You’ve got really two different types of veneers for the most part. One is a prepless (no preparation) veneer, or in some cases people like to refer to them as Lumineers, which is really just a marketing term. It’s not a particular type of porcelain, or it’s not a particular, different type of veneer. It’s just a porcelain facing on the tooth, just as a traditional veneer would be.
Our staff is what I’m most proud of. We’ve got three doctors including myself in the office and all are just excellent in their own ways. We have Dr. Brenner who’s been practicing in the office for over 40 years, and he got a fantasist reputation. He’s a wonderful dentist. The patients just fall in love with him. He’s got tons of experience as far as cosmetic dentistry goes, and really general dentistry as well. He’s a great part of our team. I want to emphasize that, at our office, it is a team there.
It sounds to me as if something else is going on there. I would assess it and maybe it’s a matter of just placing fillings, but changing the preparation of the hole, basically, the cavity prep. You have to prepare the cavity in a certain way, depending on the position on the tooth and depending on what tooth it is, to maximize the longevity of that filling.
What a lot of patients don’t realize is that if they’ve worn their front teeth down so much, they can do a couple of different things.
Number one, if the front teeth are worn down, the back teeth are more than likely worn down because there’s more force that’s generated the further back that you go as opposed to in the front. There’s no question that a lot of damage has been done on the back teeth as well. If that’s the case, in some cases, the patient’s actually lose what’s called vertical dimension.
Some patients do experience sensitivity following teeth whitening but it’s totally temporary. The bleaching gel opens the pores in your teeth. The tooth, believe it or not, has pores just like in your skin. The gel will open the pores and draw the the external stain out of those pores and it lightens the teeth. If you’re opening the pores of the teeth, sure you’re pulling stain out of the teeth, but you’re also making the tooth more permeable, and more sensitive to cold or hot things as well.
You would do it for two weeks straight or until you get to your desired shade. There is a point where you might say to yourself, “Okay, my teeth are white enough and I don’t need to bleach them any further.” That might happen after four days, it might happen after a week, it might happen after two weeks, or you might not ever get to that desired shade for a number of reasons. Not everyone’s teeth bleach the same.
Normally after the Zoom treatment or the Diversident treatment, I might recommend a toothpaste that helps to desensitize the teeth. It has phosphates in it, and it’s going to desensitize the teeth so that they’re not so sensitive or you can minimize the amount of sensitivity after the procedures done.
I have patients who have a habit of biting on pens while at work or chew on toothpicks, or eat really, really heavy foods, like breads that are super crispy and they go to bite down on their front teeth and it’s probably a bad idea to go that route.
There are no risks involved. The patient has to understand and be aware that part of the enamel will be removed and it doesn’t grow back. But no patient is going to know any different.
While it may seem superficial, good looks always provide a nice advantage to people because creating a positive impression always begins with a beautiful presentation. The thing is, you don’t need to look like a Hollywood actress or some beauty queen to look pleasing – with the right attitude and a nice smile, you can easily leave a good impression of yourself on people.
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Insurance & Financing
At JJ Dental our insurance specialists deal directly with your insurance providers.
A thorough breakdown of your benefits allows us to give you the most accurate coverage estimate possible. Based on this information we can provide you with a plan that maximizes your benefits and minimizes your out of pocket expense. Once treatment has begun we will even submit the insurance claims on your behalf to eliminate any headaches for you. (See Accepted Insurance)
While a majority of insurance plans will cover a large percentage of preventative and restorative care, they rarely cover cosmetic procedures. For any procedures not covered or beyond your plans maximum benefit, we provide several payment options including cash, check, money order, and major credit cards. We also offer flexible, no interest monthly installment plans through care credit and lending club that help you get the treatment you need without a financial burden.
We believe that there are three main considerations that you should be aware of when choosing a dentist.
Does the dentist care deeply about you and your dental health?
Is the dentist skilled enough to consistently provide the highest quality of dental care?
Does the dentist have the team and the tools available to provide you with the highest quality of care?
At JJ Dental our entire team is proud to be able to answer yes to each of these critical questions.