To our patients,
As you know your care and safety and the safety of our team is our top priority.
Recommendations to dental offices are changing rapidly regarding shelter in place, social distancing and essential dental treatment. We are working hard to remain compliant with the recommendation by the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and our Governor that California dentists suspend all care other than essential and emergency treatment.
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We are looking forward to returning to patient care and the opportunity to once again visit with our dental family of patients…we miss you all!
Thank you for being our patients!
Dr. Sharon Mateja and Team, Jennifer, Deanna, Sandra & Erika

Instant Smile Makeover Treatments

Nov 24, 2019 @ 04:45 PM — by Sharon B. Mateja, D.D.S.

A woman smilingDuring a traditional smile makeover, a dentist combines multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures to enhance dental aesthetics. This includes procedures such as dental bonding, teeth whitening, and gum augmentation. After a few dental visits, patients are able to achieve perfect smiles.

But what if we told you that Dr. Sharon B. Mateja offers a faster kind of smile makeover at her Rancho Cucamonga, CA dental center? Let’s discuss the instant smile makeover below and why it may be ideal for you.

What Is an Instant Smile Makeover?

An instant smile makeover is a variation on the traditional smile makeover. Rather than using different kinds of procedures, an instant smile makeover relies solely on the use of porcelain veneers. These thin shells of dental ceramic are able to mask smile imperfections from view.

What Problems Can Porcelain Veneers Treat?

Porcelain veneers are such an excellent option for an instant smile makeover since they are incredibly versatile. Using porcelain veneers alone, a dentist can correct the following kinds of flaws:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Dental stains
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Tooth gaps
  • Uneven teeth
  • Crooked or twisted teeth
  • Smile asymmetry

With that much versatility, it should come as no surprise why porcelain veneers may be the best option for enhancing your smile.

Ideal Candidates for Porcelain Veneers

The best candidates for porcelain veneers are people whose front teeth are affected by any of the above listed problems. They should be in otherwise good dental health and be looking for a way to improve the look of their smile.

During a consultation at our Rancho Cucamonga office, we can determine if an instant smile makeover or a traditional smile makeover is more ideal for your situation.

How Fast Is an Instant Smile Makeover?

The “instant” in “instant smile makeover” is a relative term.

A traditional smile makeover can takes weeks if not months to complete given all of the different procedures that are performed and the order in which they are performed. By comparison, an instant smile makeover only requires two dental visits about two weeks apart. The first visit is to prep the teeth and take impressions, while the second visit is to place the completed porcelain veneers.

Two visits just two weeks apart is a relative instant compared to several visits over weeks if not months.

The Results of an Instant Smile Makeover

The results of an instant smile makeover can be extremely dramatic. Your front teeth will appear perfect and pristine, which will bring out the beauty in your entire smile. Since porcelain veneers are semi-translucent, light will pass through them much like natural tooth structure. Practically no one will notice that you have porcelain veneers in place, whether up close or at a distance.

Proper Care of Porcelain Veneers

Proper care for porcelain veneers is easy. Just brush your teeth as you normally would using a non-abrasive gel toothpaste and a toothbrush with soft bristles. Wear mouth and face protection when applicable to avoid chips and injury.

Learn More About Smile Makeover Options

If you live in Rancho Cucamonga and want more information about instant smile makeovers and how they can benefit you, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic and restorative dentist. You can schedule a visit to our practice by phone at (909) 989-5959.

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