Cosmetic Blog Archives

Cosmetic dentistry is an interesting term that encompasses any type of dental treatment that improves the appearance of the smile.  This makes it a very broad category.  While many people envision porcelain veneers when they hear the words cosmetic dentistry, it actually can be something as minimal as replacing an old metal filling.

Cosmetic dentistry includes teeth whitening, which changes the color of the teeth by breaking down darkly pigmented molecules under the enamel’s surface.  We use professional, high-strength whitening products to give you a noticeable result as quickly as possible.  Teeth whitening can be an at-home process, or we can perform it for you in our office.

Porcelain veneers cover the visible surfaces of the teeth to change their appearance.  Veneers can alter the apparent size, shape, color and position (to a minor extent) of the teeth that they cover.  With porcelain veneers, we can perform a total smile makeover.

For some, the need for cosmetic dentistry goes beyond covering the teeth.  It may involve rebuilding or even replacing teeth.  In cases of severe break down, cosmetic dentistry might be an implant-supported prosthesis.

Regardless of your cosmetic dental concerns, we can improve them with cosmetic dentistry.  We love giving people smiles that make them want to show them proudly!

Should Adults Get Braces?

Why You Should Consider Adult Braces  Despite common stereotypes, braces are not just for kids and teenagers. Thousands of adults seek an orthodontist yearly, and the trend continues growing! Braces do more than straighten your teeth, giving you many reasons to consider getting braces as an adult.  Reason #1: Improved Brushing Habits  Many people have

Understanding the Basics of Orthodontic Care

Orthodontics is a specialized field in dentistry that deals with diagnosing, preventing, and treating misaligned teeth and jaws. Patients undergo orthodontic care to enhance their smile and improve oral health conditions like overcrowded teeth and bite difficulties. It moves teeth into a stable position by putting pressure on them to guide them in the right

Dispelling Common Misconceptions about Orthodontics

Braces are a well-known treatment for correcting misaligned teeth and clear aligners, like Invisalign, have changed the orthodontic landscape. Patients want to feel comfortable when they begin treatment, but there are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding orthodontics. Fortunately, many of them can be dispelled. Myth #1: Dentists and Orthodontists Are the Same False.

When Should I Take My Child to the Orthodontist

Contrary to popular belief, postponing an orthodontic consultation until your child is a teenager is not a good idea. Their problems will not magically resolve themselves, risking your child’s oral health. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) suggests that children at the age of seven should ideally undergo an examination by an accredited orthodontist. What

How a Frenectomy Helps a Gummy Smile

Many people focus on changing their teeth to improve their smile. However, gum tissue can impact the appearance of your smile almost as much as your teeth. Treating a gummy grin can enhance your smile, but it can also improve your overall oral health. One such procedure that creates beautiful results is a frenectomy. What

What is Internal Teeth Bleaching?

Learn About Internal Teeth Bleaching A bright, white smile is often seen as a sign of confidence, happiness, and health. However, teeth can become discolored internally even with the best oral hygiene routine. When this happens, your dentist may recommend internal bleaching to restore your tooth’s natural luster. Since this requires more than a topical

How Orthodontics Improves Airways

Airway Orthodontics Helps You Breathe Your airway passage is directly associated with your unique dental structure and orthodontic condition. How well you breathe and sleep, and your ability to focus on daily tasks are related to the state of your airway. These issues may indicate you have a sleep apnea disorder. One solution to treat

Orthodontics for Teeth that Don’t Erupt

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, most people assume you’re treating crowded or crooked teeth. But brackets and wires can treat many more conditions than that. Orthodontic treatment corrects dental concerns, even when you can’t see the issue.  Impacted teeth are common and develop because a tooth grows at an angle or takes up the

The Role of a Retainer in Orthodontic Care

The Important Role a Retainer Plays When you think about braces, an image of metal brackets and wires likely pops into your head. While those components do the heavy lifting to straighten your teeth, orthodontic treatment isn’t over once the braces come off. Orthodontists often recommend wearing a retainer to keep your teeth from shifting