While dental veneers have been an effective dental solution for some time, they do come with some inherent issues—such as discoloration, staining, and wear. As an award-winning cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kouroush Maddahi was not content to let his patients cope with these issues. As such, he developed a groundbreaking innovation: Infinity Veneers. This comprehensive veneer application and maintenance system finally resolves the troublesome issues patients experience with veneers, including discoloration and staining.
As effective a treatment option as veneers may be, they were not without their problems—problems that Dr. Kouroush Maddahi tackled and solved, based on his more than 30 years of experience.
The first problem Dr. Maddahi noted was that, within the first 10 or 15 years, the color of the veneers would change, based on the type of cement that had been used. To address this problem, he developed a proprietary formula, which was a mix of cements that would hide the color of the teeth and remain stable over time.
Dr. Maddahi also noticed that, over time, due to the translucency of porcelain, some of the color from beneath the veneer would begin to show through. After painstakingly experimenting with different combinations of the porcelains already in use in his practice, he created a formula that would remain color-stable over the life of the veneers.
Unlike natural teeth, porcelain is stain resistant; it is not, however, stainproof.
In the mid to late 1990s, there were several key lifestyle changes that made staining of porcelain veneers an issue:
Dr. Maddahi’s solution to the staining problem was to use a different type of varnish on the surface of the veneers. This makes them smoother, so that the stains cannot stick or adhere to the Infinity Veneers as easily as occurs with other veneers on the market.
Early on, porcelain was created from a non-metallic substance, such as clay, baked in a kiln. It was first used for dentures in the mid-1700s. Then, in 1808, when the problem of shrinkage from the firing process began to be controlled, it was used in a single-tooth application.
It was not until the 1930s, however, that the veneer was born. It was then that a Hollywood dentist molded porcelain into the shape of a tooth and temporarily adhered it to a starlet’s existing teeth to improve her on-camera smile. This revolutionary process created the first porcelain veneer and was the beginning of modern cosmetic and restorative dentistry, as we know it today.
This was, of course, very rudimentary by today’s standards and, over the years, research and development into ceramics and adhesives has made porcelain veneers one of the most popular and long-lasting options for improving not just dental aesthetics but function and oral health.
Timbaland with his brand new Infinity Veneers!
Infinity Veneers completely addresses every issue from the viewpoint of the system: the cement, the veneer, the varnish.
However, daily care to maintain one’s beautiful, new smile—whether all or only partially veneers—is the responsibility of the patient.
If you have heard the commercials or read the ads, you know that the main ingredient in over-the-counter (and even professional) whiteners—whether toothpaste, mouthwash, or strips—is hydrogen peroxide. As effective as it may be, with constant use, it:
Our proprietary line of teeth whitening products, including mouthwash, toothpaste and strips contain only coconut oil, sage oil, lemon peel oil and sea salt. As a result, there are no damaging effects on any type of porcelain or bonding restoration, or on natural teeth, and all have been proven safe and effective for daily use in a series of independent university studies.
An award-winning Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist, Dr. Maddahi has been featured as a leader in cosmetic dentistry on many TV shows and media, and he has achieved many honors and awards, including:
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Your initial consultation and exam is free. It consists of a 41-point comprehensive exam that includes everything from looking at your teeth and gums, to your bite and the way your whole mouth looks and functions as a whole. Before we plan your dental veneers we want to know everything about the health and aesthetics of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so that we can help you get there.
(NOTE: There may be a charge if x-rays are necessary. We encourage our patients to bring x-rays to their first visit if you have had them taken recently.
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