Happy Mother's Day

5/1/2017

Give Mom a special surprise this Mother’s Day. Give her a sparkle for her smile. We can help! Advanced technology makes embellishing a smile easier than ever with little discomfort.

Cosmetic dentistry is all about improving the appearance of a person's teeth, mouth and smile while often providing restorative benefits. Today advancements in technology have made dental materials more durable and instruments such as lasers more sophisticated making cosmetic treatments available within a person’s own dentist’s office.

Cosmetic dentistry treatments may include:

Inlays/Onlays: Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays made from porcelain or composite materials are a long-lasting yet cosmetic way to provide a "filling" to teeth with tooth decay or similar structural damage. Whereas dental fillings are molded into place within the mouth during a dental visit, inlays and onlays are created in a dental laboratory before being fitted and adhesively bonded into place by your dentist.

Composite Bonding: Chipped, broken, discolored or decayed teeth may be repaired or have their appearance corrected using a procedure called composite bonding. A dental composite material with the look of enamel and dentin is applied into the cavity or onto the surface of a tooth, where it is then sculpted into shape, contoured and hardened with a high-intensity light. The result is a restoration that blends invisibly with the remainder of the surrounding tooth structure and the rest of your natural teeth to create a healthy, bright smile.

Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is perhaps the most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedure. Teeth are often stained from smoking, food, drink (coffee, tea or red wine) or poor oral hygiene. Bleaching the teeth can enhance the appearance of your smile. 

Dental Veneers: Composite or porcelain laminates that are adhesively bonded to the surface of a tooth to correct and repair chips and cracks will improve a worn appearance or severe tooth discoloration. Veneers may also be recommended if you have gaps in your teeth or if you have not had success with teeth whitening. Evaluate porcelain veneers cost and determine whether dental insurance may offset the cost.

Dental Implants: Dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements that are used as a part of prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry in order to compensate for tooth loss. Often the result is not only an enhanced smile, but also a more youthful appearance, since missing teeth cause the face to collapse, making you look older.

Full Mouth Reconstruction: While consulting with you about a smile makeover to primarily improve the esthetic appearance of your smile, your dentist may discover that there is a need to provide necessary treatment to correct functional problems with your bite, muscles, teeth and bone structure. If you need full mouth reconstruction, the materials available today make it possible for your dentist to provide you with durable, functional and clinically sound treatments that also look natural.

Most of the cosmetic procedures done at Kakaris Family Dentistry are done in one or two visits and make a dramatic difference in a patient’s appearance. We can help brighten teeth discolored by age, smoking, cigarettes, even medications. Replace silver fillings with white tooth fillings. Fix cracked, worn, discolored or broken teeth and painlessly repair them with dental bonding. Replace missing teeth with dental implants or tooth-colored restorations in the form of caps and crowns are also painless options. Cosmetic dentistry is one of the easiest and best things anyone can do for their smile! Give Mom this special surprise.