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By East Boca Dental Implant & Specialty Care
March 26, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Beautiful Clean TeethAre you ready for a new smile? Cosmetic dentistry can renew your natural smile. Your Boca Raton, FL, dentist can perform a variety of procedures to improve your smile—from subtle changes to major repairs. East Boca Dental Implant & Specialty Care offers a complete range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to their patients. Here are seven smile-enhancing procedures you should know about.

1. Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a protective covering that is placed over unsightly, damaged, or weak teeth. Dental crowns are cemented onto your teeth and can only be removed by your Boca Raton, FL, dentist. Porcelain crowns are cosmetically pleasing and provide the best natural color. Nothing gives the same luster and depth like a porcelain dental crown.

2. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can renew your smile. Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells of ceramic, which are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. These shells are routinely used to restore teeth that are chipped, cracked, crooked, or discolored. It's also possible to close gaps between teeth through the use of veneers.

3. Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is inserted into your jawbone to hold a replacement tooth. There are many advantages to dental implants including improved appearance, easier eating, improved speech, stop bone loss, and stimulate bone growth. Dental implants exert natural forces on the bone to keep it healthy and functional.

4. Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made of two crowns and a prosthetic tooth in the middle. If you have missing teeth, a dental bridge will allow you to speak, eat, and smile with confidence. Porcelain bridges look terrific and match the natural teeth well.

5. Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening erases years of dental stains and the process is safe and hassle-free. Take-home teeth whitening involves custom dental trays filled with a whitening gel that you can use at home. For in-office teeth whitening, your dentist will combine a whitening gel with a light source to intensify and speed up the whitening process.

6. Invisalign

Invisalign is the clear alternative to traditional braces and will give you that perfect smile, without the interruptions. Invisalign is used to correct a variety of dental problems, including: crooked, gapped, protruding, or overcrowded teeth. Invisalign gradually moves your teeth using a series of transparent aligners. It takes between 9 and 18 months to create a brand new smile.

7. Dentures

A denture is a removable appliance that can replace your missing teeth. Replacing lost teeth with a denture enhances your smile, improves your speech, and helps you chew food. With proper care, your new denture can last as long 10 years or more.

Want a better life? Start with your smile. Call East Boca Dental Implant & Specialty Care at (561) 226-0100 today to schedule a dental consultation in Boca Raton, FL.

By East Boca Dental Implant & Specialty Care
November 05, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  
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What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.



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