Porcelain Veneers: FAQ
Cosmetic Veneers Pinole
Would you believe that veneers have been around since the 1920s?! They debuted in Hollywood, no surprise, but porcelain veneers have come a long way from the red carpet and are surprisingly more common and more natural looking today than you might suspect.
Between the 1920s and the 1950s regular people outside of Hollywood started getting veneers to help improve the look of their smile. The veneers we think of today came about sometime around the 1980s, as veneers became more affordable and easier to place with bonding agents that allowed dentists to make them more permanent and even more attractive.
Today’s options for dental veneers include traditional and no-preparation veneers. If you select the traditional route, Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas will shave off enamel from the tooth or teeth receiving the veneer, then take an impression of your slightly shaved tooth so the veneer can be crafted to fit your tooth exactly. Though it will take around three weeks for your veneer to be ready once Dr. Perez-Salinas sends out the impression, there are temporary veneer options you can wear in the meantime, so you don’t have to worry about an unsightly, “shaved” smile while you wait for your custom veneer. No-prep veneers are fitted directly over your existing smile, and do not require any shaving of your natural teeth.
Today’s veneers can last anywhere between 10 and 30 years, and can be the solution to the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas takes time and care to craft a smile that will match the shape and style of your natural teeth to give you a smile that looks almost perfect and totally real.
For more information about porcelain veneers, or to schedule your next appointment with Pinole cosmetic dentist Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas, call 510-243-0213 today!
Holiday Time Teeth Whitening
Teeth Whitening El Sobrante
Have you been dreaming of a white holiday? Chances are, your teeth have been too! The holidays can easily creep up on your budget, making it hard to imagine indulging yourself on such a simple confidence booster this holiday season, but at the end of the day, it’s hard to put a price on the long-lasting benefits and cherished memories that a holiday teeth-whitening session with Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas will inevitably help to create.
What better way to dive into the holiday season and the new year than with a smile the whole family will be excited about?! A holiday teeth-whitening session with Dr. Perez-Salinas is a great way to get your smile ready for al the holiday photos and family gatherings you’re already so excited about. It can be unnerving and embarrassing to go into the holiday season with unsightly stains on your otherwise attractive and memorable smile, but with a quick, 45 – minute whitening session, your smile can leave a lasting impression for all the right reasons this season!
A shining white smile is something you can take with you long after the jingle bells fall quiet. To schedule your holiday teeth-whitening session with El Sobrante dentist Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas call 510-243-0213 today!
Same-Day CEREC Dentistry
Restorative Dentistry El Sobrante
If you’re interested in dental restoration, but dread multiple, timely visits to your local dental office, then we have the solution for you! In our El Sobrante office, Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas offers same-day CEREC dentistry, so that you can leave our office with a new smile, often after only one appointment!
CEREC technology allows us to create a new cap or implant for your damaged tooth in a short amount of time, so that after just one appointment, Dr. Perez-Salinas can not only take the first steps towards tooth restoration, including injecting the area with anesthesia and taking an impression for a new tooth to be made, but can also create that new tooth and restore your mouth to the strong, beautiful smile that you want and deserve.
Dentists without CEREC technology risk sending their patients home with fragile, temporary crowns that place harsh restrictions on diets and lifestyles until another appointment for a custom-designed tooth can be implanted. With CEREC same-day technology, Dr. Perez-Salinas can personalize your smile within hours, and send you back into the world with a smile stronger than the one you came in with.
CEREC technology is proven and reliable technology serving hundreds of confident dentists and thousands of happy, smiling patients. The ceramic restorations created by CEREC technology are metal free, biocompatible, plaque resistant, and specially designed to expand and contract at rates similar or exact to your natural teeth, ensuring that neither your implant nor the teeth surrounding it will crack or become damaged due to the implants inconsistency with your smile’s natural patterns.
To learn more about the safety, practicality, resilience, and convenience of CEREC same-day technology, or to schedule your CEREC appointment with Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas call 510-243-0213 today!
Are Silver Fillings Safe?
Restorative Dentistry El Sobrante
Over the last several years, people have talked amongst themselves about the benefits and the dangers of dental fillings: the facts are in, and studies show you likely have nothing to fear, regardless of what material your fillings are made from!
For over 150 years, millions of dental patients have received fillings made from a mixture of silver, copper, tin, and mercury. This substance, known as dental amalgam, has recently become a topic of hot discussion amongst those who are weary of mercury intake, as mercury has become well known for its damaging and debilitating properties when ingested in significant quantities.
Both the FDA as well as the American Dental Association (ADA) have studied amalgam time and again, and both organizations have released statements explaining that the trace amounts of mercury released into the body by way of these dental fillings is nowhere near enough to cause adverse effects in the body. These results have been researched and re- researched so that dentists who have been using amalgam fillings can still confidently provide these safe and affordable dental solutions to their patients. Amalgam fillings are the tried and true method of dental repairs, and are the most affordable solution for patients in need of a dental filling. Depending on the preexisting damage in a patient’s mouth, a dentist might even recommend an amalgam filling over all other options, as it is the strongest and most long-lasting of all filling materials.
Alternatively to amalgam fillings, composite resin has also become a popular choice for dentists and patients alike who value the aesthetic invisibility that this tooth-colored solution provides. This more recently developed and increasingly popular dental filling material not only helps to strengthen and repair a damaged tooth, but also contributes to enhancing a smile post dental- work, as composite resin is completely invisible to the naked eye. Those who value the beauty of a natural- looking smile may be more inclined to opt for this new standard in modern dentistry when considering their options for a dental fillings, and a dentist might recommend composite resin as a solution for those who wish not to disclose their little (silver) dental secrets.
For more information about dental fillings and the best options available to you, call your El Sobrante dentist Dr. Dalia Perez-Salinas today at 510-243-0213