Why Choose Porcelain Veneers? | Cosmetic Dentistry

porcelain-veneersPorcelain veneers are an excellent choice if you’re looking for a more aesthetically pleasing option for improving your smile. They are used for multiple reasons in cosmetic dentistry including covering stains, fixing minor misalignments, or repairing a chipped or misshapen tooth. The porcelain veneers are fingernail thin shells that are bonded directly over the misshaped, damaged or stained tooth, and if taken care of properly it can last a lifetime. There are several advantages when choosing porcelain veneers to repair or improve your smile, including the following:

  • Natural Looking- Porcelain is a translucent material that mimics the light reflective properties as your natural tooth, creating more natural looing results.
  • Repairs- Porcelain veneers can repair broken, chipped or misshapen teeth, thus improving your overall smile.
  • Fills Gaps- Porcelain veneers can be customized to repair your smile by fill in unsightly gaps.
  • Conservative- Porcelain veneers are consider a less invasive procedure since less of your natural is required to be removed.
  • Stain Resistant- Porcelain doesn’t change color over time, and is resistant to classic stains like coffee, soda, tea and smoke.
  • Durable- Porcelain veneers are extremely durable and the strength is comparable to natural tooth enamel.
  • Customizable- The shape, size, and color of your porcelain veneers are all customizable.
  • Long Lasting- If you take care of your porcelain veneers properly they can last up to 20 years or longer.
  • Dramatic Results- Porcelain veneers produce fast and dramatic result such as a whiter or bolder smile.

If you think porcelain veneers may be a great choice to enhance or repair your smile, contact Barmby and Frick Prosthodontists in Walnut Creek, CA at 925-934-5526 to schedule a consultation today. For more information regarding cosmetic dentistry visit our website at www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.

How to take Care of your new Porcelain Veneers

How exactly does one take proper care of their new porcelain veneers? Easy! If you want your porcelain veneers to last, proper maintenance is essential, and it’s not difficult!

Good Oral Care at Home: Brush and floss daily with a nonabrasive toothpaste containing fluoride. Good oral care at home helps prevent periodontitis which can cause your gums to recede. Veneers are placed right at the gum line. If your gums do start to recede the appearance of your veneers could be compromised.

Avoid excessive force: No biting your fingernails, hairpins, ice or hard candy. These types of things can break or dislodge a veneer.

No clenching and grinding your teeth: By grinding your teeth your veneers can be chipped or broken due to the force generated by these actions.

Note: If you suffer from bruxism at night, be sure to talk to Dr. Barmby or Dr. Frick about a night guard to protect your teeth and veneers.

Steer Clear of Staining Foods and Drink: Although porcelain veneers are very resistant to staining the cement used to hold them in place can stain over time. Try to avoid coffee, tea, soda, wine and tobacco.

For more information on porcelain veneers or to make an appointment call Walnut Creek Prosthodontics today at (925) 934-5526 or www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.


Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures| Walnut Creek Dentist

Some people love their teeth, some people hate their teeth. Teeth make up a large portion of our facial structures and shape the way our faces appear to the outside world. Here at Barmby & Frick, we believe that everyone deserves to have that award winning smile on their side! Here is a list of cosmetic dentistry procedures that we offer to our patients!

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are custom made shell like fixtures that are placed over the fronts of the teeth to enhance their appearance and repair any damage. Veneers are used to improve a wide variety of cosmetic dental problems, from discoloration, to gaps between the teeth.

Tooth Whitening

This procedure involves the use of peroxide-based materials that whiten teeth. For this procedure to even be an option, individuals must have all cavities filled and their gums must be healthy enough to withstand the laser light that some forms of this offer.

Tooth Shaping

Tooth shaping, like it’s’ name, involves the process of reshaping an individual’s teeth. This procedure can shorten long teeth, round off pointed teeth, and help the overall appearance of one’s teeth through a set of minor changes.

For more information about cosmetic dentistry procedures call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 925-934-5526 or visit www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.

Drs. Barmby and Frick proudly accept patients from Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Oakland, Rossmoore, Berkeley, Martinez, and surrounding areas.

Perfection with Porcelain Veneers | Cosmetic Dentistry | Walnut Creek, CA

Suffering from gapped and chipped teeth? Want to enhance your stained and unsightly looking teeth?

Porcelain veneers may be the ideal solution to repair your dental imperfections! Porcelain veneers are thin, semi-translucent laminate that are bonded to change the shape and color of your teeth.

According to Drs. Barmby and Frick, one major advantage of porcelain veneers is that the procedure requires less tooth preparation than other cosmetic procedures. So avoid living with an unappealing smile and consult with Drs. Barmby and Frick about porcelain veneers.

Although porcelain veneers may be the ideal solution to rejuvenate your smile, not everyone is suitable for the procedure. Schedule an appointment with the reliable professionals of Walnut Creek, CA to determine if you are eligible to receive porcelain veneers.

For more information about how porcelain veneers can benefit your smile call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 925-934-5526 or visit wwww.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.

Drs. Barmby and Frick also proudly accept patients from Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Oakland, Rossmoore, Berkeley, Martinez, and surrounding areas.