October 27, 2009 @ 06:31 PM -- by unknown
The subjects of teeth and dental care have not always been viewed the way they are today. There are some facts and statistics which may surprise you.
October 27, 2009 @ 06:30 PM -- by unknown
A smile makeover is a wonderful treat for you to give to yourself. If you have some of the common misconceptions about smile makeovers, having someone address them will give you the answers you need.
October 27, 2009 @ 06:29 PM -- by unknown
Porcelain veneers can dramatically improve a smile. Here are some frequently asked questions about this cosmetic dentistry procedure, including information on how it can be of benefit to you.
May 11, 2009 @ 05:51 PM -- by unknown
For people that have damaged or missing teeth, choosing which type of dental work to improve their smile can often be a daunting procedure. There are many different types of dental treatments that can cosmetically enhance the teeth, and each work in a different way. For those with damaged or missing teeth the most common cosmetic dental treatments sought are dentures, bridgework, or dental implants.
Dentures as a Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment
One type of cosmetic dentistry treatment that many people are familiar with are dentures. Dentures are commonly used by those people with many missing teeth or many teeth that are in very poor health and need to be removed. Dentures are often less expensive than other types of dental treatments, but they do have their downside. Unlike dental implants or bridgework, dentures do not stay permanently in place. Additionally, many people find that they have a hard time adjusting to dentures, which can cause pain to the gums if they are not fitted prop
March 24, 2009 @ 10:09 PM -- by unknown
Chipped teeth, stained teeth, cracked teeth, discolored teeth, or crooked teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. It may make you reluctant to open your mouth wide in public or to laugh. While you could get these problems treated with dental bonding, porcelain dental veneers, one of the most popular and versatile cosmetic dentistry options available today, can positively improve the appearance of your smile.
What are veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, semi-translucent shells made of a special ceramic material that is custom matched with your existing teeth. They are fitted and adhered to the outward surface of the tooth. This may require some preparation or shaving down of the tooth in order to accommodate the dental veneer. Certain new versions of veneers (e.g., Lumineers) will require less or no preparation of the tooth prior to placement of the veneer.
Once the veneers are placed, your smile will be enhanced. Since the veneers are semi-translucent, they w
January 21, 2009 @ 10:19 PM -- by unknown
People put off dental care for a variety of reasons. Some find it difficult to make time in their schedule to see a dentist regularly, some avoid treatment due to financial reasons, some steer clear of the dentist because of a past traumatic experience, and some simply stay away because they are afraid. For patients who are battling severe dental phobias, sedation dentistry offers a solution.
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry refers to the use of oral or intravenous medication to help dental patients relax during treatment. Sedation dentistry is useful to help patients overcome dental anxiety, and is also helpful in that it allows dentists to perform multiple treatments in a single visit. Sedation dentistry may also be used for patients who are unable to remain still during dental treatment.
What types of sedation are available?
There are three basic types of sedation: oral sedation, nitrous oxide sedation, and intravenous sedation.
Oral sedation involves the use