Posts for tag: cosmetic dentistry
Do you have a perfect smile, or could it improve? Most people have a defect or two they would like to change. At Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN, Dr. Matthew Pierce and Dr. Lane Severe offer amazing cosmetic dentistry services, including porcelain veneers. Learn how these tooth-shaped laminates enhance tooth shape, size, alignment, and color. Plus, they're customized just for you!
What are veneers?
Your Seymour dentist places ultra-thin tooth-shaped porcelain veneers to cover deep stains, correct mild alignment issues, span small gaps, and normalize tooth shape. A highly popular cosmetic procedure (growing by leaps and bounds since the 1990's, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry), veneers are permanently bonded to the front of flawed teeth. Typically, dentists place them in the smile zone, or the teeth which show when you laugh or smile.
Who can receive veneers?
An oral examination by your Seymour dentist determines if veneers are right for your smile. In general, the teeth in question should be free of decay and fillings, and the surrounding gum tissue must be healthy. Teeth with exposed roots or which are highly sensitive do not qualify for veneers.
Also, patients should understand that veneers are permanent. They require some mild enamel reduction (about 1/2 millimeter) to ensure proper bite and fit. Once you wear porcelain veneers, you always will wear veneers.
It takes at least two visits to Jackson County Dental: one to examine and prepare your teeth, discuss your goals, and place temporary veneers and another to bond the permanent veneers over your teeth. As you go through the process, ask Dr. Severe or Dr. Pierce anything you like about the treatment, veneer care and the wonderful longevity of these realistic laminates.
Once veneers are in place, you'll adjust to their look and feel over the course of a week or so. Brush and floss as you usually do, and refrain from eating hard foods (ice cubes, popcorn, candy apples, and the like). See your dental team every six months for a check-up and hygienic cleaning or whenever you have a concern about your veneers.
Get one with stunning porcelain veneers from Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN. For more information and to book a cosmetic dentistry consultation, contact the office staff at (812) 522-8608. We have early morning hours for your convenience.
Have coffee, smoking or simple aging changed the color of your teeth? You can say goodbye to dental stains with professional teeth whitening from Seymour, IN dentists, Dr. Matthew Pierce and Dr. Lane Severe at Jackson County Dental. Your healthy teeth can brighten by up to eight shades in just one office visit or in the convenience and privacy or your own home. Learn more details about this amazing cosmetic service.
Those awful stains
Your dental health is good except for how dark and dingy your teeth look. How has this happened? Well, many factors contribute to changes in smile appearance:
- Consumption of darkly pigmented and acidic foods and beverages (blueberries, coffee, sports drinks, and tomato sauce, to name a few)
- Use of smokeless tobacco and cigarettes
- The aging process
- Taking prescription drugs such as some anti-hypertensives and antihistamines
- Poor oral hygiene
In short, what we put into our mouths, dulls and yellows tooth enamel.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that professional teeth whitening is extremely popular because it dramatically changes smile appearance quickly, comfortably and economically. Also, you and many other adults and older teens qualify for it if, on examination, Dr. Pierce or Dr. Severe find:
- Your teeth and gums are healthy
- You have few restorations such as fillings or crowns
- You are diligent about oral hygiene at home and get routine cleanings and exams at Jackson County Dental
If you do qualify, your dentist will offer you a choice of at-home teeth whitening in Seymour (using custom-made acrylic trays) or an in-office treatment.
What's the secret?
There really is no secret to professional teeth whitening. It's just good science. Whitening offered by your dentist uses concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel. Whether applied by the dental in the office or by you at home, the gel literally lifts staining organic material right out of tooth surfaces. While at-home processes are more gradual, both methods are amazingly effective and give patients a brighter, more youthful look.
Also, it's no secret that professional teeth whitening in Seymour is safe because your dentist knows you and your oral health. The gel is properly applied with no spillage onto sensitive gums or other soft oral tissues. Contrast this method with over the counter strips, rinses and trays which may produce marginal results or irritate the mouth.
Keeping them white
Professionally whitened smiles stay bright with daily flossing and brushing at home and semi-annual in-office cleanings and touch-ups (as needed). Also, you should avoid tobacco and limit staining beverages and foods. Expect your smile to be bright indefinitely!
A new smile
Say goodbye to dental stains with the best teeth whitening treatments in Seymour, IN. Contact the office team at Jackson County Dental today for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. Call (812) 522-8608.
How veneers from your Seymour dentist can improve your smile
You’ve probably heard about dental veneers, and now you want to know if you are a good candidate for them. The truth is if your teeth are healthy and pain-free, you are an excellent candidate for dental veneers. Your dentists at Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN, Dr. Matthew Pierce and Dr. Lane Severe want to introduce you to the benefits of dental veneers.
You are a great candidate for dental veneers if you:
- Have no tooth decay
- Have no dental problems causing you pain
- Practice great dental hygiene
- Want your smile to look as beautiful as possible
Dental veneers can help your smile look as beautiful as possible by hiding cosmetic problems like these:
- Excessive tooth wear due to aging or a bad bite
- Chips or cracks in your teeth from overuse or bad habits
- Broken or damaged teeth due to trauma
- Small gaps, spaces, or overlapped teeth due to genetics
- Discolorations due to medications or fluorosis
- Stains from lifestyle issues like tobacco use or coffee
Dental veneers are thin sheaths of translucent porcelain; they reflect light just like natural teeth. That means your porcelain veneers will look completely natural. Porcelain also resists stains. That means even if you smoke or drink coffee, you can still have a beautiful, white smile for years.
Veneers are also a conservative treatment because your dentists at Jackson County Dental only have to remove a tiny amount of tooth surface, just enough to compensate for the thickness of the veneers.
Dental veneer treatment takes between 2 and 3 appointments, beginning with your consultation appointment. Your second appointment is tooth preparation and study models. The models are sent off to a dental laboratory where skilled dental artisans create your veneers. Once your veneers are back from the laboratory, your last appointment will be scheduled. At your final appointment, your beautiful new veneers will be permanently cemented onto your teeth.
Just about everyone is an excellent candidate for dental veneers. It’s time to find out if you are too! For more information about dental veneers and to schedule a consultation appointment call your dentists at Jackson County Dental in Seymour, IN, Dr. Pierce or Dr. Severe. Call today to find out more!
If you are dedicated to getting a beautiful, healthy smile then consider your dental options in Seymour, IN.
When it comes to your smile, you want only the best. Our Seymour, IN, dentists, Dr. Matthew Pierce and Dr. Lane Severe can help you achieve your ideal smile.
We offer an amazing and full array of dental services to meet your needs including:
If you want to make small changes to your smile this non-invasive treatment uses small amounts of tooth-colored resin to hide minor chips, cracks, stains and even gaps between teeth. While bonding won’t be able to tackle more severe problems it can be an effective way to combat minimal issues without needing invasive treatments. Bonding can improve the shape, size or color of one or more teeth and it is completely painless.
Tooth loss doesn’t have to have the final say. Why not choose to get the next best option to a natural tooth? This is not too good to be true. Implants are the only restoration that functions like tooth roots and fuses together with bones and tissue to become a permanent and resilient foundation from which to support everything from a single dental crown to even a full set of dentures. While implants do require a waiting period after the implant has been placed so that it fuses with the jawbone, no other tooth loss treatment can offer the same amazing benefits.
If you have several teeth that are uneven, misshapen, worn, cosmetically flawed, stained or even a bit crooked getting dental veneers could greatly improve your smile. Veneers are translucent layers of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth to change their appearance. Before getting veneers we will remove a very tiny bit of enamel from teeth to make room for your veneers.
Are stains really putting a damper on your smile? Then it’s time to consider the amazing results you’ll achieve with our powerful whitening system. In just one session alone some smiles can become several shades whiter. You’ll see the difference right away. If you need to remove stains and brighten your teeth for an upcoming event then ask us about how in-office whitening can help you.
Some patients don’t want to or can’t go a dental implant procedure but they still want a reliable way to replace missing teeth. Don’t fret. We also offer removable dentures. It’s inexpensive, and this new smile could be yours in just a couple of visits. While dentures don’t offer the same benefits of implants they can still be an effective method for replacing all or most of your missing teeth.
Do you have questions about the cosmetic and restorative treatments we offer at our Seymour, IN, dental office? Are you ready to find out what treatment is right for you? If so, then it’s time you turned to Jackson County Dental.
As a member of the best-selling pop group Spice Girls, Mel C (AKA Sporty Spice) enjoyed her share of musical superstardom. At the band’s peak in the Nineties, the young singer’s signature look featured baggy sweatpants, an assortment of tattoos, a nose stud and a gold-capped incisor, front and center in her mouth. Today, Melanie Chisholm is still singing — but now she’s a mom, an amateur triathlete… and that gold tooth is just a memory. Not only that, her smile looks more evenly spaced and whiter than it did when she was referred to as the “tomboy” of the group.
What happened? In our view, it all boils down to changing tastes — plus a little bit of help from dental professionals. As the “wannabe” singer proves, there’s no single standard when it comes to making your teeth look their best. Your own look is unique to you — and your smile can reflect that individuality.
For example, crowns (caps) are substantial coverings that may be placed on teeth when they are being restored. They are available in three types: gold, all-porcelain, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. The latter two are tooth-colored, while the gold is — well, shiny like gold bling. Which one is right for you? In many cases, it’s your choice.
Likewise, dental veneers — wafer-thin shells that can correct cosmetic issues by covering the surface of your teeth — can be made in a variety of shades. Their hues may range from natural ivory to Hollywood white, and everything in between. What’s the best color for you? Only you can say.
Some people opt for a “smile makeover” that uses small irregularities in the spacing and color of teeth to create a more “natural” look. Other folks want a perfectly even, brilliant white smile that dazzles the eye. Still others are looking to match or restore the smile they once had — perhaps even re-creating a signature gap between the teeth. As long as there are no other dental issues involved, the choice is yours.
So if you’re unhappy with your smile — or if you feel it doesn’t reflect the person you “wannabe” — why not talk to us about a smile makeover? Just call our office to schedule a consultation. You can learn more about this topic in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Beautiful Smiles by Design” and “The Impact of a Smile Makeover.”