Are you researching your options for a smile makeover to enhance the appearance of your teeth? Patients interested in aesthetic dentistry now have more alternatives available than at any other time in the history of the industry thanks to recent advancements in dental materials.
Yes, cosmetic dental procedures like Invisalign, porcelain crowns, and dental veneers can greatly enhance the look of your smile. But occasionally, little is more. Particularly if you have a tooth that stands out from the rest of your smile or if you have a specific cosmetic concern. Your entire appearance can improve by addressing those specific problems!
At Summerlin Dental Solutions, we offer three unique procedures that can be used independently as an upgrade or in combination with other procedures to meet the unique needs of each patient.
OPEN DMG (Resin Infiltration)
Have you recently noticed any white stains on your teeth? These discolorations may have been brought on by conditions including early cavity formation (demineralization), past illnesses, plaque buildup while wearing braces, or even just the amount of fluoride that the person drank while the tooth was still growing.
Treating white spot lesions used to be one of the trickiest operations in aesthetic dentistry. The process is now lot simpler than it was in the past thanks to the usage of ICON DMG materials. Dr. Cohan will apply a watery composite solution during the ICON treatment, and this solution will flow right into the tubules (micropores) of your tooth enamel. When this happens, the visible white spot lesion is "erased" by restoring the integrity of that area of your enamel, which makes the lesion no longer visible. There is no requirement for bonding or bleaching! Additionally, each location's process simply needs a few minutes.
ICON is a fantastic material for use in operations for aesthetic dentistry because it is constructed of translucent resin. Even if the color of your tooth changes in the future as a result of aging or whitening treatments, the area of your tooth that has been treated with ICON will continue to blend in with the tooth structure surrounding it. The substance very literally seeps into the nooks and crannies of your teeth. It's a pleasant bonus if you also discover that it lessens your teeth's sensitivity in specific areas.
ICON white spot treatments can be added to a smile makeover at a fair price. However, even if no more cosmetic dentistry work is done on the patient, the alteration they create is sufficient to make the operation significant. It appears that you are younger and more attractive when the color of your smile is consistent from side to side.
Professional Teeth Whitening is Performed
With same-day whitening, you can get whiter teeth in only one visit while still maintaining the natural shade of your smile. Even if you are rushed for time or have an event (like a job interview) that was last-minutely booked, you will be able to have brighter teeth before the end of the day.
Whether the discoloration is natural or has been present for years, professional whitening can remove many shades of discoloration. Even if you have had a long-standing coffee habit or were born with naturally darker teeth, the whitening gel is effective enough to provide noticeable results. especially for deeply embedded stains that, despite careful cleaning, remain in tact.
For those of our patients who to us with healthy gums and teeth, bleaching is a fantastic alternative. It won't lighten any fillings or bonding that you currently have on your front teeth, even if you already have them. It is crucial to keep that in mind because you will need some time to make the required adjustments before the transformation is complete.
It's vital to remember that bleaching treatments may make white spots on your teeth stand out more rather than make them more uniform in color. Therefore, in these situations, a white spot treatment like ICON would be more appropriate. However, combining the two strategies yields the best outcomes.
Bonding and shaping techniques
Although these two cosmetic dental procedures are different from one another, they work very well together. The first one, referred to as "contouring," smooths out uneven or sharp edges, whilst the second one fills in voids (bonding.) Each one is brief and causes only a little discomfort.
The tooth is reshaped by contouring it in a way that makes it look smooth and in proportion to the teeth around it. The procedure just takes a few minutes, and in some circumstances numbing may not even be required. Even when the enamel is slightly worn down, this persists.
In order to conceal chips, gaps, or any other surface irregularities in teeth and create the illusion that the tooth structure is once again whole, bonding uses a material that is tooth-colored. By manually shaping the material, Dr. Cohan creates a really one-of-a-kind final product. Like with contouring, it's conceivable that you won't require any anesthesia for the bonding operation.
Even though certain procedures, like dental veneers, have their merits, people frequently neglect to think about these less common and less invasive treatment choices. Bonding or recontouring can be done without involving a lab or taking further impressions of your teeth. They are more practical and effective than other choices when only one or two teeth need treatment.
Examining Cosmetic Dentistry's Various Aspects
Every smile makeover at Summerlin Dental Solutions is approached with a distinctive strategy. Every patient's needs are carefully taken into account by Dr. Cohan, whether they relate to the amount of time available, the patient's personal preferences, or the overall cost of the procedure. Your grin is perhaps your most important accessory, and now you have three quick and easy ways to make it look better. These techniques include tooth whitening, bonding/contouring, and ICON resin penetration.
To arrange a consultation, get in touch with our Summerlin office as soon as possible.
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Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.
With an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, complete makeovers, and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning. Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high-powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations, and high-resolution pictures of your proposed treatment on 55-inch screens. She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.
Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.