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Jean E. Barthman, DDS
801 Brewster Ave<br/> Ste 255
Redwood City, CA 94063
Ph: (650) 367-4967

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Meet Dr. Barthman

Dr. BarthmanBeauty, Health and Comfort. These words best describe the office of Dr. Barthman. Because of her years of experience and education, she possesses the latest knowledge and techniques in restorative and cosmetic dentistry to help you achieve optimal results.

Dr. Barthman is a Member of

  • American Dental Association
  • Las Vegas Institute for
  • Advanced Dental Studies

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Did You Know?

Above all else, Dr. Barthman wants for you to have a beautiful, new smile. Prevention is the key to staying healthy and so we recommend the following tips to get you on your way:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
  • Chew sugarless gum instead of sugary varieties.
  • Floss daily and if possible, after every meal.
  • Prevent plaque and cavities by reducing your daily intake of sweet snacks.
  • Schedule a cleaning and oral examination with Dr. Barthman once a year.

 

Teeth Straightening - Are Porcelain Veneers an Option?

January 15, 2013 @ 12:00 PM -- by Dr. Jean Barthman

Most of us suffer from cosmetic flaws on the surface of the teeth. However, for some of us, dental problems may be more complicated, such as a misaligned bite, crooked teeth, or teeth that are improperly spaced. Unlike minor cosmetic flaws that can be treated fairly simply, when there are problems with the alignment of the teeth, patients often expect a costly treatment that takes a year or more for completed results. While this may be the case for traditional orthodontic treatments, Redwood City cosmetic dentist Jean E. Barthman offers her patients an alternate solution. Through the application of porcelain veneers, Dr. Barthman can provide her Redwood City patients with instant orthodontics treatment.

Porcelain Veneers

For Dr. Barthman’s patients in Redwood City, porcelain veneers make instant orthodontics possible. People often believe that porcelain veneers are the solution for teeth that suffer from serious cosmetic flaws such as chips or cracks and severe discoloration or staining. While porcelain veneers can conceal these flaws, they are also able to address some alignment issues. Because porcelain veneers cover the entire front surface of the teeth, they truly offer patients a complete smile makeover. These thin, custom made restorations are bonded to the surface of the teeth, concealing any imperfections and leaving patients with the appearance of a straight, beautiful smile. With the application of porcelain veneers, Dr. Barthman’s patients will be free of the embarrassment or shame that can be felt when is the teeth are crooked, overcrowded, or gapped.

Benefits of Instant Orthodontics

Patients who choose instant orthodontics over traditional orthodontic treatments will benefit from many advantages.

  • Time: The biggest advantage of instant orthodontics is the time that is saved. While traditional orthodontics take an average of 12 to 18 months, porcelain veneers can be applied in as little as two dental appointments, leaving patients with an improved smile in a very short amount of time.
  • Comfort: In addition to the time commitment, traditional orthodontics is a treatment that has a reputation of being uncomfortable. Having brackets and wires attached to the teeth, along with the shifting of the teeth, causes discomfort in orthodontic patients. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are wafer thin and adhere to the surface of the teeth without causing any pain. Most patients report that they do not even feel the veneers once they are in place.
  • No restrictions: While patients with braces are asked to avoid certain foods and commit to some restrictions to their diet, patients who undergo instant orthodontics are free to eat and drink what they please.
  • Improved aesthetics: Porcelain veneers improve the appearance of crooked teeth and have a natural appearance. In addition, when porcelain veneers are applied, they conceal any other flaws that may be present, including stains and discoloration. Porcelain veneers also maintain their healthy, beautiful appearance, as they are resistant to staining.

Schedule an Appointment

If instant orthodontics sounds like an appealing treatment option to you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Jean E. Barthman to learn more about the procedure. Dr. Barthman can answer any questions you may have, and let you know if you are a good candidate for instant orthodontics treatment.