A smile is one of the most beautiful gifts of nature to both women and men. But sometimes the smile can be compromised because of unsightly teeth, which may occur due to staining, discoloration, chipping, spacing, or crowding.
Fortunately, advanced dentistry solutions are available today to design an attractive smile and restore a patient’s natural looks and self-confidence.
Dental veneers are a highly effective, safe, and sustainable solution to create a desirable smile and eliminate the unsightly aspects of the teeth. Dr. Rob Strain is an experienced cosmetic dentist offering cutting edge smile design solutions to his patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and other cities and communities in this region of SoCal.
Dr. Strain works with dedicated and talented ceramic artists who make use of both feldspathic and pressed ceramics to create highly resilient and aesthetically superior dental veneers. These veneers can create the required smile transformation that a patient is looking for. With skillful and creative work of Dr. Strain and his team, the following improvements can be achieved with porcelain veneers to create a beautiful smile design:
- Lightening dark, stained or discolored teeth
- Straightening of crooked teeth
- Creating the appearance of fuller teeth by correcting worn edges
- Covering the front surface of decayed teeth
- Closing gaps between teeth, including dark triangles from gum recession
- Creating more proportionate front teeth
- Replacing old veneers
High Quality Veneers
Dr. Strain and his team will take care to ensure that most of the existing tooth structure is conserved with very thin or ultra-thin veneers. Particularly, the use of feldspathic ceramic or pressed ceramic veneers can create highly desirable smile design with minimal to no drilling.
In case of feldspathic ceramic, the dental lab technician will mix porcelain powder with liquid and incrementally create veneer in multiple layers. This allows for several shading and characterization options to achieve the most natural looking smile. In case of pressed ceramic, the technician will first build the veneer in wax, and then replace the wax by pressing the ceramic into a mold fabricated from the wax design.
At the Studio Dentistry dental office, both materials are used to create the right smile design. Dr. Strain will engage with the patient to determine which material may be more appropriate in their case. The choice will depend on the condition and strength of the teeth, the degree of characterization needed, whether the patient wants a natural or exceptionally beautiful smile, and the additional cosmetic goals of the patient with regard to veneers.
Selecting the Dentist
The skill and experience of the cosmetic dentist will have a critical impact on the final smile design outcome with veneers. The dentist’s expertise with veneers will be vital in creating the design, preparing the teeth, and applying the bonding.
As a long time member and Accreditation Candidate with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the prolific and sagacious Dr. Strain has the necessary professional credentials and skill set to produce most desirable smile design with veneers. Dr. Strain receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and other cities and suburbs across the California landscape for veneers.
If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.