Cosmetic Dentistry

Q. What is cosmetic dentistry?
A. Cosmetic dentistry describes any dental procedure designed to improve the overall appearance of one’s teeth and smile. It can be in the form of cosmetic dental resin bonding, porcelain veneers, all-ceramic crowns or even dental implants with porcelain crowns over them. There are numerous options and the pros and cons should be discussed with Dr. Englander prior to treatment.

Q. How quickly will I be able to complete my cosmetic dentistry treatment?
A. Cosmetic dental procedures can usually be performed in as little as one or 2 visits. Consult with Dr. Englander to see what procedures are right for you and determine how many visits your procedures will take.

Q. How long will my new smile last?
A. It depends on the type of procedure you have performed and how well you take care of it- including proper home care and regular dental cleanings. Resin bondings for example tend to wear and discolor with time as opposed to porcelain work which is virtually maintenance free. Again, consult with Dr. Englander to find out which procedures are best for you.

Q&A on Teeth Whitening

Why do teeth turn yellow?
Various foods and the acid from sugar breaks away enamel and makes teeth look more transparent. This results in the core of the teeth, which is yellow, being seen through the transparent enamel.

Does Teeth Whitening work for everyone?
Nearly every person can benefit from whitening. Results vary depending on the severity of the stains on the enamel.

Is there a downside to teeth whitening?
Downside to Whitening: temporary cold sensitivity while doing it, however it goes away after completion.

How does the whitening process work?
Special trays are fabricated for the teeth , the whitening gel is place in the trays and then on the teeth. Ideally the trays are worn for a minimum of 3 to 4 hours, or can be worn while sleeping. After two weeks the results would be significant!

Ask Doctor Manuel About: Dental Implants

Q – Who is a candidate for dental implants?
A –     Anyone who has missing or badly diseased teeth.
Anyone who has a removable appliance and wants a permanent option.

Q – Why are dental implants important for dental health?
A – Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can destabilize your bite and cause you discomfort. A dental implant offers comfort, support, stability, and is as close to a natural tooth that a restoration can be.

Q – What are some of the benefits of dental implants?
A –     Implants improve your ability to chew food properly.
Implants fill out an otherwise sunken look caused by missing teeth.
Implants are permanent and do not need to be removed.
Implants help to maintain bone that would otherwise deteriorate if a tooth is lost.
Implants give you a more confident smile.

Q – How do I know if dental implants are right for me?
A – Call our office and we will schedule a visit to determine the best option to restore your smile to its absolute best.