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Category Archives Cosmetic Dentistry

snap-on smile

Snap-On Smile is a noninvasive removable dental arch that snaps over existing teeth. This appliance is less expensive than other procedures, and offers a temporary solution to cosmetic dental issues. While porcelain veneers are more expensive, they are also permanent, more durable, and stain-resistant. What if you could completely overhaul your not-so-pearly whites? Straighten crooked teeth, replace those that are missing,…

beautiful smile

Smile Direct Club, a teledentistry service, creates invisible braces—a very affordable alternative to traditional metal braces. While invisible braces are popular for straightening teeth, there are a number of health risks involved with at-home dentistry procedures. Smile Direct Club may only be a good option if you require uncomplicated, limited treatment. Invisible braces and retainers have become incredibly popular in recent…

invisalign

The Invisalign system straightens teeth in just one year, using clear plastic aligner trays. Although they can be removed, ideally the aligner trays should be worn for at least 22 hours per day. Invisalign represents an alternative to traditional braces and can help correct many common dental issues. Properly aligned teeth are important for both a beautiful smile and a…

gum contouring

Gingivoplasty treats a wide variety of medical and cosmetic concerns, including congenital issues and those caused by disease. The procedure can be done using surgical blades, electrosurgery, and even lasers. Gingivoplasty may be covered by insurance, depending on why you’re getting it. Gingivoplasty, also known as gingival sculpting or gum contouring, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the gums around…

Tooth Contouring

Dental contouring involves removing small portions of the tooth enamel to improve your smile. The procedure is permanent and doesn’t usually require anesthesia or recovery time. Because tooth enamel is so thin, reshaping results in subtle changes – it can’t realign teeth. Tooth contouring may be used alongside other dental procedures to achieve the perfect smile. Are your pearly whites…

KöR Whitening

KöR Whitening is an at-home professional teeth whitening system said to brighten teeth permanently and consistently while reducing sensitivity. The whitening gels are refrigerated, then cold-packed for transport to maintain the stability and integrity of active ingredients. Those who have tried this system report very positive results—even on tough stains. Aging, genetics, diet, and illness have a hand in the…

HiSmile Review

HiSmile is an at-home, DIY teeth whitening kit that claims to brighten smiles in as little as 10 minutes. According to the manufacturer, users should expect to achieve maximum results in six whitening applications. HiSmile kits are growing in popularity due to Instagram marketing and endorsements from male and female celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Conor McGregor. Customers buy them…

toothache

A dead or non-vital tooth is one which has no access to a fresh supply of blood. Tooth decay and trauma are the most common causes of dead teeth. Dentists diagnose dead teeth by taking x-rays and testing the tooth for sensitivity to heat, cold, and electrical stimuli. Dentists can treat dead of dying teeth by performing root canals or…

Lingual Braces

“Lingual braces” are nearly invisible braces that are preferred by many adults over both traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners. Lingual braces have seen decades of improvement over their initial designs and are now an extremely effective option for orthodontic treatment. Lingual braces do have downsides including pain, potential speech issues and additional costs. For many adults, the thought of…

If you’re after a selfie-worthy smile but experience gum recession (also called gingival recession), there’s some good news on the horizon. Cosmetic dentists have developed a range of new, non-surgical gum recession treatment options that can help you achieve picture-perfect pearly whites. Not only are receding gums problematic for those who want perfect teeth, but they can also open up…

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