You don't need to be a dentist to make an educated choice.

Dr. Peter Rabanus is an AACD accredited cosmetic dentist in San Francisco, CA. He specializes in porcelain veneers and is an expert in breaking down the procedures and technical details so they are easy to understand for his patients.

Here you will find a wealth of information on the subject of porcelain veneers and the field of cosmetic dentistry.

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Cosmetic Dentistry and Porcelain Veneers explained

Most of you have heard about cosmetic dentistry and porcelain veneers. Porcelain laminates, porcelain veneers, and dental veneers are principally the same treatment modalities. You can find more detailed information on the page "Veneers" in the category "Procedures." You may have asked your dentist questions about how to get straighter whiter teeth. You may have been referred to a cosmetic dentist.

Cosmetic dentistry is a science.

The term cosmetic implies something less than a science, but cosmetic dentists find themselves constantly confronted with new dental materials. It is up to him to verify and decide which "state-of-the-art" techniques are best for their patients.

Porcelain veneers are the most conservative and most requested cosmetic dental product today. Their design, fabrication, and integration into the patient's mouth involve an exact process of scientific applications and procedural protocols that make cosmetic dentistry durable and long-lasting.

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Why would you decide to get porcelain veneers? Why would you decide against porcelain veneers?

Dr. Rabanus explains the selection process for you and helps you to make an educated choice regarding your porcelain veneers and cosmetic dentistry procedures.

While porcelain veneers and teeth bleaching are the most common procedures offered by many dentists, you may not know about all the aspects that need to be considered to obtain not just straighter whiter teeth but also a permanently beautiful smile with natural-looking teeth and healthy tissues. There are a variety of materials for porcelain veneers and different ways to bleach your teeth. Everyone's teeth are unique and need an individual approach. You will find many examples in this website.

In view of numerous requests, we will soon give you more detailed information about the following topics:

  • What are the attributes of a "top cosmetic dentist?"
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different dental veneer porcelains.
  • Porcelain veneer or porcelain crown - What is the difference?
  • What can a Smile Makeover do? Whiter, straighter, more beautiful teeth and healthy gums.
  • The longevity of porcelain veneers. What does it depend on? How long do they last?
  • List of cosmetic dentistry terms.