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By Z Dentistry
December 26, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Dental VeneersA pleasing smile brightens everyone's day, both for the people who see it and for the person who shows it. However, dental flaws can often hamper a spontaneous smile. That's where veneer services from Dr. George Zatarain at Z Dentistry in Reno, NV, come in. Dental veneers are one of today's most sought-after treatments because of their picture-perfect results—read below to learn if they are right for you!

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers from your Reno dentist are thin, tooth-shaped laminates that cover the front sides of teeth in order to disguise flaws such as chips and gaps. Made of fine, dental-grade porcelain, veneers are bonded on permanently, making them both durable and long-lasting.

To qualify for porcelain veneers, your mouth must be healthy with no decay, extensive restorations, or gum disease. During your consultation, Dr. Zatarain will look carefully at your smile to determine bite, the present cosmetic flaws.

For your part, be sure to communicate to your dentist how you'd like to enhance your smile. For examples,

  • Do you want longer teeth which show when you smile?
  • Do you wish to cover some deep tobacco stains on your front teeth?
  • Are cracks and chips from a car accident marring your facial appearance?

The veneer process

Together, you and your Reno dentist will agree on a cosmetic treatment plan. Generally, the veneer process takes three appointments at Z Dentistry, including the initial evaluation. At the next appointment, your dentist will remove a thin slice of enamel from the front of each tooth, take impressions, and install temporary laminates. Enamel resurfacing allows for correct placement and bite of your beautiful, permanent veneers.

At your third appointment, Dr. Zatarain will take off the temporary veneers and bond the new ones in place using a special tooth-colored cement and curing light to harden it. He can vary the color and thickness of the cement as needed to achieve the right look.

It may take a week or more to adjust to how your veneers feel, reports DocShop. Your teeth may feel a bit sensitive, too; however, this minor discomfort goes away quickly.

Living with veneers

Veneers are easily cared for with twice daily brushing and once a day flossing to keep their margins clear of harmful plaque and tartar. Avoid hard foods such as peanut brittle, and wear a protective mouth guard if you tend to grind your teeth. Cosmetic dentists agree that veneers are a great investment, and the American Dental Association and other experts say with proper care, they'll last at least a decade or longer!

Are you ready for a great smile?

Then, look into porcelain veneers and the other aesthetic services that Dr. Zatarain offers. To arrange your consultation with this creative and caring dental team, call Z Dentistry in Reno today: (775) 331-1616.

By Z Dentistry
September 11, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   Veneers  

Choosing the best dental restoration for you can often prove to be a challenge if you are not familiar with your options. However, veneersunderstanding some of these procedures can help you come to a conclusion which best fits your needs. Dental veneers can do many things to beautify your smile. Find out more about dental veneers with Dr. George Zatarain at Z Dentistry in Reno, NV.

Do I need dental veneers? 
If you feel as though your teeth could use a boost due to small imperfections or discolorations, you may benefit from dental veneers. Some of the most common uses for veneers include repairing:

  • chipped teeth
  • cracked teeth
  • uneven teeth
  • slightly overlapped teeth
  • slightly gapped teeth
  • yellowed teeth
  • stained teeth

Veneers can also alter the size and shape of the teeth, giving you the big, Hollywood smile you have always wanted.

The Benefits of Dental Veneers
The biggest benefit of dental veneers is that they allow you to choose the kind of smile you have. Whether you are repairing a single tooth or opt to renew your entire smile, veneers put you in control of the way you look. Thanks to their materials and the customization process, porcelain dental veneers blend in with the rest of your smile and look just like natural teeth. Dental veneers are stain-resistant, helping you keep your teeth whiter for longer. The natural teeth remain almost entirely intact with veneers, as opposed to other porcelain restorations like dental crowns.

Dental Veneer Treatments in Reno, NV 
Dental veneers require that the patient have healthy teeth free from decay and gum disease. Additionally, veneers patients should have a strong, committed at-home oral care routine consisting of brushing at least twice and flossing at least once per day. This oral care routine should occur alongside regular dental examinations and cleanings every six months. If you think you could benefit from veneers, you should determine if this is the best treatment for you at a consultation with your dentist.

For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Zatarain at Z Dentistry in Reno, NV. Call (775) 331-1616 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Zatarain today!

By Z Dentistry
June 10, 2016
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  
You can improve your smile’s appearance with dental veneers.
Are you happy with your smile? Is it affecting your social life or self-esteem? If so, then it might be time to talk to our Reno dentist Dr. VeneersGeorge Zatarain about dental veneers and how you can improve your smile.
What are dental veneers?
Veneers can change the color, shape and size of your smile. Veneers are made from porcelain, they are thin tooth-shaped shells that are applied to the front surface of your teeth to mask unsightly cosmetic issues like discolorations, chips and cracks, misshapen or worn down teeth, gaps between teeth and teeth that are crooked or overlapping.  
What does it take to get dental veneers?
At Z  dentistry, we can do a mock up to show you exactly the change veneers can make for you.  Once you and Dr. Z decide to go forward, the first visit will be to prepare your smile for your new veneers. One of the perks of getting veneers is that it doesn’t require a lot of tooth preparation. 
To prepare the teeth we will lightly buff them to remove a very small amount of enamel. Some enamel must be removed in order to allow for the size of the veneers.
Next, photos and an impression are taken of your teeth and sent to our lab where your custom veneers are made. You will leave this appointment with temporary veneers.  It will take up to a week for your veneers to be created and received at our office. 
You will come back for a second appointment to receive the final veneers.
How do you care for dental veneers?
Soon you’ll realize that your veneers are very similar to regular teeth. You’ll actually treat them the same way - brush at least twice a day and floss daily. You’ll also want to keep up with those regular dental cleanings and exams to make sure that your veneers and all your teeth remain healthy.
Could you be the perfect candidate for dental veneers? Come in and find out! Turn to Z Dentistry in Reno, NV for all of your cosmetic and general dentistry needs.
By Z Dentistry
September 18, 2015
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Do you have internal dental stains? Teeth whitening might not be able to help but dental veneers can!

Those with external stains caused by smoking and eating certain foods can often benefit from getting professional teeth whitening from Veneers their Reno dentist Dr. George Zatarain. Unfortunately, those with internal stains won’t get the same results from our in-office whitening system. But this doesn’t mean you should lose heart. We have another non-invasive way to give you a whiter smile painlessly. Find out how dental veneers can help!

About Dental Veneers

Are you looking for a way to hide any of these dental issues?

  • Severe internal stains and discolorations
  • Cracks and chips
  • Oddly shaped teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Overcrowding

If so, then you’ve come to the right place, because dental veneers can certainly help. These seriously thin porcelain shells may not look like much, but when they are applied to the front of your teeth they instantly hide any trace of those dental flaws. Plus, since veneers are translucent, they offer the same look as natural tooth enamel.

Dental veneers are an easy way to get the brighter and straighter smile you’ve always wanted.

Getting Dental Veneers

The procedure is fairly simple, and requires only minimal tooth prep. Before impressions are taken of your teeth, we will shave down a little bit of your enamel to make room for the added volume of the veneers. Impressions of your teeth will then be taken and sent to a lab, where they will make your veneers. The final visit will involve fitting and adjusting your new veneers to give you the perfect smile. Once you’ve approved your look, we will apply special resin to your teeth and the veneers, which we will then harden to your teeth using a dental laser. It’s that simple!

Think dental veneers could give you the smile you crave? Then you owe it to yourself to find out. Schedule a consultation with your Reno dentist at Z Dentistry today to learn more.

By Z Dentistry
January 14, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

If you've got unsightly, misshapen, or crooked teeth, could dental veneers help make things right in your mouth again?

At Z Dentistry in Reno, NV, we offer veneers that can cover up what's gone wrong with your teeth. Check out a few answers to someVeneers frequently asked questions about veneers below:

What Are They?

Veneers are narrow pieces of either porcelain or plastic that are placed over your teeth to make them look more attractive. Typically speaking, very little (if any) anesthesia is needed during a veneer procedure. They can last for a long time and have excellent color stability, making them extremely resistant to coffee-drinking or cigarette-smoking stains.

How Can I Be Sure They'll Fit My Unique Dental Profile?

Veneers are specially made by a dental lab technician who has an exact model of your personal dental profile obtained from your dentist. This is important, as some tooth enamel must be removed so the veneer shell can be fastened atop your tooth.

How Are They Fastened To My Teeth?

Your tooth is cleaned using special chemicals designed to help achieve a bond between your tooth's surface and the veneer. A unique cement surface is applied to your tooth beneath the veneer before a laser helps to harden the cement, effectively attaching your veneer to your tooth.

What Should I Expect Next?

During the next two weeks, it's imperative that you brush and floss your teeth every day. Around the end of that period, you'll be expected to come back for a follow-up examination. Sometimes, there will be slight variations between the color of your natural teeth and the color of porcelain veneers, though this happens just as often between natural teeth.

If getting veneers is something you're finally ready to do for your discolored smile, then give Z Dentistry a call at (775) 331-1616 today. You'll be glad you did - and your beaming smile will be a testament to it!