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Could this long-term tooth replacement be exactly what you need to smile again?
A dental implant is a small metal post that is surgically placed into the jawbone to replace your missing tooth. To be more specific, an implant replaces the roots of the missing tooth, which are important not just for the health of your smile but also for holding the dental crown or artificial tooth in place (this is the part of the dental implant you’ll see when you smile). Our Folsom, CA, family dentist Dr. Shaina DiMariano is here to tell you more about this tooth replacement option, its unique benefits and whether you’re an ideal candidate for treatment.
How do dental implants work?
In order for an implant to replace your missing tooth roots our Folsom, CA, dentist will need to perform a simple procedure in which we open up the gums, make a small hole in the jawbone and then place the implant. The implant is always placed in the socket where the missing tooth used to be.
After several months of healing, the jawbone will naturally fuse together with the implant to become one complete unit. It’s this naturally occurring fusion between the implant and the jawbone that allows a dental implant to last longer than other tooth replacement options.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Since dental implants are truly the closest thing you can come to the real deal, there are a lot of pros to getting this restoration. Here are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy if you get dental implants:
- A new and improved appearance
- Restored chewing and speech
- Increased self-confidence
- Improved oral health
- Preserved jaw health
- Strength and durability
- Comfort and stability
- A lifelong restoration
That’s right; a dental implant could last the rest of your life if you maintain good oral hygiene and also come in regularly for cleanings and checkups. Caring for your smile is just as important once you get a dental implant.
Are you a candidate for dental implants?
If you are a healthy adult who is missing one or more permanent teeth then you could very well be a great candidate for implants. It’s important that you are a non-smoker, that you have good oral and general health and that you are dedicated to your treatment process.
To determine if you are the perfect candidate for dental implants call DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Folsom, CA, to schedule a consultation. Your new smile is just around the corner.
Even if you don’t think that your smile can look any better than it already does, it’s still worthwhile to go to a cosmetic consultation with your dentist. You may be surprised to learn that minor dental work can be done to significantly improve the shape and contour of your teeth. Find out how a cosmetic dentist at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Folsom, CA can make your smile look more perfect using a procedure called cosmetic contouring.
What Is Cosmetic Contouring?
Each of your teeth has a natural contour that makes it visually pleasing. Over time those contours can become rough, jagged, irregular, or square in shape. Cosmetic contouring is the process of smoothing out those edges to restore your smile to its ideal shape. Your dentist uses a drill or laser tool to carefully remove a tiny amount of enamel to achieve the ideal look. The final step is polishing the teeth until they shine.
The Finishing Touch...
Many dentists use cosmetic contouring as the “finishing touch” on a smile that has already been cosmetically enhanced in some way. For instance, after an Invisalign treatment or dental crowns, the teeth are contoured and polished to give them a more natural look. The entire procedure usually takes about 30 minutes or less with your Folsom cosmetic dentist. If needed, bonding material can be added to the teeth before they’re reshaped.
An Alternative to Veneers or Braces
If you’ve been thinking about getting veneers or braces, but you want to go with a temporary solution, consider cosmetic contouring. It is an inexpensive and fast treatment compared to those other solutions. If you have an important upcoming social event, this will spruce up your smile before the date. You can count on the results lasting for at least five years before you need a touch-up.
A Step Closer to Perfection in One Appointment
Your cosmetic dentist can achieve a level of perfection with cosmetic contouring. Call (916) 983-6655 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shaina DiMariano at her office in Folsom, CA.
Show off a smile you love by improving imperfections in your teeth with cosmetic dentistry. There are a variety of cosmetic dental procedures for correcting such problems as stains, chips, cracks, or discolorations. For instance, veneers can hide cracks or stains, while dental bonding and contouring can give misshapen teeth a dramatic new look. At DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, Dr. Shaina DiMariano is your Folsom, CA cosmetic dentist for bonding, contouring, veneers, and more!
Cosmetic dentistry can transform the appearance of your teeth and give you a smile you love. There are cosmetic dental procedures for fixing a chipped tooth, closing gaps between teeth, and whitening dingy or yellowed teeth. Many other imperfections can be corrected with cosmetic dentistry, as well. Your Folsom cosmetic dentist can recommend the right procedures for correcting the problems of concern to you. Some of the different types of cosmetic dental procedures available include:
- Dental crowns
- Teeth whitening
Dental crowns and veneers both offer the possibility of totally transforming the look of problem teeth. A crown is placed over the problem tooth, much like a cap, and completely encapsulates the tooth. A veneer is applied to the front of a problem tooth. In both cases, the problem tooth is given a new look. Both crowns and veneers are commonly made from either porcelain or a resin material and can be color-matched to the surrounding teeth for a completely natural look.
Bonding and contouring provide additional options for transforming the look of problem teeth. For dental bonding, a resin material is used to fix teeth that are chipped or cracked. The material is applied over the problem area, then dried. As it dries, the resin material bonds with the tooth. The result is a tooth free of chips, cracks, or other problems. Contouring can be used to reshape teeth that overlap one another or are misshaped. A small amount of enamel is strategically removed from the problem tooth as the dentist sculpts a new shape for it.
If you just don’t love your smile due to one or more cosmetic imperfections, cosmetic dentistry can help. A cosmetic dentist can help you achieve a smile you will love. To schedule a consolation with Dr. DiMariano, your Folsom, CA cosmetic dentist, call DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics at (916) 983-6655.
What your dentist in Folsom, California wants you to know
Dental bonding is a dental procedure that can improve the look of your smile quickly and easily. In fact, dental bonding can enhance your smile in ways you never thought possible and in just one dental visit! Dr. Shaina DiMariano at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Folsom, California, wants to share the facts about dental bonding.
Dental bonding begins with the application of etching gel, which creates small pore-like openings in the surface of your tooth to help retain the bonding material. A type of cement is applied, which creates a strong attachment of bonding material to your tooth. Next, is the bonding material, a liquid composite resin.
Composite is a unique material that can be color-matched perfectly to your existing teeth, providing a seamless look. Dr. DiMariano will skillfully shape and sculpt the liquid composite and then harden it with a high-tech ultraviolet light. As a final touch, she will polish your new bonding treatment to finish your perfect smile.
Dental bonding has changed the world of dentistry because now you can fix the look of your smile by repairing issues like:
- Excessively worn down teeth
- Cracked, chipped or broken teeth
- Small gaps between teeth
- Poorly shaped or discolored teeth
There are many advantages of dental bonding that can’t be matched by other cosmetic dental treatments. Compared to other cosmetic dental treatments, dental bonding is:
- Relatively inexpensive, usually far less than crowns, veneers or implants
- Relatively quick, typically requiring only one appointment
Dental bonding is just one of many cosmetic and restorative dental services available in Folsom. For a complete list of services, please visit the services page at http://www.myfolsomdentist.com/services.html
You deserve a beautiful smile, and with dental bonding, it’s easier than ever before! When you choose dental bonding, you have chosen the modern way to achieve an outstanding smile. For more information or to schedule a consultation appointment, call Dr. Shaina DiMariano at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Folsom, California. Call today!
Whitening your teeth has never been easier, with a variety of options for any budget. At DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Folsom, CA, we are happy to offer teeth whitening as part of our cosmetic dentistry services. Learn more about the process of teeth whitening and how Dr. Shaina DiMariano can help improve your smile.
Why is teeth whitening so popular?
Teeth whitening is by far the most popular cosmetic dental treatment. This can be attributed to a few things such as: convenience, cost and results. Whitening your teeth, whether it's at home or in your Folsom cosmetic dentist's office, is an easy, painless process. There's no downtime and no lengthy procedure involved. This helps keep the cost down, making teeth whitening an affordable way to improve the appearance of your teeth. And when it comes to in-office whitening, the results are immediate; a 30 to 60-minute appointment is all it takes to have a brighter smile for several months.
How does teeth whitening work?
Although the surface of your teeth looks smooth, it's actually very porous. Each of these tiny pits and grooves provides a trap for staining agents in food, drinks and tobacco products. Over time, the particles that collect in the pores can change the color of your teeth to yellow, brown or gray. Whitening works through the use of peroxide-based chemicals that oxygenate the pores and break down the discolored particles, returning the teeth to their naturally white color.
Can I whiten my teeth at home?
There are many whitening products available over-the-counter at retail stores and pharmacies. While these products typically contain the same type of whitening agents as those used at your Folsom cosmetic dentist's office, they are less potent and therefore less effective. While at-home teeth whitening takes several weeks before results are seen, most patients who have an in-office cosmetic whitening treatment at DiMariano Family Dentistry & Orthodontics leave their appointment with their teeth four to six shades whiter than before.
If you'd like more information about teeth whitening, or any other cosmetic dental procedure, contact the dental office of Dr. Shaina DiMariano in Folsom, CA. We'd be happy to help you!