Posts for tag: cosmetic dentistry
At the first-ever Players Weekend in August 2017, Major League Baseball players wore jerseys with their nicknames on the back. One player — Cleveland Indians shortstop, Francisco Lindor — picked the perfect moniker to express his cheerful, fun-loving nature: “Mr. Smile.” And Lindor gave fans plenty to smile about when he belted a 2-run homer into the stands while wearing his new jersey!
Lindor has explained that he believes smiling is an important part of connecting with fans and teammates alike: “I’ve never been a fan of the guy that makes a great play and then acts like he’s done it 10,000 times — smile, man! We’ve got to enjoy the game.”
We think Lindor is right: Smiling is a great way to generate good will. And it feels great too… as long as you have a smile that’s healthy, and that looks as good as you want it to. But what if you don’t? Here are some things we can do at the dental office to help you enjoy smiling again:
Routine Professional Cleanings & Exams. This is a great place to start on the road toward a healthy, beautiful smile. Even if you are conscientious about brushing and flossing at home, you won’t be able to remove all of the disease-causing dental plaque that can hide beneath the gum line, especially if it has hardened into tartar, but we can do it easily in the office. Then, after a thorough dental exam, we can identify any problems that may be affecting your ability to smile freely, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or cosmetic dental issues.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments. If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help. These range from conservative procedures such as professional teeth whitening and bonding to more dramatic procedures like porcelain veneers or crowns.
Tooth Replacement. Many people hide their smiles because they are embarrassed by a gap from a missing tooth. That’s a shame, because there are several excellent tooth-replacement options in a variety of price ranges. These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants. So don’t let a missing tooth stop you from being Mr. (or Ms.) Smile!
If you’d like more information about oral health or cosmetic dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Beautiful Smiles by Design” and “The Impact of a Smile Makeover.”
How cosmetic dental services from your dentists in Fargo, ND, can enhance your smile
Cosmetic dentistry can help you enhance your smile. No matter what may bother you about your smile, there is a cosmetic dentistry option to help you and your smile. Drs. Jon and Brad Anderson at Anderson Dental in Fargo, ND, offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry options and they can help you make the right choice for your smile.
If you have an uninteresting smile that is beginning to look yellow due to aging, you might consider a professional dental whitening treatment. Unlike over-the-counter whitening treatments, professional teeth whitening is proven safe and effective because all products are rigorously tested and approved by the American Dental Association. In addition, professional teeth whitening is:
- Quick, because you can have a dramatically whiter smile in as little as one hour
- Dramatic, because you can whiten your smile up to 8 shades whiter
- Long-lasting, because your beautiful results can last up to 5 years
If you have a smile filled with crumbly, old metal fillings, you might consider tooth-colored fillings to repair and strengthen your teeth and make your smile more beautiful too. Tooth-colored fillings use composite, a unique liquid resin that can be matched to the color of your teeth. It is sculpted to match the natural contours of your teeth and then hardened with an ultraviolet light. The result is a strong, beautiful filling that is virtually invisible.
If you have more extensive tooth damage or missing teeth, you should consider porcelain crowns and bridges. Porcelain has the unique quality of reflecting light, just like natural tooth enamel. A porcelain crown covers the entire surface of your tooth above the gumline, protecting your tooth like a suit-of-armor. Once a porcelain crown is placed, it will blend perfectly with your smile
A porcelain bridge can be placed to cover a space where you have lost teeth. Bridges allow you to regain your full chewing surfaces and full chewing function. Porcelain bridges are also very natural-looking and will restore the beauty of your smile.
You don’t have to live with an uninteresting, damaged, dull smile. You can enhance your smile and look your best, thanks to cosmetic dental services. To help you decide which cosmetic dental options are best for you, call Drs. Jon and Brad Anderson at Anderson Dental in Fargo, ND. Call now and get started on a great new smile!
Dental implants offer some unique benefits for those with missing teeth.
Tooth loss was the last thing you thought you would have to deal with as an adult. Unfortunately, this is something that happens to millions of Americans. While the goal is to maintain good oral health to protect your natural teeth, when tooth loss happens it’s important that you have someone like our Fargo, ND, dentists Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, and Dr. Breding that you can turn to for treatment. Find out why so many people are turning to dental implants to replace their missing teeth.
Looks and Functions Like a Real Tooth
You want to be able to replace your missing tooth or teeth with something that resembles the look and function of a real tooth. Dental implants are truly the closest you can come to a natural tooth, as they both look and function just like the real thing. After all, an implant is designed to replace your missing tooth roots, which makes them unique from other tooth replacement options.
We also know how important it is to have a full, healthy smile for as long as possible. With other tooth replacement options, you’ll have to replace them every few years; however, this isn’t the case with implants. Once we do a consultation and develop a treatment plan, we refer you to a specialist to place the dental implant.
Once the implant is placed within the jawbone this is where it will stay permanently. Implants have a very high success rate and can remain strong and healthy for the rest of your life, if you maintain good oral hygiene and care for your implant properly.
Protect Your Jawbone
One complication of untreated tooth loss is bone loss. This is something that will happen over time and the only tooth replacement that can prevent bone loss is a dental implant. This is because the implant actually takes the place of your missing tooth’s roots. The implant then provides the jawbone with the stimulation that it needs to stay healthy and strong.
Prevent a Misaligned Smile
If you don’t replace your missing tooth or teeth, eventually the rest of your teeth will begin to move toward the open gap or gaps in your smile. As you might imagine, this can lead to crookedness, crowding, twisted teeth and gaps between teeth. When this happens, the only way to correct the misalignment is to get braces. Luckily, by turning to our Fargo, ND, general dentists to replace your missing teeth you can prevent this from happening to your smile.
Anderson Dental in Fargo, ND, is dedicated to helping you restore your smile after tooth loss. With a full range of dental services, we can do everything from performing routine cleanings to treating injuries and dental damage. If you are interested in getting dental implants, call us today to take the next step.
Showing off your best smile is difficult if you feel as though your teeth are not up to par. However, with some help from your dentist and their expertise in cosmetic dentistry, you can turn your smile around, feel confident about the way you look, and enjoy the ability to smile without thinking about your teeth. Find out more about cosmetic dentistry, some common procedures, and what they can do for you with Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, and Dr. Breding at Anderson Dental in Fargo, ND.
Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
- Teeth Whitening: Professional teeth whitening is a minimally invasive way to overhaul the appearance of your smile in just minutes. Though over-the-counter whitening methods can provide some results, they are not monitored by your dentist and are not as strong or effective as in-office whitening treatments.
- Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers allow you to change the appearance of a single unsightly tooth or overhaul your entire smile. Veneers fit over the surface of the natural teeth to cover their imperfections and change the length, shape, width, or color of a tooth.
- Dental Bonding and Contouring: Dental bonding uses composite resin materials molded directly onto the tooth to change its appearance, shape, length, or width. Contouring in Fargo, ND, is often performed alongside bonding and uses a dental drill with various bits to change the shape of the tooth.
- Crowns and Bridges: A crown performs many tasks and fits into place over a prepared existing tooth. Crowns can stabilize a damaged tooth, replace a missing tooth as part of a dental implant, improve the appearance of a tooth, or hold a dental bridge, which replaces a missing tooth, in place.
- Smile Makeover: A smile makeover combines cosmetic dental treatments to overhaul the appearance of your smile. Your dentist can help you choose the best procedures to renew your teeth at a consultation appointment.
For more information on these procedures or about cosmetic dentistry in general, please contact Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, and Dr. Breding at Anderson Dental in Fargo, ND. Call (701) 232-1368 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!
The dentists at Anderson Dental in Fargo, ND, know their patients want to have better-looking smiles, but sometimes the cost can be too high. For that reason Drs. Jon Anderson and Brad Anderson suggest dental veneers.
Veneers are used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially if they're damaged.
Here are some things veneers can help with:
- Stained teeth or discolored, due to poor hygiene, drinking coffee and tea, smoking, chewing tobacco or even antibiotics containing tetracycline.
- Mishappened teeth, which includes: crooked, worn or chipped teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, uneven surfaces and uneven spacing, like overcrowdedness.
When you come into the Fargo office, your doctor will examine your teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you. If they are, then any underlying issues, like cavities, will need to be resolved first. Your dentist will remove some enamel from the surface of your teeth, then a model of your teeth will be sent to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth will be made for you.
When your veneers finally arrive, your dentist will then cement the veneers. Because your dentist removes some enamel, which is an irreversible process, and because veneers are made out of thin porcelain, you won't feel like your teeth are protruding. On the contrary, they will feel smooth, even and properly aligned with the rest of your teeth.
In order to take proper care of your veneers, you need to brush twice a day and floss at least once before bed. It's important to prevent the buildup of plaque which may result in cavities and other serious issues.
For more information on veneers, contact your dentists in Fargo, ND, by calling 701-232-1368. Drs. Jon Anderson and Brad Anderson will be more than happy to help you with your dental needs!