Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

By North Main Dental Inc
January 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Veneers  

Find out how porcelain veneers could turn your imperfect smile into a perfect one.

Ever wonder how all of your favorite celebrities seem to have the perfect smiles? Well, chances are pretty good that their teeth are that perfect thanks to cosmetic dentistry! After all, many people turn to dental veneers when they are dealing with widespread flaws that affect the shape, color, or overall appearance of their teeth, and you can, too.

Read on to learn more about what dental veneers can do for you, and contact our Dayton, OH, dentists, Drs. James and Jamie Shepler, to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation.

What are dental veneers?

Just as you can cover up cracked, yellowing, and unsightly nails with beautiful facades, you can also do the same thing for your teeth thanks to veneers. These mega-thin porcelain shells are custom-made to fit the exact shape and measurements of your teeth, in order to cover the front surface of your smile and obscure any aesthetic flaws.

What issues can dental veneers treat?

Whether you hate those severe discolorations from years of smoking, that gap in your front teeth, or that slightly crooked tooth that seems to stick out whenever you smile, all of these issues and more can be hidden from view when our Dayton, OH, dentist places porcelain veneers. You may be right for veneers if you are looking for a cosmetic restoration that hides:

  • Discolorations and severe stains
  • Chips and cracks
  • Misshapen or unevenly shaped teeth
  • Teeth that are too short or “gummy smiles”
  • Teeth that are slightly crooked, gapping, or crowding

How long will it take to get veneers?

Most people can get veneers in as little as two visits to our office. During the first visit, we will remove some enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for your veneers. Next, we will take impressions of your teeth to send to a dental lab, which can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks to make your permanent restorations.

Once your veneers are made, you’ll come back into our office to check the fit and look of your veneers before bonding them permanently to your teeth.

How long do veneers last?

If you want your veneers to last a long time, then it’s important that you properly care for them and also continue to floss and brush regularly to prevent health problems from occurring. After all, with the proper care, veneers can last up to 20 years or more before needing to be replaced!

Interested? Give us a call

Want to find out if your smile has what it takes to get dental veneers? If so, call North Main Dental in Dayton, OH, today at (937) 275-0076 to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation.

By North Main Dental Inc
December 30, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns  

Dentists use dental crowns for a variety of dental treatments. Typically used to give damaged teeth extra support or to conceal dental flaws like crooked teeth, crowns offer a number of different benefits to your oral health and appearance. Here at North Main Dental Inc in Dayton, OH, your dentists, Drs. James Shepler and Jamie Shepler, use these restorations for the following reasons:

  • Dental crowns can instantly straighten and whiten your teeth because they can effectively cover any cosmetic flaws.
  • Dental crowns can offer symmetry and balance to your misshapen smile, particularly if you have severely damaged teeth.
  • Implant-supported dental bridges and crowns can provide a better appearance over more traditional tooth replacement options. This is because they function like natural teeth and are less likely to move since they’re joined to synthetic roots.
  • When combined with other relevant dental procedures, dental crowns can help alleviate the symptoms of damaged teeth, including pain, sensitivity, halitosis or bad breath, inflammation, abscess, and fever.
  • If your damaged tooth has enough remaining healthy structure that can serve as a solid foundation, a dental crown will suffice so you won’t need to have your tooth extracted. Your dentist in Dayton, OH, can reshape your damaged tooth or get rid of the decayed parts so that it can support a dental crown.
  • Having crooked teeth could interfere with your bite, causing TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder. This condition usually causes headaches, premature tooth wear, and general discomfort/pain. Dental crowns could help your lower and upper teeth meet properly, resulting in a perfect bite.
  • Implant-supported dental crowns could likewise help in preventing jawbone loss by exercising your jawbone through the synthetic titanium or ceramic tooth root.

Need dental work? Give us a call

Concerned about your oral health? Drs. James and Jamie Shepler of North Main Dental Inc. can advise you on whether you’re an ideal candidate for dental crowns and other dental procedures relevant to your specific case. Contact our office in Dayton, OH, at (937) 275-0076 to schedule an appointment.

By North Main Dental Inc
September 10, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Ever wonder how so many models and actors have such perfect teeth? Well most of them weren’t just lucky to be born with them. In fact, many of them most likely turned to their dentist and now you can too. Our Dayton, OH, cosmetic dentist Drs. James and Jamie Shepler provide patients looking to enhance their smile with dental veneers.

Close Gaps

If you have small spaces between teeth and you feel embarrassed by my smile, did you know that you can easily close up these gaps with the help from dental veneers? Veneers are thin porcelain shells that mimic the look of real tooth enamel. They are bonded to the front of your teeth and can easily hide these gaps to give you a more even smile.

Hide Imperfections

Just about any dental imperfections, from internal discolorations to chips and cracks, can benefit from dental veneers. Hide a wide range of cosmetic flaws in your smile quickly and for the long term. After all, veneers are custom-made to cover your teeth, providing you with a flawless smile. Say goodbye to imperfections.

Whiten Teeth

Veneers can do wonders for people dealing with external stains caused by aging or the foods and drinks they consume. Dental veneers can be adhered to teeth to hide these discolorations to give you a brighter and more radiant smile.

If you are ready to find out more about dental veneers and whether they are right for you then call North Main Dental in Dayton, OH, today to schedule a cosmetic consultation.