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By SC Dental Group
April 29, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers   porcelain veneers  

Even a tiny flaw can make you feel a little self-conscious about your teeth. When you're unhappy with your smile, porcelain veneers, one of the dental services offered by your Sherman Oaks, CA, dentists, Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer of SC Dental Group, offer a simple solution.

Veneers transform your smile

Veneers conceal flaws on the fronts of teeth, the area where they're most noticeable. The porcelain shells are as thin as a fingernail yet provide effective coverage for a range of flaws.

Before you receive porcelain veneers, your dentist may need to remove a tiny amount of tooth enamel to ensure a perfect fit. (This step isn't always necessary.) During your trip to the Sherman Oaks dental office, he'll also make an impression of your mouth. The dental technicians who create your veneers will use the impression as a guide.

You'll wear temporary veneers until your permanent veneers are ready in a week or two. Your dentist will check the fit of your porcelain veneers by temporarily applying them with water or glycerin. After making a few minor adjustments, he'll use dental cement to attach them to the fronts of your teeth.

Can veneers help your smile?

Veneer conceal many types of imperfections and can help you:

  • Change the Shade of a Discolored Tooth: Once your new porcelain veneer is attached to your discolored tooth, it will look just like your other teeth.
  • Hide Minor Damage, Flaws, and Gaps: Small chips in teeth may not affect tooth structure but they certainly change your appearance. Veneers hide chips, shallow cracks, uneven tooth surfaces, and other imperfections. They can also close slight gaps between teeth.
  • Improve Your Tooth's Shape or Length: Shape and length issues can disrupt the symmetry of your smile. Veneers make crooked teeth look straight and help oddly shaped teeth look more uniform. They can even extend the length of short teeth.
  • Whiten Your Smile: Because veneers are available in so many shades, they offer a long-lasting way to whiten your smile. The restorations are stain-resistant and won't become dull if you drink coffee, tea, or red wine or eat foods that contain dark pigments.

Are you ready to enhance your smile with porcelain veneers? Call your dentists in Sherman Oaks, CA, Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer of SC Dental Group, at (818) 905-5400 to schedule your appointment.


By SC Dental Group
April 22, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: invisalign  

You may think it’s too late or too intensive of a procedure to straighten a crooked or misaligned smile, but you would be wrong! Invisalign makes straightening your smile quick and easy, no matter what age you are. Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer at SC Dental Group in Sherman Oaks, CA, are here to answer any questions you may have about Invisalign and help give you the smile you deserve.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a set of clear aligner trays that discreetly straighten your smile with no extra work by you! To start your Invisalign treatment, your Sherman Oaks, CA, dentists will fit you for custom aligners that you will wear all day unless you’re eating, drinking, or brushing and flossing. That means they will be on for about 22 hours a day. Since Invisalign is clear, no one will even know you’re wearing them unless you want them to know!

Each aligner is designed to subtly begin to push your teeth into the correct position to give you the smile that you desire. Every few weeks, you will switch out your aligner for a new one, and each aligner is designed to fit where your teeth have been pushed to. The process can take anywhere from 9 to 15 months, and a few times throughout this process, you will have a checkup with your dentists to be sure that you are progressing as expected. Your dentists will take this time to address any issues and check that your treatment is going according to schedule.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

If you struggle to feel confident with a crooked or misaligned smile, Invisalign may be the right treatment for your lifestyle! Contact Dr. Amir and Dr. Hamer at SC Dental Group in Sherman Oaks, CA, to see if Invisalign is right for you! Call (818) 905-5400 today!