Archives by Tag 'veneers'

Space Age Dentistry NOW!

Dental Technology

02/06/2010
Star Trek dentistry is here. Imagine going into a dental office because you've lost an old crown. Your dentist cleans the tooth up, freshens the edges, takes a wand, scans the tooth, it's image appears on a monitor. As he scans the tooth the information is simultaneously beamed to a more...

Is Chipping a Tooth Really that Big of a Deal?

Common Symptoms, Dental Injuries

02/05/2010
Dentists are frequently asked questions about chipping a tooth—“Is it that big a deal? Doesn't it depend on how big the chip is? I mean if it is just a little chip, it can't be that bad...can it?” The answers to these questions are variations of the same theme. Yes, more...

Tetracycline Staining—What Can I Do about It?

Common Symptoms, Medication

02/05/2010
Many adults today suffer from the embarrassment of discolored or stained teeth due to the fact they were given the antibiotic, Tetracycline, as a child. While the damage from Tetracycline is not reversible as the staining becomes part of the structure of the teeth, the good news is that your 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...

Uncovering the Causes of Your Stained Teeth

cosmetic dentistry

02/03/2010
The first and most important step in addressing stained teeth is identifying the cause or causes for the discoloration so that you can hopefully prevent additional staining in the future. To get started, you need a dental professional to determine if the stains or discoloration are extrinsic (external) or intrinsic more...

The Artists Behind the Veneer

cosmetic dentistry

02/03/2010
After obtaining your dream smile, much of the credit can easily be given—and rightfully so—to the cosmetic dentist who places your veneers. What most people don't know is that behind the scenes is an equally talented artisan who created your veneers. And good dental porcelains in the hands of a more...

FAQs about Porcelain Veneers

cosmetic dentistry

02/03/2010
There are few other aspects of smile enhancement that generate more buzz and interest than porcelain veneers. One reason is that they can dramatically change a person's smile and self-confidence in a relatively short amount of time. Veneers also have no higher incidence of decay than your natural teeth provided more...

Are You Properly Maintaining Your Porcelain Veneers?

cosmetic dentistry

02/03/2010
Once your beautifully designed new smile is complete, it is important that you maintain it properly so that you achieve the maximum lifespan of 20+ years from your porcelain veneers. Luckily, this task is relatively simple and easy to incorporate into your daily oral hygiene routine. Since your veneers are more...

The Facts About Porcelain Veneers

cosmetic dentistry

02/03/2010
If you are considering porcelain veneers, then you should know some of the basic facts about them to determine whether or not they are right for you. This is particularly important because porcelain veneers require approximately 0.5 mm of tooth reduction; therefore, it is not considered a reversible treatment. Typically, more...

Enhancing Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

cosmetic dentistry

02/03/2010
When it comes to a person's smile, most people can name at least one thing they would love to change. The good news is that many issues can be addressed with porcelain veneers, which are among the most esthetic means of creating a more pleasing and beautiful smile. With porcelain more...