles for years. The techniques and technologies associated with this procedure have evolved allowing for thinner more natural looking new smiles. Coupled with the improved esthetic is a more conservative preparation which often allows for amazing change with minor tooth removal. The cosmetic dentist like Dr. Loev have come a long way in learning when it is best to use these and when it is not. Many people are simply just not happy with their smiles. If you are one of these people, veneers might be just the procedure for you. Porcelain veneers can in some cases even be used to close gaps without Invisalign™ or traditional metal brackets.
Why Porcelain Veneers?
Preparing the tooth for a traditional cosmetic crown requires cutting away a substantial amounts of tooth structure. This doesn’t matter if the tooth is already cracked, broken or diseased, but what if the teeth are healthy and treatment is purely cosmetic, this can be bothersome. Porcelain veneers were created to conservatively yet effectively transform the front of a tooth much like a fake fingernail transforms the appearance of a fingernail. Dr. Loev generally does a complete smile work-up using models and photos prior to getting started on the actual treatment so that both he, the patient and the lab technician can work together to create a new smile that is both beautiful and functional. Once this step is completed a small layer of tooth structure is removed mostly from the front surface of the tooth to shape and make room for the new veneer. Temporary veneers are often fashioned from plastic. The patient to wear them for a week or two so that they may “test-drive” their new smile and see what they think. Once they feel comfortable and happy with their new look the permanent porcelain veneers are bonded to the prepared surface. Voila… a new beautiful smile is complete.
What Can Veneer’s Do for Your Smile?
- Porcelain veneers can cover-up some stubborn or permanent tooth staining that is resistant to dental bleaching. In other cases, patients want teeth that are whiter then their natural teeth will ever be. In these cases, veneers might be the right option.
- Veneers can cover up any superficial cracks that you may have on your front teeth.
- If you have chipped teeth, dental veneers are a good option. However, to maintain your new beautiful smile and prevent future chipping an oral night-guard will be suggested.
- Porcelain veneers can fill minor gaps between your teeth without orthodontics
Porcelain Veneers are not for you if…
- You are looking to close major spaces and completely correct very crooked or crowded teeth
- Porcelain veneers will not correct poorly shaped gum tissue but laser treatment or periodontal surgery can improve appearance.
- Veneers cannot restore teeth with poor surface structure or overall decay and breakdown, a crown should be used in this instance.
If you are concerned with the shade, structure or even shape of your teeth porcelain veneers may be just right for you. You could be just a few visits away from have that smile you’ve always dreamed of. Dr. Edward Loev is happy to offer complimentary smile consultations in his Downtown San Francisco Dental Office 415-392-2072. Make sure, whichever you dentist you choose for your smile transformation or minor tweak has a lot of experience with veneers and cosmetic dentistry. You never know how easy your smile re-design might be!
Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Edward L. Loev, DMD has been practicing dentistry in his Downtown San Francisco dental office for over 40 years. He has surrounded himself with an amazing team of individuals who are committed to patient care and service. Call them today at 415-392-2072 to set-up a complimentary cosmetic consultation or even just a new patient visit if you are in need/want of a new dentist.