Dr. Peter Rabanus is your cosmetic dentist in San Francisco. He is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He specializes in smile designs with porcelain veneers and excels in explaining the procedures and technical details so they are easy to understand for his patients.
Find a wealth of information on the subject of porcelain veneers and the various principles of cosmetic dentistry that are applied by the best cosmetic dentists worldwide.
From information about lumineers to porcelain veneer technology and design, find a variety of videos, including Patients' Testimonials, and information about smile makeover planning such as the design of tooth preparations.
Porcelain Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry explained
Before and After Porcelain Veneers by cosmetic dentist Dr. Jorg-Peter Rabanus in San Francisco
You might have heard about dental porcelain laminates, porcelain veneers, and lumineers. They are principally the same treatment modalities. You can find more detailed information on several pages about porcelain veneers, which you can link to from the navigation bar. You may have asked your dentist questions about how to get straighter whiter teeth. You may have been referred to a cosmetic dentist. Who would be the best cosmetic dentist for you? Go to the navigation bar to find the answer.
Cosmetic dentistry is a science.
The term cosmetic implies something less than a science, but even the best cosmetic dentists find themselves constantly confronted with new dental materials. It is up to them to verify and decide which "state-of-the-art" techniques and technology are best for their patients.
The best porcelain veneers are conservative dental restorations. They are the most requested cosmetic dental procedures today. Their design, fabrication, and integration into the patient's mouth involve an exact process of scientific applications and procedural protocols that make the smile designs of cosmetic dentistry durable and long-lasting.
Why would you decide to get dental laminates?
Dr. Rabanus explains the selection process and helps you to make an educated choice regarding your cosmetic dentistry procedures.
While porcelain veneers and tooth whitening 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 dental 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 have included more detailed information about the following topics:
- What are the attributes of a "top cosmetic dentist?"
- Advantages and disadvantages of different dental 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 dental laminates. What does it depend upon? How long do they last?
- List of cosmetic dentistry terms.
Most patients who seek Dr. Rabanus' advice exhibit significant wear of their teeth which coincides with an older looking smile. They seek a smile rejuvenation. The simple placement of porcelain veneers in such cases should be avoided. Functional patterns of the masticatory system have caused the early breakdown of teeth and the premature removal of enamel, which make teeth look old and discolored. The smile analysis needs to be complimented with a functional analysis of the jaws and the teeth. Provisional veneers are used to test the functional designs. Once comfort and aesthetics have been determined, the final porcelain veneers can be designed using the temporary dental restorations as references.