Veneers a Doctor Patient Testimonial

Veneers can do wonders for your smile, and when Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi comes to your rescue, you will be amazed at the results. Dr. Ivan Smile’s patients are thrilled with the outcome and often share their personal stories.

Here is Faith’s Story as told by Dr. Ivan.

Faith S. came to me for smile improvement several years ago, and as typical of many people, wanted to take small steps, small levels of improvement to see if that would make her happier about her smile. As always, I like to accommodate my patients, but try to lead them to where I think will give them the most bang for the buck…veneers!

Veneers are the most dramatic, cost effective, long lasting, conservative, painless, and safe way to have a significantly better smile. Most patients, however, don’t always understand this, the cost is too big of a step to digest initially, or they have fears, or don’t realize the value or don’t trust me at first.

Faith was no different for the first few years and we did minor improvements, which helped, but didn’t quite get her to that, “Wow,” smile that I thought she deserved. First, Faith is a tall, beautiful, and successful professional with two Master’s degrees. I thought she deserved to have a much more powerful smile.

If you don’t know the power of a great smile and how Cosmetic Dentistry can influence others in a positive light, consider this: the following Oscar winning actresses won their Oscar winning roles with beautifully enhanced smiles: Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Cher, Catherine Zeta Jones, Charlize Theron, and Halle Berry to name a few.

Finally, after a few years, Faith came to me and stated she is getting a bit older and is ready to attract a husband, wanted a family, and was ready, without hesitation, for veneers, and stated she like the singer, Kelly Rowland’s smile.

Within months of getting her veneers, she gleefully emailed me someone told her she looked like Kelly Rowlands. After receiving this email from her yesterday, it appears she achieved all her goals as well.

What a testimonial of the power and value of a great smile, and the confidence, trust, and esteem it can create for people.

Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi and Faith S.

If you identify with Faith, call or click and schedule a no obligation new smile consultation with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi today.

The power of a smile is intoxicating. Call or click today. 

Dental Implants instead of Dentures for Fit and Comfort

Dental implants could be the answer if your dentures aren’t fitting like they used to. Unfortunately, dentures will need to be replaced every ten years or so because your jawbone will change. If you lose weight or have any other issues that may affect the fit of your dentures, you may have problems eating and even speaking.


Dentures take time to get used to. Dental implants are surgically placed into your jaw and become permanent tooth replacements. If you wear dentures you know how annoying and messy denture adhesive can be, not to mention the speaking and eating issues, which can cause discomfort. If you wear partial dentures, you are also more susceptible to tooth decay in your healthy teeth, as your partials may not have been properly fitted.

Dentures have certainly come a long way, with today’s missing teeth replacements being stronger and much more natural looking, and although the denture quality has improved, you need to talk to Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi if another dentist has suggested dentures. Dental implants may be a better choice as dentures will cause more damage to gums and surrounding healthy teeth.

Dental Implants

These natural looking replacement teeth are surgically implanted into the jaw, and with good oral hygiene habits and regular dental checkups, your dental implants can last for the rest of your life.

Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, and can be implanted into healthy gums and jaws as long.

These days bone and gum tissue grafting can be done if you have jawbone loss. Missing teeth will cause your jawbone to resorp leaving you with that sunken in look. In the past people with jawbone loss had no choice but to resort to dentures.

If you have missing teeth, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi who can determine if dental implants are a good fit for you.

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Can Tooth Whitening Damage Teeth?

Everyone loves white teeth. Having a beautiful white smile not only boosts your self-confidence, but can also help you land that dream job; however, some people take it to the limit over doing it with tooth whitening products that could cause serious problems for your teeth and gums.

According to Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi, over whitening teeth has become epidemic with people all over the world vying for the perfect smile. Unfortunately, people who use tooth whitening products too often, or wear the product longer than they should may suffer from permanent damage.

Like anything else in life, you can overdo tooth bleaching. Daily, weekly, and even monthly tooth whitening toothpaste, strips, gels, gum, and those DIY trays can make your teeth lose their sheen looking less shiny and chalkier. Too much tooth whitening can also create permanent white spots on your teeth. Remember, teeth are not bright white, but more on the pearly side.

According to Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi, your teeth should match the whites in your eyes. Dr. Ivan explains that those DIY tooth whitening kits are only meant to be used a couple of times a year, not every day, and although the FDA has approved tooth whitening kits four times a year, Dr. Ivan doesn’t recommend it.

What is Too Much?

Depending on dietary and oral hygiene habits, you will only need to touch up your teeth at home every six to twelve months. Remember, the peroxide that is used in both over the counter and professional tooth whitening products can cause cellular damage such as gum over-sensitivity and gingivitis. If you are heavy handed with tooth whitening products you also run the risk of wearing away the enamel on your teeth.

Problems that can occur from over bleaching include:

  • Blue Teeth
  • Worn Enamel
  • Chalky Teeth
  • White Spots
  • Gum Disease
  • Tooth and Gum Sensitivity

For the safest results, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi who can whiten your teeth chairside or design custom made bleaching trays for you to use at home.

Don’t risk over bleaching. Call or click and schedule a tooth whitening visit with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi today.

A New Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry is Waiting for You

A new smile is waiting with cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Ivan Smiles, and if you are ashamed to show off your toothy grin, it’s time to schedule a no obligation new smile consultation with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi. Dr. Ivan Smiles will help you create the smile of your dreams, and best of all, thanks to computer imaging; you will be able to see what you will look like before any tooth restoration or cosmetic dentistry procedures begin.

Tooth whitening, porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental bonding and Invisalign®, the clear alternative to braces, are just a few of the new smile procedures that Dr. Ivan may recommend. If you have missing teeth, talk to Dr. Ivan Smiles about dental implants.

If you follow Dr. Ivan’s Dental Blog, you will know that porcelain veneers are permanent, as some of the enamel on your teeth needs to be removed to make way for the veneer. If you are being fitted with porcelain veneers, you may also need to be fitted with temporary veneers. However, there are alternatives to porcelain veneers.


Unlike porcelain veneers, which may require three dental visits, you will only need two dental appointments. Lumineers® require very little if any enamel removal, as Lumineers® are extremely thin. So ultra thin are Lumineers® that extensive drilling is typically not needed.

The Lumineers® Procedure

During your first consultation Dr. Ivan, a certified Lumineers® dentist, will take a mold or impression of your lower and upper teeth. The impression will be sent to the Lumineers® lab along with dental records and photos assuring you of the best fit.

Once your new Lumineers® are ready, which usually takes about two weeks, Dr. Ivan will make sure that your Lumineers® are a good fit. If you both like the look of your new smile, Dr. Ivan will etch before placing your new Lumineers®. After placement, your bite will be checked and balanced before your new smile is polished to perfection.

If you have been dreaming about a new smile, call or click and schedule a no obligation cosmetic dental consultation with Dr. Ivan Valcareghi. Lumineers®, porcelain veneers, tooth whitening, and dental implants are waiting; all you have to do is call or click.