Posts for tag: cosmetic dentistry
If your teeth have whitening-resistant stains, damaged areas like cracks or chips, or natural gaps, you might think that these are cosmetic issues that you're doomed to deal with forever, But porcelain veneers give your teeth a completely new look, transforming your smile from average to amazing, and the team at Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals in Venice, FL, is proud to offer these amazing restorations to their patients. Learn about the benefits of veneers here!
Your teeth are one of your most noticeable features, so it's understandable why many people feel self-conscious about smiling if their teeth are damaged or discolored. But veneers from your Venice dentist can change the way you feel about your reflection and the first impression you make to others! The thin, tooth-shaped sections of porcelain cover up everything from stains to chips, giving you a perfect smile that will boost your confidence and help you feel more comfortable in social settings.
The process for applying veneers is a simple one, only requiring two appointments with your Venice dentist - one for preparation of the veneers and the other for their application. Although a small portion of your natural enamel will need to be buffed away to ensure a natural-looking and comfortable fit, many people do not need local anesthesia for this step. After you're finished, your veneers will not require any extra maintenance beyond regular brushing and flossing.
Compatibility with natural teeth
Some people don't need a whole smile makeover, but they have one or two teeth with cosmetic flaws. With custom-made veneers from your Venice dentist, there's no need to fix what isn't broken (or stained or misshapen). Veneers can easily be matched to the color and shape of your natural teeth!
If you're ready to give yourself the gift of a beautiful new smile, contact Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals in Venice, FL, to schedule a consultation about veneers with either Dr. Charles Davis, Dr. Lewicki, or Dr. Brent Beyer. We look forward to hearing from you!
As December brings the old year to a close, it’s a great time to set goals for the year to come. This might include a major life change, such as a new job—or even a new romance! If one of these items is on your list for 2019, a smile makeover may be just the thing to help you get there.
Having a great smile can give your self-confidence a real boost. It can also affect how you are perceived by others. According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of adults believe a smile is an important social asset and 96% believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex. At the same time, three quarters of adults feel that an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success.
If you aren’t pleased with your smile and want a new look, we can help you figure out which cosmetic dental treatments could be right for you. The answer might be something simple—like an overall brightening of the smile with professional teeth whitening, or fixing a small crack or chip in a single tooth with cosmetic tooth bonding. If you’re unhappy with worn-down or crooked teeth, dental veneers or orthodontic treatment might be the way to go. In fact, many adults find that orthodontic treatment with clear aligners is a great way to get a beautiful, straight smile without drawing attention to the fact that a makeover is in progress.
Of course, it’s not only important for your smile to look good but also for your whole mouth to stay healthy. So if you are experiencing any tooth pain, unusual mouth sores or gum problems, it’s time for you to come in for an exam. And if it’s been a while since you’ve had a dental checkup and professional teeth cleaning, why not make an appointment for early in the year? Don’t start the new year with last year’s dental problems!
If you would like more information about cosmetic dental treatments or preventive dentistry, please contact us or schedule a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “How Your Dentist Can Help You Look Younger” and “Dental Hygiene Visit.”
When the multi-platinum recording artist, songwriter and TV personality Jason Derulo was recently asked about his ideal woman, his answer covered a remarkably broad spectrum. "There’s no specific thing," he said, "so I think it’s unfair to say what my ‘type’ is." But it turns out that there is one thing the So You Think You Can Dance judge considers essential: A beautiful smile.
"I’m not into messy teeth," Derulo said. "If the grill has spaces and different colors, it’s not my vibe."
As it turns out, he may be on to something: A number of surveys have indicated that a bright, healthy smile is often the first thing people notice when meeting someone new. Yet many are reluctant to open up that big grin because they aren’t satisfied with the way their teeth look. If you’re one of them, consider this: Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of ways to improve your smile — and it may be easier and more affordable than you think.
For example, if your smile isn’t as bright as you would like it to be, teeth whitening is an effective and economical way to lighten it up. If you opt for in-office treatments, you can expect a lightening effect of up to 10 shades in a single one-hour treatment! Or, you can achieve the same effect in a week or two with a take-home kit we can custom-make for you. Either way, you’ll be safe and comfortable being treated under the supervision of a dental professional — and the results can be expected to last for up to two years, or perhaps more.
If your teeth have minor spacing irregularities, small chips or cracks, it may be possible to repair them in a single office visit via cosmetic bonding. In this process, a liquid composite resin is applied to the teeth and cured (hardened) with a special light. This high-tech material, which comes in colors to match your teeth, can be built up in layers and shaped with dental instruments to create a pleasing, natural effect.
If your smile needs more than just a touch-up, dental veneers may be the answer. These wafer-thin coverings, placed right on top of your natural teeth, can be made in a variety of shapes and colors — from a natural pearly luster to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Custom-made veneers typically involve the removal of a few millimeters of tooth enamel, making them a permanent — and irreversible — treatment. However, by making teeth look more even, closing up spaces and providing dazzling whiteness, veneers just might give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
If you would like more information about cosmetic dental treatments, please call our office to arrange a consultation. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine article “Cosmetic Dentistry — A Time for Change.”
At the first-ever Players Weekend in August 2017, Major League Baseball players wore jerseys with their nicknames on the back. One player — Cleveland Indians shortstop, Francisco Lindor — picked the perfect moniker to express his cheerful, fun-loving nature: “Mr. Smile.” And Lindor gave fans plenty to smile about when he belted a 2-run homer into the stands while wearing his new jersey!
Lindor has explained that he believes smiling is an important part of connecting with fans and teammates alike: “I’ve never been a fan of the guy that makes a great play and then acts like he’s done it 10,000 times — smile, man! We’ve got to enjoy the game.”
We think Lindor is right: Smiling is a great way to generate good will. And it feels great too… as long as you have a smile that’s healthy, and that looks as good as you want it to. But what if you don’t? Here are some things we can do at the dental office to help you enjoy smiling again:
Routine Professional Cleanings & Exams. This is a great place to start on the road toward a healthy, beautiful smile. Even if you are conscientious about brushing and flossing at home, you won’t be able to remove all of the disease-causing dental plaque that can hide beneath the gum line, especially if it has hardened into tartar, but we can do it easily in the office. Then, after a thorough dental exam, we can identify any problems that may be affecting your ability to smile freely, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or cosmetic dental issues.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments. If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help. These range from conservative procedures such as professional teeth whitening and bonding to more dramatic procedures like porcelain veneers or crowns.
Tooth Replacement. Many people hide their smiles because they are embarrassed by a gap from a missing tooth. That’s a shame, because there are several excellent tooth-replacement options in a variety of price ranges. These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants. So don’t let a missing tooth stop you from being Mr. (or Ms.) Smile!
If you’d like more information about oral health or cosmetic dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Beautiful Smiles by Design” and “The Impact of a Smile Makeover.”
What your dentists in Venice, Florida want you to know.
If your smile is dull and uninteresting, you may be asking yourself “Could veneers work for me?” The truth is veneers work for just about everyone. In fact, they are a go-to treatment to help you achieve a dazzling smile. Your dentists at Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals in Venice, Florida want to introduce you to the magic of veneers and how they can enhance your smile.
Veneers are thin sheaths of sparkling porcelain which are cemented over the top surfaces of your teeth. They are a minimally invasive treatment because your dentist removes little to no tooth structure, just enough to compensate for the thickness of the veneers.
Veneers are an excellent choice for you if you have teeth that are:
- Worn down from aging or poor tooth alignment
- Cracked or chipped from bad habits
- Damaged, fractured or broken by trauma or an injury
- Discolored from medications or genetics
- Stained from coffee or using tobacco products
You can also cosmetically cover up issues that often require orthodontic treatment including closing the gaps between teeth and hiding tooth overlap.
You should continue practicing excellent oral hygiene habits like brushing and flossing when you have veneers, but you won’t have to worry about stains because porcelain is stain resistant! Your veneers will look great year-after-year.
Veneers typically require between 2 and 3 appointments, beginning with a consultation appointment. This is the perfect opportunity for you to ask any questions about veneer treatment. Your teeth will then be prepared and models of your teeth will be taken. Your veneers are created and then permanently cemented at your last appointment.
To view amazing before-and-after photos of Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals patients, please visit the Smile Gallery page on the website at http://www.venicedentist.com/smile-gallery.html
Veneers can work for you if you want a great looking smile in a short amount of time. Veneers can work for you if you want a conservative treatment that enhances your smile. To find out more reasons why veneers can work for you call your dentists at Davis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals in Venice, Florida today!