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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

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

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

Tooth Colored Fillings: Now You See ’em…

Can Tooth-Colored Fillings Improve My Smile? Are you looking for tooth-colored fillings? For those of you who feel silver or gold fillings are cosmetically appealing, you need not read any further. However, if you prefer fillings that look like natural teeth, then we have good news for you. Due to advances in dental technology, we can place tooth-colored fillings in almost every tooth in the mouth. These synthetic porcelain-type fillings can be a real pleasant surprise, proving to be very strong as well as aesthetically pleasing. First, we remove decay from a tooth or round off the fractured edge. Then, we place the filling in a process that's somewhat different from the traditional packing of silver into the tooth defect. [...]

By |2019-11-16T19:40:39+00:00February 25th, 2020|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Tooth Colored Fillings: Now You See ’em…

Metal-Free Fillings

Metal-Free, Tooth-Colored Fillings in Sacramento, California Fix cavities or replace old mercury amalgams with tooth-colored fillings. The aesthetic results are beyond compare: replacing metal fillings creates teeth that look as fresh, white, and natural as when they first grew in. Chewing puts incredible stresses on teeth. That's why (in the past) filling cavities and restoring damage usually involved metals. Typically gold, silver, or an amalgam—a mixture of metals, including mercury. Today, you have a choice of going metal-free! Our tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite-resin mixture that provides strength, as well as a natural appearance. We can now use these composites virtually everywhere, from repairing a minor defect to restoring a decayed tooth. If you have metal/mercury amalgam fillings, [...]

By |2019-07-01T16:41:44+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Metal-Free Fillings