Posts for tag: Cosmetic Dentistry

By Tracy C. Sullivan, DDS
January 27, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

If you're unhappy with your smile, your Port Orchard, WA, dentists, Drs. Tracy Sullivan and Peter Grieser can help. The dentists offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services that will enhance your smile.

Got a dull smile? Teeth whitening can renew your appearance

Teeth naturally become duller over time. Aging and food, beverage and tobacco stains may make your teeth look stained and yellow. Fortunately, your dentists can help you get rid of stains with teeth whitening. The professional whitening gel they use breaks apart stains deep inside your tooth enamel, leaving teeth as much as eight shades whiter. As one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry services, whitening is a good option if you'd like to revitalize your appearance without spending a lot.

Have you lost a tooth? Your dentists can fill the gaps

Gaps completely change your smile, but luckily, the changes don't have to be permanent. Bridges, dentures and dental implants replace your lost teeth, improve your appearance, restore your normal biting power, making it easier to speak clearly, and prevent bite problems due to shifting teeth.

Do you feel self-conscious because of dental flaws? Veneers may offer the ideal solution

Tooth-shaped shells called veneers keep many types of flaws out of sight. The shells are no thicker than a fingernail and are attached to the fronts of your teeth with dental cement. The restorations are very effective in:

  • Hiding tooth damage, such as cracks or chips
  • Smoothing uneven teeth
  • Changing the shape or length of teeth
  • Concealing discolorations or whitening your entire smile
  • Improving the appearance of oddly shaped teeth
  • Closing slight gaps

Do you have fragile, broken or unattractive teeth? Multi-purpose dental crowns offer the ideal solution

Versatile crowns improve the appearance and function of your teeth. The hollow restorations fit over the tops of teeth and cover them completely. During your visit to the Port Orchard dental office, your dentist may recommend a crown if:

  • Your tooth is broken or fractured.
  • Your tooth danger of breaking or fracturing because it's fragile or cracked.
  • Your tooth is too short or oddly shaped.
  • You have discolored teeth or other flaws.

Upgrade your smile with cosmetic dentistry treatments. Call your dentists in Port Orchard, WA, Drs. Tracy Sullivan and Peter Grieser, at (360) 895-4321 to schedule your appointment.

By Tracy C. Sullivan, DDS
July 24, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

How cosmetic dentistry services from your dentists in Port Orchard, WA, can enhance your smile

Have you discovered the magic of cosmetic dentistry? If not, you owe it both to yourself and your smile to find out how these treatments cosmetic-dentistrycan completely rejuvenate your look! The only question is, which cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you? Drs. Peter A. Grieser, Tracy C. Sullivan, and Kevin L. Yoder, your dentists here at Family Dental Associates in Port Orchard, WA, offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to give you an outstanding smile—read on to learn more!

 

Some of our available cosmetic options

There are many cosmetic dentistry procedures for you to consider, including:

Professional teeth whitening, which can turn a dull, uninteresting smile into a smile you will be proud to show off; professional teeth whitening can whiten your smile up to 3 shades, and your dazzling results can last up to 2 years and with an in-office procedure to make trays you can take home and use over and over again.

Dental bonding, which uses tooth-colored material to cover up chips, cracks, tooth wear, and other unsightly dental issues; dental bonding is an easy, painless procedure which typically requires no anesthetic and can often be done in one appointment. It’s the perfect procedure to rejuvenate an aging, damaged smile.

Porcelain veneers, which are thin laminates of porcelain that are permanently cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth; veneers are a versatile dental treatment which can hide many aesthetic issues with your teeth. Consider porcelain veneers if you want to hide broken tooth structure, fracture lines, cracks, chips, tooth wear, and discolorations.

Dental implants, which are the closest to having your natural teeth; dental implants look and function just like natural teeth. They are firmly embedded in bone, so they will never move around, and you never have to worry about tooth decay again. The implant crown material is also stain-resistant, meaning that your dental implants will stay beautiful for years.

 

Interested? Give us a call!

To find out more about these and other cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dental services, call the dentists here at Family Dental Associates in Port Orchard, WA, at (360) 895-4321!

By Family Dental Associates
February 26, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Need veneers from your Port Orchard, WA, dentists, Drs. Peter A. Grieser, Tracy C. Sullivan, and Kevin L. Yoder?

Woman With Veneers SmilingVeneers beautify your smile by providing good tooth color, shape, and proper alignment. Veneers can improve any of the following characteristics, such as color; teeth become stained by foods and drinks, smoking, chewing tobacco and aging, size and shape; teeth become worn down from teeth grinding habits and naturally irregular-shaped teeth, and alignment and spacing; veneers can close small gaps between teeth and/or make minor adjustments to correct tooth alignment.

Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure that are wafer-thin coverings bonded on the teeth's surface to replace tooth enamel. Veneers create a natural-looking surface when cemented to the surface of your teeth. Veneers, like natural tooth enamel, are tough and translucent, however, they do not stain like natural teeth.

Creating a New Smile with Veneers

The first step in creating a new smile with porcelain dental veneers is:

  1. Communicate exactly what you don't like about your smile and show your doctor an image of what you'd want your teeth to look like.
  2. Your teeth are prepared by removing a small amount of natural tooth enamel.
  3. Molds of your teeth will be taken and used by a dental laboratory to create veneers.
  4. You will receive a temporary set of veneers to wear for a few weeks until your permanent veneers are created.
  5. When veneers come back from the lab, they will be cemented onto your teeth.

Caring for Dental Veneers

  • Gentle brushing and flossing every day to remove dental plaque and ensure good gum tissue health around veneers.
  • Regular dental checkups at your Port Orchard dental office.
  • As tough as veneers are, they may not be able to withstand extreme forces, like using your teeth to open packages.
  • Use a nightguard if you have a teeth grinding problem.

For more information on cosmetic dentistry, call your Port Orchard, WA, dentists, Drs. Peter A. Grieser, Tracy C. Sullivan, and Kevin L. Yoder, today!

By Family Dental Associates
December 20, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

Your smile is one of the first things others notice about your appearance. Luckily, ensuring that you make a great first impression to anyone you meet is easy with help from your cosmetic dentist. Learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options and which could be right for you by reading below, and contact Family Dental Associations in Port Orchard, WA, for more information on any treatment that you are interested in!

What is cosmetic dentistry? 
Though some cosmetic dentistry treatments can improve the functionality of your smile, this facet of dentistry focuses on making your smile appear more beautiful. Cosmetic dentistry can whiten the color of your teeth, repair chips or cracks, and even overhaul your smile altogether to give it an entirely different appearance.

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures in Port Orchard, WA

- Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is an easy way to make a big impact on your smile. A single hour-long session can lift the color of your teeth up to ten shades brighter, giving you a smile that you will absolutely love.

- Dental Bonding: Dental bonding uses a composite resin material molded directly onto the tooth to change the appearance, repair cracks or chips, and breathe new life into an imperfect smile.

- Crowns: Often referred to as “caps,” dental crowns cover a tooth from the top to surround it on all sides. The crown can protect a compromised tooth from damage, stabilize a tooth with a large filling, or simply change the appearance of a tooth.

- Dental Implants: Dental implants replace a missing tooth and its root. Unlike traditional tooth replacement options, however, implants are permanent and nonremovable, giving you the freedom to eat, drink, and speak without second-guessing yourself.

- Veneers: Veneers combine the ideas of several cosmetic procedures into a single treatment. Made from porcelain, a veneer fits over the surface of a tooth to change its color, length, or width, repair cracks, chips or other imperfections, or completely change the tooth’s appearance altogether.

For more information on common cosmetic dentistry procedures, please contact your dentists Dr. Peter Grieser, Dr. Tracy Sullivan, and Dr. Kevin Yoder at Family Dental Associates in Port Orchard, WA. Call 360-895-4321 to speak with an associate about scheduling a consultation for a cosmetic dentistry procedure today!

By Family Dental Associates
July 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

No one can tell what you've done to improve your appearance, but frankly, you look great--younger, more vibrant. What's your secret? It's cosmetic dentistrythe cosmetic dentistry treatments you had at Family Dental Associates in Port Orchard, WA. Some teeth whitening and repair of a small gap and chip make your smile just right. Could cosmetic dentists, Dr. Peter Grieser, Dr. Tracy Sullivan, and Dr. Kevin Yoder, do the same for your friends and loved ones?

Cosmetic dentistry at its best

At Family Dental Associates in Port Orchard, that's just what this dedicated team of professionals delivers. When people have deep dental stains, embarrassing chips and cracks, or unhealthy dental alignment, the solution is a customized treatment plan which uses state-of-the-art processes and high-quality materials to enhance smile aesthetics.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that most Americans think a smile reflects a person's true personality. So, when teeth and gums look less than their very best, self-confidence and first impressions suffer.

What's the solution? Family Dental Associates helps patients of all ages achieve their best smiles with individualized care plans which address those disturbing flaws. High-tech digital X-rays, CT scans, and exceptional artistic skill help the cosmetic dentist in Port Orchard advise patients on what treatments would enhance their:

  • Smile width and height
  • Tooth color, length, and shape
  • Dental alignment
  • Gum tissue

Offered services

The skill set at Family Dental Associates is wide and varied. Dr. Grieser, Dr. Sullivan, and Dr. Yoder offer just what you need--no more, no less--to achieve your cosmetic goals. Their innovative services include:

  • Dental contouring, a minimally invasive way to normalize irregular tooth shape and flaws in enamel surfaces, corners, and edges
  • Composite resin bonding, an additive treatment which uses a tooth-colored blend of glass particles and acrylic to repair gaps, chips, pits, and cracks (often the finishing touch on larger smile makeovers)
  • Invisalign clear orthodontic appliances, a nearly invisible way to correct smile alignment without metal braces
  • Porcelain veneers, translucent shells of dental ceramic, bonded to the front of teeth ruined by deep stains, cracks, and other obvious defects
  • Professional teeth whitening, the fast, effective way to lift tobacco and food stains from tooth enamel (available as in-office or at-home versions)

Restorative services, such as dental implants, porcelain crowns, and tooth-colored fillings, not only rebuild smiles, but they beautify them as well.

You have options

When you smile, it shows that you decided to choose the best cosmetic dentistry options available. Please tell others how and why your smile became so vibrant and healthy, and ask them to call Family Dental Associates in Port Orchard, WA, for their own smile analysis: (360) 895-4321.



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