Veneers are an easy way to get a dazzling smile and cover up worn enamel and discolored or uneven teeth. Perhaps best of all, they can achieve these wonderful results with little-to-no removal of tooth structure necessary–the dentist simply bonds the thin porcelain shells to the surface of your teeth.  But not everyone is a… Read More


Direct composite veneers–more commonly known as tooth bonding–is a simple but effective procedure for repairing a tooth by applying a composite resin that “bonds” to the tooth while covering up the cosmetic damage. It’s a quick, pain-free technique that requires little prep and usually no anesthesia and can be completed in a single visit.   Here’s… Read More


Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to cover tooth chips, cracks, and discoloration. But can they become discolored themselves? Read on to learn why this stain-resistant, natural-looking remedy should give you a vibrant, confident smile for many years.    Can Porcelain Veneers Stain? The short answer is: no, porcelain veneers don’t stain. Porcelain is made… Read More


Dental veneers and braces are both popular treatments to dramatically change the look of your teeth while also correcting specific dental conditions.  Although veneers can correct mild misalignment issues, the two treatments commonly tackle different problems. Therefore, it is rarely a straight choice between getting veneers or braces. In this guide, we will cover what… Read More


Gum contouring is the name that refers to both gum lifts (removing excess tissue to treat a gummy smile) and gum grafts (replacing lost tissue to treat gum recession).  Any reshaping to improve the profile of the gum tissue by raising or lowering it is included within the umbrella of contouring.  Despite requiring slightly different… Read More


Your dentist may suggest tooth bonding as a cost-effective and quick solution to repair some types of damage or to improve the appearance of your smile. Bonding means that your dentist will apply a composite resin to cover the damage or imperfection and match the shade of your teeth. Typically, you will only need one… Read More


The old adage says that a smile makes everybody beautiful. Sadly, concerns over the appearance of teeth will keep some folks from smiling as often or as brightly as they should. The good news is that the statistics from a recent study show that more and more people are taking advantage of cosmetic dentistry services… Read More


Have you ever looked at a picture of yourself and thought your gum tissue was out of proportion to your smile? If so, you may be suffering from what’s known as excessive gingival display, or more commonly, gummy smile.  The good news is, the situation is treatable. You can have the movie-star smile you’re looking… Read More


Cosmetic dentistry is the type of dental care you need when you wish to improve the way your smile looks. Orthodontics, on the other hand, is a specialized type of dental care focused on improving the position of teeth and the jaw to overcome an improper bite. While the two types of dental care share… Read More


Porcelain veneers can transform your teeth in just a matter of a few weeks. For those with gapped, chipped, or stained teeth, they provide the look and feel of a new smile. They are an ultra-thin composite resin that can last up to 20 years. And, although they are very durable, they are not real… Read More