Cosmetic Dental Procedures
When you feel beautiful, you look beautiful.
There’s more to beauty than meets they eye, it’s true, and a major factor in how others perceive you is how you feel about yourself. If you don’t like the smile you see in the mirror each morning, it may be time for some cosmetic procedures that can make all the difference in how you see yourself. This can affect everything from your mood to the way others respond to you socially and in work situations. Dr. Weglos offers everything from simple, brief procedures to full smile restoration to increase your “face value!”
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We specialize in comprehensive tooth color restoration using the brilliance-enhancing Rembrandt™ One-Hour Light-Activated process, and concentrated, powerful Crest™ Office Strips. This is the most powerful, yet safe, whitening available for the fastest, most long-lasting results.
Dental veneers consist of a shell or layer of special tooth-colored composite resin or porcelain adhered to the front surfaces of teeth to correct uneven tooth alignment or spacing, worn tooth enamel, discoloration, and chips or cracks. Veneers fall under the cosmetic dentistry category because they create bright, white smiles with attractively shaped, beautifully aligned teeth. However, they serve more than a cosmetic purpose: They also protect the surface of damaged teeth, and may preclude any need for more extensive treatment. Other benefits of veneers include
Durability for long functional life
Improved smile appearance, with consequent increase in confidence
The need for little-to-no removal of tooth structure, compared to crowns
The thing that sets a good veneer treatment apart from one that may end up unsatisfactory to the patient in adequate preparation on the part of the dental team. We spend the necessary time with you to really listen and learn your goals for your veneers. We explain the procedure in detail so you know what to expect and can give us the most accurate information possible. Then we design your veneers to fit your face and your lifestyle, enhancing your natural smile rather than creating a look that doesn’t feel or look like “you.”
Lumineers® are a special kind of dental veneers, digitally designed to be about as ultra-thin as a contact lens you’d put on your eye. Because of this, they can be applied seamlessly over your teeth to deliver a natural-looking smile. That’s why Lumineers is the #1 patient-requested veneer system in the world.
Traditional veneers are generally thicker, requiring more aggressive (and irreversible) removal of healthy tooth structure. One of the bases of good dentistry is to always retain as much of the natural tooth as possible, so the Lumineers technique is generally a preferred method.
The extensive preparation technique with regular veneers frequently requires shots and anesthesia to minimize sensitivity and pain, and typically involves placement of acrylic temporaries for more than two weeks between visits. The minimally invasive Lumineers technique, on the other hand, typically eliminates the need for shots or temporaries. So, while you wait for your custom-made Lumineers, you’ll look great and feel great. While many dentists offer veneers, not all dentists have been trained to deliver the signature benefits of Lumineers, but you can rest assured that Dr. Mark is a Certified Lumineers Dentist.
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