Cosmetic dentistry is all about working with what the patient has and improving it to enhance the overall appearance of the patient’s face and smile. For some patients this means simply correcting a broken tooth, or whitening dulling dental enamel. For other patients, however—like our patient Debra—cosmetic treatment involves completely transforming the patient’s smile.
Debra came to our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists with a number of concerns about her smile. Her dental enamel appeared dark and stained, she had a few chipped teeth, and her top teeth were crooked and misaligned. Debra was desperate for a cosmetic solution, but she wasn’t sure that it was even possible to transform her smile. Our cosmetic dentists explained to Debra that using porcelain veneers we could give her a smile makeover that would make her feel confident and take years off of the appearance of her teeth.
Dental veneers are thin, translucent layers of porcelain that are attached to existing teeth. These veneers recover the outer surface of the tooth—allowing cosmetic dentists to rectify a variety of aesthetic problems with one treatment. Dental veneers can:
· Make cracked or chipped teeth appear whole
· Close gaps between teeth
· Whiten a dull smile
· Reshape disproportioned teeth
· Lengthen or widen an oddly shaped tooth
Debra ultimately chose dental veneers because she wouldn’t have to go through years of cosmetic treatment to realize her dream smile. For her this treatment was live changing. In just a few appointments we were able to transform Debra’s smile using dental veneers. She left our office with a white, straight, and natural-looking smile that she was proud to show off. Dental veneers are an incredibly versatile cosmetic treatment, suitable for many different patients and cosmetic concerns. Our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists can give your more information; just call (314) 332-1307.
We all feel better when we get a good, restful night’s sleep. Anything that disrupts your sleep—from a fire alarm in the middle of the night to jarring snoring—can keep you from getting a full restorative night’s sleep. Many patients with sleep apnea are suffering from constant fatigue, memory problems, and irritability due to poor quality sleep. These problems are obviously serious, and they become even scarier when we realize that over time these problems can compound and cause long-term health problems.
Sleep apnea can deprive the body of necessary oxygen. Some patients stop breathing for minutes at a time at night without even knowing it. Additionally, the increased stress and tension from sleep apnea can cause increased adrenaline levels. Consequently, sleep apnea may increase a patient’s risk for a variety of health problems in the future, including:
· Severe headaches
· Asthma and other respiratory problems
· Heart disease
· Weight gain
· Coronary artery disease
· Memory problems
Sleep apnea complications are caused by oxygen deprivation, chronically disturbed sleep, or a combination of these two factors. Our Saint Louis sleep apnea dentists are able to diagnose your sleep apnea dysfunction and tailor treatment to meet your needs and restore optimal nighttime breathing.
Sleep apnea is treatable, and the sooner you seek a sleep apnea solution the less likely it is that you’ll suffer form long-term complications. Our office offers simple, non-invasive sleep apnea solutions—like dental appliances—to treat your condition easily and comfortably. Give our Saint Louis sleep apnea dentists a call if you have any questions or you’d like to schedule and appointment—(314) 332-1307.
Let’s face it, we aren’t all blessed enough to be born with a sparkling white, Hollywood smile. But to be honest, few people are—that’s why there are so many effective cosmetic dentistry treatments available for patients of all ages! If you’ve noticed that your smile is looking dull, dark, or dingy you should know that you have options. There’s no reason to live with a smile that you don’t love.
Now we can’t control all tooth discoloration—some staining is inevitable either from environmental factors or aging dental enamel. As we age our teeth naturally accumulate stains and dental enamel becomes thinner and consequently less white. Depending on your situation you may benefit from some of the following cosmetic treatments.
Teeth whitening: teeth whitening treatments remove stains and debris from dental enamel by cleaning the teeth thoroughly. Professional dental cleanings, scaling, and planing can all whiten the appearance of dental enamel. Daily oral hygienic maintenance is important for keeping a white smile, and a professional cleaning can further elevate your smile’s whiteness.
Teeth bleaching: teeth bleaching treatments utilize hydrogen or carbamide peroxide to bleach dental enamel. Professional teeth bleaching treatments are administered by our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists in-office, and we also offer take-home formulations to keep teeth sparkling.
Dental veneers: veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are affixed directly to teeth, effectively resurfacing the appearance of enamel. Veneers can be truly transformative; they are especially useful for patients with staining that is resistant to traditional whitening and bleaching methods.
Teeth whitening cosmetic treatment can take years off of the appearance of your smile. If your teeth are looking old and worn down, don’t hesitate to take action with cosmetic treatment. Give our Saint Louis cosmetic dentists a call if you have any questions—(314) 332-1307.
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