When you think of veneers, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a smile makeover. But these custom-made porcelain shells do far more than fix cosmetic issues. That’s why Dr. Valerie M. Preston, at VP Dental, uses veneers to treat a wide range of dental problems.
One of the great advantages of Invisalign® — in addition to straightening your teeth and creating a radiant smile — is that the trays are made of clear, comfortable plastic. What’s better than getting the smile you always wanted without the glint of metal braces?
Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but decay, accidents, and disease may have other plans, forcing you to look for replacement options. If you want a replacement tooth that fills both form and function, dental implants stand above the rest, mimicking your lost tooth right down to its roots.
When it comes to first impressions, your smile ranks high in terms of what people notice about you. You want to make sure your smile exudes confidence, great health, and vitality — which is largely powered by healthy, white teeth.
Celebrities flash seemingly perfect smiles. You want to as well. But your genetics and life haven’t given you perfect teeth. You may have discolorations that don’t respond to conventional peroxide whitening or chips and misshapen teeth that came with wear, age, and unlucky genes.
Have you ever wondered what purpose your saliva serves? If you didn’t know, saliva helps break down food, neutralizes mouth acid, and even fights germs and bad breath. Your saliva also contains your DNA, which originates from the cells that shed from the inner lining of your mouth and white blood cells.
More than 30 million people in the United States had diabetes in 2015, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is a condition in which your body has trouble processing sugar, also known as glucose.
With its influence on the beauty of nature, it is no surprise that the golden ratio can aid cosmetic dentists in creating their patients’ perfect smiles. By using golden proportions to guide their corrections, these professionals can achieve aesthetically-pleasing results for their patients.
Porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers, are thin, tooth-colored, porcelain shells that are placed over your preexisting smile. Dental veneers are a permanent solution to several cosmetic dental problems, are easy to care for, and will last a lifetime with proper care.
Dental bonding is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to improve the appearance of your smile. Dental bonding, also known as cosmetic bonding, is pain-free and provides long-lasting results. Cosmetic dentists use dental bonding to repair teeth, change the shape of teeth, or to close gaps between teeth.