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Hiding your Smile?

Porcelain Veneers Smile Enhancements Hiding your smile?  It may be time to treat yourself to some cosmetic dentistry. Whether you need a smile boost or a full mouth transformation, there are numerous cosmetic dentistry therapies readily available to give you the appearance you desire. And although it might sound frightening (or at least, frighteningly pricey), there are pain-free treatments within your spending plan that can provide you huge results. What's most popular? Maybe the most requested cosmetic dentistry procedure is teeth bleaching.  It is a simple cosmetic treatment that can have a dramatic effect. With time, your teeth slowly lose their luster and whiteness because of maturing, food and drink (coffee, tea and red wine) or from tobacco use. Through professional treatments, you can reverse this procedure and whiten your teeth significantly by about eight tones. Quick, in-office whitening, and convenient at-home choices are both available. At-home approaches make use of built trays and peroxide gel to whiten teeth within one to two weeks. In-office bleaching makes use of a more concentrated gel and a high-intensity light to lighten teeth in one to two office visits. Exactly what's dental bonding? If you have a cracked, broken, stained, or rotted tooth, dental bonding can provide a fast, economical and natural-looking fix. A dental composite product is applied to the tooth and shaped into shape by your dental professional. Bonding can even be used to minimize gaps between teeth. Anesthesia is typically not necessary, and the cosmetic dental procedure can be finished in one visit. Background on veneers These are thin porcelain shells that are used to the front of your teeth. From subtle to attractive, veneers give you the ability to personalize the color, shape, and overall [...]

By |2018-09-03T14:55:18+00:00October 23rd, 2013|Cosmetic Dentistry|0 Comments

Dental Crowns Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Dental Crown? A dental crown is a cap, shaped like a tooth. The crown goes over a tooth to strengthen it, and improve the appearance. Dental crowns may be needed to protect a broken or weak tooth, to cover a tooth with a large filling, to hold a dental bridge in place or to cover discolored teeth. Crowns are generally cemented into place. Here are some commonly asked questions about crowns: Generally, what are tooth crowns made of? Some crowns are made of metal. Of course, a metal crown is not a good choice for a tooth that everyone can see. Metal crowns are durable, and are often placed on the back teeth to cut costs.  Porcelain fused-to-metal crowns are strong and durable, but they are not as cosmetically pleasing as an all porcelain crown.  All porcelain crowns are considered to be the most attractive crown. They are usually made out of ceramic material. Porcelain crowns look like or better than a regular tooth.  All ceramic crowns are made of tooth-colored material, designed to blend in with the rest of the teeth. Ceramic crowns are not as durable as some other options.  All resin crowns are the most affordable, but they break easily. How can tooth crowns be repaired? Porcelain crowns can chip, sometimes. If the chip is small, a composite resin can be used to repair the crown, while it is still in the mouth. If the chip is large, a new crown may be necessary.  Sometimes, a crown falls off. Use dental adhesive to temporarily replace the crown, and call the dentist's office. The dentist may be able to re-cement the crown into place. With proper maintenance, can tooth crowns [...]

By |2018-09-03T14:55:18+00:00October 23rd, 2013|Crowns and Bridges|0 Comments