Dental Tips Blog

Mar
13

Is Snap On Smile Right For Me?

Few people are graced with naturally beautiful teeth. If a glance in the mirror doesn’t reveal the smile you’ve always dreamed of, then you’re in luck. One of the convenient advancements in cosmetic dentistry is the easy, affordable, Snap On Smile.

What Is Snap On Smile?

Enjoy a natural looking, picture perfect smile for a lower price than many other cosmetic dental options. Snap On Smile is a custom-crafted, removable smile, that’s made to snap over your natural teeth.

An Affordable Smile Makeover

This affordable appliance is made of dental resin. It offers a beautiful smile for people of all ages, typically within two visits to your dentist. No drilling or tooth shaping is required. Just a quick dental impression and you’re on your way to a new smile. Snap On Smile is perfect for patients who:

  • Long for a beautiful smile, without enduring invasive cosmetic procedures
  • Have smiles with misaligned or missing teeth
  • Possess gaps, cracked teeth or stains
  • Are concerned about the expensive alternative of a traditional smile makeover

A Few Considerations

As you look forward to your beautiful new Snap On Smile, there are a few things you might want to consider:

  •  Your speech may be temporarily affected for a week or two, while you adjust to your new appliance.
  • Feel free to eat and drink normally while wearing your new smile.  Just remember that, like your natural teeth, your new smile needs to be properly cleaned.
  • While upper and lower Snap On Smiles are available, most choose just the upper appliance. The choice is up to you and you’ll pick out your customized smile and appropriate color.

If you’re considering a smile makeover with Snap On Smile, call your dentist today for a consultation!

Posted on behalf of:
Family & Cosmetic Dental Care
2627 Peachtree Pkwy #440
Suwanee, GA 30024
(770) 888-3384

Oct
28

Can a Smile Makeover Be Affordable?

The very mention of the words “smile makeover” may have you already throwing the idea out the window. In our society, it is easy to associate the word “makeover” with something purely cosmetic, drastic, and basically unnecessary. People do fashion makeovers and even home makeovers for a change. What about your smile? What importance do you place on that? And is a smile makeover really out of your reach?

Differing Levels

A makeover for one person may be totally different from what is needed to makeover the smile of another. For some, a makeover could mean replacing lost teeth with implants and changing the shape of their front teeth with veneers and crowns. For others, a makeover could simply be a whitening procedure or some minor bonding. For you, a makeover doesn’t have to mean taking out a loan from the bank!

Covering the Cost

“But what if I need something as major as implants?”

It’s true that some dental insurances will not cover your entire implant procedure, but don’t stop there. Some medical insurances may actually provide some implant coverage, depending upon your situation. Implants play a vital role, not just in making your smile more beautiful, but in reestablishing function in your mouth that is essential to your health. The investment in dental implants may actually save you money in the long run compared to other types of dental treatment!

Making Up The Cost

A smile makeover could simply be a way you treat yourself, or it could be the killing move in a game of chess, so to speak. Freshening your smile, to any degree, compliments your appearance. This confidence can see you through many successes in life. You never know what positive results you’ll see from having an improved smile! Talk to your dentist about the first step you can take towards a brand-new smile.

Posted on behalf of:
Gold Hill Dentistry
2848 Pleasant Road #104
Fort Mill, York County, South Carolina 29708
(803) 566-8055

Jul
24

Maximizing Your Smile Makeover Experience

Congratulations on taking the first steps in your smile makeover! You want to make sure you take the right steps to ensure the best possible results – and ones that will help your smile stand out from the rest. To do that, you want to consider a few different things:

Get your oral health in check first.

If you have gum disease, it could cause your newly made-over teeth to lose bone support and eventually fall out. That’s why you need to be sure that oral hygiene is your #1 priority. Regular dental cleanings and check-ups can help you keep your smile healthy and eliminate problems like swollen, bleeding gum tissues. Trying to treat teeth with veneers or porcelain crowns when infected gums are present could lead to less-than-desirable results later on.

Find out what your options are.

Chances are you have more than just one or two choices for improving your smile. For instance, you could consider veneers or porcelain crowns. Or maybe you want to discuss orthodontic therapy and bonding. Your dentist will discuss the advantages of each type of option so that you can choose the ones that are best for your personal needs.

Consider combining treatments.

It’s usually not the case that you have to do all of one thing and not the other. Many times it’s possible to combine treatments, such as whitening and bonding for an overall impact. Talk to your dentist about using two or more different types of cosmetic procedures to paint a beautiful smile one tooth at a time.

Your customized treatment plan will outline all of the recommended procedures and give you a timeframe as to how long they will take to complete. Schedule your consultation today!

Posted on behalf of:
Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD
1820 The Exchange SE #600
Atlanta, GA 30339

Jul
24

3 Things to Consider When Having a Smile Makeover

The decision to have a smile makeover is an exciting one! This is your opportunity for a fresh start and a major confidence-boost. But there are many different elements to consider before pursuing treatment, namely, exactly what it is you’d like to change about your smile. Let’s discuss at least three important areas:

Tooth color–teeth darken with age and stain from food, drinks, and tobacco use. Teeth that are brighter appear more youthful and convey the positive impression of health and confidence. The age and nature of stain in a tooth determines which treatment is best for recreating a stunning white smile. This could range from whitening to having veneers placed.

Tooth alignment–the alignment of your teeth affects the health of your gums, your risk of tooth decay, and how easily you are able to keep your teeth clean. Not only this, but how straight your teeth are can affect your confidence in showing off your smile.

Gum health–beautiful white straight teeth are the goal, but your gums and the underlying ligaments and bone are what keep them in place! Your gums also need attention if they are to continue serving you well, because it’s easier to keep them healthy than it is to eliminate disease.

There are plenty of other factors you’ll want to consider before having a smile makeover (the length of teeth, the way your teeth fit together when you bite, the appearance of worn or chipped teeth, to name a few). Take a good look at your smile and make a list of what you would like to see changed. Discuss your interests with your dentist!

Posted on behalf of:
Gilreath Dental Associates
200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 514-1224

Feb
5

Smile Makeovers: Step by Step

So, you’ve finally decided to ask your dentist about getting a smile makeover. What’s involved? How many appointments do you need? How much is it going to cost? Here’s everything you need to know about changing your smile for the better:

Your Exam

During the consultation and exam, your dentist will assess the health and physical needs of your teeth. You’ll want to go over what aspects of your smile you like and which ones you would like to change. Be specific! 

The Treatment Plan

Your dentist will recommend different treatment options to you, depending on what your primary concerns are. In most cases this will be 2 or 3 different options or a combination of treatments. Once you’ve settled on the plan you think is best, you’ll discuss the plan with the treatment coordinator. The treatment coordinator will review all of the fees with you as well as estimated insurance coverage. 

Your Appointments

During the treatment plan consultation, you will be given a schedule made by the dentist, which outlines the step-by-step process of your smile makeover. You may only need one appointment next week, or 4 appointments over the next few months. It depends on what treatment you’ve decided on!

The End Results

Regardless of what type of treatment you went with, having a more beautiful smile is something that is absolutely priceless. By boosting your self-confidence, improving the way you look and addressing your oral health, you’re going to make more impressions than ever before.

What are you waiting for? There’s no need to put it off any longer. Ask your dentist what smile makeover options you have. You’ve already waited long enough!

Posted on behalf of:
Toothmasters
139 Aliant Pkwy
Alexander City, AL 35010
(256) 329-8401

Dec
31

Rebuild Your Smile, Step by Step

Your smile needs a lot of attention, but you feel overwhelmed every time you see a dentist about restoring your teeth. Perhaps the treatment plan is very long, too expensive, or there are just too many options to choose from. It shouldn’t have to be like that. In reality, your full mouth reconstruction treatment should be a step-by-step process that is tailored to your personal goals and needs.

Starting Simple

Most of the time your treatment will address the largest concerns that affect the rest of your teeth. Examples include treating gum disease or removing severely diseased teeth before infection can spread to other areas of your mouth. Otherwise you can treat your teeth with restorations but still lose them due to secondary infection. 

What Long-Term Goals do You Have?

Are you trying to replace multiple teeth at once, keep your treatment within a certain budget, or achieve a certain level of aesthetics? Your long and short-term goals will impact the treatment plan that your dentist recommends. For instance, some people might want to have a partial removable denture made, while others opt for dental implants.

Full mouth reconstruction is a personalized approach to restoring your smile just one phase at a time. It is built on a foundation of healthy tissues, a healthy bite, and then aesthetics. Choosing a dentist that you can trust will help you feel less pressure when it comes to the rehabilitation process. All of your concerns and goals will be met, just one phase at a time. Why risk losing your teeth when you can save your smile? Talk to a dentist about your personalized full mouth reconstruction plan. You might be able to start even sooner than you thought!

Posted on behalf of:
Muccioli Dental
6300 Hospital Pkwy # 275
Johns Creek, GA 30097
(678) 389-9955

Apr
22

What is Cosmetic Dentisty?

Having a bright, white smile not only makes you look better, it may actually help you feel better.  You will smile more, laugh more, and perhaps even be happier if you are pleased with the way your smile works.  Many of us have a few things that we would like to correct about our smiles:  perhaps are teeth have some stains, or are a little crooked.  Or maybe we have even had a life of smiles, and now that shows up as ‘smile lines’ or ‘crow’s feet’.

There are several procedures a cosmetic dentist can perform to help enhance your smile.  One of the more common enhancements is tooth whitening and brightening.  During these procedures, special lasers and agents are used to remove stains and lighten the color of your teeth to make your smile white and bright.

If you have lost teeth through the years, or had severe jaw disease or destruction, your cosmetic dentist can help rebuild the jaw bone.  Repairing and rebuilding the jaw bone will help define your jaw line, and enhance the overall appearance of your face.

Many cosmetic and aesthetic dentists now also offer Botox.  Botox is an agent designed to relax muscles, and is commonly used to help remove mild to moderate wrinkles.  Dentists may also receive special training to use Botox to help improve your smile, and may also recommend Botox injections for severe grinding of your teeth and even TMJ disorders that do not respond to other therapies.

Whatever your needs, a dentist that specializes in cosmetic dentistry can help make your smile the best it can be.  If you are considering making your smile the best it can be, consider making an appointment with a cosmetic dentist today.

Posted on the behalf of Sarah Roberts

Google

Dec
9

Improving Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

If you have stained, chipped, or misaligned teeth or just want to improve your smile, talk to an experienced cosmetic dentist about porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are very thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the front and sides of your teeth.

Porcelain veneers are made of a hard, translucent porcelain material that looks just like tooth enamel, but is more durable and resistant to staining. Once they are bonded to your teeth, porcelain veneers are very durable, typically lasting anywhere from 10 to 30 years.

The primary purpose of porcelain veneers is to create a beautiful smile. They are a very versatile solution to many cosmetic dental issues. They have been called “instant orthodontics” because they can be used to create the appearance of straight teeth rather than using orthodontics. Unlike orthodontics that canbe uncomfortable and take years to correct misaligned teeth, porcelain veneers can be installed in two or three visits to the dentist with little discomfort. If your teeth are severely misaligned, porcelain veneers might not be appropriate for you so be sure to consult with an experienced cosmetic dentist.

Porcelain veneers are especially well suited for improving the look of teeth that are stained, chipped, or otherwise flawed. They can restore chipped teeth, cover stained or yellowed teeth, hide imperfections, fill gaps between teeth, and extend short or worn teeth.

Installing porcelain veneers usually only involves two or three dental visits. Your cosmetic dentist will first prepare the surface of your teeth to accept the porcelain veneers, then take impressions so that the veneers can be made. Temporary veneers will be installed until the permanent veneers are ready. Your dentist will then remove the temporary veneers and permanently bond the new porcelain veneers to your teeth.

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