Bayshore Dental Studio is pleased to showcase one of our preferred clients – Dr. David Bitchatchi!
David Bitchatchi, DMD
4000 Sheridan Street, Suite D
Hollywood, FL 33021
Rejuvenating Worn Teeth with Conservatively Prepped Veneers
Veneers are among the most popular procedures in dentistry. Veneers are made of a special type of dental porcelain that is produced by successive layering.
You might think porcelain would be too fragile to survive in the mouth, but porcelain veneers achieve high durability through being securely bonded to natural teeth.
Just like a porcelain-floor tile that’s fragile before it is cemented to the floor, a porcelain veneer is extremely thin and delicate before bonded to a prepared tooth. After it is properly placed however, a porcelain veneer is both highly aesthetic and surprisingly durable.
Porcelain veneers are used in cosmetic dentistry to restore chipped and worn teeth and can rejuvenate a person’s youthful appearance.
The Smile Rehabilitation Process
At Hollywood Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Bitchachi knows a healthy smile can make a real difference in your confidence.
He works to design a great look while maintaining your natural teeth, and offers a full range of materials and techniques for any budget. He also works to preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible, ensuring long-term patient health.
Dr. Bitchatchi will recommend a rehabilitative and cosmetic treatment only if you have experienced significant tooth wear. He is an expert in cosmetic and restorative dentistry with many years of experience. His entire staff will work tirelessly to ensure your new smile is durable and beautiful!
Tooth Wear Looks Like This:
When you’re unhappy with your smile, it can negatively impact other aspects of your health and well-being.
This patient, like many others, was concerned about wear on the teeth and receding gums due to age, and some chipping due to an injury. When Dr. Bitchatchi sees a patient like this, he makes sure the treatment plan is personalized to their unique needs. He draws from extensive knowledge of dental materials, technologies and techniques to provide patients with the perfect treatment.
This particular patient decided to have porcelain veneers placed on the four upper front teeth (central and lateral incisors) and the two bottom front teeth (central incisors).
Preparing The Teeth
For this patient, Dr. Bitchatchi used a conservative preparation that removes a minimal amount of natural tooth structure.
This leaves healthy teeth in place and means that future options remain open since most of the tooth is intact. Another benefit of this type of treatment is that it allows the nail porcelain veneer to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the teeth.
The dark lines you can see around the teeth are the “retraction cord” used to protect the patient’s gum tissue.
Once preparation is complete, Dr. Bitchatchi focuses on the teeth that need cosmetic enhancement. Veneers are a popular treatment because they recreate natural teeth and are tied in a relatively simple procedure.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are permanently bonded to the front of your teeth to conceal discoloration as well as chips, cracks or other imperfections. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last 10-15 years.
The Final Veneers
At Hollywood Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Bitchachi thinks the best smile is unique to each patient. Some patients want a movie-star smile and a bleach-white shade. Other patients desire a natural smile that blends in with their healthy teeth and looks like they never had any dental work.
Cosmetic and restorative dentistry are two sides of the same coin. Dr. Bitchatchi measures success by seeing our patient’s genuine smiles for years to come.
If you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry in the Hollywood, Florida area, contact Dr. Bitchachi today!