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Choosing the Right Cosmetic Procedure for Your Smile

Woman Smiling | Smile Makeovers in Orlando

If you are tired of watching your favorite celebrities and wishing your smile looked as bright and beautiful, it may be time to consider cosmetic dentistry. Today there’s virtually no limit to the smile makeovers that can be achieved by using the following state-of-the-art treatments:

In fact, there are so many ways to improve your smile that you may be overwhelmed by the array of choices. But, like anything else worthwhile that you want to accomplish in life, you need a plan, and here are some tips from the Orlando, FL cosmetic dentist to get you started.

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Cosmetic Bondings

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Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which a tooth-colored composite material is applied to a tooth, sculpted into shape, hardened, and polished. It’s called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth. Dental bonding is ideal for small cosmetic dentistry work, such as fixing a broken or chipped tooth. Composite materials may also be directly applied and sculpted to the surfaces of teeth that show most prominently when you smile, for minimally invasive smile makeovers.

The Bonding Process

Your dentist will first place a conditioning liquid to the surface of your teeth, which etches and roughens the surface to help the bonding material stay in place. The putty-like bonding ...

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Struggling in Your Career? Maybe It's Your Dental Health...

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The dictionary defines success as “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” There’s a lot that goes into accomplishing personal or professional goals, including the ability to engage confidently with others.

If you have the skills, experience, and qualifications, and you’re still struggling, you may want to consider how the appearance of your teeth is affecting your efforts.

A recent study conducted on behalf of the American Dental Association showed that 33 percent of young adults aged 18 to 34 don’t feel comfortable smiling because of dental issues. It was also reported that 28 percent believe an unhealthy smile has a negative impact on their ability to interview successfully for a ...

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The 3 Steps of a Smile Makeover

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A smile makeover can mean different things to different people. For you, a few touchup procedures like professional whitening or dental bonding will do the trick. Others may need to add some restorative procedures like crowns or require the benefits of porcelain veneers and minor orthodontics.

But makeovers all have three steps in common.

Step 1: Get Ready

It can be exciting to think about a sparkling new smile, but the first step in any smile makeover journey is to make sure your teeth are healthy. For one thing, healthy teeth just look more attractive, and when your underlying oral health is good, you have the foundation for a smile that’s as healthy ...

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3 Ways a More Attractive Smile Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Cosmetic Dentistry in Alafaya FL | Man Smiling

It can be a burden to live with a smile that makes you feel self-conscious about your appearance. A beautiful smile conveys genuine warmth and emotion, but if you are hiding your smile, those around you aren't getting to see the real you. Your friends or business associates may start to see you as being unfriendly or unhappy, which is not at all the message you want to send!

In recent years, we have seen some remarkable advances in dental materials, technology, and techniques that make it possible for almost anyone to achieve their dream smile. Whether you have a few chipped teeth or need a complete smile makeover, a ...

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Before You Take That Next Drink, You Should Know the Effect of Alcohol on Dental Health

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Recently, the British Dental Journal published the results of a study dealing with the impact that alcohol has on our oral health. The study concluded that there are indeed numerous areas where alcohol consumption can affect your oral health, including bad breath, periodontal disease, dental staining, and oral cancer.

How Alcohol Impacts Your Oral Health

  • Bad breath: While more research needs to be done in this area, it was found that there’s a significant relationship between bad breath (halitosis) and alcohol consumption. Bad breath is often attributed to dry mouth, inadequate oral hygiene, and an increased risk for gum disease.
  • Periodontal disease: Current evidence suggests that consuming alcohol is a risk factor for ...

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Successful Veneers Rely on Good Communication

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A lot of skill, science, and artistry go into creating beautiful, natural, long lasting veneers. The combination between the dentist, patient, and ceramist is critical and valuable input from all three help to create a great looking result.

The Veneer Process

The dentist must have proper training and experience in handling numerous cosmetic challenges. The patient should have realistic expectations as to what he or she wishes for a final result and express those to the dentist. A highly experienced master technician or ceramist must listen to the goals of the doctor and patient in creating these beautiful restorations. 

All lines of communication between the dentist, patient, and ceramist are vital to ...

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