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SMILE MAKEOVER Q & A
SMILE MAKEOVER Q & A
What is Smile Makeover ?
A smile makeover consists of one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures that are performed to improve the appearance of your smile.
Every smile makeover is unique, and Dr. Gardner will tailor your procedure to address your aesthetic goals. It can be as minimal as a teeth whitening procedure and as extensive as a full mouth reconstruction.
Dr. Gardner will spend as much time as necessary educating you about your choices. He will explain the benefits and drawbacks of each option in order to allow you to make a fully informed decision about your procedure.
Your smile is one of your most important features. It is one of the first things people notice about you, and it can significantly impact the impression you make on others in both personal and professional interactions.
Fortunately, a beautiful, radiant smile is well within your grasp. A smile makeover can help you achieve the smile of your dreams, allowing you to flash it with confidence and pride.
This page will provide you with an overview of the smile makeover process, but it cannot make recommendations for your unique situation.
If you would like to find out the best treatment plan to achieve your goals, we recommend speaking with Dr. Wren Gardner in person.
Please call or book an appointment online to schedule a consultation at our Ringwood North office.
The Smile Makeover Process
Dr. Gardner will evaluate your teeth, gum tissue, facial appearance, skin tone, and hair color in order to ensure your new smile achieves balance and harmony with the rest of your features. Depending on your unique needs and aesthetic goals, your smile makeover may consist of one or more of the following procedures:
• Porcelain veneers
• Dental implants
• Dental bonding
• Laser dentistry
• Dental crowns
• Teeth whitening
If you would like to see what your new smile will look like, Dr. Gardner can perform a mock up for a fee. If you choose to move forward with your smile makeover, the fee for the mock up will be applied to your procedure.
Smile Makeover Considerations
In order to help you achieve the beautiful smile you desire, Dr. Gardner will consider the following factors when devising your smile makeover treatment plan:
• Tooth color
• Alignment and spacing issues
• Missing teeth
• Tooth length and shape
• Uneven gum tissue
To learn more about how you can benefit from a smile makeover, please contact PresiDental Smiles today to schedule a consultation with Dr Gardner.
PORCELAIN VENEERS Q & A
Q & A
What are porcelain veneers?
As one of the most popular and established enhancements in cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers have been helping men and women achieve camera-worthy smiles for decades.
Although initially developed to light up the smiles of Hollywood actors, porcelain veneers are a favorite among people who want a natural-looking way to improve the appearance of their teeth.
Porcelain veneers are made of thin sheaths of medical-grade porcelain. Dr. Gardner bonds these veneers to the surface of your teeth to correct a number of imperfections and deliver a flawless smile.
Thanks to their lifelike appearance, your dental veneers will look just like real teeth.
Who is a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers can treat multiple imperfections in your teeth, leading to a perfect smile. Dr. Gardner is one of your best bet for determining whether you should get veneers, but you may be a good candidate if you deal with any of the following:
• Discolored teeth
• Worn down teeth
• Chipped or broken teeth
• Crooked or uneven teeth
• Gaps between your teeth
• Irregularly sized or shaped teeth
You may not qualify for veneers if you have any of the following dental problems:
• Tooth decay
• Gum disease
• Root canal infection
What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers mimic the light-reflecting properties of your own tooth enamel, delivering a natural smile that blends right in. To match the shape and color of your teeth, Dr. Gardner uses digital imaging systems to design your veneers.
Aside from beautiful results, porcelain veneers offer these benefits:
• Durable and long lasting
• Fully customizable to match neighboring teeth
• Stain resistant
What should I expect when getting dental veneers?
First, Dr. Gardner evaluates your smile to determine whether dental veneers are your answer. He discusses your concerns and goals and then customizes a treatment plan for you. He may recommend combining veneers with another treatment, such as teeth whitening.
Then, he prepares your teeth for veneer bonding by removing about half a millimeter of enamel from the surface of your tooth. This is about the same thickness as the veneer he adds. He may use local anesthesia during this step.
If imperfections are distracting from the radiant beauty of your smile, call PresiDental Smiles today or book an appointment online to learn more about porcelain veneers.
INVISALIGN Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth, offering an appealing alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. This treatment uses clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth to gradually align them over time.
The aligners are removable for easy eating and teeth cleaning, but you need to wear them at least 20 hours per day for the best results. If you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, Invisalign aligners should stay in your mouth.
What are the benefits of Invisalign over braces?
Due to its comfort and ease of use, Invisalign is an increasingly popular treatment for misaligned teeth, especially among young adults. Invisalign offers the following benefits over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:
• Invisibility, so when people see you, they see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
• Comfort, because the smooth plastic reduces the risk of mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
• Convenience, thanks to your ability to easily remove them whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss
• Timing, because Invisalign treatments work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic techniques
Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is proven effective to treat mild to moderate dental misalignments, including:
• Crowded teeth
• Spaces between teeth
• Rotated teeth
• Relapse after braces
If you have major orthodontic and alignment issues, Dr. Gardner may recommend a different treatment. The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is by scheduling an appointment.
What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?
First, Dr. Gardner examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. He may use a digital scanner to create 3-D images of your teeth or make physical impressions.
This helps him develop a precise treatment plan.
Then he customizes clear, plastic aligners that fit your teeth.
The aligners gently move your teeth into ideal alignment while you wear them. As your teeth begin to shift, new aligners may be made. This process repeats until your smile has its new shape.
If you want to straighten your teeth without unsightly, painful braces, talk to Dr. Gardner about Invisalign by calling PresiDental Smiles or book an appointment online today.
INVISALIGN Q & A
TEETH WHITENING Q & A
TEETH WHITENING Q & A
What causes teeth to turn yellow?
Yellow teeth are an unsightly distraction from your smile. Many factors can cause your teeth to turn yellow, including:
• Food and drinks, especially coffee, tea, and red wine
• Tobacco, either from smoking it or chewing it
• Genetics, since you inherit the thickness of your tooth enamel
• Aging, because the outer layer of your teeth wears away as you get older, revealing the yellow dentin beneath
• Medications, as antibiotics tetracycline and doxycycline are known to stain teeth
• Poor dental hygiene, because failure to brush or floss enough may lead to tooth discoloration
• Diseases, several of which can affect tooth enamel and lead to discoloration
How can I whiten my teeth?
Teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to enhance your smile. If your teeth are already stained or discolored, the following options may restore their brilliance:
• Using proper dental hygiene, including brushing and flossing
• Avoiding foods, beverages, and tobacco that cause stains
• Getting dental bondings or porcelain veneers
• Purchasing take-home teeth whitening kits at PresiDental Smile Dental Care
• Having your teeth professionally whitened by Dr. Gardner
What are my options for professional teeth whitening?
Dr. Gardner offers several options to whiten your teeth, including:
Dr. Gardner recommends the KoR Whitening® system to most of his patients because it gives the longest-lasting results. This in-office teeth whitening procedure is one of the safest and most effective options available today.KoR is successful at treating many types of teeth stains and is one of the only treatments for tetracycline-stained teeth.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening
Zoom! can safely and effectively brighten your teeth up to eight shades in 45 minutes. This in-office treatment involves a bleaching gel followed by a special lamp to activate the whitening properties.
First, Dr. Gardner applies the gel, and then the light. This is repeated for three 15-minute treatments, and voila! You have a dazzling new smile.
Professional-grade bleaching kits to take home
If you prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, Dr. Gardner has take-home teeth whitening kits that you can buy.
These kits are better than what you find in drugstores because they use professional-grade bleach and custom whitening trays.
If you’re ready to take your smile to the next level, call PresiDental Smiles or book an appointment online for an initial teeth whitening consultation.
DENTAL BONDING Q&A
DENTAL BONDING Q&A
What is Dental Bonding ?
Dental bonding is an excellent option to repair a variety of cosmetic issues with your smile. Dr. Wren Gardner can reshape your tooth using a composite resin material that blends in seamlessly with your smile.
The best way to find out whether dental bonding is the right option for you is to speak with Dr. Gardner in person. Call us today or book an appointment online to schedule a consultation for Dental bonding at our PresiDental Smiles office.
Am I a good candidate for Dental Bonding ?
Dental bonding is most effective when used to correct minor cosmetic defects in regions where you exert minimal bite pressure, such as your front teeth. Dr. Gardner may recommend the procedure to:
• Repair a chipped or cracked tooth
• Fill small gaps between teeth
• Make your tooth appear longer
• Alter the shape of your tooth
• Repair a decayed tooth
• Improve the appearance of discoloration that has been resistant to teeth whitening
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding provides you with several important benefits, including:
• Completed in just one visit to our Ringwood dental office
• Bonding material can be color matched to the shade of your natural tooth for beautiful, natural looking results
• Conservative restoration that requires the removal of less natural tooth structure than other alternatives such as porcelain veneers or dental crowns
• More affordable than many other cosmetic dentistry options
Dental bonding Process
Your dental bonding procedure will take less than an hour to complete. Dr. Gardner will prepare the surface of your tooth so that the bonding material will adhere properly.
Next, he will apply the bonding material in layers, sculpting it to the desired shape. A special light is used to harden the bonding material securely to your tooth.
Once this has been completed, Dr. Gardner will fine-tune the restoration to address any necessary alterations to the size and shape before polishing it to match the appearance of your tooth.
For more information on dental bonding at PresiDental Smiles ,call our office or book a consultation online today.