One of the most fun aspects of working in oral care, and particularly surgery, is the creativity in which care providers can operate. People do not simply care as much about how an organ transplant looks, if it gets the job done. However, our mouths create entirely new and sometimes frustrating situations. It is a dental surgeon’s job to tie together the functional and the cosmetic elements of any procedure. Even impermanent situations like temporary crowns still have to look gorgeous while they are in place.
With this innovation comes the ability sometimes to address multiple concerns during a single surgery. This can be fantastic for a few reasons. This can save you time, and also the stress upon your natural biological material. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains the ways that porcelain veneers are useful in combating many different cosmetic issues!
A Versatile Solution
Many people struggle with many minor concerns with their smile. Even with the utmost care, occasional trauma and infection are both possible. No matter how hard we may try to avoid it, time rules us all. Our teeth do not regrow, so we are left with the solutions available to us.
So after years of dedicated use, you might have small chips or cracks. Porcelain veneers can be used to fix many situations, due to their versatility. If you are thinking about cosmetic enhancement anyway, this may eliminate the need for a dental bonding procedure.
Prevent More Harm
This added protection can help avoid future damage, as well. For instance, cracks in the teeth can lead to an infection of the fleshy part inside the hard structure. When this happens, the most likely solution becomes a root canal. This requires a pulpectomy, or a removal of the root. The connections to the head are then blocked using a putty called gutta-percha. A root canal procedure can be very successful at eliminating pain. But if we can prevent an infection before it sets in, even better!
Skip The Braces
Alignment concerns are another area of dentistry that is extremely common. Rarely do our teeth grow in perfectly, or maybe yours have shifted over the years. Nightly grinding, known as bruxism, is a particular cause of this activity in adults. If you struggle with this, speak with your dental care provider about the possibility of a night guard, which can help protect your smile.
But by crafting a custom smile solution for you, we can minimize or even erase many of these concerns. Our skilled ceramicists can adjust size and scale to fit you just right!
Let Us Help You!
If you’re not happy with your smile, you don’t have to wait any longer. Please give Dr. Hofkes at Balboa Dental Surgery a call at (949)630-0143. Or stop by our office here in Newport Beach, CA!