Crown lengthening is a procedure done to make your tooth look longer. It usually involves surgically removing some of the gum and bone tissue around a tooth to expose more of it.
Why might you need crown lengthening?
Cosmetic Smile Enhancement with Crown Lengthening (Gum Recontouring)
There are many people who hate having a “gummy” smile. They wish their teeth were a little longer so that they didn’t have to keep hiding them in photos.
Do you feel the same way?
Crown lengthening can remove just enough gum tissue to balance out your smile and make all of you teeth look to be an even length. You can have the procedure done to just one tooth or to several at once.
You can even combine crown lengthening with another cosmetic procedure for the best effect. For example, your dentist may trim down your gums to an extent and then place a veneer to perfect your smile’s appearance.
Crown Lengthening for Dental Crown Placement
Sometimes, a tooth in need of a dental crown doesn’t have enough base to retain the cap. This could happen when a tooth fractures close to the gum line or has a large cavity.
Crown lengthening will essentially reduce the level of gums and bone surrounding the tooth root. The new dental crown can then fit over the tooth with more of a foundation for support.
Crown Lengthening and Your Smile
A crown lengthening procedure could either be a necessary step in repairing your tooth or an elective treatment to improve the look of your smile. It’s also used in some gum disease treatment plans to make your mouth easier to clean.
To find out whether it’s the right procedure for you, contact your local dentist and ask about crown lengthening.
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6300 Hospital Pkwy # 275
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Dental veneers have been getting people perfect smiles for decades.
You’re interested in what veneers have to offer, but you want to know how long they’ll last. Is the investment worth it?
Veneers Permanently Alter Teeth
To place a veneer, the dentist first has to remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of your upper tooth. This ensures that the veneer fits seamlessly with the rest of your tooth and doesn’t make your smile feel bulky.
But losing even that thin layer of enamel isn’t the best thing for your teeth. They can’t be left with absolutely nothing protecting them.
This means that once you get your teeth prepared for traditional porcelain veneers, there’s no going back – you’ll always have to wear veneers for the rest of your life.
What about the veneers themselves?
As Long As You Want
Veneers, like any other dental restoration, are susceptible to wear and tear over time.
The better you take care of your dental veneers, the longer they will last you.
You must carefully brush and floss around the teeth that have veneers. Otherwise, it’s possible to develop some decay at the margin where the porcelain meets your enamel.
You also have to be careful that you don’t accidentally chip or loosen a veneer by chewing on hard objects.
To make veneers last, you may have to kick a few habits:
Investing in a mouthguard for sports or to prevent bruxism/clenching at night is another great way to protect your veneers.
If you damage your veneers, they will have to be replaced. They are not permanent in that sense.
Learn more about classic veneers and less permanent alternatives. Contact your local dentist.
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1955 Cliff Valley Way NE #100
Brookhaven, GA 30329
What is cosmetic dentistry? Is it worth the cost? Should you give it a try?
Cosmetic Dentistry Includes More Than Teeth
Crowns, veneers, and dental bonding are all well-known cosmetic procedures. But some cosmetic dentists offer orthodontia, gum shaping, and even Botox to supplement a smile makeover. You might be surprised at the options available to you.
Cosmetic Dentistry Doesn’t Necessarily Repair Teeth…
The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to enhance the look of your smile. It isn’t considered necessary or therapeutic. Most aesthetic procedures have little to no effect on improving the structure or integrity of a tooth, or for treating active oral disease.
…But Cosmetic Dentistry Can Have Restorative Benefits
There are plenty of dental procedures that have both functional and cosmetic benefits. Dental crowns, for example, can both improve a tooth’s appearance and restore it after it’s damaged. Implants serve the dual purpose of filling a gap in the smile and restoring bite function.
Cosmetic Dentistry Isn’t Always Covered by Insurance
Because cosmetic procedures aren’t medically-necessary to your health, most dental insurance plans won’t cover them. You have to be prepared to shoulder the expense.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Oral Hygiene
Whether you choose to upgrade your smile with a little bleaching or a set of veneers, cosmetic dentistry will help boost your confidence. It’s not just an investment in your teeth…it’s an investment in your lifestyle.
Aesthetic dentistry is the perfect gift to yourself or a family member. To find which treatment is right for you, schedule a smile consultation with a cosmetic dentist in your area.
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Prime Dental Care
417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ 08540
Some people opt to completely redesign their mouths with multiple stages of dental work. This sounds like something only celebrities would do; but you might one day find yourself unexpectedly needing full-mouth restoration, as well.
Here are a few reasons why.
Nearly all of us face the risk of an automobile accident every day. It’s one of those things you have less control over than you realize. Such a traumatic event could cause an injury with permanent damage.
Sometimes, a broken tooth is just the name of the game.
Boxing, hockey, martial arts, and all other contact sports jeopardize your smile with each practice session. A mouth guard can help, but if the worst should happen, restoring your teeth will help you feel confident about getting back on the field.
You may decide that you deserve a gorgeous smile every bit as much as the movie stars do.
Sick of your overbite? Want brighter teeth? Tired of all those crooked snaggle-teeth? Are you done with getting filling after filling updated?
Thousands of American dental patients just go for the gold and commit to a complete cosmetic dental makeover as a gift to themselves. Hey, you deserve to look good at your wedding or right after you retire.
Cancer of the throat, jaw, tooth, tongue, and other types can all cause permanent disfigurement in the face. This doesn’t just affect looks – it can also seriously impact daily functioning and nutrition.
Rebuilding your smile after cancer will help you eat and speak comfortably as well as feel like your old self, again.
Contact your dentist for a consultation if you’d like to start planning your full-mouth reconstruction.
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Soft Touch Dentistry
1214 Paragon Dr
O’Fallon, IL 62269
Dental veneers are perfect for covering up deep stain and rough enamel. They can close up gaps and even out the shape of neighboring teeth.
Before you decide to get dental veneers, just make sure you are aware of their limitations.
Your veneers will be designed to reflect the whiteness level you want at the time they are placed. After that, there’s no changing them. If you bleach your teeth later on, they could end up whiter than the veneers.
New porcelain veneers are tough and they aren’t porous like tooth enamel. While they aren’t as likely to stain, you can still get some unsightly darkening at the margins where they’re bonded. Try to limit dark-colored foods and drinks.
Veneers don’t have the strength of natural teeth or dental crowns. If you bite on them at an angle with enough force, they can pop off. Granted, it takes a lot to do that, but you should stay away from chewing ice or using your teeth as tools to open packages.
A dental veneer may cover the front of a tooth, but it can’t seal up the whole thing. Bacteria and acid can still eat away at the exposed parts and sneaky underneath the veneer. This means that although your veneer itself won’t decay, you still need to carefully brush and floss the tooth it rests on.
If you’re sure that you can take great care of your teeth and veneers after getting this cosmetic procedure, then ask your local dentist for a consultation.
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Pure Smiles Dentistry
2655 Dallas Highway Suite 510
Marietta, GA 30064
Dentistry has several branches of specialty practice. Periodontists focus on gum health, oral surgeons reconstruct jaws, orthodontists straighten teeth, and so on.
Cosmetic dentistry, however, is not a recognized specialty, according to the American Dental Association.
So, what exactly is cosmetic dentistry if it’s not a specialty?
Cosmetic Dentistry: An Emphasis on Art
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on treating teeth to make them look as beautiful as possible. While general treatments makes teeth healthy and functional, cosmetic services take things a step further.
Cosmetic dental procedures include things like:
What Makes Cosmetic Dentists Different?
A cosmetic dentist will take the time to help you create the smile of your dreams. Simply filling or capping a tooth is not the answer. A dentist who focuses on aesthetics wants you to love the results and feel confident in showing off your teeth.
To make the time necessary to focus on the cosmetic aspect of his or her work, a cosmetic dentist will likely treat complicated cases by working with other specialists or hand chosen labs that specialize in cosmetic restorations.
For example, the cosmetic dentist will cover a dental implant, but might send the patient out to a surgeon for the implant procedure. Or they might bleach crooked teeth after they’ve been straightened by an orthodontist. An endodontist can do your root canal, and then a cosmetic dentist can crown the tooth.
Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t mean ignoring health or function issues in your teeth. It simply means that the dentist spends more time making your teeth look youthful, natural, or glamorous during the process.
Schedule a smile consultation today to learn how cosmetic dentistry could change your smile for the better.
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3463 US-21 #101
Fort Mill, SC 29715
You’ve heard so much about how veneers can makeover a smile in one appointment. Countless celebrities and movie stars have glammed up their grins thanks to the help of veneers.
But what’s this about “Lumineers?”
Lumineers vs. Veneers – The Differences
Dental veneers are .5mm-thick sheets of porcelain crafted to fit over the front of a tooth. They replace an ultra-thin layer of enamel to create a smooth surface.
Lumineers are a brand of “no-prep” veneers. They essentially do the same thing, but they don’t actually replace an outer layer of enamel. Instead, they’re bonded directly over the tooth. They measure in at around .2mm – about the thickness of a contact lens.
Why Choose Lumineers?
Because Lumineers don’t require any tooth alteration, you can get them put on with zero-drilling and no numbing. They’re also reversible. If you ever decide that you want to go back to your original smile, your dentist can pop Lumineers off. This is not the case with traditional veneers which permanently alter your teeth.
There are other brands of no-prep veneers. Lumineers just happen to be well-known.
Are Lumineers Really Better?
Just because no-prep veneers are reversible doesn’t make them the best option. They might be thin, but you may notice the difference in bulk on your teeth. So much so that you could have problems closing your lips, biting into food, and even risk having a plaque-collecting “speed bump” near your gum line where the veneer ends. You need just the right smile to consider this option.
It’s not to say that either regular veneers or Lumineers are better. It simply depends on what your unique smile needs are. Ask a cosmetic dentist in your area which method will help you reach your goal.
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195 Greencastle Road
Tyrone, GA 30290
You’ve caught yourself so many times saying this: “No photos, please! I hate my smile!”
Or maybe you’re the kind who suffers in silence, hiding your teeth behind a closed-lip smirk.
Almost everyone wishes that they could change something about their smile. But very few realize just how easy it is. A little cosmetic dental treatment can go a long way in revolutionizing the way you feel about yourself.
What Would You Change?
The first step in achieving a more beautiful smile is to identify what about it bothers you.
Common complaints include:
Create a list of everything you’d like to see changed. Don’t hold back thinking that it’ll cost too much to repair it all. Just get it in writing. Next, rearrange your list so that it reflects your priorities.
Get Out What You Put In
Your smile represents an investment of time and effort. You don’t get beautiful teeth with dental work, alone. A solid routine of regular brushing and flossing will help keep your smile clean and fresh. That’s something to be proud of!
Diet also plays a major role. When you make balanced food choices, your smile will be healthier.
Consult an Expert
Now it’s time to bring your plans to life.
Your dentist is your best resource. You’ll get recommendations for improving oral hygiene, avoiding tooth damage, and making some upgrades.
Cosmetic dental treatments are more affordable than you may realize. A simple procedure like getting a crown can address multiple concerns at once.
Talk with your dentist to find out more about getting a smile you’ll fall in love with.
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Les Belles NYC Dentistry
420 Lexington Ave #228
New York, NY 10170
Celebrities, actors, and many others in the spotlight have gorgeous smiles. It’s not that they were born with teeth any better than ours – they’ve just had a lot of little imperfections covered up.
Often, this is all thanks to dental veneers.
Here’s how porcelain veneers could work wonders for you, as well:
By making the veneers just a little bigger than the teeth, your dentist can span a considerable gap between teeth.
This function of veneers makes them a potential alternative to braces.
Stubborn stain that won’t go away with bleaching can be masked over with a porcelain veneer.
If you’re tired of a chip in your tooth making you look childish or unprofessional, then get it fixed with a veneer (which is less invasive than a crown.)
Can’t shake the feeling that one tooth is just a tiny bit longer than the others?
A veneer can erase even the smallest irregularities and create a uniform smile line.
Rough tooth surfaces tend to trap a lot of stain. It goes without saying that your tongue can’t seem to stay away from the odd texture! You’ll feel a lot better about your smile with a smoother surface created by veneers.
Sick of a patchwork of stained, old, tooth-colored fillings that show on your front teeth? Many times, restoring those teeth with dental crowns is the best option. But you never know; your dentist may find that the fillings are small enough to be covered over by veneers.
Schedule a smile consultation with your local dentist to find out whether veneers are right for you.
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Bayshore Dental Center
810 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd #2900
Seffner, FL 33584
What’s wrong with wanting a beautiful smile?
Your smile is likely one of the firsts things people will notice about you. It has the potential to be your best and most permanent accessory if you really invest in it.
Investing in your teeth means keeping them healthy and doing what you can to make your smile stand out from the crowd.
Check out these seven trusted cosmetic dental procedures for revolutionizing the appearance of your teeth:
Bleaching your teeth can start with a simple at-home kit or you can go all the way and get a professional in-office treatment. This is a great option if you don’t want to make any permanent changes to your smile but still want to take years off your appearance.
Veneers are false fronts that can instantly upgrade the look of your upper front teeth to make them look brighter and straighter.
Sometimes, you just have to bite the bullet and cover up an entire tooth that can be fixed any other way. Crowns provide teeth with both strength and beauty.
Permanently fill in that gap in your smile with a brand-new tooth. No one will ever have to know it’s not the real thing.
Bonding is a great way to patch up small chips and reshape rough edges.
What do you do when a filling isn’t enough but a crown is too much? Meet halfway with an inlay or onlay.
Sometimes your teeth aren’t even the problem. Trimming back and reshaping a little gum tissue can lengthen and even out teeth.
Which treatment is right for you? Find out by scheduling a smile consultation with your cosmetic dentist.
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Marietta Dental Professionals
550 Franklin Gateway SE
Marietta, GA 30067
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