Posts for tag: Veneers

By Orchid Dental Group
July 14, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   Veneers   Orthodontics  
If you find yourself smiling in the mirror, you might be picking out all your imperfections. We’re human, so it’s only natural that we do this from time to time; however, if you have begun to consider ways to improve your smile’s appearance, your Sacramento dentist has several options for getting the smile you want. We want you to be able to look in a mirror and admire your beautiful teeth, not pinpoint the flaws! Here are some ways your cosmetic dentist in Sacramento is here to help! Sacramento Dentist

Orthodontics: Remove The Gaps

Want to remove space between your teeth? Tired of your front teeth overlapping or having a crooked smile? Now you can do something about that when you consider getting braces in Sacramento. You might think about braces and harken back to your good ole school days. While those memories might be pleasant, the memories you have about braces might not be the same. Just relax! Braces have come a long way since you last remember them. The metal has become sleeker, the wires thinner and the brackets are smaller.
Your Sacramento dentist also offers clear ceramic brackets, for those who wish to make their braces a little more conspicuous. Another revolutionary option is lingual braces, which are attached to the back of the teeth so they are less visible to those around you.

Invisalign: Clear Alternative to Metal Braces

If you want a straighter smile but you still can’t bring yourself to get traditional braces, then we have another option for you. While Invisalign is considered one type of braces, they are completely clear. Invisalign in Sacramento consists of a series of clear, removable trays that are customized to fit over your teeth to help move your teeth back to their proper place.
Since they are removable, you don’t have any dietary restrictions and you can take them out to eat and to brush and floss. This treatment lasts anywhere from nine months to about 15 months. If you’re a working professional or an adult considering braces but want to find a subtle way to do it, then Invisalign is the way to go!

Veneers: Update Your Smile from Chips and Cracks

So maybe braces just seem like a lot of expense and time, and you’re just not ready to commit. That’s absolutely fine! There are still options out there for you to get a beautiful smile but without the multiple dental visits and checkups. Dental veneers in Sacramento can get your smile straight in no time. Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are affixed to the front of your tooth, to make your smile appear whiter and straighter.
Your Sacramento dentist will shave down a small part of your natural tooth to make room for the veneer. Then a special light will bond the veneer to the front of your teeth, giving you a beautifully restored smile. Veneers are a great option for those looking for a smile pick-me-up but without all the commitment and hassle.
If any of these options sound appealing, we would love to talk to you more about which treatment plan would fit your smile needs. Call us today at (916) 928-4444.
Are you a patient who’s had one of these procedures done? If so, we would love to hear your experience. Please share your inspiring stories with us about how it changed your smile and quite possibly, your life!

Invisalign, Veneers, Tooth Extractions: What do You Need?

At Orchid Dental Group, we strive to offer our Sacramento and Natomas patients an array of dental procedures to best meet your individual needs.  As a dentist in Sacramento, Dr. Yen Lieu maintains an up-to-date dental practice that offers an array of services, including Invisalign, veneers and tooth extractions in Sacramento.
Let’s take a closer look at Invisalign, tooth extractions and veneers in Sacramento to find what might best meet your dental needs.

A Straighter Smile with Sacramento Invisalign 

When it comes to straightening your teeth as a teenager or an adult in Sacramento, Invisalign allows you to re-align your smile without feeling self-conscious. Invisalign’s clear aligners keep you going throughout your busy schedule without anyone noticing you are undergoing treatment. sacramento invisalign treatment
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth with the use of a series of custom-made aligners.  These aligners are specifically made for you and you only.  Each aligner is made of a smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simple wear over your teeth.  By wearing Invisalign patients in Sacramento don’t have to worry about metal brackets to attach or wires to tighten, making for an easy treatment. Just pop in a new set of aligners every two weeks until your treatment is complete.


An A-List Worthy Smile with Sacramento Veneers

You shouldn’t have to put up with gaps in your teeth or with teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked.  Today, Dr. Yen Lieu offers patients in Sacramento veneers to correct nature’s mistake or the results of an injury to help you achieve a beautiful smile.
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials that are designed to cover the front side of your teeth for an improved appearance.  These shells are bonded to the front of your teeth in order to change their color, shape, size, or length.
For patients in Sacramento, veneers can typically fix:
  • Teeth that are discolored
  • Worn down teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
  • Teeth with gaps

A Look at Sacramento Tooth Extractions

Do you have a tooth that is broken or damaged by decay?  If so, Dr. Yen Lieu, your Sacramento dentist, will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment.  Sometimes, though, if there is too much damage for the tooth to be repaired, Dr. Lieu may need to extract your tooth. 
Many dentists recommend extracting impacted teeth that are only partially erupted as bacteria can enter around a partially erupted tooth and cause an infection, which can extend into the surrounding bone and become extremely serious.  Impacted teeth continue trying to break through the gum tissue even if there is not enough room to accommodate them. 
The continued pressure caused by this attempted eruption can eventually damage the roots of nearby teeth.  Removing a tooth that is impacted can often prevent infection, damage to adjacent teeth and bone, and save pain in the years to come. 

Visit us at Orchid Dental Group for more information about Invisalign, veneers and tooth extractions in Sacramento. Dr. Yen Lieu will work with you to determine the best procedure.