My Smile Makeover Blog

A collection of Smile Makeovers from all over the country

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Metal-Free Dentistry Offers An Alternative to Mercury Fillings

There is a lot of controversy concerning the presence of mercury in dental work. Mercury in and of itself is known to be poisonous at high levels, and some wonder about the long-term health risks of mercury in dental fillings. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration believes that dental fillings containing mercury may be harmful to pregnant women, children and fetuses. Further research supports this finding. Although there have been no official, definitive judgments by the FDA on the harmfulness of metal in dental restorations, many dental experts feel it is better to offer patients only materials that are known to be completely safe for use in the body.

That is why Oklahoma City cosmetic dentist Dr. Terry Bass provides a safer alternative to his patients that offers more natural looking results. Metal-free dentistry utilizes tooth colored porcelain instead of silver, gold, or mercury. Porcelain is a safe, strong material that reflects light like natural enamel, producing very realistic results.

Besides the obvious benefits of a more natural looking smile, metal free porcelain fillings are stronger than metal and do not present the same cosmetic or potential health problems.

If you are in Edmond, Lawton, Norman, or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and are concerned about your metal dental work, find out how Dr. Terry Bass can restore your smile with metal free dentistry. Please contact Terry Bass, D.D.S. today to set up a personalized consultation.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lumineers Make A Lasting Difference

Patient After Lumineers ProcedureGetting a permanent procedure such as porcelain veneers can be frightening, especially when your teeth have to be ground down before they can be fixed. Lumineers offer a permanent solution that does not require your existing teeth to be damaged or ground down before the procedure.

Lumineers are painless because they do not require removal of tooth structure. A dentist will apply a thin cover onto your tooth, as thin as a contact lens, to transform your smile without grinding or damaging the existing teeth, like porcelain veneers do. They look natural, and give your smile that extra "je ne sais quoi" in minutes.

Cosmetic dentist Dr. Brian Hale, DDS, of San Antonio, Texas, gave this young gentleman the smile he dreamed of with Lumineers. His smile was straightened and his teeth were whiter without the need for painful surgery or potentially harmful lasers.

Before LumineersHere is this teen's smile before his Lumineers procedure. His teeth are uneven, and exhibit gaps between them. The gaps are small enough that porcelain veneers are not necessary, and could have been excessive in this case.



After Lumineers
Here is his smile afterwards. Dr. Brian Hale suggested Lumineers instead of porcelain veneers for a permanant, but less painful fix. His teeth are whiter and properly aligned now.


If you are looking to improve your smile with an easy, painless procedure, consider Lumineers. They are your top choice for achieving the smile you deserve in just a few appointments. Contact San Antonio, Texas cosmetic dentist Dr. Brian Hale to set up your inital appointment to discuss how Lumineers can improve your smile.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Porcelain Veneers & A Hollywood Smile Makeover

Smile Makeover in Orange, CA

LaKisha Jones, American Idol Finalist, was unhappy with her smile. Being a singer, the focus of attention was directed at her mouth. She had numerous spaces and gaps between her teeth and always dreamed of a new smile. Never in a million years did she dream that she could have a Hollywood Smile like she has now. Her overall appearance was enhanced just by her smile makeover!

Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Joseph Henry at the Orange Center for Cosmetic Dentistry helped LaKisha obtain the smile she always wanted with a popular dental procedure, known as porcelain veneers.

Porcelain Veneers are used for a wide variety of cosmetic problems. They can help with spaces and gaps in teeth, lengthen worn teeth, and straighten teeth. Dental Veneers are made of a thin layer of porcelain and then bonded to the outside of your teeth. Porcelain Veneers are also known as instant orthodontics because it can makeover your smile in just a few visits.


Porcelain Veneers in Los AngelesLakisha had a "gappy smile" before her smile makeover. Dental Veneers helped achieve the cosmetic dentistry goals that she had!

Dental Veneers in Huntington BeachDr. Joseph Henry placed twentry porcelain veneers on Lakisha's upper and lower teeth! Her smile is now astonishing when see on the Jumbotron during her concerts!

If you are ready to dramatically enhance your appearance with cosmetic dentistry procedures, please contact Dr. Henry. He offers complimentary extreme makeover consultations to patients in Anaheim, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Anaheim Hills, Irvine, and Newport Beach, California.

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