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By Charles E. Scholler, D.D.S.
July 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening   veneers  

Learn more about these cosmetic dentistry options to find out which one is right for your needs.

There are so many options out there when it comes to getting a cosmetic dentistry procedure that it can almost seem daunting. Let your veneers vs. teeth whiteningCamarillo dentist Dr. Charles Scholler take the guesswork out of these options. If you’ve been trying to figure out whether dental veneers or teeth whitening will give you the smile you crave, then it’s time you learned more about both of these treatment options.

Teeth Whitening

Through the use of strong bleaching agents, our Camarillo cosmetic dentist can get some smiles several shades whiter in less than one hour. Even though there are many do-it-yourself options out there, our in-office system is the most effective way to whiten your teeth.

While results are immediate, there are some things you should know before getting teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is only effective for certain stains. Most specifically, our system works the best for external stains caused by aging, foods and drinks, and even smoking. If you have internal stains caused by trauma, taking certain medications such as antibiotics or excessive fluoride use, then professional teeth whitening won’t be the best option.

Also, teeth whitening only whitens natural structures. So, if you want to whiten fillings, crowns or other dental restorations then you will need to talk to us about replacing them.

But if you are simply looking to wipe away external yellowing and stains, then teeth whitening could be the easiest approach.

Dental Veneers

If you are dealing with severe or internal discolorations, teeth whitening isn’t going to be the most effective option. Plus, whitening doesn’t last forever. Whether you are looking for a long-term solution to whiter teeth or you have stains that teeth whitening can’t treat, dental veneers might be the better alternative for your smile.

These thin porcelain shells are adhered to the front of your tooth using a dental resin and a special curing light to harden the resin in place. Because some tooth enamel must be shaved down prior to applying these customized veneers, this procedure is not reversible. But what you’ll get is a whiter, straighter and more attractive smile that you’ll enjoy for life.

Still not sure which cosmetic dentistry is right for you? That’s okay! Dr. Scholler would be happy to help you. Call our Camarillo dentist office and schedule your no-risk consultation today.

By Office of Charles E. Scholler DDS
July 16, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out the different dental treatments in Camarillo that could give you a new and improved smile.

Are you ready to breathe new life into your lifeless smile? Looking for some cosmetic dentistry options to suit your needs? Your Camarillo cosmetic dentist Dr. Charles E. Scholler is here to offer a wide variety of cosmetic treatments to give patients the smiles they deserve.

Dental bonding and contouring

Are you looking to buff out minor cracks and chips or cover small stains? If so, this non-invasive cosmetic treatment may be all you need to have the perfect smile. Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored resin that is applied in layers over the tooth. The material is putty-like so your Camarillo dentist Dr. Charles E. Scholler can easily shape and manipulate the resin to give you a natural look. Dental bonding can also be used in conjunction with cosmetic contouring, in which we remove small pieces of enamel to change the size and shape of a tooth.

Teeth Whitening

If you are looking to remove surface stains from your teeth and get a brighter smile then look no further than professional in-office teeth whitening. This painless one-hour procedure can get smiles several shades whiter in just one visit. Your whitening session will entail three, 15-minute whitening applications with a professional grade whitening gel that your Camarillo dentist Dr. Charles E. Scholler activates using a laser. The strength of the gel coupled with our laser technology allows us to speed up the whitening process exponentially.

Dental Veneers

For those looking to hide severe stains, cracks, chips, overlapping, misshapen teeth and gaps between teeth, dental veneers could be the answer you’ve been waiting for. If whitening can’t brighten your smile and your issues are too severe for dental bonding then these thin porcelain shells will be able to fix your dental woes. Two visits are all it takes to get your very own custom-made veneers. We will first remove some enamel from your teeth to make room for your new veneers. Then we will choose a shade for your veneers and take impressions of your teeth. Once your veneers are made you will come back in and have your Camarillo dentist Dr. Charles E. Scholler cement them to your teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a long-term solution to tooth loss. Made up of a small metal screw, a connector known as an abutment and a dental crown, dental implants can give you a complete smile in only a few months. Dental implants require two to three surgeries to place the implant, attach the abutment to the top of the implant and then to finally place the crown over the abutment. What you are left with is a natural and long-lasting new tooth for life.

Want to know if you are a good candidate for any of these treatments? Then it’s time to schedule a consultation with your Camarillo dentist Dr. Charles E. Scholler. Get the smile you’ve always wanted.

By Charles E. Scholler, D.D.S.
February 03, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Do your teeth lack their pearly whiteness of old? For many of us, achieving the best dental health possible means having the biggest and brightest smile, so it should come as no surprise that when your smile starts to fade and darker times begin to set into your mouth, finding a way back to the better days of a sparkling smile is a top priority on everyone's list.

At Charles E. Scholler, D.D.S., the lasting solution to a fading smile is always on hand, as Dr. Scholler and his expert dental staff have just the thing for even the most dire dental dilemmas! Perhaps the most popular way to get back that beautiful smile is through veneers, thin slices of porcelain or plastic which are attached to the front of your teeth. They can change the aesthetics of your smile completely, whitening and correcting the shape of your teeth.

Veneers are very simple to have done, so check out some highlights of the veneer application process below:

Step 1: Creation

First, a model of your teeth from your primary dentist is given to expert dental lab technicians who create the perfect veneer coating to accommodate your teeth. The model itself is made after your dentist lightly buffs your teeth to allow for the veneer's added thickness; this process can require a local anesthetic.

Step 2: Preparation

Bonding your own personalized veneers to your teeth typically takes just an hour or two at most. The veneers are fastened onto your teeth with water or glycerine and can be altered using different shades of cement to look normal next to your other teeth.

Step 3: Application

Finally, your teeth are cleansed with special chemicals allowing the veneers to be bonded on. Cement is then inserted between your actual tooth and your veneer, before an expert laser releases a catalyst that immediately solidifies the cement. With that, you've got your very own set of pearly whites again!

If getting the brightest smile on the block is something you're ready to experience, give Dr. Scholler and his trusted dental technicians a call today at (805) 386-3199 for the most beautiful veneers right here in Camarillo, CA!

By Charles E. Scholler, D.D.S.
December 15, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

If your teeth are in good condition but don’t quite fit your ideal for a perfect smile, you might just need a relatively minor cosmetic adjustment. Veneers are dental restorations that require minimal preparation and dental work but give you maximum results. Let Camarillo dentist Dr. Charles E. Scholler, D.D.S. help supercharge your smile with veneers.

What Are Veneers?
To understand the concept of a veneer, think of putting a laminate floor over a badly damaged hardwood floor. The floor underneath is still there, but the laminate “wood” lies on top making it look brand new. A veneer is very similar to that laminate covering—it is a thin layer of material that the dentist bonds over your original tooth for a better looking appearance.

How Long Will it Take to Get My Veneers?
You may be surprised at how quickly you’ll have your new smile after you visit Camarillo veneers dentist Dr. Scholler for your first dental consultation. There are three main steps:

  • The initial consultation (x-rays and discussion of options).
  • Tooth preparation, impressions and a temporary restoration (which may be included in the initial appointment depending on your individual case).
  • The appointment to bond your finished veneer to the surface of your tooth.

Some patients have their veneers in a matter of weeks. To really supercharge your smile for lasting results, the dentist must have sufficient time to carefully examine your teeth.

A Supercharged Smile with Veneers
One thing that Camarillo veneers dentist Dr. Scholler prides himself on his ability to give patients the results they intimately desire using the latest dental technology. He is also committed to treating each patient with “warmth, respect and dignity” so you can relax knowing that you’re in good hands. Contact his office at (805) 386-3199 to ask for a free initial visit to talk about dental veneers, or visit his website at http://www.drscholler.com for more information about this cosmetic procedure.