Greg Miyake DDS Dental Blog

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

07/27/2012 - 07:35

Porcelain veneers are quite thin, but very strong. Veneers must be as thin as possible to fit over the surface of your tooth. Although their apparent delicateness may make it seem as though veneers would be fragile, they are resistant to breakage and wear.

Although certain events can break a veneer, most people enjoy the aesthetic benefits of veneers for 10, 20 or even 30 years before they need to be replaced.

Like your natural teeth, it is not impossible for a porcelain veneer to fracture. To prevent these kinds of problems, you should:

  • Avoid biting hard objects like pen tips or ice cubes.
  • Wear protective mouth pieces if you play contact sports.
  • Generally avoid any injury to your mouth.

Another source of porcelain veneer durability comes from the bonding process. Your tooth enamel is prepared a certain way to create an optimally adhesive surface for the veneer. Dental bonding material is used to affix the veneer sturdily onto this prepared surface.

If you live in or around Fresno, California and want to learn more about porcelain veneers, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS, to schedule a free initial consultation.

07/24/2012 - 07:34

If you are unhappy with your smile, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Good candidates for veneers have cosmetic tooth flaws and are seeking a long-term way to improve the appearance of their smiles.

Porcelain veneers improve the appearance of many different cosmetic tooth problems, including:

  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Unevenly sized teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

If your cosmetic tooth problems stem from a more serious oral health issue, such as advanced decay or severe tooth fractures, other dentistry treatments may also be considered. Porcelain veneers tend to be most effective for candidates whose tooth issues are mostly cosmetic.

Porcelain veneers are a great way to create an appealing smile that will last for many years to come. Many patients do have to replace their porcelain veneers at some point, but veneers last a number of years, sometimes as long as two decades or longer.

If you live in Fresno, and want to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS to schedule a free initial consultation. We also serve the areas of Clovis and Madera, California.

12/13/2011 - 14:20

At the dental practice of Dr. Greg Miyake we are dedicated to providing our patients of all ages with the highest quality care. We are committed to utilizing the latest in technological innovations to assure that our patients receive safe and effective treatment.

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