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COSMETIC DENTISTRY

A Beautiful Smile that You Can Afford

A healthy, perfect smile at just a call away!
Smile is the first thing people remember when speaking of first impressions. But that is not the only thing a smile is. A smile can guide and affect the life of every individual and cosmetic dentistry is a crucial part of the process.
Dentistry is continually evolving, and with a variety of advanced treatment options, achieving a beautiful, healthy & aesthetic smile is made easy for patients of all ages.
If you’re considering cosmetic dental treatment, ask yourself a few simple questions:
Do you hesitate when you smile?
Would you like to increase your self-confidence?
Do you want to look your best in social or professional situations?
Are you ready to reverse any dental imperfections you may have?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, cosmetic dentistry may be the answer you’ve been looking for!

COSMETIC DENTISTRY IS AN ART AND A SCIENCE:

Let us help you achieve your smile goals! Cosmetic dentistry is different from general dental care; it is both an art and science.  By providing cosmetic dental care, your dentist is able to offer smile enhancement, restoration, and maintenance treatments for optimal dental health. Using cutting-edge techniques and advanced materials, our office proudly offers you a beautiful, natural smile and all the benefits that come with it.

Feel more confident about your appearance with a new smile that is as beautiful as it is healthy. You no longer have to suffer from missing, chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. Contact our practice today and schedule your smile makeover!

SMILE MAKEOVER
Your smile – your best accessory

Tired of masking your smile because you don’t like the way your teeth look? A smile makeover can be a big boost to your confidence and self-esteem.

Am I a Candidate for a Smile Makeover?

To find out if you are a candidate for a smile makeover, answer the following three questions:

  • Are you unhappy with your smile?
  • Can your aesthetic dental concerns be addressed with cosmetic dentistry?
  • Are you ready to enjoy smiling without reservation?

If the answer to all three of these questions is yes, a smile makeover may be a great option for you. At your initial consultation, DR.VR.PERI will listen to your cosmetic goals and recommend the appropriate procedures to help you accomplish these goals.

Smile makeovers can treat many concerns and problems at the same time, including:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Damaged teeth
  • Chemically stained teeth
  • Old, unattractive restorations
  • Misshapen teeth

A smile makeover can also be used to help you restore a broken or collapsed bite. Sometimes this is described as a full mouth restoration, but it’s essentially a smile makeover with a focus on your bit.

This smile makeover is done through a combination of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments, including white composite fillings, cosmetic dental bonding, porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental crowns, dental braces, dental bridges and dental implants.

If you think you might be a good candidate for a smile makeover, please call us today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. VR.Peri.

WHITE COMPOSITE FILLINGS

White composite fillings are not only functional but are more natural looking in the mouth. Many people prefer them over amalgam fillings that are visible when laughing or smiling. White composite fillings are now available with properties comparable to silver amalgam fillings, and are proving very successful. The life expectancy of a white filling can depend on where it is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite.

COSMETIC DENTAL BONDING

Cosmetic dental bonding is a versatile and affordable way to improve the appearance of chipped, discolored, crooked or gapped teeth. Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth.

During dental bonding, a white filling is placed onto your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling “bonds” with your tooth, and because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades, it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth.

Bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and can usually be completed in one visit to our office.  If it does break or chip, tell your doctor. The bonding can generally be easily patched or repaired in one visit.

PORCELAIN VENEERS:

You no longer need to hide your smile because of gaps, chips, stains, or misshapen teeth.  Years ago, smile makeovers involved multiple dental treatments over a period of several months. That’s no longer the case, thanks to porcelain veneers. With veneers, you can easily correct your teeth’s imperfections to help you have a more confident, beautiful smile. Veneers are natural in appearance, and they are a perfect option for patients wanting to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile.

Veneers are thin, custom-made ultra thin shells made from translucent porcelain and they are designed to cover the front side of your teeth. Extremely versatile and durable, porcelain veneers are an excellent option whether you want a total smile makeover or need to cover a chipped tooth, mask a cracked tooth, or close gaps between your teeth. Thus a patient now has an option to close gaps between their teeth and completely whiten their smile within the same procedure, making dramatic improvements in their appearance.

To prepare for veneers, your doctor will create a unique model of your teeth. This model is sent to the dental technician to create your veneers. Before placing your new veneer, your doctor may need to conservatively prepare your tooth to achieve the desired aesthetic result.

When your veneers are placed, you’ll be pleased to see that they look like your natural teeth. While veneers are stain-resistant, your doctor may recommend that you avoid coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco to maintain the beauty of your new smile.

TEETH WHITENING

Make your impression wonderful with a bright, white smile! Our office offers you a custom whitening system which gives you a brighter, shinier smile.

So whether you have a special occasion or just want to pamper your pearly whites, we will help you achieve that dazzling and mesmerizing smile.

But get the facts first. Here are five of the most commonly asked questions about the process.

Why Did My Teeth Change Color?

Over time, your teeth can go from white to not-so-bright for a number of reasons:

Food and Drink
Coffee, tea and red wine are some major staining culprits. What do they have in common? Intense color pigments called chromogens that attach to the white, outer part of your tooth (enamel).

Tobacco Use
Two chemicals found in tobacco create stubborn stains: Tar and nicotine. Tar is naturally dark. Nicotine is colorless until it’s mixed with oxygen. Then, it turns into a yellowish, surface-staining substance.

Age
Below the hard, white outer shell of your teeth (enamel) is a softer area called dentin. Over time, the outer enamel layer gets thinner with brushing and more of the yellowish dentin shows through.

Trauma
If you’ve been hit in the mouth, your tooth may change color because it reacts to an injury by laying down more dentin, which is a darker layer under the enamel.

Medications
Tooth darkening can be a side effect of certain antihistamines, antipsychotics and high blood pressure medications. Young children who are exposed to antibiotics like tetracycline and doxycycline when their teeth are forming (either in the womb or as a baby) may have discoloration of their adult teeth later in life. Chemotherapy and head and neck radiation can also darken teeth.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.

Does Whitening Work on All Teeth?

No, which is why it’s important to talk to your dentist before deciding to whiten your teeth, as whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration.  For example, yellow teeth will probably bleach well, brown teeth may not respond as well and teeth with gray tones may not bleach at all.  Whitening will not work on caps, veneers, crowns or fillings. It also won’t be effective if your tooth discoloration is caused by medications or a tooth injury

How is it done?

In-Office Bleaching 
This procedure is called chair side bleaching and usually requires only one office visit. The dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect your gums. Bleach is then applied to the teeth.
Are There Any Side Effects from Teeth Whitening?

Some people who use teeth whiteners may experience tooth sensitivity. That happens when the peroxide in the whitener gets through the enamel to the soft layer of dentin and irritates the nerve of your tooth. In most cases the sensitivity is temporary. You can delay treatment, then try again.
           Schedule a visit today and leave our dental office more confident with the smile of your dreams!