Ivan Ho, DDS, Smile Transformation Specialist
Cosmetic dentistry has changed tremendously over the last decade. Today, dentists can fix even the most severely damaged and crooked teeth in a short time. Thanks to state-of-the-art equipment and the innovative techniques available today, the quality of porcelain veneers and crowns today is far superior to those available ten years ago.
Better Materials, Improved Results
The most significant advancement in cosmetic dentistry is the development of materials that have a lifelike appearance, extreme durability, and exceptionally long clinical life. Just ten years ago, veneers contained metal inside to make them strong enough to withstand years of wear and tears. To mask the metallic appearance, the veneers dentists had to cover them with many thick layers of porcelain. As a result, they lacked a natural look.
Over the years, dental porcelain has become much more robust and durable. When they are used for a smile makeover, the result is a natural-looking smile that can last for many decades.
Not just porcelain, but there has been tremendous improvement in the types of cement that are used for bonding veneers. Previously, cements that bonded the veneers to the tooth would become discolored over time, creating an unaesthetic grey or yellow line around the veneers. Today, we have cements that do not fade or stain with time. We can even use cements that closely match the shade and color of the veneers and the underlying teeth, ensuring that the veneers become virtually distinguishable with the adjacent natural teeth.
Artistry in Dentistry for a Radiant Smile
According to award-winning dentist Dr. Ivan Ho, A gorgeous smile makeover requires three things: 1) clinical skill, 2) artistic eye 3), and a high-tech dental laboratory. When you combine contemporary technology with the expertise of a cosmetic dentist who has an artist’s eye and the skill of a highly experienced master technician, the results you get can be quite dramatic. Master technicians are dental technicians who have undergone extensive training. They are required to create over 30,000 crowns, veneers, and other dental prostheses before they become certified as Master Technicians. Naturally, the abilities of a person to craft beautiful veneers and crowns, who has extensive laboratory experience would be much superior compared with those who don’t.
Dr. Ivan Ho’s artistry and our state-of-the-art equipment, combined with the skill of our exclusive master technician, offer the perfect combination for patients to achieve a truly radiant, gorgeous smile.
Replacing Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are a quick and straightforward option to improve your smile – provided they are designed by an experienced cosmetic dentist and crafted by a master dental technician. At Pro Smiles Orange County, Dr. Ivan Ho creates custom porcelain veneers that, in addition to being strong and durable, possess excellent esthetics that gives your teeth a naturally pleasant appearance
Despite their durability and lifelike aesthetics, porcelain veneers may sometimes require replacement – primarily when they are designed or fabricated correctly. Over his 30 years of cosmetic dentistry experience, Dr. Ivan Ho has identified several reasons why porcelain veneers may require replacement. Porcelain veneers may need to be replaced, when:
- Their appearance does not meet the patient’s expectations
- Veneers are either too large or small
- Veneers have an unnatural appearance
- The color of the veneers does not match with the natural teeth
- When veneers get stained
- When veneers get worn out
- When the gums become receded, and the veneers cannot cover the entire visible portion of the teeth
- When incorrect cement type was used
- improperly applied veneers tooth surface
- Chipped or fractured veneers
- Veneers that get de-bonded from tooth structure
Facial Structure Evaluation Before Replacement
Every patient wants their new veneers to look superb, and to last for many years. According to Dr. Ivan Ho, one of the most critical points in designing beautiful veneers is the evaluation of the mouth and facial structure of each patient. Dr. Ivan Ho does this to ensure that we can create veneers with the perfect size, shape, and color – that give you a truly radiant and charming smile.
Dr. Ivan Ho is known for his artistry and skill in cosmetic dentistry. With over 30 years of experience and having performed more than ten thousand successful smile makeovers – you can rest assured that Dr. Ivan Ho can help you replace your old veneers with new, custom made veneers that give you a stunning, beautiful smile. He carefully plans each smile makeover and prepares a detailed treatment plan for each patient – going above and beyond during the planning phase to ensure that you get natural-looking and long-lasting veneers. During your complimentary exam, Dr. Ivan Ho will review every detail of your facial structure and alignment of your teeth and jaws to design veneers that genuinely enhance your smile and looks.
Your Smile, Transformed
The latest generation of porcelain veneers is far superior in terms of aesthetics and durability, to the ones that were available in the previous years. Dr. Ivan Ho is committed to providing his patients with the highest quality, long-lasting porcelain veneers that perfectly restore flawed and blemished smiles – keeping your smile brilliant and appealing for years to come. Getting your dream smile with porcelain veneers is simple and straightforward: for most patients, the entire process requires only two appointments. If you come in on a Monday, you can get your new smile with veneers on Friday.
We invite you to discuss what you hope to achieve and what cosmetic or functional problems need correction. Dr. Ivan Ho understands that your smile is an essential aspect of your personality – and you can be fully confident in the skill, artistry, and procedures we employ in planning your smile makeover with porcelain veneers. As a renowned cosmetic dentistry practice in Orange County, we take great pride in creating beautiful, natural-looking smiles. Dr. Ivan Ho has performed over ten thousand smile makeovers on his patients, many of them being celebrities and famous personalities.
Custom Veneer Replacement in Orange County
It usually takes one week to get a perfect smile with your new veneers in Orange County. We understand that a broken or discolored veneer can be an urgent cosmetic problem, and requires immediate repair or replacement. We will help you quickly regain your self-confidence with a charming and attractive smile– and we are confident that you will be pleased with the outcome.