Cosmetic Renewal

Some Dentists Want to Bring Back Gold Fillings: Are They Right?

For many years, gold fillings were considered literally the gold standard in dentistry. There were good reasons why they were a better choice than metal amalgam, the main alternative for more than a century.  Compared to metal amalgam, gold is more durable and less likely to damage teeth. Plus, it’s unlikely to corrode and [...]

The Complete Guide to Replacing Metal Fillings

Do you have metal fillings? If so, now is the time to get them replaced. Have any doubts? Let us help you understand why you should upgrade old metal amalgam fillings with new ceramic restorations. Unattractive Appearance One of the most basic reasons to replace metal fillings is that they are very [...]

Is It Time to Extend Your Smile Makeover?

It’s a common mistake that people make when getting a smile makeover: not getting enough teeth treated. It may not even have been a mistake at the time--you may have been happy with your results at first. But over time, you may become less enthusiastic about your smile makeover. One possible [...]

Alien Teeth: 6 Ways Metal Amalgam Isn’t Like Your Natural Enamel

If you have gotten metal amalgam fillings, you’re probably unhappy with them. That’s because they just aren’t like your natural tooth enamel, and this difference can cause many problems. Here are some of the ways that metal amalgam isn’t like your natural teeth and how that can result in problems. Metal Amalgam Doesn’t Look Right [...]

Why Old Restorations May No Longer Match

If you got cosmetic dentistry many years ago, the restorations you got then, such as porcelain veneers, crowns, or dental implants, may no longer match your natural teeth. There are many reasons why these old restorations may not look like your natural teeth anymore and may benefit from replacement. Your Teeth [...]

Smiling Can Help Reduce Prejudice

We know that a smile can have many positive effects. It can help you get a job. It can help you feel younger. It can help you craft the perfect image. But it turns out that smiling can make an even bigger impact: it can help you overcome prejudices and stereotypes. That’s according [...]

How TMJ Can Sabotage Your Quality of Life

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) can be serious illnesses that can make it hard for you to continue to enjoy a fulfilling life. That’s because it can dramatically impact your quality of life through its numerous symptoms and their effects. Fortunately, with treatment, many TMJ sufferers can come to live normal, fulfilling lives again. [...]

From Hopeless to Flawless: Your Smile Can Be Saved

Do you shudder every time you look at your smile in the mirror? Do you think that there’s no way that your smile can be made beautiful? Whether you used to have an attractive smile, or you never enjoyed one, it’s easy to get trapped into thinking that there’s no way to save your smile. [...]

A Smile Makeover Can Make You Feel Younger

Sure, a smile makeover can make you look younger. That’s easy. We will whiten your teeth and restore their youthful proportions--longer and less worn. But what about feeling younger? Can a smile makeover do that? Yes, it can. Here’s how. A Younger Self in the Mirror How old are you? Your age is [...]

Choosing the Right Ceramic for Your Restoration: Translucency vs. Strength

When we are planning your cosmetic dentistry procedure like a full mouth rejuvenation, we will probably choose ceramic restorations. But that doesn’t necessarily make the decision much easier. One of the great advances in cosmetic dentistry technology has been the explosion of advanced ceramics that are available to us. So when [...]