Posts for tag: veneers

By North Main Dental Inc
September 16, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  
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What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

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.

By North Main Dental Inc
December 11, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Cosmetic Dentistry ProceduresToday's cosmetic dentistry procedures are better and more accessible than ever. At North Main Dental in Dayton, Drs. James and Jamie Shepler offer several aesthetic treatments which change drab, damaged teeth into spectacular smiles. Whether you need a small correction or a full smile makeover, this artistic team can rejuvenate your smile.

 

What Makes a Smile

Personal taste varies, but in general, you know a great smile when you see it, and so do those around you. In fact, the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that your smile is your best personal asset and heavily affects how people treat you in social settings.

So, you want your smile to reflect your personality, but stained enamel, a gap between the two front teeth, and other defects impact your image and self-confidence. Here's where cosmetic dentistry in Dayton comes in.

Dr. James Shepler and Dr. Jamie Shepler ask their patients to come to North Main Dental for a personal consultation. This friendly discussion is then used to its best advantage, as you will discuss all the ways you would like your smile to change, allowing your dentist to arrive at realistic ways to achieve those goals. Your consultation will also include a complete oral examination and X-rays.

 

Offered Treatments

Zoom! Teeth Whitening: Effectively bleaching a variety of dental stains, Zoom! chairside whitening is one of today's most popular cosmetic dentistry services. Accomplished in just one hour, this safe whitening process lifts organic matter from tooth enamel, leaving it bright and shiny. The results are amazing!

Composite Resin Bonding: Dr. Shepler uses a tooth-colored mixture of glass particles and acrylic to reshape and strengthen chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth. The material is layered and hardened with a special light, creating a bond which lasts.

Porcelain Veneers: These shells of dental porcelain camouflage the front of teeth which have more extensive cosmetic problems such as large chips or stains that don't respond to whitening. Veneers are permanent, strong and realistic, blending in well with the rest of your smile.

White Fillings: These restorations rebuild decayed teeth with seamless, tooth-colored composite resin. Unlike metal fillings, they bond right to existing tooth structure and actually flex every time you bite and chew.

Invisalign Clear Aligners: This customized orthodontic system improves smile alignment for healthier, straighter teeth in half the time of conventional braces. Great for older teens and adults just like you! Invisalign appliances are completely unnoticeable, removable, and easy to maintain.

 

Come See Us!

Drs. James and Jamie Shepler love seeing their patients smile with health and confidence. If you'd like to enhance your teeth and gums, arrange a consultation at North Main Dental. Come in and share your ideas with us! We know we can translate them into your best smile. Call today: (937) 275-0076.

By North Main Dental Inc
March 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Some dental problems are easier to address than others. If you have a cavity or severe tooth decay, your dentist will most likely perform veneersa root canal or use a filling if the cavity is not too large. Problem solved. Crooked and misaligned teeth can be fixed with orthodontics, and even a lifelong smoking habit no longer has to mean yellow, severely stained teeth, thanks to the ubiquity of professional teeth whitening treatments.

Sure, no one wants to get a root canal or braces, but they are straightforward solutions to some of the most common dental and oral health problems. However for many people, smaller problems like cracks, chips, discoloration, and misshaped teeth make up the smaller, "quality of life" type of dental problems that can make a person hate their teeth, which in turn can affect their overall levels of confidence and self-esteem as a result.

Get Dental Veneers in Dayton

So what is a person to do when they need to fix a few teeth, but don't need something as extensive as a dental crown or Invisalign? The answer is dental veneers. Made up of a thin and durable layer of porcelain similar to the layer of enamel on a natural tooth, the dentists at North Main Dental in Dayton, OH use veneers to fix a number of cosmetic issues including small chips and cracks, and for minor tooth reshaping and discoloration. Veneers are ideal for the type of surface corrections that can drastically improve a person's smile. They are placed directly over the surface of the tooth and designed to match the color and texture of the enamel for a realistic and natural looking smile.

Contact a Dentist in Dayton

Veneers are one of the more versatile cosmetic dental treatments available, and offer one solution for several small problems, all in one treatment. For more information on how veneers can help to improve your smile and brighten your entire face, contact a dentist at North Main Dental Inc. by calling (937) 275-0076 to schedule and appointment today.

By North Main Dental Inc
December 30, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
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Many Hollywood luminaries use porcelain veneers to enhance their smiles. Take actress and singer Hilary Duff, who, according to People magazine, had veneers placed on her two front teeth after chipping them on a microphone during what must have been an extremely energetic performance.

Well, you don't have to be a Hollywood star to benefit from a smile enhanced with porcelain veneers. If you have small chips, cracks, slight tooth rotations or minor spacing problems, veneers may be able to give you back your smile — or an even better one.

The word “veneer” refers to a super-thin covering, and in dentistry a veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that replaces your natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is the material of choice because of its strength, translucency, and ability to resist erosion.

In the right hands, dental porcelain can mimic tooth enamel perfectly. To make veneers, a skilled dental technician will mix porcelain powder (in a shade specified by the dentist) with water and then fire the material in an oven like pottery; the porcelain is built up in layers for a truly lifelike effect.

Before a veneer is bonded to a tooth, often we need to remove a tiny bit of the tooth's existing enamel so that the final effect will not be too bulky. The procedure is virtually painless and can be completed in as little as two visits. Because enamel is removed, this particular cosmetic treatment is not reversible. Sometimes veneers can be added directly onto the tooth surface without any tooth reduction and therefore are reversible if used in this way.

Once you have veneers, please keep in mind that while extremely strong, porcelain veneers are not indestructible; you won't want to do things like crunch ice or break nuts open with your teeth. And if you are a teeth-grinder, you should wear a nightguard to protect your beautiful new smile. With proper care, your veneers will last 20 years or more.

If you would like more information about porcelain veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Smile Design Enhanced With Porcelain Veneers.” Dear Doctor also has more on “Cosmetic Dentistry: A Time For Change.”