Archive for 'cosmetic dentistry' Category

3 Steps to Finding the Right Cosmetic Dentist for You

cosmetic dentistry, Smile Makeover

Whether you're fixing a few minor problems with your teeth's appearance or contemplating a complete “smile makeover,” you need to have confidence in the dentist performing the work. Your area may offer a lot of choices in cosmetic dentists, so it can be difficult to narrow your decision to one. more...

Kathy Bates Chose Invisalign to Straighten Her Smile

Celebrity Smiles, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics

Although she's taken on many different roles in her career, Kathy Bates is perhaps best known for portraying creepy characters — like the ones she played in the film Misery and the TV show American Horror Story. So, when she recently told Dear Doctor magazine, "I noticed my teeth were more...

It’s Easy (and Smart) to Fix a Chipped Tooth

cosmetic dentistry, Dental Injuries

A chipped tooth makes an impression — but not necessarily a good one! Case in point:  Jim Carrey’s dopey character Lloyd Christmas in the comic films “Dumb and Dumber” and its sequel. Lloyd’s chipped front tooth was a deliberate choice by the actor to make his character appear more “deranged” more...

You Have Options for Replacing a Lost Tooth

cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, dentures

If you’re missing a tooth, you’ve got several options. The least advisable is to do nothing! It’s not just about aesthetics…Replacing a lost tooth is important to restoring maximum function, maintaining the alignment of surrounding teeth, and preserving facial contours. Your pearly whites don’t just look pretty, they are important more...

4 Ways Porcelain Veneers can Improve Teeth Appearance

cosmetic dentistry, Smile Makeover

Although they’re healthy, some of your teeth may not be very attractive. Life experiences and perhaps your genes have conspired against you to make them less than presentable when you smile. Porcelain veneers could be a cost-effective answer to improving the appearance of stained or slightly defective teeth. Made of more...

Is a Home Whitening Kit Right for You?

cosmetic dentistry, Teeth Whitening

Home whitening kits are highly popular, especially with teenagers and young adults. But these over-the-counter products raise two questions: are they safe? And, are they as effective as dental office whitening procedures? When it comes to safety, home whitening kits are relatively benign with no known link to major health more...

Exactly What Are Dental Implants?

cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, Smile Makeover

Maybe you've heard people talk about dental implants. It's been said that they're modern dentistry's best option for replacing missing teeth; That they offer the highest success rate of any tooth replacement procedure; That, with proper care, they can last just as long as your own natural teeth — a more...

Kathy Ireland’s Supermodel Smile Restored With Dental Implant

Celebrity Smiles, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, Dental Injuries

Not too long ago, the former supermodel and present-day business executive Kathy Ireland took a bad fall on her driveway. How bad was it? Bad enough that her husband — a seasoned emergency-room physician — was alarmed. The accident left her with some serious injuries, including wounds to her face more...

How Vanna White Keeps Her Teeth So White

Celebrity Smiles, cosmetic dentistry, Teeth Whitening

Like many people who are constantly in the public eye, TV hostess Vanna White has to take special care of her appearance. When it comes to her teeth, however, fate has been kind to the Wheel of Fortune co-host. “I'm very fortunate. I happen to have really white teeth,” the more...

Achieve Your Best Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

cosmetic dentistry, Smile Makeover

If you've ever thought about how great it would be to have a really bright, healthy-looking smile... then maybe now's the time to find out what modern cosmetic dentistry has to offer! You might be surprised at how much can be done to change your smile's appearance — and how more...