Consider a "Smile Makeover" in the New Year!

Consider a “Smile Makeover” in the New Year!

Dr. Joshua Colkmire Cosmetic Dentistry Sarasota, Dental Implants Sarasota, Oral Health, Teeth Whitening Leave a Comment

It’s the beginning of a whole new decade and if you’ve been considering getting a smile makeover what a better time then now to inquire into the potential of your amazing smile!  Perhaps you have been wondering what a smile makeover could offer.  It’s a process of improving the appearance of the smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as Dental veneers, composite bonding, tooth implants or teeth whitening.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a possible solution to help you achieve the look you desire. They are a popular choice for those with chipped teeth, a gap between teeth, or misshaped teeth.

Dental veneers are thin covers that adhere to teeth to give teeth a more classically shaped look. Aspen Dental practices offer a variety of dental veneer options to choose from. Talk to your dentist about what’s best for you. Veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth. They look like natural teeth. Veneers can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues, such as:

  • Teeth that are stained and can’t be whitened by bleaching
  • Chipped or worn teeth
  • Crooked or misshapen teeth
  • Uneven spaces or a large gap between the upper front teeth

Veneers are made of either porcelain or composite resin material. Your dentist will help you choose the material that is best for you. Each type of veneer has its own benefits. Porcelain veneers are strong, long-lasting, natural looking, do not stain easily and less enamel need to be removed as opposed to a crown or a cap.

A composite resin veneer is made from a tooth-colored filling material bonded to the tooth. Composite resin veneers usually less tooth enamel needs to be removed than for crowns or porcelain veneers, are easier to fix if they are damaged, and are more affordable then porcelain veneers. Steps to place composite resin veneers:

Before you get veneers Your teeth and gums must be healthy before you get veneers. JC Dentist can treat any disease or decay before your veneers are placed. As with all your dental care, discuss all your expectations and treatment options with your dentist. Regular visits at JC Dentist are a must for keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a cosmetic technique wherein a type of dental material – in this case, composite resin – is shaped and molded on your teeth to give the appearance of straighter, whiter smile. It can be used as a cosmetic solution to chipped teeth, gapped teeth and staining in both teeth and fillings. Unlike porcelain veneer placement, which can take more than two visits, composite resin bonding can be completed in one appointment.

If your smile is crooked as the result of an over- or under bite, this treatment won’t serve to correct it. Instead, speak with us at JC Dentist to determine if more in-depth work is needed like adjusting your bite or any complex chips or gaps in your teeth. Bonding is primarily for those who seek a cosmetic solution for teeth that are otherwise healthy.

Tooth Implants

Nothing can replace your natural teeth, but a tooth implants can come close. Implants are human engineered “anchors” that look like screws and are often made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. The single tooth implant is placed by surgery in the upper or lower jaw, where it replaces your missing tooth’s root. An implant looks and acts like a natural tooth. It fits securely even when you chew and speak. A single tooth implant does not involve treatment to your other teeth. Plus, it may also help you keep a good level of bone around your teeth.

Teeth Whitening

A tooth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.

To find out more about your options for a smile make over in the new decade make an appointment with JC Dentist today!  Together we can help make your smile brighter than ever in the new year!

Dr. Joshua Colkmire

Dr. Colkmire’s dental degree comes from NYU College of Dentistry, and he also holds bachelor’s degrees from Lee University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also a part of the renowned Seattle Study Club, a vibrant international network of dentists who meet to share knowledge about how to provide excellent care to each and every patient who comes into their practice.
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