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Check out how your teeth and mouth change in every stage of life. Learn more what those dental words and get answers to your dental questions.

How much does will a hollywood smile cost?

Like most services, cost varies based on the amount of time required and the difficulty of the procedure(s). Generally, improving a smile requires a combination of treatment options such as bleaching, reshaping gums, and using bonded materials (resin or porcelain) to improve the appearance of the teeth. A great way to start is by having a consultation with one of our doctors to determine how you can reach your goals.

P.S.: Improving your smile is an investment in you.

How can cosmetic dentistry help me?

Cosmetic dentistry can help you have a beautiful smile – which can also boost your self-confidence. It even has been said that cosmetic dentistry can help you look years younger! Smile Center Clinics is dedicated to improving our patients' smiles.

What's the difference between my regular dentist and a cosmetic dentist?

A "regular" dentist is more of a general practitioner. A cosmetic dentist can perform the same procedures as a traditional dentist, but they have gained a higher level of education, and tend to have more training and experience. A cosmetic dentist primarily uses his or her skill to improve a client's smile through restoration – which can range from simple teeth whitening to more advanced procedures that can include veneers and implants.

What are some of the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

A great smile should improve your self-confidence, which can have a positive impact on the social and professional aspects of your life. Cosmetic dentistry is not just about pretty smiles though.

Don’t like my teeth or my smile – what can I do?

A wide variety of options are available to improve how your teeth work and the way your smile looks.

How has technology improved in cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dental techniques have advanced dramatically over the last decade. The qualities of materials such as porcelain and composite resins have improved, giving a more lifelike appearance. And, where gum-tissue surgery and contouring was once performed with scalpels, lasers now provide fast, non-surgical results. In Addition, digital dentistry is the future for all procedures...

Why would someone need or be interested in cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry provides more than just a beautiful smile and a healthy mouth. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), cosmetic dentistry has also been shown to improve a person's overall health and emotional well-being. An improved smile can boost a person's self-image, making them more confident in their daily lives.

What are some examples of cosmetic dentistry procedures?

Cosmetic dentistry covers a multitude of procedures from smile teeth whitening to repairing, straightening, replacing or enhancing the appearance of one’s teeth and smile. Most common is the use of Cosmetic Veneers or Laminates. These thin, but durable restorations are much more conservative to the natural tooth than traditional crowns, and have become a very popular way to enhance a smile. In certain procedures dental bonding can be a way to shape teeth as well.

Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?

Dr. Zalaket, will evaluate each patient’s needs and desires and determine if they are good candidates. Porcelain veneers are used to fix a variety of dental problems including broken or chipped teeth, crooked or misaligned teeth, discolored or stained teeth, gaps between teeth, and worn teeth.

What are the disadvantages for Veneers Treatment?

It takes roughly a week or a period of adjustment to get used to your teeth that have been changed in color, size, spacing and shape. The amount of tooth to be removed for the veneers should be discussed with your cosmetic dentist beforehand. It is common to have minor sensitivity after your teeth have been prepared for your veneers while wearing the temporary veneers. Some people can experience a difference in speech, usually pronouncing “\s\” and “\f\” sounds. This is corrected through minor adjustments your cosmetic dentist can make to your veneers.

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