Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

By E. John Baron DDS
July 19, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

If you have dull, uninteresting teeth, it’s time to take action! With the help of veneers, you can have an outstanding smile that is guaranteed to get noticed. Read on to learn how Dr. John Baron, your dentist in Santa Cruz, CA, offers a wide range of dental services, including veneers, to rejuvenate your look!

More about veneers

Dental veneers are thin laminates of sparkling, light-reflective porcelain that are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth to hide a wide variety of unsightly issues with your smile, giving you a perfect smile that is still uniquely yours. Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice to cover up problems, such as:

  • Fracture lines and cracks caused by trauma
  • Erosion and abrasion caused by acidic foods or a bad bite
  • Chips and tooth wear caused by aging or bad habits
  • Stains and discolorations caused by medications or lifestyle issues

Veneers can also help with alignment issues, commonly treated with orthodontics. You can choose porcelain veneers to minimize the look of tooth overlap and to cosmetically close gaps between your teeth.

There are many reasons why porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental services available. Consider that treatment is:

  • Naturally beautiful, because porcelain looks just like natural tooth enamel
  • Conservative, because little to no tooth surface is removed
  • Easy to maintain, because porcelain resists stains

You can have a new, beautiful smile in as little as two to three appointments.

  1. Veneer treatment begins with a consultation appointment, during which you can get a first look at what your new smile will look like.
  2. Next, your teeth are prepared to receive the veneers and molds are made of your prepared teeth. The molds are sent off to a dental laboratory where skilled dental artisans create your veneers.
  3. After Dr. Baron receives the veneers from the dental laboratory, he will permanently cement them on to your teeth and you are finished!

Interested? Give us a call

You deserve the magic of dental veneers—find out how veneers can rejuvenate your smile by calling Dr. John Baron, your dentist in Santa Cruz, CA, today at (831) 426-9200.

By E. John Baron DDS
May 28, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

CEREC Same Day Crowns at E. John Baron DDS in Santa Cruz, CA, are an advanced technology that save time and provide optimal dental repair. They're more durable than other restorations and provide the reinforcement teeth need.

More About CEREC Same Day Crowns

Same Day Crowns are a cutting-edge innovation that quickly restores damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings. The high-qualitydental crowns ceramic material used to make CEREC same day crowns reinforces teeth, repairs bite and chewing function, and adds aesthetic appeal.

How does CEREC work?

Your Santa Cruz, CA, dentist uses CAD/CAM technology, Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing, to custom design your tooth. The computer reads the image through a camera, feeds the image of the damaged tooth impression into a computer and, using a diamond-burr milling machine, an accurate restoration is manufactured and bonded or cemented on your teeth.

The whole process takes about an hour and you'll be able to walk out with a restored smile, instead of waiting several weeks.

What are the advantages of CEREC Same Day Crowns?

  • It's a tooth-colored restoration that restores your smile
  • You no longer have to rely on silver fillings
  • The natural-looking filling is compatible with soft oral tissue
  • CEREC crowns are anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant
  • They are made of porcelain which means they're stain resistant
  • Dentists don't need to use temporary crowns, take impressions and make a mold of your teeth, then send them to a lab
  • They are time saving and proven to be precise, safe and effective
  • They restore bite and chewing function
  • The reinforce teeth and are more durable than typical fillings

Are you interested in CEREC Same Day Crowns?

Call Dr. Baron for any questions or concerns you may have. He will be more than happy to tell you more about CEREC Same Day Crowns, so just give him a call at his Santa Cruz, CA, office at (831) 426-9200 today!

By E. John Baron DDS
October 30, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental ImplantCould this dental restoration be the solution to your tooth loss problems?

There are many options available when it comes to treating tooth loss. Here in Santa Cruz, CA, our implant dentist Dr. John Baron wants to give you a reason to smile again without those embarrassing gaps between teeth.

Dental Implant Background Info

Before we decide whether or not you are a good candidate for implants, you may want to know the basics about them first. A dental implant is an oral prosthetic that is made up of three different parts:

  • A metal post (the implant)
  • An abutment (sometimes built-in to the implant; it connects the implant to the crown)
  • A false tooth or teeth (dental crown; dentures)

The skinny metal post is surgically placed within the socket of the missing tooth where it will lie within the jawbone. Over the course of several months, the jawbone and gum tissue will heal around and fuse together with the metal implant to form a permanent structure. From there, the false tooth is placed on top of the implant to complete the restoration.

Who Should Get Dental Implants?

Most healthy adults who are missing one or more teeth can benefit from getting dental implants here in Santa Cruz, CA. Of course, you will have to visit our aesthetic dentist for a consultation so you can find out. During the consultation, we will,

  • Go through your medical history
  • Discuss your treatment goals
  • Perform an oral exam
  • Take x-rays of your mouth

All of these steps will help us determine whether or not you are right for dental implants. It is also imperative that you maintain good general and oral health. The oral exam and x-rays we take will help us spot problems such as decay, gum disease, infection, and bone loss, all of which will need to be addressed beforehand. Patients with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure should have these conditions properly managed before they get dental implants.

Women who are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant are not ideal candidates for dental implants. Children and teens are also not right for dental implants because their jawbones haven’t fully developed yet.

If you think you meet the criteria above and you are ready to start your journey to get dental implants in Santa Cruz, CA, then it’s time to schedule a consultation with us. A complete smile could be yours again, just call (831) 426-9200 today!

E. John Baron DDS, INC.
550 Water Street, Suite L-1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 426-9200