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Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

By Z Dentistry
June 10, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Unfortunately, if your teeth are dull, damaged, or flawed, you may not feel like sharing your smile with the world. Veneers, a restoration option offered by your Reno, NV, dentist, Dr. George Zatarain of Z dentistry, will enhance your smile and hide a variety of tooth flaws.

When veneers are a good idea

Veneers are tooth-shaped shells created from a mold of your mouth to ensure a perfect fit. Each plastic or porcelain veneer is cemented to the front of a tooth, hiding imperfections and minor damage.

Adding one or more veneers may be a good idea if:

  • You have a crooked tooth: Orthodontic treatment isn't always needed if you have just one or two crooked teeth. In fact, after your veneer is applied to your tooth, it will look perfectly straight.
  • Your tooth is oddly shaped: You would think that all of your teeth would be roughly the same size and shape, but that's not always the case. Luckily, veneers make twisted, pointed, or other oddly shaped teeth look perfectly uniform.
  • You have a short tooth: Have you noticed that some of your teeth look a little shorter now? The problem can be due to grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep or years of wear and tear. Veneers extend the length of your teeth, improving the appearance of your smile.
  • You have a gap between your teeth: Adding veneers offers a simple way to close slight gaps between teeth. (If you have a large gap, orthodontic treatment may be the best solution.)
  • Your tooth is discolored: Stains from antibiotics or tooth trauma or discoloration from large fillings can darken teeth. Covering discolored teeth with veneers instantly improves your appearance.
  • You'd like a brighter smile: In addition to covering discolored teeth, veneers can also be used to whiten your entire smile. During your visit to the Reno dental office, you'll select the perfect shade of white for your new smile.
  • Your tooth is damaged: Veneers are an excellent choice if a chip or shallow crack affects your smile. They can also make your tooth enamel look smoother if it's a little bumpy.

Makeover your smile with veneers! Call your dentist in Reno, NV, Dr. George Zatarain of Z dentistry, at (775) 331-1616 to schedule your appointment.

By Z Dentistry
March 10, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Dental veneers make it possible to personalize your smile. Whether you’d like whiter teeth or are unhappy with a chipped tooth, veneers can help. They improve the appearance of teeth with a variety of cosmetic issues, and they look completely natural. Get ready to personalize and transform your smile with veneers at Z Dentistry in Reno, NV, where Dr. George Zatarain can create the smile of your dreams.

Dental Veneers

Veneers are extremely thin covers placed over the front of teeth to give them a flawless appearance. Dental veneers are custom-made from either porcelain or plastic and are permanently cemented to the front surface of problem teeth. Veneers can transform your smile by concealing a diverse range of cosmetic issues, such as:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Excess space between teeth
  • Teeth with rough or uneven surfaces
  • Oddly shaped teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

Three appointments are usually needed to personalize your smile with veneers. A model of your mouth is used to create each veneer to ensure it is the right size and shape for the tooth it will be placed over. Then the veneers are created by a dental technician, usually in a separate lab.

Once the veneers are ready, they are sent back to the dentist’s office. Before applying the veneers, a thin layer of enamel is removed from the front surface of each tooth receiving a veneer. This allows the veneers to rest flush with the surrounding teeth and not stick out. Finally, the veneers can be cemented into place. The skilled dentist at our office in Reno can have custom veneers created for you.

Benefits of Veneers

Veneers are associated with several benefits, such as personalizing and transforming your smile. They are also extremely versatile since they can address so many different cosmetic issues. An additional benefit of veneers is that they look natural and blend in with the rest of your smile. They also function like regular teeth and can bite into and chew food with ease. Veneers are quite durable and can last for many years, as well. They also resist staining so your smile will continue looking its best with proper care.

Personalize your smile with veneers by addressing specific cosmetic concerns, such as discolorations or chipped teeth. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Zatarain to begin the process of getting veneers by calling Z Dentistry in Reno, NV, at (775) 331-1616.

Could your smile benefit from cosmetic dentistry here in Reno, NV?

We all know just how good it feels to have others smile at us. It’s such a natural expression and one that evokes feelings of happiness, contentment, and comfort; however, if you have a smile that is imperfect or flawed, you may find yourself smiling a whole lot less. If you’re ready to start smiling more (and feel more confident doing so), our Reno, NV, cosmetic dentist Dr. George Zatarain here at Z Dentistry can easily fix these common dental imperfections with cosmetic dentistry,

Chipped Teeth

While teeth are quite durable, even they can fall victim to damage. If you are dealing with a small crack or chip in a tooth, our Reno, NV, dentist can fix this with cosmetic dentistry. Contouring and dental bonding are two of the least invasive and most inexpensive cosmetic treatments we offer, and they can help to improve the shape and appearance of a chipped or slightly uneven or discolored tooth.

Yellow Smile

One of the main reasons people come into our practice is that they are dealing with dull, yellowing teeth that they want to brighten. If this sounds like you, we offer both in-office and at-home whitening options for our patients, depending on your needs. If you have an important event or occasion coming up, we can easily get your smile up to five or more shades whiter (often in just a single whitening session). To find out more about the results you’ll get with our professional whitening system, call us today or schedule a consultation.

Gaps Between Teeth

There are several ways to close up gaps between teeth. If it’s only a minor gap our dental team can often fill it with dental bonding. For larger gaps, we can apply dental veneers to the front of the two teeth to hide the gaps. Of course, if you choose to actually correct this common misalignment issue, we can offer more discreet orthodontic solutions including Invisalign.

Missing Teeth

Our patients deserve the best when it comes to cosmetic and restorative dentistry, especially if they are missing one or more teeth. To restore your smile’s bite, functionality, and health, our dentists may recommend getting dental implants. Implants are the closest thing to a natural tooth and can last a lifetime. It’s even ideal for those missing some or all of their teeth.

If you’ve been wondering whether or not to visit your cosmetic dentist here in Reno, NV, we hope we’ve provided a little insight into reasons to turn to us. We can help craft the smile you’ve always wanted through cosmetic dentistry. To learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation, call Z Dentistry at (775) 331-1616.

By Z Dentistry
July 15, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

A veneer is a material that hides or covers up an unattractive surface.

In dentistry, a veneer is a lightweight piece of porcelain that covers the face of a damaged or unattractive tooth. veneers

Dental veneers could be the cosmetic solution you’ve been dreaming of—one that can finally give you the smile you’ve always imagined. Take time to review some of the frequently asked questions that patients have about veneers, then schedule a visit to see dentist Dr. George Zatarain at Z Dentistry in Reno, NV.

How Are Veneers Designed and Placed?
Dental veneers are bonded to the front of a tooth. They are custom made by a technician from porcelain, yet are transparent and as light as a contact lens.  Each veneer is shaped and curved at the edges so that they fit perfectly against your natural tooth. A strong dental bonding agent, colored for your unique smile and facial features, is used to attach each veneer to each individual tooth.

How Do Veneers Fix Your Smile?
Dental veneers fix chips, cracks, discoloration, tooth protrusion, and spaces between the teeth. Just about any dental imperfection can be improved with a set of veneers installed by your Reno, NV dentist.

Veneers are the natural choice when other options, like tooth whitening or resin bonding, won’t help. They also are the go-to when a patient has smile gaps but can’t wait months or years for an orthodontic (braces) treatment to fix them.

When Can You Show Off Your New Smile?
You’ll only have to wait a few weeks for your new smile. This is the ideal cosmetic treatment if you’re planning an important upcoming event and want to look your best.

Invest in Your Smile
Improving your smile with veneers starts with a 30-minute cosmetic consultation with a dentist at Z Dentistry in Reno, NV. Call (775) 331-1616 today to schedule time to see Dr. George Zatarain.

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.