Posts for tag: veneers

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

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.”

By North Main Dental Inc.
September 18, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Cosmetic dentistry is all about making you feel confident in your smile, whether for the first time or for the first time in forever. The caring Dayton dentists at North Main Dental Inc., James M. Shepler, D.D.S. and James M. Shepler III, D.D.S., want to inform you about some of the more popular cosmetic dentistry procedures that are specifically designed to improve the appearance of your smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures:


Zoom! Teeth WhiteningTeeth whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most common methods dentists use to turn your pout into a smile. Your teeth may have become discolored over the years from the foods you eat, beverages you drink, certain habits such as smoking, or even from aging, teeth whitening is an excellent option to perk up your smile so you can show it off to the world.

Dental implants

Another popular choice for cosmetic dentistry is dental implants. Implants are great for people that are looking for a low-maintenance 
solution to removable dentures, that also lasts a lifetime. Crafted specifically for every individual patient, they fit seamlessly into the patient’s mouth. Additionally, it’s a wise health decision to choose dental implants if you are missing one or more teeth. Placing an implant into the vacated spot in the gums prevents bone loss or deterioration in the jaw and also ensures that the tooth above or below the missing one does not grow farther out of the mouth to compensate for the empty space.

Cosmetic Dentistry


Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for those looking to improve their smile. Your Dayton dentist applies veneers to teeth that are able to safely remain in the mouth, but have seen better days looks-wise. Say you’ve got a gap in your teeth that you don’t love as much as you did when you were a kid, or have maybe you’re frequently stressed and have worn your teeth down by grinding or clenching. Porcelain veneers offer a beautiful, bright, natural-looking new tooth to add to your smile.

Call North Main Dental Inc. Today!

While there are many more options for cosmetic dentistry here at North Main Dental Inc., these are some of the most popular and reliable procedures that always manage to put a stunning smile on our patients’ faces. The Drs. Shepler know that when you look good, you feel good, and they are all about helping their patients show off their true beauty.
If you believe your smile could use a bit of help, give your Dayton dentists at North Main Dental Inc. a call today. Are you a patient of North Main Dental Inc.? If so, we would love to hear about your experiences below!
By North Main Dental Inc
May 27, 2014
Category: Oral Health

It is not often that you find a celebrity who is willing to speak candidly about any cosmetic or restorative dentistry that he or she has had. Instead, most prefer that their fans just assume that their dazzling “Hollywood” smile is something that just happened naturally. However, that is not the case with Kathy Ireland, the former Sports Illustrated cover girl, current business mogul and founder of kathy ireland Worldwide, a billion dollar marketing and design firm. In a Dear Doctor magazine cover story she talks openly about her dental experiences, injuries and treatment so that people worldwide can understand what may be possible for them.

For Kathy, it happened several years ago when she was playing with her husband and children in their driveway. Kathy decided that she would stand in her children's wagon and surf across their driveway. Instead, she ended up “face-planting,” as she describes it, in a freak accident that left her with a broken nose, split forehead and several broken teeth. She recalls that it sounded like a watermelon had smashed. Luckily, her husband, an emergency room physician, was on hand to care for her. Kathy is just as thankful to her cosmetic and restorative dentist who restored her trademark smile with some veneers and a dental implant. Today, the only reminder she has from this accident is a small scar on her nose that she covers with a little makeup.

You would think that this accident would be enough trauma for one person; however, Kathy describes an earlier accident where she knocked out a tooth and then later knocked it loose again. Kathy also wanted to take the time to let readers know that her dental implant experiences were “pretty easy.” She did recall, “hearing all the sounds while all of it was going on” and then added, “but I have to tell you, that after being a mom and having kids, going to the like going to the spa!” She said that she has even fallen asleep in the dental chair.

To learn more about Kathy Ireland, continue reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Kathy Ireland.” Or if you think cosmetic or restorative dentistry is right for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your specific goals.