teeth whitening

Teeth Whitening treatments are popular for patients that have tooth discoloration, or for those that just want a brighter smile. Whitening your teeth can be done safely and there are several options to choose from. If the directions are followed patients can successfully whiten their teeth with no side effects. Teeth whitening boosts self-confidence, can change a patient’s smile quickly, and make you feel great.

What Are My Options for Teeth Whitening?

If you have decided to whiten your teeth there are a few options to choose from. We offer teeth whitening treatments in our office, and this typically is a faster way to get the results you desire. We also offer a treatment you can take with you and whiten in the convenience of your own home.

Both options give great results patients are happy with. In addition to those two options there are over the counter whitening treatments that can help you whiten your teeth. Part of the evaluation process is to take a good look at your teeth and the level of discoloration, your age, and dental history to help you decide what treatment options will work best.

What Are Common Side Effects With Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is perfectly safe, but there are a few side effects that patients can experience.

Teeth Sensitivity

When you whiten your teeth the product gets deep into the tooth enamel. In some cases patients can experience sensitivity after teeth whitening treatments. We may recommend you use a sensitive type tooth paste to help with any sensitivity after whitening.

Irritated Gums

Gum irritation is another common issue when patients decide to whiten your teeth. In some cases patients are sensitive to the whitening treatment. This typically goes away after your treatment is complete.

Whitening treatments can be done periodically to keep teeth looking bright white. Whitening treatments are for patients with natural teeth. If you have implants, crowns, bridges, or dentures and want to whiten your teeth, we recommend scheduling a consultation to discuss your options. If you suffer from many cavities we recommend those are treated before any whitening treatment begins. Depending on each case we can help determine if teeth whitening is right for you.

How To Keep My Teeth Looking White

There are things you can do at home to help keep your teeth looking bright white. Avoiding food and beverages that may stain your teeth like coffee, tea, or red wine. If you do eat or drink something that may stain your teeth it is a good idea to rinse or brush right afterwards to help decrease staining.

Looking To Whiten Your Teeth?

Teeth whitening is a great way to give you a bright white smile. Whitening your teeth is safe and easy, and does not cause many side effects or issues. Scheduling a consultation with our team to examine your teeth and discuss your goals is a great way to start the process. Our skilled professionals will help you decide what treatment is best, and help get you on the road to a brighter smile.

If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to find out if teeth whitening is right for you, contact our office and our staff will be happy to assist you.

Cosmetic Dentist

Cosmetic Dentists help enhance or improve the appearance of the teeth, gums, or jaw. When patients are not happy with their smile, or those who have chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help give you that perfect smile. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the overall appearance of a patient’s smile including the color, position, shape, and size of the teeth. Understanding what a cosmetic dentist can do will help you decide what type of dentist you may need.

Cosmetic dentistry offers many services to enhance your smile. We offer a detailed consultation process that allows our team to examine your teeth and mouth to determine the recommended treatment. We also take the time to let the patient explain their concerns, and what they like or dislike about their smile. Our team is there every step of the way to help guide our patients, and choose a treatment that works best for them.

What Cosmetic Services Are Available?

  • Smile Makeovers
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Invisalign
  • Gum Contouring
  • Dental Crowns
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Implants

Cosmetic dentistry can help brighten your smile, straighten your teeth, and make your teeth look more uniform and natural. If you have damage or an injury, you do not need to live with these issues. Cosmetic dentistry can help fix these imperfections. Missing teeth can be corrected, and you can enjoy a beautiful smile without anyone knowing you had missing teeth. Leaving missing teeth in your mouth can lead to bone loss or other complications, so it is important to address your issues as soon as possible.

Looking to Take That Next Step?

Taking that first step to call our office is all you have to do to get on the road to a beautiful smile you can be proud to show off. Creating beautiful smiles is what we do, and our team is here to provide the very best care available. Using the latest technology we can transform your teeth into a bright white smile.

If you are unhappy with your smile, or are interested in finding out what procedures are available, contact our office, and our staff will be happy to set up your consultation.

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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. 

Pena Adobe Dental Care Veneer Shades

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.