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Should Cosmetic Dentistry be part of your Wedding Plans?

Posted by Peter Samuels on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 @ 11:02 AM

 

 Cosmetic Dentistry

You’ve gotten engaged over the last few weeks and now it’s time to think about the future. So you wonder, “Should cosmetic dentistry be a part of our wedding plans?”  It’s a decision that should be made carefully. The good news is a visit to a dentist who provides cosmetic treatments may help steer you in the right direction. Your dentist and hygienist can clean your teeth and check for oral health problems that may interfere with you saying your “I dos.”  A cosmetic oriented dentist can examine your teeth and smile with an eye towards creating a great smile for the wedding day and beyond.  

What are some options?  Maybe you just need a little whitening either in the office with a power whitening system, or with custom made, take home whitening trays. If you have old, stained fillings in front teeth, they can be replaced with newer, modern bonded materials that blend in with your natural teeth.  Uneven, dark teeth can be bonded with veneers to give almost anyone the smile of their dreams.  Want them straighter?  Consider Invisalign.  Need a little lip plumping?  Juviderm may the answer.

Your initial visit will usually involve a thorough dental exam of your teeth and gums as well as any necessary digital x-rays to see bone levels.  Photographs are taken and sometimes molds will be made to evaluate your bite.  If veneers are an option then a wax-up of you final smile is made so you can see the result before anything is done to your teeth.

We have so many great options today for improving your smile.  But don’t wait till the last minute!  Getting a nice result can take some planning and time.

Peter J. Samuels, DDS is a local Gettysburg dentist and a clinical instructor at at University of Maryland Dental School.

717-334-0555      GettysburgCosmeticDental.com

Topics: Cosmetic Dentistry, Gettysburg cosmetic dentist

Which Cosmetic Dentistry Option will Improve Your Smile?

Posted by Peter Samuels on Mon, May 5, 2014 @ 17:05 PM

 


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Would you be less self conscious about smiling if your teeth were a little whiter or straighter? Do you hide your smile because you have chipped or worn teeth?  Do you have missing teeth that affect your ability to chew and speak?  If you answered yes to any of these questions you should consider cosmetic dentistry!  Increase your confidence and improve your self-esteem with your new stunning smile!

Determining which cosmetic dentistry option is right for you depends on what you are trying to correct.  The summaries below should help guide you in the right direction.  

Invisalign to Straighten Teeth

With the revolutionary Invisalign system clear plastic aligners are used to straighten your teeth.  Multiple sets of aligners are used in sequence to achieve ideal correction.  Aligners are typically changed every 2 weeks allowing your teeth to become straighter step by step.  Invisalign patients enjoy that their teeth are being straightened without the use of obvious braces.  The aligners can be removed allowing you to eat and brush like normal.  Patients also describe Invisalign as comfortable to wear with fantastic results! 

Teeth Whitening

If the color of your teeth prevents you from feeling good about your smile then you should consider an in-office power whitening system.  This bleaching process takes about an hour and will lighten darkened  enamel.  The improvement is often several shades and you will be able to maintain that improvement by following simple post-whitening care instructions. Patients feel younger and are pleasantly surprised at how quick and pain-free this cosmetic dentistry method is.

Veneers

Lumineers or Porcelian Veneers are used to correct minor flaws such as chipped or worn teeth. In addition veneers can close spaces, increase length, improve whiteness and even straighten teeth.  Veneers are durable and can be placed  painlessly in as short as 2 visits.   

Dental Implants or Dentures 

If you have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth dental implants or a full set of dentures may be the best option for you.  Dental implants provide excellent support and stability by creating artificial roots in your jaw bone.  The teeth attached to the implant are durable and look natural.  Dentures are custom-made for you, easy to maintain and can restore the look of your smile.  Both dentures and dental implants will help you restore chewing and speech and allow you to smile confidently. 

To find out if cosmetic dentistry is right for you schedule your consultation and start on the path to a new smile that will change your life!  If you have a fear of dental procedures consider sedation dentistry  which can allow us to fix years of problems often in one, comfortable, relaxing
visit. 

Topics: Cosmetic Dentistry, Gettysburg cosmetic dentist

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