Cosmetic Dental Crowns for a Beautiful Healthy Smile

Cosmetic Dental Crowns have certainly changed with new dental materials that are matched to the rest of your natural teeth and the tooth itself. With cosmetic dental crowns, you can enjoy your meals again and even talk better.

Cracked, chipped, and broken teeth can affect your smile and the way you speak and eat. If you have a broken molar, your speech will be affected not to mention the extra time it takes to pick the food out of the cracks and crevices in your broken and damaged teeth.

Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has the experience to give you a beautiful smile using the latest dental technologies, including Cosmetic Dental Crowns.

In previous years, patients didn’t have much of a choice. Cosmetic Dental Crowns were manufactured out of metal or porcelain to metal and were not always as aesthetic, especially when the metal started to show between the tooth and the gum line.

Dr. Valcarenghi can match the dental crown using strong dental materials that are just as sturdy as metal and porcelain to metal crowns, not only do they look better, but they also feel better.

Dental Crown Types

There are four types of Dental Crowns:

  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain-fused to metal
  • Gold alloys
  • Base metal alloys

Ceramic crowns-In the past, ceramic crowns were only used to restore front teeth. However, thanks to the advances of cosmetic and restorative dentistry, dentists are able to place ceramic crowns using tooth colored materials that are just as sturdy and strong as other types of dental crowns.

Porcelain-fused to metal-This type of dental crown provides a stronger connection or bond than regular dental porcelain as it is bonded to metal making it very durable.

Gold Alloys-Mixed with copper, gold, and other metals, it provides a very strong connection and will not fracture or cause wear to the tooth.

Base Metal Alloys-Base metal alloy cosmetic dental crowns are made from highly corrosion resistant non-noble metals requiring the least amount of healthy tooth removal.

If you would like more information regarding cosmetic dental crowns, or any other type of cosmetic dentistry procedure, including porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental bonding, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan Smiles today.

Too Much Teeth Whitening Can Cause Damage to Teeth and Gums

Too much teeth whitening can cause serious problems, and it’s not just tooth sensitivity that you will have to deal with. According to Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi, over whitening your teeth with over the counter bleaching products can cause teeth to become chalky or translucent.

Those pastes, gels, and other over the counter tooth products that you purchase from your local pharmacy can be overused as the active ingredient in the strips, gels, pastes and mouth rinses is not as strong as prescription teeth whitening products. Over the counter bleaching products, tend to get used more than they should, as people are not seeing the results they expect.

As Dr. Valcarenghi tell his patients, “Just like everything in life, over doing it can cause problems,” and the same can be said for tooth whitening.

How Much Whitening Product is Too Much?

According to Dr. Ivan Smiles, your dietary habits and oral hygiene will dictate your tooth whitening product use. If you enjoy tea, coffee or red wine or foods that tend to stain teeth you will need to retouch your teeth every six, twelve or 18 months depending on your professional teeth whitening prescription.

What Happens if I Use Too Much?

Using too much teeth whitening product can cause oversensitivity and cellular damage in your gums. This could lead to gum disease, the more serious periodontal disease and even tooth loss. Overdoing it with DIY whitening products wears away at the enamel on your teeth making you more susceptible to dental caries. If you use too much product, your teeth could also become chalky or translucent.

When it comes tooth whitening less is more. Dr. Ivan recommends that you go no whiter than the whites of your eyes. Teeth do not look natural if they are bone white.

If you would like more information regarding teeth whitening or any other cosmetic dental procedure, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi today.

Invisible Braces Could Be Just What You Need

Invisible braces could be just what the doctor, or dentist, ordered when it comes to your crooked smile. With Invisalign®, you can have a brand new grin without using uncomfortable wires and brackets. Invisalign can even take care of that space between your teeth.

Although clear braces seem to be everywhere, it is imperative that you schedule an appointment with a preferred Invisalign® dentist such as Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi. Dr. Ivan Smiles is licensed and preferred and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. When you work with Dr. Ivan and his team, you will be getting the best service and a straighter smile.

Invisalign® uses a series of clear plastic aligners, somewhere between 11 and 31, and gradually straightens your teeth into your desired smile. Dr. Ivan will take pictures and x-rays to create a custom made invisible braces plan that could take anywhere from six to 18 months. Conventional wires and brackets could take as long as two years to straighten your grin.

Invisalign® is easy on the teeth and the gums. Unfortunately, braces can break and cause mouth injuries. If a wire should snap, it could cut your cheek, gum, or tongue. Invisible braces eliminate the problem giving you less hassle without worrying about any damage or injuries. However, it isn’t just mouth injuries that you need to worry about when it comes to conventional wires and brackets.

If you wear old school braces, you are more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Because the brackets are permanently attached to your teeth until your treatment is completed, cavities and gum disease can occur, as it is impossible to brush and floss under the brackets. It’s a little easier to brush under the wires, but can be quite difficult. It also leaves you open to wire breakage.

Invisalign® is the modern way to a straight smile, and although it isn’t the best fit for everyone, could be for you. Call or click and schedule a no obligation Invisalign consultation with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi today. Who knows? You could have a straighter smile in less than a year. Call or click for an Invisalign® invisible braces consultation today.

A Smile Makeover for your Unhappy Grin

If your teeth and gums are lowering your self-esteem, talk to Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi about a smile makeover. A smile makeover could boost your confidence and give you something to grin about, even if it is something as simple as professional teeth whitening.

As an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Ivan Smiles has the experience and the expertise to determine what types of cosmetic dentistry would be best whether you have missing, chipped, cracked, rotated, or tipped teeth. If your teeth are a bit too far apart or are too long or short, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan for a mouth makeover no obligation consultation.

What Procedures Would Dr. Ivan Consider for Your Smile Makeover?

Depending on your teeth and gums, Dr. Valcarenghi may decide to proceed with:

• Porcelain Veneers
• Cosmetic Dental Bonding
• Clear Braces
• Dental Implants
• Gum Lift
• Inlays
• Onlays
• Cosmetic Dental Crowns
• Tooth Colored Fillings

During your smile makeover consultation, Dr. Ivan will ask you questions regarding your smile. It may be useful to bring in a picture of your perfect smile so that Dr. Ivan can get as close a match as possible. Just remember that not every Hollywood Smile is perfect for all face shapes. Those big beautiful white teeth that you see on your favorite movie star may not be the best fit for your small grin.

Once a blueprint or plan has been decided on, a dental appointment schedule will be made. In some cases, such as cosmetic dental bonding, you may only need to schedule one appointment for your smile makeover while porcelain veneers require up to three visits. If you are scheduled for dental implants, you can expect six to 12 months of treatment.

A smile makeover is just what you need if you want to smile with confidence again. Call or click and schedule a no obligation smile makeover consultation with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi today.