Nov 16th, 2019
Porcelain dental veneers are one of the most versatile, low-pain, and quick methods of cosmetic dentistry. Dental veneers can address almost every cosmetic issue you may have about your teeth- from fixing the appearance of crooked teeth, improving discolored teeth, and even fixing spaces between teeth.
There are several reasons most veneers are made of porcelain. Porcelain is a material that closely imatates your natural teeth. When you get your veneers installed, the difference between the veneers and your own teeth is hardly noticable! Porcelain is a very strong, yet translucent material that is resistant to stains. Just think about the fact that porcelain has been used in teacups for centuries because of its delicate appearance and resistance to tea and coffee stains, and you can see why it’s the most popular material for dental veneers.
Your dental veneers will be designed to match your natural teeth as much as possible. Ask your dentist about bleaching your teeth before ordering your veneers’ color, before the procedure- so your existing smile and your new veneers will be the shade you desire.
Not only can veneers help cosmetically, they’ll also help improve strength and functionality for your teeth. They are particularly helpful for teeth with worn enamel or minimal damage. And dental veneers generally involve minimal pain and discomfort, with little to no side effects or recovery. You care for them just like your regular teeth- brushing, flossing, and keeping your regular dental check-ups.
When considering all of the benefits dental veneers offer, and all of the cosmetic and physical issues they can address, you’re probably interested in talking to Dr. Gilmer at our local Columbus Ohio office about this option. After the veneers are placed, you‘ll be walking out of the dentist’s office with a brand new smile!
Nov 7th, 2019
A missing tooth used to be a permanent problem, but now has a permanent solution: dental implants. Patients in the Columbus area who have missing teeth can greatly benefit from dental implants both cosmetically and functionally.
Though it is a relatively common procedure, this innovative method of tooth replacement can be implemented by only the most technically skilled dentists, such as Dr. Gilmer.
The procedure begins with a comprehensive oral exam, a full set of X-rays, and a complete review of the patient’s medical history. Before the individual is determined to be a good candidate for dental implants, a complete review of the patient’s oral habits is taken into consideration. A treatment plan is created to meet the specific needs of the patient and, by the end of the initial visit with cosmetic dentistry services, the patient will have a full understanding of what the treatment entails and the cost associated with it.
Patients with a long history of missing teeth or poor oral hygiene typically do not qualify for placement of implants. Soft tissue contours and changes over time and cannot be rebuilt without extensive surgical procedures that involve modifications to the existing gingiva. If any widespread soft tissue discrepancies are noted by the dentist, the patient will be presented with other options of tooth replacement.
After the implants have been placed and the healing process is completed, the restoration process begins. Single crowns or bridges are fabricated to imitate the patient’s natural smile. Porcelain restorations are placed over the implants and seamlessly blend with the existing teeth. Fully edentulous (toothless) patients benefit from the application of dentures mimicking their natural smile line. Dental implants serve as anchors and help with the retention of the dentures and quality of chewing and speech patterns. Proper facial tissue support provided by superbly manufactured dentures elevates the patient’s confidence and correct how the jaw lines up. Nothing can replace the effect a smile can have on a person but the right, competent dentist can replace and mend the teeth in a smile.
The costs of dental implants may be of concern to you. The Dental Center at Easton may be able to offer you a payment plans or other financing options to help alleviate the financial burden of this life changing treatment option. We know that a smile is often worth more than monetary value so we are willing to work with patients to give them the best smile possible. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please feel free to contact our Easton Town Center dental office in Columbus Ohio at 614-414-0111.