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By DRS. JEFF DIMARIANO & SHAINA DIMARIANO
November 06, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you want to rejuvenate your smile? The dentists at Sacramento, CA, Dr. Jeff DiMariano or Dr. Shaina DiMariano, understand the importance of a first impression, which is why they offer cosmetic dentistry options.

Veneers

Veneers resurface an individual's damaged teeth. The dentist removes some enamel before placing porcelain veneers on the teeth's surface.

Veneers help with stained, discolored, crooked, chipped, and generally mishappened teeth.

Contouring and Reshaping

Contouring and reshaping teeth are simple cosmetic procedures that will save you plenty of time and money while also giving you a more confident smile.

They help with problems like crooked and crowded teeth, pits and/or grooves in enamel, as well as chips, cracks, and fractures.

Crowns

Crowns are custom-made porcelain caps. Your dentist takes an impression of your teeth and sends them to a lab. While these replacements are being made, you're given a temporary crown. The dental crown reinforces the tooth and allows it to withstand various degrees of pressure, meaning you can enjoy eating without the worry of ruining your tooth. Crowns are used for several procedures, such as attaching bridges, covering dental implants, and covering stained or discolored teeth.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a titanium post that replaces your tooth root. It's surgically inserted into your jaws to prevent jawbone shrinkage. The process takes 3 to 6 months, and has many benefits.

Some advantages of dental implants include:

  • They replace missing teeth.
  • Unlike dentures, dental implants are fixed in place and don't fall out of place.
  • Dental implants can last a lifetime.
  • They restore your biting and chewing function.

Interested? Call Today!

Cosmetic dentistry is vital for improving the appearance and function of your teeth. If you would like to restore the beauty of your smile, just call your Sacramento, CA, dentist at (916) 929-3898.

By DRS. JEFF DIMARIANO & SHAINA DIMARIANO
August 28, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: crowns   Missing Teeth  

Dental Crowns DiagramFigures posted by the American College of Prosthodontists state that dentists place over two million crowns each year, making it one of the top dental procedures in the nation. Crowns offer patients both restorative and cosmetic benefits. Find out what one or more dental crowns can do for your smile and how quickly this treatment can be completed by a family dentist at Jeff L. DiMariano, DDS in Sacramento, CA.

Dental Crowns: What They Do
Crowns are commonly made of high-tech porcelain, that is designed to closely mimic the feel and appearance of your tooth enamel. They can be designed for the back teeth (molars) and your front teeth (usually for a cosmetic fix). By covering the outer surface of the tooth, a crown will continually protect your smile from decay, erosion, and injury. Since a crown can be colored to perfectly match the rest of your teeth, they also restore the appearance of your smile when a tooth dulls and stains.

Dental Crowns: How They're Placed
Placing a dental crown is a two-step process after your initial consultation is complete. The first step is for your Sacramento, CA family dentist to prepare your natural tooth. An accurate impression can then be created to serve as a model for a custom-made dental crown. A few weeks later your crown will be at your dentist's office and ready for bonding. The bonding agent securely cements the crown to your natural tooth.

Dental Crown Benefits
Once you have your dental crown placed, you can count on it remaining in place for years, as long as you take extra precautions to ensure good oral hygiene on a daily basis. Porcelain is very durable, so it is resistant to staining and enamel erosion. Many people have crowns and you wouldn’t know it because they look so natural. Crowns are also used with other dental devices, including bridges and dental implants.

Protect Your Teeth
After years of wear and tear, it's not uncommon for a tooth to need some reinforcement. A dental crown may be the ideal solution for your smile. Call (916) 929-3898 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeff DiMariano or Dr. Shaina DiMariano at their Sacramento, CA family dentist office.