Can Porcelain Veneers Make Me Love My Smile?

If you are unhappy with the way your teeth look, you are not alone. Many people have the desire to improve the shape, size and color of their teeth. And why wouldn’t they? Smiling has been linked to healthier living, success in the workplace and increased self-esteem, to name just a few.

Porcelain veneers are a fantastic cosmetic treatment to reverse the effects of your unhappy smile. Many times, we can complete your smile makeover in just a few appointments. I can promise you your life will change after this experience!

Dr. Asinmaz is a cosmetic and implant dentist in West Palm Beach, Florida. If you are interested in learning more about the possibility of improving your smile, call (561) 640-9200 or use our Appointment Request form to schedule a cosmetic consultation.

 

What Are These Black Lines Around My Teeth and Gums?

I routinely get asked “what are these black lines around my teeth and gums? I hate it!” What most patients are referring to is the unsightly color of the metal underneath their dental crown. There are many different materials that can be used in fabricating dental crowns and this particular crown, the porcelain fused to metal (or PFM), has a dark band around the margin of the crown where it meets your tooth. Over time, your gums may recede from this junction and make this black line become more evident. Today’s dentistry has advanced to the point where we can use all ceramic, tooth-colored crowns that contain no metal at all. There will never be a black line around your tooth and gums, even if the gums should show slight recession over time. They blend in beautifully with the teeth around them and they are just as strong and in some cases stronger than the traditional PFM crown.

Dental crowns in the front of the mouth are usually more noticeable than the crowns in the back. If the color of the metal is unsightly to you, we can change the crowns with an all-ceramic crown with minimal to no change to the underlying tooth.

Remember, each dental crown has its pros and cons and understanding the limitations of each material and when it is advocated makes a difference in delivering beautiful, long-lasting dental crowns.

 

White Teeth for the Holidays?

The holidays are just around the corner and the time to gather with friends and family is nearly upon us. Many of my patients have an affinity to inquire about whitening their teeth around this time of year. They want to look and feel their best around those they love. That is not to say that having perfectly white teeth should be a standard because it most certainly is not. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There is also something to be said about “chicklet”-looking, overly white teeth. This to me is undesirable and can in many cases look worse than not doing anything at all.  It all comes down to what your expectations are and if whiter teeth are important to YOU!

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