Porcelain Veneers May Be The Best Choice

If you chose cosmetic dental bonding instead of porcelain veneers, you could be rethinking your decision.

Cosmetic bonding may not have been the best choice last year when you opted for a cheaper cosmetic dental procedure. Although cosmetic dental bonding is a great alternative to porcelain veneers, it isn’t for everyone, especially if you are hard on your teeth. Of course, you still have to be diligent with oral hygiene and keep pencils and ice out of your mouth, but porcelain veneers are sturdier and will last longer than cosmetic dental bonding.

Disadvantages of Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is used to repair chips, cracks, and spaces between teeth. It can also be used to shorten or lengthen teeth or to fill a small cavity, and although dental bonding does what it is supposed to, it is not as durable as the enamel on your teeth or porcelain veneers. With dental bonding, you have to be very careful when you eat to avoid breaking the dental bond.

Won’t Last as Long

Teeth bonding is not as resilient as porcelain veneers and will not last as long either. According to Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi, dental bonding can last from three to five years with porcelain veneers lasting about 10 to 15 years if proper care is taken. Dental bonding is much more prone to chips and cracks than porcelain veneers.

Porcelain Veneers More Resistant to Staining

One of the biggest pitfalls of dental bonding is staining. The materials that are used for cosmetic bonding to repair chips and cracks are more porous that your enamel or dental porcelain so the resin tends to absorb red wine and deeper colored foods more easily. If you like your coffee or tea in the morning you may want to skip dental bonding and opt for porcelain veneers.

If you have been considering cosmetic dentistry call or click and talk to Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi about porcelain veneers. It may be just what you need to give your confidence a shot in the arm.

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Professional Teeth Whitening with Zoom!®

Professional teeth whitening could be just what you need if you are unhappy with your dull, yellow smile. Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi offers patients Zoom!® professional teeth whitening that will give you a whiter smile in just 45 minutes.

Unlike those over the counter teeth whitening products, Zoom!® really does work. Those gels, pastes, rinses, and strips that you buy from your local pharmacy are not as strong as professional tooth whitening products. In fact, some people overuse those products, which can be detrimental to the health of your teeth and gums.

According to Dr. Ivan Smiles, some people take it too far when it comes to tooth whitening products and can actually do some damage to their teeth and gums. Keeping the product on your teeth too long, or using teeth whitening products too often can make your teeth appear chalky and can cause sensitivity. If you overuse teeth whitening products, you could even damage the enamel on your teeth.

When you schedule an appointment for Zoom!® professional teeth whitening with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi, your teeth and gums will be checked to make sure they are healthy enough for tooth whitening. If you have gum disease or cavities, Dr. Ivan will want to take care of those issues before the Zoom!® application.

During your Zoom!® procedure, a patented gel will be applied to your teeth. Once applied, Dr. Ivan will use a laser or light to activate the tooth whitening gel. In just 45 minutes, you will see a dramatic difference to your smile thanks to Zoom!®.

Professional teeth whitening is perfect for people who have stained teeth or teeth that have yellowed with age. If you have dental restorations or intrinsic staining, Zoom!® may not be suitable. Dr. Ivan may recommend other cosmetic dentistry procedures if you have those issues.

You really can have a brighter smile before the New Year. Call or click and schedule your professional teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi today.

Invisalign® Could Be The Solution for Your Crooked Smile

Invisalign® is the perfect solution for your crooked smile, especially if you can’t stand the thought of wearing braces. Although not every person out there is a good candidate for Invisalign, people who have tipped or crooked teeth may be suitable for the clear alternative to old school wires and brackets. If you have a small space between your teeth, Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi may recommend Invisalign®.

What is Invisalign®?

The clear alternative to conventional wires and brackets, Invisalign® uses clear plastic aligners, much like the whitening trays, that are custom made to fit your smile. Depending on your situation, you may require between 11 and 31 sets of Invisalign® clear plastic aligners.

During your treatment, you will wear your new clear braces 20 to 22 hours every day. The only time you will remove your Invisalign® aligners is when you enjoy a meal, brush, and floss.

The Advantages of Invisalign®

Because you take out your aligners when you brush, you are cleaning your entire mouth. The brackets on the braces are permanently affixed to your teeth making it impossible to brush properly. People who wear conventional braces are more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease.

Treatment time is a big plus with clear braces. With Invisalign®, you could see results in as little as six months with most patients seeing a straighter smile between 12 and 18 months. You may have to wear conventional braces for two years before you see the grin of your dreams.

It Takes Commitment

Wearing clear braces takes commitment, as you will need to pay close attention to your customized Invisalign® plan. If you are slack about wearing your aligners for 20 to 22 hour each day, it could prolong your treatment.

If you have always been unhappy with your crooked smile, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi who can determine you are a good fit for Invisalign®.

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A Beautiful New Smile in 2018 with a Cosmetic Dentist

A cosmetic dentist can give you, or someone you love the perfect gift.

A new smile can be yours in time for New Years Eve, or even before when you schedule a no obligation cosmetic dental consultation with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi. Dr. Ivan Smiles is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has an artistic eye that not every licensed cosmetic dentist has.

Dr. Ivan and his team are constantly keeping up to date with the ever-going changes in the world of cosmetic dentistry and have the knowledge and the skills to give you a beautiful smile with porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental bonding, or invisible braces. If you have missing teeth talk to cosmetic dentist Dr. Ivan about dental implants. Although they may not be ready when you ring in the New Year, you will be well on your way to a new smile come January 1.

A beautiful smile makes the perfect gift for you or someone you love. Just think how appreciative your partner will be when you present the love of your life with a gift certificate for a new smile.

All you have to do is call or click and schedule a complimentary smile makeover for that special person in your life. Once Dr. Ivan Smiles has determined what course of action would be best, a blue print or overall plan will be put together for his or her new smile.

Of course, if you want to give yourself a new smile, there hasn’t been a better time. With winter in full swing, you aren’t spending as much time out and about. During the colder months, why not prepare for spring with affordable cosmetic dental procedures from cosmetic dentist Dr. Ivan. You really can have a new smile just in time for Easter.

Call or click and schedule an appointment for you or the lucky recipient of your gift certificate today. A new smile really does make the perfect gift for you or someone you love.

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