Posts for tag: cosmetic dentistry
At the first-ever Players Weekend in August 2017, Major League Baseball players wore jerseys with their nicknames on the back. One player — Cleveland Indians shortstop, Francisco Lindor — picked the perfect moniker to express his cheerful, fun-loving nature: “Mr. Smile.” And Lindor gave fans plenty to smile about when he belted a 2-run homer into the stands while wearing his new jersey!
Lindor has explained that he believes smiling is an important part of connecting with fans and teammates alike: “I’ve never been a fan of the guy that makes a great play and then acts like he’s done it 10,000 times — smile, man! We’ve got to enjoy the game.”
We think Lindor is right: Smiling is a great way to generate good will. And it feels great too… as long as you have a smile that’s healthy, and that looks as good as you want it to. But what if you don’t? Here are some things we can do at the dental office to help you enjoy smiling again:
Routine Professional Cleanings & Exams. This is a great place to start on the road toward a healthy, beautiful smile. Even if you are conscientious about brushing and flossing at home, you won’t be able to remove all of the disease-causing dental plaque that can hide beneath the gum line, especially if it has hardened into tartar, but we can do it easily in the office. Then, after a thorough dental exam, we can identify any problems that may be affecting your ability to smile freely, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or cosmetic dental issues.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments. If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help. These range from conservative procedures such as professional teeth whitening and bonding to more dramatic procedures like porcelain veneers or crowns.
Tooth Replacement. Many people hide their smiles because they are embarrassed by a gap from a missing tooth. That’s a shame, because there are several excellent tooth-replacement options in a variety of price ranges. These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants. So don’t let a missing tooth stop you from being Mr. (or Ms.) Smile!
If you’d like more information about oral health or cosmetic dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Beautiful Smiles by Design” and “The Impact of a Smile Makeover.”
Are you ready to find out how cosmetic dentistry could get you smiling more often?
Smiling offers an array of wonderful health benefits both for your physical and mental wellbeing. Did you know that smiling can reduce your blood pressure, boost endorphins and lower your heart rate? Of course, if you are happy about your smile then you may be among those happy people who smile 40-50 times a day. However, if you aren’t happy with your smile, then you may only smile about 20 times a day. Our Port Orange, FL, dentist, Dr. Jeff Kim, is here to tell you how cosmetic dentistry could help you smile more and improve your health at the same time.
Are you dealing with any of these cosmetic dental issues?
- Stains and discolorations
- Chips and cracks
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor crowding and overlapping
- Misshapen/malformed teeth
Whether you are just dealing with one of these issues or you are dealing with several, our Port Orange cosmetic dentist has exactly the treatment you need to attain that beautiful smile. Here are just some of the cosmetic dentistry options we have to offer you:
Dental bonding: By applying a tooth-colored dental resin over minor imperfections, we can mask these problems completely. The resin is the same resin used to fill cavities, but in this case it is placed over a minimal stain or chip, molded and shaped, and then hardened with a dental laser.
Tooth reshaping/contouring: This non-invasive dentistry often goes hand-in-hand with bonding. By sanding down certain areas of a tooth we can shorten oversized teeth or buff out small chips and cracks to improve its overall shape. Like bonding, reshaping is great for little enhancements.
Teeth whitening: Want to remove stains and yellowing and get your smile multiple shades whiter quickly? If so, professional teeth whitening can do just that. Most people get the results they want in just one session. The secret lies in our high-quality whitening gel, which is stronger than anything you can get on the market.
Porcelain veneers: For imperfections that truly affect the color, shape, size and even alignment of your teeth, turn to these tooth-colored porcelain shells to do the trick. They are custom-made, highly translucent (just like natural tooth enamel) and are bonded to the front of your teeth to hide a myriad of problems.
If you are ready to get a brand new smile, then turn to the dental team at Ultimate Dental Studio in Port Orange, FL, to give you the look you want. Schedule your cosmetic consultation with us today.
Magician Michel Grandinetti can levitate a 500-pound motorcycle, melt into a 7-foot-tall wall of solid steel, and make borrowed rings vanish and reappear baked inside bread. Yet the master illusionist admits to being in awe of the magic that dentists perform when it comes to transforming smiles. In fact, he told an interviewer that it’s “way more important magic than walking through a steel wall because you’re affecting people’s health… people’s confidence, and you’re really allowing people to… feel good about themselves.”
Michael speaks from experience. As a teenager, his own smile was enhanced through orthodontic treatment. Considering the career path he chose for himself — performing for multitudes both live and on TV — he calls wearing an orthodontic device (braces) to align his crooked teeth “life-changing.” He relies on his welcoming, slightly mischievous smile to welcome audiences and make the initial human connection.
A beautiful smile is definitely an asset regardless of whether you’re performing for thousands, passing another individual on a sidewalk or even, research suggests, interviewing for a job. Like Michael, however, some of us need a little help creating ours. If something about your teeth or gums is making you self-conscious and preventing you from smiling as broadly as you could be, we have plenty of solutions up our sleeve. Some of the most popular include:
- Tooth Whitening. Professional whitening in the dental office achieves faster results than doing it yourself at home, but either approach can noticeably brighten your smile.
- Bonding. A tooth-colored composite resin can be bonded to a tooth to replace missing tooth structure, such a chip.
- Veneers. This is a hard, thin shell of tooth-colored material bonded to the front surface of a tooth to change its color, shape, size and/or length; mask dental imperfections like stains, cracks, or chips, and compensating for excessive gum tissue.
- Crowns. Sometimes too much of a tooth is lost due to decay or trauma to support a veneer. Instead, capping it with a natural-looking porcelain crown can achieve the same types of improvements. A crown covers the entire tooth replacing more of its natural structure than a veneer does.
If you would like more information about ways in which you can transform your smile, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about the techniques mentioned above by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Teeth Whitening,” “Repairing Chipped Teeth,” and “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers.”