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Time For Ceramic Veneers


How we establish our appearance, inspire the way we smile and influence our self-esteem. It can also impinge our mood and how we proceed or hesitate in our social and business relationships.

What is it about an attractive smile that daze people in the way that it does? Men and women alike, concede having good oral hygiene a compelling and momentous quality. Smiles are the most imminent way to make an impression. It is a display of confidence, assurance, boldness, certainty or determination. We all agree that asking a luminary out on a date can be a very difficult task if not impossible, if you flash a mouthful of abhorrent, ghastly set of teeth. A nice healthy smile can be easily realized with cosmetic dentistry.

A simple process of  having your teeth professionally cleaned or whitened, is the most simple and common solution, or having porcelain veneers or crowns applied to your teeth, will reassure you that nice, healthy, inviting smile.

The most common conditions that have the most impugning impact on your smile, include broken cracked or worn teeth, discolored teeth, missing teeth and/or “gummy smile.” Each patient and each specific case must be evaluated on its own merits. Factors such as occlusion (bite), oral habits, available space, health of the gum tissue, severity of the problem and patient preference must be taken into consideration while planning your cosmetic makeover.

Bonding teeth with resin composites has its advantages, however, the resin materials are not as long lasting as the ceramic components. Porcelain will not darken or wear, like acrylic resins might, over a period of time, resist stains to a greater degree and mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth a lot better.

If there are cracks, chips or discolorations in your composite restorations, they need to be redone and replaced with ceramic restorations. When full coverage is not needed, porcelain veneers that are bonded to the teeth are less invasive than ceramic crowns that necessitate the removal of greater amounts of tooth structure. Some people choose to have a combination of porcelain veneers along with a bleaching (tooth whitening) procedure for the other teeth.

Dental veneers do not need any special attention or require any extra additional care. As long as you continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing and flossing as you normally would, you should be able to enjoy the full benefits and maximum life expectancy of your porcelain veneers. Call our office if you think you are a candidate for this type of procedure.


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If you want to know what I think of Dr. Afzali and her staff all you really need to know is that I live in Portland and I fly to San Diego to see Dr. Afzali for all my dental work. That might seem a bit extreme, and perhaps it is, but hear me out before you decide. A couple of years ago when I was living in the Bay Area I had to have one of my front teeth removed and dental implant inserted in its place by a dentist in the Bay Area. The implant looked a little shorter and darker than my other teeth, and even made my gum above it look a bit darker than the adjacent gum. In short, it didn't look natural. So I wasn't completely satisfied with how my smile looked, but I thought that was the best that could be done. It wasn't.

Last summer while I was in San Diego visiting my parents I went to Dr. Afzali for a routine cleaning. She examined my mouth and immediately asked me whether I was happy with the way my implant looked. When I said I wasn't, she explained that she could make it look better and possibly even indistinguishable from my other teeth. She was right. My implant looks just like my other teeth, and my gum is pink again. In fact, my new implant looks so natural that I sometimes forget it's an implant. I couldn't be happier. One final point. Dr. Afazli's entire staff is great. When I walk in they all make me feel like I'm the most important patient they have. And Julie is particularly great. Because I live in Portland my visits to Dr. Afzali's office had to me perfectly timed with receipt of the various parts necessary for my procedures. Julie made sure that everything arrived when necessary, without fail, so that no flights or appointments had to be rescheduled.

Riley P.

Recently, while on a trip from Canada to visit friends in San Diego, I broke a tooth. I phoned RB Dentistry and was given an appointment without delay. Dr. Mary Afzali was reassuring and professional and did an excellent job fixing the broken tooth. Her dental assistant, Marinette, was kind and gentle and made me feel comfortable throughout the procedure. Julie at Reception was welcoming, warm and made me laugh with her wonderful sense of humour and handled the insurance processing with no complications. Thank you so much Dr. Afzali, Mari and Julie for one of the most pleasant dental appointments I've had in a long time! Hope to see you in Vancouver, B.C. sometime!

Pam C.

I know I am in good hands with Dr. Afzali at RB Family Dentistry. The cavity fillings and tooth root fillings I got there were done so well that when I went to the Southwest College Dental Hygenist school to help out a friend, they could barely even detect the fillings! The teachers there were very impressed. At RB Family Dentistry, the staff and hygenists are friendly, organized and very knowledgable, and the Dr. always gives me as much time as I need and answers all of my questions. The office is beautiful and state-of-the-art. They never try to sell me on additional products or services that I don't need.

Scripps Ranch M

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