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While Peña Adobe Dental Care offers porcelain veneers, some patients will still ask what other veneer options exist. In this article, Dr. Amani Takher discusses the different types of dental veneers that dentists can provide to their patients.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Veneers are shells that are the bonded to your teeth using a cement material, giving patients a beautiful white smile. Veneers are typically used for patients that have stained, chipped, or uneven teeth and help make the teeth look uniform and white. There are a few different options with dental veneers, and to determine which one is right for you depends on your situation and condition of your teeth.

What Are The Different Types of Dental Veneers?

Some of the dental veneers that patients can get at their nearest dentist may include the following:

Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are made of durable ceramic that can be matched exactly to the shade of your natural teeth giving a beautiful natural look. This type of veneer is commonly used because it can be customized to best fit your teeth. Porcelain veneers preserve as much of your existing tooth, but also give patients a long lasting white smile.
Lumineers
Lumineers are another type of porcelain veneer that help to improve a patient’s smile. This type of veneer requires minimal tooth preparation or no preparation, and the material is thinner than traditional porcelain veneers. Placement of Lumineers can usually be done without injections, and give the same great benefits and long lasting results.
Composite Resin
Composite Resin veneers give the same benefits as traditional porcelain veneers to help with chips, length, or gaps. This type of veneer does cost less so it is budget friendly, but may not last as long as traditional veneers. This is due to the material used for this type of veneer. Composite resin may require minimal tooth preparation, and gives patients beautiful results.
CEREC Veneers
CEREC Veneers (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) allow our dentist to create and design veneers using our in-office milling unit. There is no waiting with CEREC veneers, they can be made right in our office. This type of veneer is quick, durable, and long lasting, giving patients a beautiful smile in one visit.
Zirconia
Zirconia is typically used when patients have severely damaged or decayed teeth, and are looking for an option that is stronger than porcelain veneers. Usually this type is used for back teeth, and this material can add strength to teeth and prevent wear and tear.

Contact Peña Adobe Dental Care Today!

If you are interested in finding out more about dental veneers or are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Amani Takher, please don’t hesitate to contact Pena Adobe Dental Care in Vacaville, CA! We look forward to helping you. 

Why Are Porcelain Veneers Needed

Porcelain veneers are a very popular cosmetic option for individuals who are looking to correct for stains or other aesthetic imperfections in their smile. However, a common question that patients will often raise to our staff is if veneers are as strong as natural teeth.

In this article, Dr. Amani Takher explores this question while also providing some tips to maintain your veneers. Make sure to contact his friendly staff in Vacaville, CA if  you had any questions!

Are Veneers As Strong As Real Teeth?

Yes, with proper care and maintenance, your veneers can be just as strong as natural teeth and last for many years. This is primary due to the way that they are bonded to your teeth. A cement material is used to bond veneers to the front of your teeth. This allows veneers to be durable and long lasting. The average life of veneers can be between 10-15 years with proper care. 

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Veneers are porcelain shells that are bonded to your teeth and can match the color of your natural teeth
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Are Veneers As Strong As Real Teeth?

Veneers are extremely durable if they are taking care of. Brushing and flossing daily is recommended, as well as your regular dental visits. Additional tips that you can use to extend the lives of their veneers include:

  • Avoid biting any very hard objects or foods.
  • Wear a mouthguard to protect your veneers if you play sports.
  • If you suffer from bruxism or clench your teeth, a mouthguard may be helpful to prevent damage to the veneers.
  • Avoid biting your nails as this can damage your veneers.

Looking for Veneers in Vacaville, CA?

If you are interested in finding out more about dental veneers or are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Amani Takher, please don’t hesitate to contact Pena Adobe Dental Care in Vacaville, CA! We look forward to helping you. 

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Porcelain veneers are a very popular cosmetic option for individuals who are looking to correct for stains or other aesthetic imperfections in their smile. However, a common question that patients will often raise is if porcelain veneers themselves can be whitened. 

In this article, Dr. Amani Takher explores this question while also providing some tips to maintain your veneers. Make sure to contact his friendly staff in Vacaville, CA if  you had any questions!

Can You Whiten Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers cannot be whitened or brightened once they are painted on your teeth. The reason why is due to how they are fixated to your teeth.

Porcelain veneers are bonded to the front of a patient’s teeth using a cement material. This cement material ensures the durability of your veneers, allowing them to last for years if they are properly taken care of.

How can I Whiten My Teeth?

If patients are looking to whiten their teeth, it is recommended to first whiten your natural teeth using a teeth whitening regimen. Once your natural teeth are whitened to the color you desire, our dentist will replace your veneers to match your natural teeth color. This will ensure the veneers match your teeth exactly, and look bright white.

We also recommend to avoid foods that stain teeth such as dark colored liquids or tobacco. Veneers can stain easily, so it is recommended to be careful when eating or drinking.

Contact Peña Adobe Dental Care Today!

If you are interested in finding out more about dental veneers or are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Amani Takher, please don’t hesitate to contact Pena Adobe Dental Care in Vacaville, CA! We look forward to helping you. 

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Many patients who visit our dental office in Vacaville, CA will inevitably ask how long dental implants will typically last.  In this article, Dr. Amani Takher discusses the typical duration for dental implants and discusses some of the benefits that they offer for patients! 

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are built to last upwards of 25 years or even a lifetime. They are made of titanium, and are anchored to the bone rather than the tooth’s roots. Implants are comfortable and allow patients to speak, and eat normally like they would with natural teeth.

 

What Happens If I've Lost Too Much Bone in my Jaw?

Proper bone in the jaw must be present to give the required support for the implants. As part of our evaluation process we determine if the patient has enough bone present. If not, bone grafting can be done to provide the support that is needed. 

How Do I Take Care of my Dental Implants?
Caring for dental implants is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing daily, and visiting our office regularly helps to keep the implants looking and feeling great. If cared for properly dental implants can last you a lifetime.
What Are Dental Implants
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What Are The Benefits of Dental Implants?

Dental implants offer a variety of benefits including:

  • Implants function like natural teeth and are a reliable choice for patients that want a beautiful smile.
  • Implants are permanent, and do not need to be removed or cleaned like with dentures or bridges.
  • Implants are anchored to the bone and made of titanium. This makes them extremely strong and stable.

Contact Peña Adobe Dental Care Today!

If you are interested in finding out more about dental implants or are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Amani Takher, please don’t hesitate to contact Pena Adobe Dental Care in Vacaville, CA! We look forward to helping you. 

What Are All On 4s

Teeth in a Day, also known as “All on 4 dental implants” is a popular option for patients who are interested in seeking dental implants. This type of implant provides patients with that beautiful smile in just one appointment!

In this article, our Vacaville dentist, Dr. Amani Takher  provides a general overview for what teeth in a day is and what benefits all on 4 dental implants provide to patients.

What Are All-on-4 Dental Implants?

All on 4 is a fixed denture that is supported by four implants placed in the top and bottom of a patient’s mouth. All on 4 implants are comfortable, strong, and reliable allowing patients to eat and speak like they would with natural teeth. This option gives patients the opportunity to get that beautiful smile in a single day.

Why Are All On 4s Needed

If you are interested in finding out more about All on 4 dental implants, make sure to call Pena Adobe Dental Care to schedule your next appointment at our dental office in Vacaville, CA. We look forward to treating you!

Do All-On-4 Dental Implants Require Different Maintenance?

Caring for your all on 4 dental implants is similar to caring for traditional dental implants. Maintaining good oral hygiene is recommended along with regular dental visits to our office to determine if your implants are still functional.

What are the benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants?

Some of the benefits of Teeth in a Day include:

  • Restores a patient’s smile with only four implants needed.
  • Procedure only requires one appointment making All on 4 implants a popular option for patients.
  • Implants are strong and stable providing results that last for years, or even a lifetime.
  • Bone grafts are typically not necessary with this option.
  • Healing time is reduced making this a popular option.
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Dental implants remain a popular option for patients seeking a permanent solution for tooth replacement. At Pena Adobe Dental Care we offer a few different options that are available to our patients: Traditional dental implants & Teeth in a Day – sometimes known as “All-on-4 Dental Implants”.

In this article, Dr. Amani Takher goes over some of the dental implants in Vacaville, CA that we can provide as well as the unique benefits that they each offer!

What Are Traditional Dental Implants?

Traditional dental implants typically take multiple appointments across a few months. This type of implant is good for patients that have missing, broken, or cracked teeth. Implants are a two-step process, and the first step involves placing the implant in the patient’s jawbone. There is a healing period after this is done to give the implants time to fuse to the jawbone. This process is known as osseointegration.
What Happens If I've Lost Too Much Bone in my Jaw?
As part of our evaluation we will ensure each patient has adequate bone in the jaw to support the implants. If needed, bone grafting can be done to give patients the bone required for the implants. 
How Long Does It Take to Heal?
The healing process takes a few months, and this depends on each patient and the amount of implants that were placed. Once the healing period is complete, an abutment or connecter is secured on top of the implants. This allows the crown or artificial tooth to connect and be secured on top. Custom crowns are used to match the patient’s natural teeth size, shape and color. Temporary crowns may be used while the patient waits for the permanent crown to be installed.
How Long do Dental Implants Last?
Implants are built to last upwards of 25 years or a lifetime if cared for properly. Practicing good oral hygiene and visiting our office regularly will help to keep your implants looking great. Overall the process for traditional dental implants can take four to six months from start to finish.

What is Teeth in a Day?

Another option offered at Pena Adobe Dental Care is Teeth in a Day or All on 4. The benefit of this type of implant is that they can be complete in just one appointment. With traditional dental implants multiple appointments are required, but with Teeth in a Day implants can be provided to patients in one day which makes this option attractive. Lab equipment is located directly in our office, and our doctors can place the implant while you are sedated and relaxed.

Teeth in a Day required four implants either at the top or bottom of the mouth. With this option, implants for each tooth are not needed. Temporary crowns are used with this option as well until permanent crowns can be installed.

Looking to get Dental Implants in Vacaville?

Peña Adobe Dental Care is committed to providing exceptional care for our patients & their families. If you would like to schedule a consultation to determine what dental implant is right for you, please call our friendly staff today! We look forward to serving you.