Cosmetic Dentistry Corrects Tooth Appearance and Brightens Smiles
Cosmetic dentistry is an ideal way to correct the appearance of a person’s smile appeal and to brighten the whiteness of smiles. The two most popular methods for improving someone’s smile are dental veneers and tooth whitening. Rarely does anyone have teeth that are perfectly aligned or have the shade of whiteness that they desire. But, with the expert skills of a cosmetic dentist in the Gregorin Dental group, those desires can become a reality. And the best part is that these dental procedures can be completed in one or two visits.
Veneers are delightfully thin shields that are attached to the front of the teeth. The cosmetic dentist will determine if porcelain or composite resin is the best material for each patient. Veneer caps are a quick solution to improve the look of chipped or cracked teeth, and to fill in gaps between teeth. Veneers are strong and with good home dental care and regular dental visits, they will last for many years. Teeth whitening is another easy, quick solution to brighten a person’s tooth coloring, and the entire procedure can be completed in one dental visit. While total whiteness may not be possible for everyone, a whiter shade is achievable.
Porcelain veneers typically take two office visits to complete. One visit is to make an impression of the teeth so that a dental lab can custom make the veneers. The veneers are applied during the second visit. These veneers are strong, durable, feel natural, and less likely to stain. If a porcelain veneer comes loose or breaks, it cannot be repaired, and a new cap will need to be made. The patient will have temporary veneers to wear while the permanent ones are being made.
Composite resin veneers can be made in the dentist’s office and bonded to the teeth during one office visit. These veneers are not as strong as porcelain veneers, but will last a long time with daily at-home dental brushing and flossing, and with regularly schedule dental examinations and cleaning.
Not everyone has the same shade of tooth enamel, and there are several different shades of tooth whiteness. But, there are a number of reasons why a person’s natural whiteness can dull over time. The main reasons for fading whiteness are age, hereditary factors, tobacco usage, reaction to medications, and stain causing drinks such as coffee, tea, sodas, wines, and berry juices. The good news is that, for most individuals, the teeth can be brightened in one office visit. Professional whitening is more powerful, has more peroxide, and lasts longer than any home whitening treatment. After someone has their teeth whitened by a cosmetic dentist, they can help maintain the lighter teeth shade with good at-home dental brushing with whitening toothpaste, and with regularly scheduled professional cleanings.
Getting Started with Gregorin Dental
The Gregorin Dental group has provided dental veneers and teeth whitening for patients of all ages throughout the greater Anchorage area and the surrounding communities for over 40 years. The staff of Gregorin Dental is dedicated to professional cosmetic dentistry and treat every patient with individualized attention. Each patient has their own unique situation, health consideration, and reason for dental cosmetic procedures. It is this devotion to patient care that sets the Gregorin Dental group ahead of other dental firms in the area.
If someone is considering veneers to correct the appearance of their teeth, or they want to brighten their smile, they can call the Gregorin Dental group today to schedule an appointment for a preliminary examination. The dentist will explain the best procedure available to the patient and he will inform the patient about how the procedure will be done, how many office visits will be needed, and the after-procedure care required by the patient to maintain the dental improvements. Contacting Gregorin Dental is easy and convenient. Call for information at 907-333-5522, leave us a message using the Contact Us page, or come see us at our office location which is open Monday through Friday. We welcome new patients, of all ages, and we work with each individual to help them achieve their optimum dental health.