New Technology Allows Natural-Looking Veneers to be Applied in One Visit!
In the world of cosmetic dentistry, a chipped tooth is perhaps the most common problem among patients. From chewing hard candy to a hard fall, there are plenty of circumstances that can cause a tooth to chip.
Although reshaping teeth is a popular procedure, it’s still important to find a dentist with the experience to produce natural-looking, durable results. At Lakefront Family Dentistry in Riverside County, Dr. Derek B. Hauser, DDS, has more than 20 years of experience. In fact, he travels the country to teach other dentists how to use the newest treatment techniques.
To inquire about veneers, crowns, dental implants or a routine cleaning, Contact Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today!
How Are Cracked Teeth Fixed?
Dental veneer treatments involve thin, customized shells, which are developed from tooth-colored material. They cover the front surface of the tooth and create a smooth, natural appearance.
Dr. Hauser assesses each patient individually to identify the ideal shape, color, length and size of the veneer. Each person’s smile is different, so a veneer design that works for one patient might not work for another. That’s why it’s so important to find a dentist that has years of cosmetic experience.
Porcelain is the preferred material for this treatment because it is strong and resists stains. The hue can be personalized to match the patient’s smile, and porcelain can actually mimic how teeth naturally reflect light, which makes them seem even more authentic.
There are several cosmetic issues that can be fixed with this procedure:
- Chipped teeth
- Worn-down teeth
- Uneven or misaligned teeth
- Gapped teeth
Porcelain shells can even fix tooth discoloration. Although whitening can temporarily improve minor stains, porcelain can provide a long-term solution that covers discoloration from drinking too much coffee, abusing drugs or overusing fluoride.
Is This Treatment Painful?
Not at all! With an experienced dentist in control, you can relax and rest assured that your results will be fantastic
The staff at Lakefront Family Dentistry makes every effort to put your mind at ease. We have three registered dental hygienists, so you know that your treatment is being performed by a highly educated, professional team.
Also, the furniture in our office was individually selected by Dr. Hauser. He understands how important comfort is to patients. That’s why he installed premium, A-dec dental chairs.
Besides incorporating the best furniture available, Lakefront Family Dentistry only uses the latest technology to treat patients. Dr. Hauser is one of the few dentists in the United States that offers CEREC technology.
CEREC allows Dr. Hauser to perform the entire veneer procedure in only one visit!
Get Your Perfect Smile in One Appointment!
CEREC technology is one of the most influential dentistry breakthroughs in the last 50 years. Treatments that once took several visits and weeks to perform can now be completed in only one visit.
During the appointment, Dr. Hauser will examine your teeth and create a treatment plan. Your tooth will be prepared so the outcome will last longer. In fact, your results can last for more than 10 or even 20 years, depending on how well you take care of your oral health.
After the tooth is prepared, a 3D camera will capture an image of your smile and upload it to a state-of-the-art CEREC computer. Dr. Hauser will then design your treatment on a digital interface, which sends the information to a milling machine.
Using diamond burrs, the machine precisely shapes your veneer. This process only takes a few minutes, which is a welcome change from the lengthy process involved in traditional procedures.
During a traditional veneer procedure, the shell is developed by an off-site lab. Not only did this force the patient to anxiously wait for results, but it also was more time-consuming and costly for the dentist, which translated into higher fees for patients.
Today, though, Dr. Hauser can perform the entire treatment on-site. There’s no need for you to take several days off work, and you know that when you leave the office, you’ll have the smile of your dreams!
Bring Your Family to Lakefront Family Dentistry
It’s not only important to find a qualified dentist for cosmetic procedures, but it’s also important that your family dentist has experience treating patients of all ages. Dr. Hauser enjoys treating families. If you would like more information about how veneers can fix your chipped tooth, Contact Lakefront Family Dentistry at (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today!