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Enhancing Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistryA good cosmetic dentist likes nothing more than making the smiles of all his or her patients white and bright. Let’s talk about ways your cosmetic dentist can enhance your smile.

Maybe as a self-conscious teen you were prescribed tetracycline to combat acne, but have now been left with discolored teeth. Or maybe the municipal water you drank growing up had excessive fluoride, another cause of tarnished teeth.

If you are like many of patients you have sipped one too many dark beverages such as coffee, soda, and wine; and now your teeth are dark and dingy. Call a Crown Council cosmetic dentist today to talk about extensive treatment plans.

One of the options your Crown Council cosmetic dentist will recommend for treating discolored teeth are dental veneers, which are sometimes called porcelain laminates. The reason they will recommend veneers is that veneers not only restore discolored teeth, but they can also cover worn, chipped, and cracked teeth.

This is done by placing a thin composite of porcelain over the damaged tooth or teeth leaving a gorgeous, white, flawless smile. Porcelain veneers are the least invasive form of cosmetic dentistry, yet the results are stunning. The smiles of happy veneer patients are dazzling.

Cosmetic dentists also offer teeth whitening, dental restorations, and invisible braces. Find out for yourself why people have been improving their smiles with a Crown Council Dentist.

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The All-Important First Impression: Your Smile!

The All Important First Impression: Your Smile!What’s the first thing you notice when you meet someone? We all know that a bright, white, beautiful smile can get us noticed. Many dental patients come to their Crown Council dentists for teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other cosmetic dental procedures to get their smile looking its best. One of the most common requests of Crown Council dentists is straight teeth.

But did you know there are actual health benefits to aligning those pearly whites?

1. Cleaner Teeth
Crowded and overlapping teeth make it harder for your toothbrush’s bristles to reach those tiny spots between teeth where bacteria collects. Food particles can also get trapped between teeth, and flossing gets harder when teeth overlap. Ever had to force your floss between teeth because of overcrowding? It might be time to see your Crown Council dentist about clear braces.

2. Smoother Chewing
Crooked teeth usually come together unevenly when you bite and chew. This can impact your ability to chew your food and even lead to problems with digestion.

3. Protected Soft Tissue
Uneven teeth can protrude into the mouth’s soft tissues (think the inside of your cheeks and lips) and cause discomfort. Over time this can lead to cuts and sores, or even infections.

4. Fewer Headaches
Crooked teeth can be quite the headache – literally. Because irregular teeth wear unevenly on your jaw, the pressure can lead to chronic problems including jaw strain and headaches.

5. Improved Diction
A twisted smile can lead to twisted speech! Tooth irregularities can be the culprit of several speech impediments, which can harm self esteem and lead to poor performance in school or at work.

If you’ve been thinking about setting your smile straight, we hope this information helps you in your decision to visit your Crown Council dentist. Feel free to ask any questions you have about improving your smile. Whether you’re looking for Invisalign clear braces, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, or even a simple cleaning, your Crown Council dentist can answer any questions you might have.

Dentists make you nervous? Consider sedation dentistry. Your journey to a sparkling smile can be easy, breezy, and pain-free.

Do You Have Dental Anxiety?

If you fear dental visits you are not alone. There are many people who postpone or avoid going to the dentist because they are just too afraid. Don’t let this happen to you. Avoiding dental care (especially avoiding mouth or tooth pain) will only make matters worse. Fortunately many dentists have begun to provide oral conscious sedation dentistry which can greatly alleviate dental fear or anxiety.

So what is sedation dentistry and when would one use it?

There are many types of sedation dentistry and they offer different benefits to patients. Your dentist will work with you to figure out what approach will best fit your situation.  If you have dental fear and or anxiety you could be a good candidate for oral conscious sedation. Other qualifications can include:

  • sensitive gag reflex
  • sore jaw muscles
  • high pain sensitivity
  • difficulty numbing with local anesthetic
  • back or neck pain
  • difficulty controlling movement
  • previous traumatic dental experiences
  • discomfort sitting for long periods of time

If oral conscious sedation sounds like something you might be interested in, find a Crown Council Sedation Dentist near you. Don’t let your dental anxiety prevent you from the quality of life you deserve!

Cosmetic Dentistry Is Right For You

Cosmetic Dentistry Is Right For YouSometimes people are hesitant for change, even when it is a change for the better. The apprehension of change may involve the notion that you are getting by just fine right now and that avoiding change will ensure that things don’t get worse. Do you have something about your smile that bothers you but are afraid for a change? Perhaps you are embarrassed to bring it up with your dentist. By choosing the correct cosmetic dentist you have no need for anxiety in any shape or form. Your local cosmetic dentist will improve your smile and has abundant experience and training to get your smile to the level of beauty that you’re striving for. There are so many procedures that are available to improve you smile.  Here is a list of some of these procedures you may consider:

  • Porcelain Veneers: If you have chipped or deeply stained teeth that are otherwise healthy, veneers are the perfect treatment for you.  They are much more conservative than a full crown but leave you with a dazzling smile that you will be proud to show.
  • Teeth Whitening: This is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to drastically change your smile. Be sure to talk with your dentist about the different whitening options they offer. Some whitening treatments can be done in one office visit.
  • White Fillings: Do you have multiple silver fillings that bother you or make you feel self conscious about your smile? If you do, there are new materials that are tooth colored.  It is a quick and easy way to make your smile look 20 or 30 years younger.

Our smiles are very personal and they are one of the first things we see in the morning when we take time to brush them. If your smile is bothering you and has for some time, it’s time for a change that will leave you more confident about your teeth.

What Your Cosmetic Dentist Can Do For You

What Your Cosmetic Dentist Can Do For YouDo you have a cracked or fractured tooth that glares when you smile? Is your smile so yellow that you are self-conscious about how it looks? These are just some examples of common problems that your cosmetic dentist can help you with. Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way and the cost has greatly decreased over the years. Here are some common problems that visiting your dentist  can resolve.

Fractured/Cracked Tooth: Sometimes we are in traumatic accidents and other times we just bite too hard on a nut. Whatever the reason for a fractured tooth, your cosmetic dentist can help by creating cosmetic fillings, porcelain veneers, or dental crowns, depending on the extent of the damage.

Stained Teeth: What we drink and eat can cause our teeth to stain. These stains are often able to be cleaned or bleached; however, there are some stains that are more severe than others and will need the help of a cosmetic dental professional in order to properly remove and finish with the correct results. Stains due to fluorosis or tetracycline will often need professional teeth whitening as well as porcelain veneers in order get the results you are looking for.

Crooked and Small Teeth: Your esthetic dentist can help re-design your smile. If you have lived with crooked, crowded, or small teeth and you don’t like your smile, you may be a candidate for a smile makeover that won’t require braces. Using porcelain veneers and gum contouring, your dentist can create the smile you’ve always wanted with out the hassle of those metal brackets. Be sure to talk to your doctor about your smile and what is possible.

These are just some of the possibilities of cosmetic dentistry. Be sure to choose a dentist with experience for the best results. Just think, you could be only a few months from having the smile you will feel confident about.

Relax and Say “Ahhh” With Implant Dentistry

Implant Dentistry BenefitsImagine laughing and eating normally. Speaking to others without feeling self-conscious. The benefits of dental implants are more than just cosmetic. They can help improve the actual health of your gums, jawbone and surrounding teeth. But another bonus is that they can relieve you of unnecessary stress about your smile.

Try An Extreme Makeover For Your Smile

Smile MakeoverTime for a makeover! A trip to the salon? A new wardrobe? Nope, a trip to the dental office. That’s right. People often want to refresh their look with a new haircut or outfit but many people make a lot of changes and neglect a very important part of their appearance-their teeth!

Is A Dental Bridge The Best Way To Replace A Missing Tooth?

Dental ImplantsPeople who are missing a tooth often feel embarrassed or nervous about smiling. There’s a natural impulse is to get it fixed as quickly as possible, with patients often compromising quality in favor of a quick solution.

Are Dentures Inevitable? They Don’t Have To Be

Dental ImplantsGrowing older may be inevitable but getting dentures doesn’t have to be. Did you know that nearly 70% of adults aged 35-44 have lost at least one permanent tooth because of an accident, failed root canal or decay? By the age of 74 over 25% of adults will have lost ALL of their permanent teeth. These findings of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons show that, statistically, you or someone you know will need some form of tooth replacement during your life.

How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?

Porcelain VeneersWhat are porcelain veneers? If you are looking to straighten, cover up, whiten, or reshape your teeth, porcelain veneers offer a cosmetic dental solution for enhancing your smile to look just how you want. Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of tooth-like porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. The procedure generally takes a few visits to ensure the most accurate placement. You can expect to experience the general steps outlined below: