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The Makings of a Better Smile

One of the best things about today's cosmetic dentistry is how dramatically your smile can be enhanced with very simple, conservative procedures. All of us differ in terms of our appetite for cosmetic improvement. But a custom plan can be developed that fits your own particular desire—and comfort level—to a "T." A great smile is the sum of its components. These include color, tooth spacing, size, straightness, gum line, and more. As we age, all of these components can be negatively affected: teeth darken, little chips and gaps show up, gum tissue contours grow less than perfect. There's no need to settle for this decline—we can help! There's a whole list of smile repairs we can make that were unheard [...]

By |2022-01-27T19:27:25+00:00June 28th, 2022|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on The Makings of a Better Smile

Smile with Esthetic Dentistry

Elements of a Beautiful Smile What can dentistry do for your self-esteem that all the pots of cream and eyeliner on Madison Avenue can't? While we agree with the ad men that esthetics motivate how people see us, value us, and respond to us, true natural beauty has to do with good health, not technique with a make-up brush. When you admire the dazzling smile of that Revlon model, will you buy the lipstick—or seek the quality dentistry that perfected the smile? Dentistry thee smile to health and symmetry. Cosmetics? Sure. But call on dentistry for a beautiful smile that won't wash off. Vertical dimension is a key element in any smile. It is the height between two points—one on [...]

By |2022-01-10T22:53:26+00:00April 26th, 2022|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Smile with Esthetic Dentistry

Looking Good at Any Age

These days, ordinary people are cosmetically enhancing their appeal, stripping years from bodies, faces, and smiles. And dentistry can go a long way in helping you look as young as you feel! Cosmetic vs. Restorative Dentistry What's the difference? Both have to do with individual wants and needs. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to get your smile as dazzling as possible. It might include procedures like tooth whitening, orthodontics, veneers or gum surgery. Restorative dentistry, on the other hand, seeks to rebuild broken or missing teeth. These procedures include dental implants, white composite fillings, and more natural looking crowns and bridges. One great side effect of these restorations is the cosmetic enhancements that come along with them. New Technologies [...]

By |2022-01-04T20:39:19+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Looking Good at Any Age

A Bright, Healthy Smile

With Simple Cosmetic Dentistry in Sacramento, CA A bright smile is your most appealing and expressive feature. It projects a positive attitude and high self-esteem—which translates into success in school, business, and your personal life. The face is the most critical and integral aspect of your body image. Not surprisingly, the teeth are important in composing that image. Apart from the complex physical composition of the smile, the psychological value of a bright smile cannot be ignored. A person with a poor smile may suffer from feeling unattractive. Others may view him as less intelligent, an underachiever, or less likely to succeed. Remember that preventive maintenance—regular checkups and professional cleaning, along with good home care—is the first step to a [...]

By |2021-06-25T20:51:23+00:00August 24th, 2021|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on A Bright, Healthy Smile

Have you ever smiled in the mirror…

And wondered, what if... What if your teeth were less prominent, or just a bit more even, or maybe that missing chip was back in its place? Cosmetic dentistry isn't "just for movie stars" or "just for women." Typically it's a very conservative treatment that returns huge dividends in personal self-confidence. Today we have new materials and techniques that can put a super smile within everyone's reach. For example, porcelain onlays and inlays can return structural integrity to damaged teeth, while leaving them looking as natural as the ones you were born with. For teeth that are intact but seem to lack that youthful sparkle, we have a variety of procedures that are simple, safe, and effective. You may want [...]

By |2021-02-20T17:38:19+00:00June 22nd, 2021|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Have you ever smiled in the mirror…

The Shading of Your Smile

Regardless of what your smile needs (cosmetic improvement, tooth restoration, even dentures), there's one thing you'll want when we're done: attractive, natural-looking teeth. Getting teeth to look their natural best comes from the shape and color assessments we make throughout the procedure. Color depends on tooth size and thickness, location in the mouth, your skin, and eye coloring—even your age. Aren't Natural Teeth "white"? The best looking teeth, like gems, exhibit many different tones and hints. They're lighter towards the front and center, deepening in shade towards the molars which receive (and reflect) less light. Silver amalgam in the mouth can have a long effect on apparent tooth color—and a good reason for considering a more flattering tooth-colored filling. A [...]

By |2020-12-29T17:10:12+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on The Shading of Your Smile

No More Metal Mouth

You don't have to be a dentist to know that metal is NOT a normal component of teeth. Used to be, gold or silver amalgam was necessary to restore structural integrity to damaged teeth (especially molars) that would be subjected to the great stress caused by chewing. Today, there are new materials that stand up to the stress, but without the metal! They simply didn't exist just a generation ago. For example, modern porcelain onlays and inlays can replace metal fillings even on back teeth, while leaving them looking as good as—or possibly better than—the originals. Because these replacement fillings are constructed to be so superior, you no longer need to settle for "metal mouth." And in terms of your [...]

By |2020-12-01T00:14:32+00:00December 1st, 2020|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on No More Metal Mouth

Who Wants Whiter Teeth?

Whitening, or bleaching, is a way to lighten teeth without bonding material to the teeth or removing any sound tooth structure. In this respect, it's one of the most conservative cosmetic procedures we have. Here's how it works. How does whitening work? Typically for in-office appointments, we'll fit your mouth with a special mouthpiece filled with a whitening solution. Then, a special frequency of light is shown into your mouth to activate the solution, which penetrates the dentin of your teeth to lighten their color. There are also at-home treatments available that incorporate custom made trays to be worn at night or during daily sessions. After three to five sessions, the teeth really start to show a difference. Does it [...]

By |2020-07-27T18:58:03+00:00November 3rd, 2020|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Who Wants Whiter Teeth?

What’s Your Smile Say?

The most famous smile in history belongs to Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting, the Mona Lisa. Generations of art analysts have speculated over its meaning. Seductive? Bashful? Secretly knowing? Or could it be, given her upturned—but firmly closed lips, that she was ashamed of showing her teeth? Could they have been chipped, stained, crooked or gapped? These days there's no need to hide your smile because your teeth aren't perfect. Modern cosmetic technology can straighten, repair, contour, and whiten teeth, using twenty-first-century techniques to create a natural-looking appearance in a less-than-perfect mouth. Leonardo, Mona Lisa's creator, was not only a painter but also a mathematician and engineer. So it's not surprising that her mouth and eyes form a perfect equal-sided [...]

By |2020-07-27T18:48:25+00:00September 25th, 2020|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on What’s Your Smile Say?

Cosmetic Bonding: Your Solution to a Brighter Smile?

While cosmetic bonding is well over 25 years old, improvements in the materials have recently made bonding one of the hottest items in dentistry. Bonding is a procedure in which a white plastic filling can be applied to the natural outer surface of the tooth. We can take a discolored or broken tooth and "glue" a fresh surface on it. Another common concern is a space between front teeth called a diastema. Instead of using porcelain crowns, we can now do it with bonding. There are big advantages: It's healthier. No tooth must be removed for bonding, so it is painless. It usually looks as good as a porcelain crown. It's less expensive than a crown. Many new dental materials [...]

By |2020-03-28T17:22:12+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Cosmetic Bonding: Your Solution to a Brighter Smile?