Targeting Teeth Stains Store Bought Whiteners Leave Behind

If you have made attempts to improve the color of your smile in the past, you can be familiar with what store bought whitening agents can do for you. Unfortunately, you may have found yourself disappointed by what those products CAN’T do – many products you find at the grocery store or pharmacy can only be effective against surface stains. To make a more dramatic change, you need a means of targeting stains that have had time to settle into your enamel. Professional whitening agents can target the particles that have allowed stains to dull your smile. Through a treatment provided by your dentist, you can finally see the dynamic improvements you have hoped for. (more…)

Your Composite Resin Filling Can Keep Your Smile Attractive

The restorative dental care provided when you go in for a cavity treatment will put a stop to decay. Because treatment involves the removal of part of your tooth, your dentist will supply you with a restoration that keeps it secure. Dental fillings are commonly used to provide that necessary support. Because your dentist uses composite resin, you can enjoy the protection you require, while also avoiding any negative impact on how you look. Composite resin can be tinted to match your enamel, so it will be difficult for people to observe any issue with your smile that might be created by its presence. (more…)

3 Cosmetic Issues You Can Address With Porcelain Veneers

Have you found yourself studying your smile and thinking of how you would like to improve it? Many people can find themselves frustrated by some seemingly minor flaw that draws a frustrating amount of attention. Others can find themselves interested in making major changes. You might be surprised to learn just how much you can change through a single cosmetic dental treatment. By providing you with porcelain veneers, your dentist can cover up several different issues, helping you finally show off a smile you are truly excited to show off. (more…)

What Do You Want To Know About Dental Implants?

If you are looking for a way to address gaps in your smile, you may have already started looking into what dental implants can do for you. An implant is not the replacement tooth itself, but a means of keeping it secure. In essence, it acts like a prosthetic tooth root. Implant-secured prosthetics can be permanently secured, and will offer greater stability, which adds to the functional value of your restoration. They allow you to permanently hold a restoration without modifying healthy teeth. They even protect against a loss of mass in your jawbone. This is an important benefit – prosthetics without implant support are not able to address this issue. (more…)

3 Advantages You Gain From A Porcelain Dental Crown

Porcelain dental crowns protect teeth, and preserve attractive smiles. The porcelain material is popular for its cosmetic qualities – your restoration will make it look as though your natural tooth was still healthy and intact. That being said, a crown has to do more than just improve how you look. The point of restorative dental work is to help you enjoy real oral health protection. Fortunately, the porcelain material offers the necessary strength to handle biting and chewing pressures. When you need advanced support for a tooth, a porcelain crown can provide it, and you can count on that support to last for many years…as long as you exercise proper care. (more…)

Quiz: How Cosmetic Dental Problems Can Be Addressed

Knowing what you want to change about your smile is one thing, but patients interested in cosmetic dental work may not know what procedure will best provide the results they want. If you want more information tailored to your needs, schedule a cosmetic consultation with your dentist. They can listen to you describe your ideal smile, and determine what issues you face. Of course, a better understanding of your options can make it easier to know what to ask for. Many people will find that their needs are met with porcelain veneers, which cover the front of their teeth with natural-looking porcelain shells. However, your needs, and the state of your smile, may lead your dentist to recommend something different. (more…)

A Subtler Smile Correction With Clear Braces

If you picture yourself undergoing orthodontic work, you may imagine a conspicuous bracket and wire appliance that draws unwanted attention. For many people, conventional braces will be necessary to providing the corrections that they need to really correct alignment issues. However, this may not be the case for you. If you qualify, you can receive clear braces to make your corrections. Invisalign and ClearCorrect can be used to correct crooked smiles discreetly. This means you can have a subtle, hard to see appliance doing the necessary work of fixing problems like gaps and overlaps between teeth. (more…)