Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry and the Elderly

We should have our teeth throughout our life. Our teeth should survive us. Think about that. We are living longer and we have greater access to better dental care than our parents and grandparents partly due to many enhancements in the world of cosmetic dentistry. Our children go without cavities, for the most part. We

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Sedation and Cosmetic Dentistry

I went into the profession of dentistry to help people with their dental needs.  Little did I know that this journey would bring me to a place where I am able to give fully to my patients that desire the ultimate in reconstructive dentistry.  Yesterday we treated a handsome man that has desired a much better

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Cosmetic Dentistry and the Latest Technology

Rene Magritte, the Belgian Surrealist, painted a series of pipes and entitled the series Ceci n'est pas une pipe (This is not a pipe).  In our search for excellence in dentistry, what appears to be a dental office is no longer what it once was.  Yes, it is a dental office, but it has also

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Cosmetic Dentistry and Your Smile

Cosmetic Dentistry.  What does it encompass?  Bleaching Teeth, Whitening teeth, Resin Fillings, Ceramic Inlays and Onlays, Porcelain Veneers, Crowns, Smile Makeovers, Invisalign, Traditional Orthodontics and Laser Dentistry. Very often a patient comes in and states that his or her teeth need to be whiter.  But upon closer investigation, we find that the problem is not

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Smile – The Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

A great smile.  What does it take to have one?  Invisalign? Whitening? Porcelain Veneers? Porcelain Crowns?  A Smile Makeover?  Very often our office gets a call about the cost of a restorative procedure.  The cost of a porcelain veneer, the cost of Invisalign, the cost of a porcelain crown.  But, most often, the big picture

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Invisalign, Cosmetic Dentistry and The Cost of Care

I like Invisalign for tooth movement.  It is physiological, meaning it moves the teeth with just the right amount of force.  It doesn't hurt, always a plus.  When done properly and the aligners are worn for the prescribed amount of time, Invisalign gets excellent results.  The Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible.  The aligners are comfortable. 

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Cosmetic Dentistry and the Pursuit of Excellence

Excellence in dentistry.  I feel like this is an every day pursuit of mine.  At the same time, it is elusive.  Excellence in dentistry comes from many different parts of the whole and is the sum total of those parts.  For example, a patient comes in with a fractured central incisor ('your front tooth') and

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Cosmetic Dentistry and the Timeline

The things that made for great dentistry years ago are not the same today.  Such a statement was really brought home to me this past Friday when a patient came in to the office that I had done extensive dental work on many years ago. The patient is happy with his smile.  But through time

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