Letter From Dear Doctor
Issue 24 of Dear Doctor Magazine
Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry: Your Smile's Second Chance
Changing a smile really does change a life. As dentists, we get to see this all the time. And as editor and publisher of Dear Doctor magazine, we hope that you, our readers, have had many of your questions answered over the years about specific dental procedures and techniques. In case you've missed an article here or there, we've now brought together, in the following pages, some of our most popular pieces in the areas of cosmetic and implant dentistry.
No matter what type of aesthetic or functional issue you're facing — a misaligned bite, discolored and worn teeth, or teeth missing altogether — today's dental technology and know-how can offer you a variety of solutions.
This special issue of Dear Doctor is loaded with information on how modern dentistry can restore your smile, keep you healthy, and even improve upon what nature or heredity — even time — has given you. Consider the cases of Susan and Lance, two young people featured in the article “Understanding Aging Makes Beauty Timeless,” which shows how skilled dental professionals can seize opportunities presented by natural stages of jaw growth. Both Susan and Lance received treatment that resulted in not only improved bites and confidence-boosting smiles, but also facial changes that will enhance their lives and the way they age for many years to come.
The article “Planning Your Wedding Day Smile” details eight professional dental procedures — from whitening to implants — that can help you look your best for that all-important event and the new chapter it will open. Like many things relating to weddings, the key here is early planning; your general dentist can help you get started.
Of course, no issue of Dear Doctor would be complete without an intimate chat with one of your favorite celebrities. And if one is good, 11 are even better! We've compiled some of our favorite tidbits from the stars we've talked to over the years about all things dental. See what they have to say about dental implants, whitening, veneers and more.
If you still have questions about any dental treatment you have read about in Dear Doctor — or heard about elsewhere, including your dentist's office — you can submit them to us on our website. Hearing from you always makes us smile!Sincerely,
Mario A.Vilardi, DMD
Garry A.Rayant, BDS, DDS, LDSRCS, MS