Our Dedication To Quality Cosmetic Dentistry
Part of our dedication to our patients is seen in the level of skill with which Dr. Greg J Herd and Associates provides care. Another part is more behind the scenes. Dr. Greg J Herd understands that designing beautiful restorations is only one piece of the puzzle. The other has to do with the fabrication process, which is a crucial part of obtaining optimal results. Our patients benefit from clear communication that begins at the initial consultation for care, and continues on until the final restoration is placed. Our dental lab has been carefully chosen based on experience and success at taking our specifications and creating natural-looking smile enhancements.
Cosmetic dentistry is focused on elevating the beauty of the smile. Though there is a standard menu of services, such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers, from which to choose, Dr. Greg J Herd recognizes the individuality of each patient. What best suits your smile may not be ideal for someone else’s, and vice versa. We do not simply provide cookie-cutter cosmetic treatment. Our patients are unique individuals and we design treatment around each person’s particular needs and wishes, taking into consideration the facets of aesthetics that will best suit complexion, the smile as a whole, and facial structure. Your smile is all yours, and should be treated as such.
Dr. Greg J Herd ensures an optimal outcome from treatment by taking specific steps, which begin with listening to your concerns and desires about and for your smile. Imaging that includes photographs and x-rays, when necessary, are taken and a diagnostic wax-up is often made so that you can see what your new smile will look like before approving treatment. A diagnostic study model may be made, and consultation with specialists such as an orthodontist or periodontist may take place, depending on the extent of care. These steps are important to us because the end result is important to you. Reach your smile goals with a team that truly cares. Call our office at (949) 858-5147 to schedule your consultation.
At our practice, our goal is to provide cosmetic dentistry that looks completely natural. Patients who undergo a complete smile makeover will feel as though their smile ﬁts their appearance and looks as though they were born with these teeth. We want others to say, “You look amazing!” rather than “Who did your teeth?” While any dentist can call themselves a “cosmetic dentist,” our practice proves it with many ‘before and after’ photographs for patients to view. It is important to check a dental professional’s credentials to ensure dentists have the experience and skill to replicate a beautiful, natural looking smile with restorative services such as veneers, implants, and dental bonding.
The foundation for great aesthetic results is a solid team – starting with the restorative dentist and on to the world class ceramist or dental technician. Our ceramists are true artists and are among the most talented in the world. The results are unparalleled. Veneers are appropriate in certain instances but not in others. Our ultimate goal is health and we never want to place a patient in a situation that will increase risk and decrease health.
A porcelain veneer requires little or often no preparation of the tooth and therefore can be a great option to restore a smile for someone with discolored or small teeth. Dr. Greg J Herd DDS and Associates has made cosmetic dentistry a focal point of his career by take continuing education course’s. You can be assured that we will use the latest technology and products to make sure every patient walks away with a durable, healthy smile.
Beneﬁts of Porcelain Veneers
- Permanent staining or discoloration
- Short or unusually shaped teeth
- Small gaps between teeth
Dr. Greg J Herd DDS and Associates offers porcelain veneers because of the many advantages they provide over alternative cosmetic methods such as dental composite bonding
Porcelain veneers do not change color over time. The material is stain-resistant, unlike the natural teeth, which can be discolored with food, drinks, and tobacco. However, this also means that they are not affected by procedures such as teeth whitening. When patients have veneers in place while considering whitening, Dr. Greg J Herd DDS and Associates may recommend replacing them.
Porcelain veneers cover the front of the tooth, and can disguise virtually any imperfection of the smile.
While veneers are long lasting, they typically do not last a lifetime. However, if the veneers are done properly in the enamel which is the outer layer of tooth they have a success rate of 90% at twenty years. With new materials like Emax (lithium disilicate) veneers are extremely strong and durable, which helps aid in their lifespan.
Veneers are made of porcelain because this material closely mimics the appearance of the natural tooth enamel and can provide patients with a way to cover the imperfections that have a negative effect on their smiles. Because they are stain-resistant, they remain as beautiful as ever over the course of time!
Dr. Greg J Herd DDS and Associates enjoy visiting with new and existing patients in his practice to discuss the advantages porcelain veneers have to offer. Contacting his practice is the ﬁrst step to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for placement. Get started addressing the imperfections of your smile in a way that is both beautiful and affordable!