Archive for 'smile design' Category

Smile Makeover Contest – Changing Lives One Smile At A Time

smile design, Smile Makeover

03/17/2010
When it comes to a smile makeover, nearly everyone has something they would like to address. However, for Brian R., the first contest winner of Dear Doctor–Dentistry & Oral Health magazine's 1st Ultimate Dental Health Makeover Contest, this wish is now a reality that has surpassed his imagination. Dr. Wayne more...

Questions to Ask Before Cosmetic Dentistry

cosmetic dentistry, smile design, Smile Makeover

02/05/2010
The first and most important step towards achieving your dream smile is to choose the right cosmetic dentist. While most dentists can perform the same procedures, when it comes to cosmetics, you want the very best. Cosmetic dentists have typically taken additional training in advanced procedures and perform them regularly. more...

Cosmetic Dentistry—The Options and Issues

cosmetic dentistry, smile design, Smile Makeover

02/05/2010
The decision to pursue cosmetic dentistry is a personal one as people often pursue it to overcome issues that have concerned them deeply and affected how they feel about themselves. Other people may hardly notice their concern; however, it is monumental to that individual. If this describes you, it is more...

What to Do About a “Gummy” Smile

cosmetic dentistry, smile design

02/05/2010
When some people smile, an inordinate amount of gum tissue shows above their upper teeth. Labeled with having a “gummy” smile, they can feel a lack of self-confidence that actually inhibits how often or even if they smile. If this describes you or someone you know, there is hope! Like more...

The Natural Beauty of Tooth-Colored Fillings

cosmetic dentistry, smile design, Smile Makeover

02/05/2010
You don't have to put up with unsightly metal fillings any more with the development and use of natural-colored fillings, which are undetectable to the eye. Properly restored teeth with these types of fillings function and wear normally, appearing indistinguishable from natural teeth. And scientific studies and clinical experience have more...

The Lifespan of Porcelain Veneers

cosmetic dentistry, smile design

02/05/2010
When it comes to smile enhancement, porcelain laminate veneers are among the most aesthetic means for creating a more beautiful smile. The primary reason is that they allow for producing the most natural results. A dentist skilled in cosmetic dentistry can alter the color, shapes, and sizes of teeth to more...

Secrets for Getting the Smile Restoration You Want

smile design

02/04/2010
Besides selecting a great cosmetic dental professional, the most important secret for achieving a successful smile makeover is to know the answers to a few vital questions. Knowing what you want and being able to communicate that verbally and through photos and magazine images, are also tools that can be more...

Restoring a Smile is About More Than Outward Appearance

cosmetic dentistry, smile design

01/30/2010
A smile is more than a physical attribute, it's a way to communicate with fellow human beings in one of the most identifiable ways possible. Smiling impacts every part of our lives: friendships, careers, and even family life. How comfortable you are with your smile also has an impact. For more...

Smile Design Techniques…Understanding My Options

cosmetic dentistry, smile design

01/30/2010
Cosmetic dentistry today offers a wide variety of options for improving or restoring your smile. However, knowing or even understanding your options can be intimidating. For example, what is the difference between bonding (an acrylic material) and veneers (typically porcelain)? And what on Earth is gum contouring...and why could it more...