Can Dental Cleanings Damage Enamel?

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Dental cleanings are integral part of our oral health, and are typically recommended twice a year. Keeping our teeth and gums free and clear of harmful bacteria is important. At Pena Adobe Dental Care, our team is proud to offer general dental treatments like dental cleanings in Vacaville, CA We strive to provide quality services for our patients, and always make sure our patients are relaxed and comfortable during their visit.

However, some patients have asked us if having their teeth cleaned regularly can damage the enamel on our teeth. We hope that this article can help address this common concern.

Can Dental Cleanings Damage Enamel?

Dental cleanings do not damage the enamel on your teeth! Cleanings safely remove the plaque and bacteria that builds up over time on the teeth and under the gums. If teeth are not cleaned regularly inflammation can occur, and this can lead to gum disease. Brushing at home is a great way to remove bacteria from the teeth, but brushing cannot clean our teeth like a professional cleaning. Our certified hygienists provide quality cleanings to keep your teeth and mouth healthy.

If teeth are cleaned improperly at home or by a non-professional, damage can occur to the enamel. Enamel is extremely durable, and it is hard to chip or damage during cleaning exams. Enamel can wear off if patients suffer from bruxism, or use harsh brushing strokes while brushing their teeth at home. Acidic foods or drinks can also cause erosion to enamel on our teeth.

If you have concerns about the condition of the enamel on your teeth, please let our team know when you schedule your appointment.
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What Should I Expect During my Cleaning Appointment?

Dental cleanings in our office typically take anywhere from 30-45 minutes. X-rays are taken if needed, and carefully reviewed during your exam to help our team to provide a customized treatment plan for each patient. Our skilled hygienists use special tools to carefully remove the hard layer of plaque from a patient’s teeth, and we ensure your mouth is free of any plaque or bacteria. Our staff will discuss the health of your teeth and gums, and will recommend further treatment if needed.

Your oral health is extremely important to us, and we encourage our patients to keep up with regularly scheduled dental cleanings to keep their teeth looking and feeling great. Regular dental cleanings are a great way to prevent future issues. Dental exams give us the opportunity to catch any potential issues early, and prevent serious issues from developing.

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Looking for a quality Dentist inVacaville for your next Dental Exam?

If you are looking for a family friendly dentist in Vacaville, CA, contact Dr. Amani Takher for your next dental cleaning. Our goal is to provide exceptional service in a family friendly environment. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have, and we welcome all new patients to our office.

If you are interested in scheduling your next dental cleaning with us, please contact Pena Adobe Dental Care, and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.

What is the Difference Between Dental Implants & Veneers?

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Dental Veneers and Dental Implants both can give patients a beautiful white smile. Deciding what restorative or cosmetic option works best for you depends on the condition of your teeth. Our staff at Pena Adobe Dental Care in Vacaville, CA provides cosmetic and restorative consultations to all our patients to take a detailed look at your mouth and determine a customized treatment plan that works for you. We listen to your goals and look at all options to give you the opportunity to choose the best one.

So, what is the difference between the two? Typically, Dental Veneers and Dental Implants are used for different reasons. This all depends on how much damage a patient has to their teeth.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are the leading restorative solution for many patients and one of the most common procedures done today. Implants are permanent and reliable giving patients the feeling that they have natural teeth. Implants are used for patients that have lost a tooth or teeth, have suffered from periodontal disease, or an injury. Dental implants take multiple appointments across a few months to complete.

Implants last upwards of 25 years or a lifetime if taken care for properly. They provide many benefits to patients, and are comfortable in the mouth. Implants allow patients to speak, eat, and function just like they would with natural teeth.

As part of our evaluation process, Dr. Amani Takher will determine if the patient has enough bone present in the jaw to support the implants. If needed, bone grafting can be done to provide the additional support. During the implant procedure metal posts are placed in the jaw, and these act similar to artificial tooth roots. These posts provide the required support needed for the implants. Once the healing process is complete, an abutment or connector is secured on top of the implants. This allows the crown to be secured on top of the implant.

Crowns are custom made to match the color, size, and shape of your teeth. Temporary crowns are used while the patient waits for the permanent crown to be placed. Practicing good oral hygiene habits and visiting our office regularly will help to keep your implants looking and feeling great.

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Still Not Sure? Contact Our Cosmetic Dentist in Vacaville, CA

Choosing the best option is important, and our team at Pena Adobe Dental Care is here to help give you all of the options available to achieve that bright white smile. We welcome all patients, and strive to always provide quality service our patients can count on.

If you are interested in finding out more about Dental Veneers or are looking to get dental implants in Vacaville, CA please contact Dr. Amani Takher,to schedule your consultation.

What Different Dental Veneers Are There?

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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.