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Laugh Away with Cosmetic Dentistry


cosmetic dentistryBenjamin Franklin once quipped the following:

“She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.”

It’s true that people who are confident in their smiles are more likely to smile, laugh, and even talk—because they aren’t afraid that others will notice their teeth.

We at Crown Council find that our patients feel self-conscious about several different dental issues. The most common ones tend to be yellow or grey teeth, crooked teeth, missing teeth, and misshapen teeth. It is incredibly gratifying when our patients walk out of their Crown Council dentist’s office with the smiles they have wished for for years!

If you deal with discolored teeth, most Crown Council dentists offer teeth whitening right their comfortable offices. Some tooth stains are too aggressive for teeth whitening to completely remove, and in these cases porcelain veneers can be the answer. No matter the stain, we have the solution.

Nobody has to live with missing teeth. With bridges, crowns, and dental implants, you can have full chewing ability restored and avoid the embarrassment of that gap in your smile.

Crooked teeth can be fixed in a variety of ways. If teeth are only superficially misaligned, porcelain veneers can give you the perfect, white, straight smile you’ve longed for. If teeth need further straightening, your Crown Council cosmetic or general dentist can refer you to an excellent orthodontist for treatment.

Sometimes the shape of teeth makes our patients self-conscious. If your teeth are too small, too large, or have been broken or chipped, you can still have the smile you desire! Crowns, veneers, and other cosmetic dentistry procedures can remedy any of these maladies.

We hope this article gives you an idea of the vast capabilities cosmetic dentistry offers to restore and revitalize your smile. If you feel that your smile needs some rejuvenation, contact your local Crown Council dentist to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation. We can analyze your smile and help create an all-encompassing plan to restore your smile’s va va voom!


Give Your Smile a Boost with Cosmetic Dentistry


esthetic dentistHave you seen some of the beautiful smiles in the media these days? Perfect, straight, white teeth. Smiles that dazzle. Teeth that are in correct proportion to one another. Smiles that make entire faces glow.

How do they do it? We’ll let you in on a little secret. Very few people—even famous ones—are born with perfect smiles. And yet that gorgeous smile you desire is within reach with cosmetic dentistry at your local Crown Council cosmetic dentist.

Our exceptionally skilled and experienced Crown Council cosmetic dentists perform dental miracles every day.

So what could you use to give your smile a boost? Crown Council cosmetic dentists offer solutions to discolored teeth, too-small teeth, misshapen teeth, missing teeth, cracked teeth – you name it, we solve it!

Consider prepless veneers for a quick improvement to your smile without removing any of your tooth’s enamel. Think about teeth whitening for dull or stained teeth. Ask us about porcelain crowns for too-small or damaged teeth. Crown Council cosmetic dentists also offer porcelain veneers to correct the shape, alignment, color, and contours of your smile.

If your teeth are simply in need of a good cleaning and a thorough examination, our experienced dental hygienists can help you. If you experience tooth pain or sensitivity, we can offer you a solution.

Use the tool on this page to find a Crown Council dentist located conveniently near you. Whatever your dental concern, a quick consultation with your Crown Council cosmetic dentist will get you on track to the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.


No More Hiding!


Crown Council cosmetic dentistsWhen you were a kid, you probably played hide and seek a time or two. You’d crouch behind couch, under the bed, or maybe even in the dryer, hoping to be the last one caught. And it was fun!

But as an adult, do you find yourself still hiding?

Hiding your smile because you’re embarrassed by your teeth is the farthest thing from fun. Every social situation is dampened by the fact that you can’t laugh without putting a hand over your teeth. Whether they’re discolored, chipped, cracked, or even missing, we at Crown Council have good news for you.

There is hope!

Today’s cosmetic dentistry is unprecedented in its possibilities. Those who have lost teeth can now have full smiles with dental implants or implant-anchored dentures. People with worn or damaged teeth can experience the miracle of porcelain veneers, where a paper-thin shell of porcelain is cemented to the fronts of teeth and an entirely new smile is instantly created! And folks whose teeth have yellowed or greyed can get the shining, white teeth they desire with in-office teeth whitening at your local Crown Council dentist’s office.

There has never been a better time to see your Crown Council cosmetic dentist. See the Crown Council dentist locator on this page to find a dentist near you, schedule a consultation, and discuss your unique smile.

With new treatments, cutting-edge procedures, and unparalleled service, our Crown Council dentists are bringing patients out of their hiding places and into the spotlight – one smile at a time.


Reflection Got You Down?


Cracked MirrorLast time you looked in the mirror, did what you see make you smile?

For people with broken, cracked, stained, or chipped teeth, sometimes smiling is that last thing they want to do – especially in the mirror. When your smile is hampered by imperfections like discolored or misshapen teeth, it can be hard to relax and enjoy day-to-day activities.

Do you find yourself…
Covering your mouth when you laugh?
Keeping a tight-lipped smile in pictures?
Feeling embarrassed for others to see your teeth?

If this sounds like you, consider scheduling an appointment with a Crown Council dentist. Your dentist can analyze your smile and help you know exactly what you can do to shine up, shape up, and show off those pearly whites.

Crown Council dentists are passionate about treating patients – not just teeth – and are committed to excellence in their fields.

Maybe you lost a tooth due to tooth decay. Maybe an injury left a tooth discolored. Or maybe years of coffee, tea, or soda have left your teeth a little yellow. Guess what?

We can help!

Search for a Crown Council dentist near you to find out what an experienced, trustworthy dentist can do for your smile. Our dentists range from family dentistry to cosmetic dentistry to implant dentistry, and everything in between. Crown Council dentists offer teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry, dental implants, periodontal disease treatment, and even extreme smile makeovers – just to name a few.

Whatever it is about your smile that you don’t like, talk to your Crown Council dentist about it. Your dentist can work with you to create a treatment plan. You’ll leave with the smile you’ve always wanted.


Lots Of Fillings? Maybe It’s Time For A Dental Crown


If you’ve had a lot of fillings (especially silver fillings) then you may have notice that there is staining around the edges or that your teeth have even started to change color over time. This is common, especially as we age and get more fillings. There is a solution, however; with a dental crown, you can bring back that youthful smile that you remember. In addition to better appearance you are also doing a favor for your teeth. As fillings become bigger and more numerous in our teeth, their integrity weakens, and dentists frequently see fractured cusp or entire teeth. This can make placing a crown over the remaining tooth structure much more difficult. In the worst cases, it can indicate the need for root canals or even extraction.Dental Crowns Can Fix Damaged Teeth

It’s not a good idea to run this risk. If you knew that the axle on your car was in a weakened condition, would you feel comfortable driving across the country? Although a fractured tooth may not be as lethal as a car accident, your teeth contribute to your quality of life and you must maintain them through your life. It is a good idea to set up an appointment with your local Crown Council dentist for a consultation about which teeth may need to have a crown placed over them to ensure their integrity. Use our “Find A Dentist” tool and make an appointment to start the process for that stronger and youthful smile.


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.


White Teeth Equals A Youthful Smile


Tooth Whitening Equals A Youthful SmileOne of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedures is teeth whitening. As we age, our teeth naturally become dull. This is why teeth bleaching can have a youthful effect on patients. Although it is easy to find whitening booths in the mall or OTC bleaching kits, whitening can have adverse effects and patients should talk to their dentist before doing anything to their teeth. There are a myriad of problems that can occur to result in a poor outcome. This can be due to crowns, fillings and even the natural enamel. For best results, discuss the different dental whitening options with your cosmetic dentist. Here are two methods that may be talked about:

Bleaching Trays – If you choose this procedure, your dental office will take an impression of your teeth and then make custom trays that fit snuggly over your teeth. The whitening process will occur over the next couple weeks. Your dentist will give you a schedule for when to wear the trays and he will give you a whitening gel that you place inside during each use. Often, you will wear them over night. One advantage of this method is that the whitening happens gradually so it tends to cause less sensitivity.

In Office Whitening – This is also known as Zoom or laser whitening. The great advantage of this method is speed! You can whiten your teeth by as many as 4-5 shades in one office visit. Your doctor will coat all of your teeth with a hydrogen peroxide solution similar to what is used in the trays but stronger. He will then use a light to speed the reaction. This is fast and efficient and you come out with a bright new smile; however, if you know you have sensitive teeth, then this may not be the procedure for you.

There are many methods to help you obtain the smile you want, even if there are obstacles in the way. Be sure to talk to your cosmetic dentist about your options and he will be sure to lead you on the right path.


Start This Year Out With A Full Set Of Teeth


Year 2014 The Year For Dental ImplantsNow that 2013 is over, do you still have a space where a tooth was extracted? Is food getting caught in the area and you are starting to feel like the teeth next door are drifting into the void? In the past, a missing tooth was a bigger problem because the only solution was either a bridge or a partial removable denture. Both of those options leave much to be desired. The bridge will require the removal of healthy tooth structure and the removable denture is uncomfortable and leaves the remaining teeth at a high risk for developing decay. Don’t worry though! Implant dentistry has been around for a long time now and the success rate of dental implants is very high. Here are some great advantages of dental implants:

Independent From Other Teeth: The success of a bridge is determined by the success of the teeth it is attached to. If one of those teeth gets decay or fractures, then the entire bridge must be replaced. That’s a lot of money down the drain. Dental implants are completely independent from the teeth that surround them.

Most Natural: When you get a dental implant, your doctor will place a titanium screw in jaw bone. Your bone will integrate with the titanium and make a firm anchor. When the crown is placed on the implant, it is the closest thing to a natural tooth that you can receive when replacing missing teeth.

Easy To Clean: A bridge is more challenging to clean. You must thread floss underneath its span and clean the undersurface and the teeth. This can be annoying and is another benefit of a dental implant.  You will floss your dental implant like all your other teeth.

As you add another year to the calendar, why not look into adding another tooth to your beautiful smile. Dental implants are the best option and have been helping patients for years now. Be sure to talk to your dentist to learn more about this wonderful procedure.


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.


What Can Porcelain Veneers Do For Me?


What Can Porcelain Veneers Do For Me?Porcelain veneers have been in the market for decades now.  They have come a long way and are much more reliable.  The cosmetic dentistry field has also come a long way in learning when it is best to use these and when it is not. There are a lot of people that are simply not happy with their smiles.  If you are one of these people, veneers might be just the procedure for you.  There are even times when you can avoid braces using veneers to close gaps in your teeth that have bothered you all your life.

Preparing the tooth for a traditional cosmetic crown requires cutting away large amounts of tooth structure.  This doesn’t matter if the tooth is already diseased, but what if the teeth are healthy and a patient just wants the crown for cosmetic dental reasons?  This is why porcelain veneers were created.  Your dentist will take a small layer of tooth structure away and then adhere a porcelain veneer on the front side of your teeth. However, veneers don’t work for all situations and so it is important to consult with your dentist to find out what is best for you.

What Can Veneer’ Do For Your Smile?

  • Some staining is permanent and whitening can’t even get rid of it.  If this is the case for you, then veneers might be the right option
  • Veneers can cover up any cracks you may have throughout your front teeth
  • If you have chipped teeth, veneers are a good option
  • Veneers can fill minor gaps between your teeth without orthodontics

What Can’t Veneers Do For Your Smile?

  • Close major spaces and crooked teeth
  • Fix poorly shaped gum tissue
  • Adhere to teeth that do not have enough tooth structure

If you are concerned with the shade, structure or even shade of your teeth porcelain veneers may be just right for you.  You could be just a few visits away from have that smile you’ve always dreamed of.  Make sure to choose a dentist who has had a lot of experience with veneers and cosmetic dentistry. If you are still unsure about what would be the best course for your smile it’s a good idea to consult with your cosmetic dentist.  You never know how easy your smile re-design might be!