Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

Cosmetic Dentistry for Beverly Hills & Los Angeles, CA

August 06, 2014
Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to improve the appearance of aesthetic flaws in your smile such as chips, gaps, overly worn teeth, crooked teeth, or stained teeth. However, because they are so thin (only .5 millimeters thick), many of our patients wonder if porcelain veneers will be durable enough to withstand the forces your teeth must exert while chewing and biting. The dental porcelain used for your veneers is a very strong and durable material that is highly resistant to chipping, shattering, or staining. Dental porcelain also is not impacted by fluctuations in temperature, further... Read More
July 01, 2014
Beverly Hills Porcelain veneers are capable of completely transforming the appearance of your smile. In order to keep your veneers looking beautiful for many years to come, it’s important to care for them properly. Maintaining good dental hygiene is key to prolonging the life of porcelain veneers. Although veneers are highly resilient and can be treated like natural teeth, this does not mean they are invincible. Your veneers are only as strong as the teeth they are attached to. Protecting the natural teeth behind your veneers is essential in order to ensure the longevity of your porcelain... Read More
April 23, 2013
 If you are missing a tooth (or multiple teeth), it’s important to restore your smile. Missing teeth can cause a host of problems with your oral health – not to mention the cosmetic impact they have on your smile. Dr. Sands offers dentures, partials, and dental implants to patients in the Beverly Hills area.   Partials – an abbreviated term for partial dentures – are a series of one or more replacement teeth, typically used when your surrounding teeth are not healthy enough to support a dental bridge. Although partials work well to fill the gap(s) in your smile, they do not always perform... Read More
April 23, 2013
 One of the major benefits that dental implants have over dental bridges and other tooth replacement options is their longevity. With proper oral hygiene, dental implants can last a lifetime without ever needing to be replaced. Since implants are fused directly to your jawbone, they are just as durable and strong as a natural tooth, and they can be cared for in the same way as your natural teeth.   Practicing good oral hygiene is the best thing you can do for your dental implants. Brush at least twice a day, and floss at least once every day to prevent the accumulation of plaque and... Read More
April 23, 2013
Anyone with a missing tooth (or teeth) can potentially be a candidate for dental implants. During a personal consultation, Dr. Sands and his team will determine whether or not dental implants are right for you. Generally speaking, the ideal dental implants candidate should: Be missing one or more teeth due to injury or decay Have enough bone density to support a dental implant Be free of gum disease Be in relatively strong oral health If you have diabetes, your condition must be adequately controlled to make sure it does not interfere with the implant process. Uncontrolled diabetes can... Read More
April 10, 2013
Dr. Sands has transformed countless smiles through expertly-applied porcelain veneers in Los Angeles. One of the reasons he is such a sought-after cosmetic dentist in the Beverly Hills area is because of his reputation for artistry and long-lasting cosmetic dentistry treatments. He uses a meticulous bonding process to ensure your porcelain veneers are strongly anchored to the front surface of your teeth. However, just as it’s possible to chip or damage your natural teeth, you can still damage a porcelain veneer. If you use your teeth as a cutting or opening tool, chew on ice, or suffer an... Read More
April 10, 2013
Porcelain veneers Los Angeles are intended to correct cosmetic flaws with your smile. Although they can protect and potentially strengthen teeth with minor cracks, chips, and superficial damage, veneers are not intended to prolong the physical life of your natural teeth. However, veneers are certainly capable of repairing and visually enhancing your smile for many years to come, and the porcelain is capable of resisting stains better than your natural enamel. If you have an uneven or crooked smile and want to transform it without the time and energy required by braces, porcelain veneers... Read More
April 10, 2013
Porcelain veneers in Beverly Hills are designed to be resilient and durable once they are bonded to the surface of your teeth. However, they are not invincible. The same things that can damage your natural tooth can damage veneers as well. Biting into normal hard foods – such as carrots, apples, hard bread, and more – should not break a well-placed porcelain veneer, but using your teeth as a tool for opening or cutting other objects can be problematic. Practicing good dental hygiene and attending regular dental check-ups will go a long way toward helping your veneers last. The most common... Read More
April 10, 2013
Although porcelain itself cannot decay, the natural part of your tooth behind a porcelain veneer can still be affected by cavities if you aren’t careful. The side edges of your veneers (that meet with other teeth) are most vulnerable to decay, which is why it’s so important to floss on a regular basis. As long as you practice good dental hygiene daily, you can help your veneered teeth stay healthy for many years to come.   There are a few steps you can take to prevent cavities from forming behind your dental veneers: Brush and floss on a daily basis – Flossing is especially important... Read More
April 10, 2013
Not all cosmetic dentists are equally capable of giving you the best results. If you are considering porcelain veneers to help transform your smile, it’s important to choose a dentist with the experience and skill you need to bring out the best in your smile. Below are some factors to consider before you make your choice: Experience is king – Dr. Sands is a second-generation cosmetic dentist who is renowned for his skill in a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Several celebrities and movie stars have trusted their smiles to his expertise. Certification and training – Cosmetic... Read More

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