Posts for tag: Cosmetic Dentistry
Find out if your damaged tooth could benefit from this dental restoration.
Are you dealing with a damaged tooth? Are you wondering whether a dental crown might be able to help you? If so, our Overland Park, KS, dentist Dr. Michelle Deutch are here to answer your questions regarding this common dental restoration. After all, a dental crown can be used for both restorative and cosmetic purposes.
In most cases, a dental crown is recommended by our Overland Park, KS, general dentist because it is truly the best way to extend the longevity of a tooth after it has been damaged. So, when might you need a dental crown?
You Have a Cracked Tooth
Does your tooth hurt when you bite down or put pressure on the tooth? If you said “yes” then the tooth may be cracked. This is considered a dental emergency and requires immediate care. Once the tooth has been treated we will most likely place a crown over the tooth to protect and preserve it. Remember, a cracked tooth will not heal or get better by itself.
You Have a Weak Tooth
There are many things that can weaken a tooth, from decay to a traumatic injury. When the tooth isn’t as strong as it once was it will require support from a dental crown to preserve the natural tooth structure and to prevent it from cracking or chipping. While most decayed teeth can be restored with a simple dental filling, if the decay is severe enough then a crown may be necessary.
You Have a Misshapen Tooth
From certain dental injuries to genetic conditions, there are many scenarios in which you may be dealing with a malformed or discolored tooth. When this happens, especially if the tooth is already damaged, then a dental crown may be the best way to not just strengthen the tooth but also to improve its shape, size and color. Remember, dental crowns have cosmetic benefits, as well.
You are Replacing a Missing Tooth
That’s right; a dental crown can help replace your missing tooth. If you choose to get a dental implant a crown will be placed on top of the implant to cover it and complete the restoration. Crowns are also placed over teeth to support a dental bridge, an oral appliance containing false teeth.
Often times the only way to find out whether you need a dental crown or not is to schedule an appointment with a family dentist who can examine your smile. If you don’t remember the last time you visited the dentist for a routine checkup then it’s time to call our Overland Park, KS, dental office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michelle Deutch.
A bright smile benefits more than your health. While oral health is really important, your self-confidence is, too, and it falters if your teeth and gums are less than attractive. Over the past 30 years, cosmetic dentistry techniques have advanced so much that if you can dream a new smile, you can have it! Why not consult an expert in cosmetic dentistry in Overland Park, Dr. Michelle Deutch? She and her dedicated team of professionals make those smile goals happen, using a wide range of aesthetic services individualized to each patient.
Your ideal smile
It's closer than you may think. Your cosmetic dentist in Overland Park has carefully studied the elements which combine to make a smile confident and great-looking. For instance, tooth color is the first thing most people would like to change about their smiles, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Next comes remaking flaws such as gaps and chips that are noticeable right in the smile zone--those teeth that show immediately when you laugh or grin. Then, there's dental alignment. Crooked teeth, protruding front teeth, rotated and tipped teeth can ruin your appearance, and of course, some people are self-conscious about their gummy smiles.
So a question Dr. Deutch would ask you in your cosmetic dentistry consultation is,"What's your idea of the perfect smile?" Then, together you and your dentist can arrive at a workable treatment plan which achieves your goals.
Offered cosmetic treatments
Professional teeth whitening Efficient and effective, in-office and at-home teeth whitening changes stained tooth color by several shades, producing dramatically brighter smiles. Dr. Deutch will examine your gums and teeth to decide if whitening is right for your smile. If it is, you'll discuss your options of 20-minute Sinsational Smile, Nite White, Day White and Zoom! Whitening. All employ concentrated peroxide bleaching agents which lift stains out of tooth enamel.
Porcelain veneers Tooth-shaped shells of high-quality porcelain mask the front of teeth which have defects such as hairline cracks, odd shape, small gaps, overlapping and chips. Veneers also improve the appearance of teeth which are so deeply stained from tobacco, medicines or other factors that they do not respond to teeth whitening.
Snap-on Smiles This custom-made prosthetic covers an entire arch of teeth. Removable and non-invasive, a Snap-on Smile appliance instantly changes tooth color, shape and alignment.
Invisalign clear aligners They're an invisible alternative to conventional ceramic or metal braces, re-aligning crooked smiles in about one-third less time. Fully removable for meals and oral hygiene, customized Invisalign aligners come in pairs which are changed out over the course of your individualized treatment plan.
Find out more
Come talk to Dr. Michelle Deutch in Overland Park, KS. Her cosmetic dentistry skills can totally transform your appearance and self-image. Call the office today for an appointment: (913) 469-0085.
Discover whether this powerful whitening system could finally brighten your dulling smile.
Are sick and tired of noticing yellow stains on your teeth whenever you smile? Do you want to feel confident talking and smiling around others without fearing that all they see is yellow, dull teeth? Of course, you could try over-the-counter remedies that may or may not actually make much of a difference or you could turn to our Overland Park, KS dentist, Dr. Michelle Deutch, for professional in-office whitening. Find out more about this cosmetic procedure and whether it could brighten your smile.
What causes teeth to yellow?
Yes, yellowing of teeth is a natural part of aging. This is due to the fact that as we get older the dentin, the inner part of the tooth just past the enamel, darkens over time. Since enamel often thins as we get older, this means that the darker dentin layer is more easily visible. Besides aging, dental stains can also be caused by,
- Direct trauma to a tooth
- Too much fluoride usage
- Consuming certain foods and drinks that are known to cause stains
- Taking antibiotics for long periods of time before 10 years old
- Smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products
Can teeth whitening help me?
The whitening system that our Overland cosmetic dentist offers is stronger than any whitening products you’ll ever find. This system has been known to whiten smiles by several shades in less than one hour; however, even our amazing whitening system won’t be able to tackle all issues. If you want professional in-office teeth whitening (or even our at-home system) here are some things to consider:
- You need to have dental stains that are external (caused by food, drink, aging or smoking) rather than internal
- You shouldn’t have any dental work (e.g. fillings, crowns, etc.) unless you are okay with the fact that whitening will not be able to whiten these restorations
- You are dedicated to keeping your smile healthy and clean and you will come in every six months for routine cleanings to keep your smile looking its best. You’ll also avoid certain foods and drinks that may restain your teeth
- You don’t suffer from tooth sensitivity or you have talked to us about ways to combat this issue before getting teeth whitening treatment in Overland, KS
If teeth whitening sounds like the right option for you, then it’s time you called our Overland, KS dental office to schedule a consultation!
These dental restorations are easy to get and can transform your smile.
Want a simple and effective way to get a smile makeover? Then it’s time you turned to your Overland Park, KS dentist, Dr. Michelle Deutch, for dental veneers. Find out what has made these cosmetic restorations so popular and helped countless people restore their smiles.
What are veneers?
These thin, tooth-colored shells are applied to the front surface of the tooth to mask certain dental flaws that may not cause functional issues for your smile but certainly make it less than appealing to look at. If you are dealing with imperfections such as severe discolorations, chips, cracks, gaps between teeth or misshapen teeth, it’s time you considered getting dental veneers in Overland Park.
How are veneers placed?
Once your cosmetic dentist in Overland Park has determined that you are the right candidate for porcelain veneers, the first step is to prepare your teeth for their new restoration. You may choose to only have one veneer applied to restore one tooth or you may want to have a full smile of veneers. The choice is yours! Preparing the teeth is fairly simple, but once this is complete this procedure isn’t reversible.
We will remove a minimal amount of enamel from the surface of your teeth to make room for the veneers. This can usually be performed painlessly without anesthesia, but sometimes a local anesthesia may be required. Once the teeth are prepared, we will make a mold of them. This mold will then be used to make your veneers. In the meantime, we may decide to place temporary veneers over your teeth until your permanent ones are ready.
During your next visit, we will remove the temporary veneers and a substance is placed over your teeth to rough up the surface and make the veneers adhere better. Then each veneers is glued to the tooth using a dental resin.
And there you have it—a perfect smile that is free of imperfections! If you are ready to get dental veneers, it’s time you scheduled a consultation at our Overland Park, KS dental office. Turn to Dr. Deutch for all of your smile needs.