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A Smile Makeover Turns a Frown Upside Down

A smile makeover takes restoration dentistry one-step further using cosmetic dentistry procedures that enhance your smile.

What is a Smile Makeover?

smile_makeover_dentist_Delray_BeachRestoration dentistry means repairing teeth so that they are healthy and functional. Cosmetic dentistry means cosmetic dental crowns, dental implants, cosmetic dental bonding, porcelain veneers, professional tooth whitening, inlays, onlays, and clear braces. In other words, a general dentist will restore your smile while a cosmetic dentist will enhance it with advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures.

A Smile Makeover and Cosmetic Dentistry

In most cases, your smile makeover will be both restorative and cosmetic because some procedures cross over. For example, dental implants are both restorative, as they help rebuild bone, and cosmetic as they provide you with a natural looking artificial tooth.

Dr. George Sanchez practices mercury free dentistry providing you with tooth colored fillings and crowns. Because of his tooth colored solutions, his restorations are also cosmetic.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry in Delray Beach

Your Delray Beach cosmetic dentist provides cosmetic dental services that include:

Professional Tooth Whitening for a Smile Makeover

Done in office or with custom made whitening trays, professional tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world and is usually performed before other procedures for an accurate color match.

Cosmetic Dental Crowns

Cosmetic dental crowns cover the whole tooth like a cap. Fitting over the whole tooth, cosmetic crowns match the rest of your smile and can be completed in a single dental visit. Cosmetic crowns go hand in hand with a smile makeover.

A Smile Makeover and Inlays/Onlays

These are custom-made tooth colored restorations that are laid in or on the tooth depending on the damage. The inlays and onlays are made to match the damaged tooth perfectly.

Clear Braces

Your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach uses the clear plastic aligner system for a smile makeover to gradually move teeth into place. Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign® works in 12 to 18 months. Conventional wires and brackets can take up to 2 years.

Dental Implants

The strongest replacement for missing teeth, dental implants can last the rest of your life as long as you practice good oral hygiene. Dental implants are as strong, if not stronger than your own teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers repair cracked, chipped, and stained teeth. However, veneers fit over the tops of the teeth where the crowns fit over the entire tooth.

If you would like more information regarding a smile makeover in Delray Beach, call and schedule a no obligation consultation with Dr. Sanchez today.

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Fractured and Cracked Teeth are Never Okay

You may think fractured and cracked teeth will be okay especially if they only give you problems when you eat something hot or cold. Ignoring a cracked, chipped, or fractured tooth is opening you up to all kinds of issues.

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If you don’t take care of chipped, fractured and cracked teeth, those minor problem will quickly turn major. A tooth that is badly decayed will probably need a root canal. If that is the case, you will also need a crown. Had you scheduled an appointment with your dentist in Delray Beach when you felt some irritation, sensitivity, or pain, you wouldn’t have to spend hours in the dentist’s chair.

It’s Better Safe than Sorry with Cracked Teeth

If you notice something isn’t right when you brush and floss, when you eat or even when you open and close your mouth, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Dr. George Sanchez. Dr. George will thoroughly examine your mouth looking for signs of decay. Sometimes it’s difficult to find decay under fillings. If you follow Dr. George’s Blog, you will remember that it is possible for a filled tooth to suffer from new decay.

Cracked Teeth are Hard to Notice

Hairline cracks in healthy teeth are tough to see. It takes a trained eye to detect hairline fractures in a tooth. Your Delray Beach family dentist can detect tooth decay, even if it is living under an existing filling.

Dr. George recommends that you examine your teeth in the morning and before you go to bed. If you notice anything different, make an appointment with your dentist in Delray Beach. Chipped and cracked teeth will only get worse when left unattended.

Most importantly if you hear anything when you are eating, stop chewing and check it out. Teeth that are already cracked or chipped, will break even further when coaxed along with crunchy foods. It’s not always easy to tell if the sound you just heard was from the almond you just enjoyed or your tooth.

Schedule an Appointment Just to Be Sure

The only way to tell if you have cracked teeth or not is to schedule an appointment with Dr. George. Your Delray Beach family dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums before moving forward with your dental plan.

Call for a comprehensive dental examination with your family dentist in Delray Beach today.

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Dental Bridges When Implants Aren’t An Option

Although dental implants are the strongest replacement for missing teeth, not everyone is a good candidate.

According to your Delray Beach Dentist, Dr. George Sanchez, some people may require surgery, and although it is an option, some patients just don’t want to undergo a sinus lift or bone grafting. Thankfully, there are options for missing teeth, such as dental bridges, that don’t require surgery.

Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth

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Dr. George explains that a restorative dental bridge literally bridges the gaps left by the missing tooth.

Referred to as a pontic by the professionals, a dental bridge is kept in place by the teeth that lie on either side of the missing tooth. These are called abutment teeth. Pontics, or artificial teeth, are manufactured from gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal.

While there are four types of dental bridges, tradition, Maryland, cantilever, and implant support dental bridges, traditional dental bridges are the most common.

Why You Need Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth affect the way you eat and how you talk. Missing teeth can also alter the shape of your face. Even a single lost tooth can change your bite and the way you smile. Your remaining teeth will also adjust to the missing space affecting your bite. This could cause problems with your jaw joints.

If you have a missing tooth, you probably are not getting the proper nutrition you need either. Because it’s tough to eat nutritious foods, such as a healthy salad or a juicy steak, you will not be getting the vitamins and minerals you need. If you have a missing tooth or teeth when was the last time you enjoyed a Granny Smith?

There is Always a Solution for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth cause problems for remaining teeth and gums. A lost tooth can also cause issues for the rest of your body, but there is always a solution. Whether you are the perfect candidate for dental implants, or would prefer a dental bridge, Dr. George and his team are ready to transform your smile.

If you would like more information regarding dental bridges or dental implants for missing teeth, call or click and schedule a no obligation consultation with Dr. George Sanchez.

Your dentist in Delray Beach is ready to make you smile again. Call for a no obligation consultation today.

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Dental Implants Dentures or a Permanent Bridge

If you have a missing tooth or missing teeth, you can choose between dentures, permanent dental bridges, or dental implants. Of course, there is also the option to do nothing at all.

Fix the Problems with Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

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According to Dr. George Sanchez, missing teeth cause bone shrinkage, as there is nothing to exercise the area. Your tooth roots act as an exercise of sorts, and if they aren’t there, bone resorption occurs. If you have a missing tooth, it will also cause your other teeth to move and shift. Teeth that are above a missing tooth will often try and, “grow,” into the missing space.

A Permanent Dental Bridge or Dental Implants

Your Delray Beach dentist explains that permanent dental bridges act as a bridge between the two abutment teeth that lie on the side or sides of the missing tooth. Because the fit needs to be perfect, some removal of the natural teeth is needed for the crowns to fit over the two abutment teeth.

Made from porcelain or porcelain to metal, dental bridges, just like any other oral appliance need special care such as a floss threader. Remember, the teeth under the crowns can still become decayed if proper care isn’t taken. With proper oral hygiene, dental bridges can last for 10 to 15 years.

Dentures

Both partial and removal dentures replace missing teeth. However, unlike dental implants there is no root to implant into the jawbone. Dentures are often uncomfortable and won’t last forever. Unlike dental implants, dentures may need to be replaced every 10 years or even more frequently if you gain or lose weight.

Your dentist in Delray Beach will tell you that because you are missing teeth there is no chance for your bone to exercise, leading to resorption.

Dental Implants

Made from titanium steel, implants are posts that are surgically placed in or on your jawbone. Some patients may require additional surgeries such as a bone graft or sinus lift.

Once the area is healed, which can take from six to 12 months, artificial teeth are placed on the posts. Matched to the rest of your smile, your new dental implants can last for the rest of your life if you are diligent about oral health care.

Replace your missing teeth with a new smile, it’s easy. All you have to do is call your dentist in Delray Beach who can help you determine which procedure is best for you.

Call for a no obligation dental implants consultation with Dr. Sanchez today.

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Dental Implants for Missing Teeth and Confidence

Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth.

Unlike dentures, you won’t have to worry about your dental appliance landing in your plate after you dig into a big juicy steak. As a result, implants, won’t cause problems when you talk or smile either.

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Whether you have had a missing tooth for years, or have teeth that need to be replaced with dentures or fixed dental bridges, dental implants are the most comfortable and strongest procedures for missing teeth. Another reason to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Delray Beach. 

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is surgically placed in or on your jawbone. The posts or screws are made from titanium steel, and when healed, fuse to your bone. Known as osseointegration, this makes your new dental implant or implants strong. In fact, they are just as strong as your natural teeth.

After your surgery has healed and your implant posts are secure, Dr. George will place artificial teeth on top.

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Implants are used to replace all, several or one of your teeth. Good dental implant candidates have healthy gums. That means a good jawbone for adequate implant support. However, even if you do have bone loss, you may still qualify for implants because of bone and tissue grafting.

Proper Care for Dental Implants

After your restoration is placed, it is important that you practice good oral hygiene. Because just like your natural teeth, dental implants need care as well. Dr. George recommends that you brush twice with a low abrasive toothpaste and floss with dental tape. A water flosser is also recommended once or twice a day.

You don’t have to live with missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures. Call or click and schedule an appointment with your dentist in Delray Beach, Fl. Dr. George will examine your teeth and gums to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.

Call for a no obligation consultation for dental implants today.

Dental Implants: Look Forward To Your Complete Smile

Whether you lose a tooth due to accident, injury, or disease, it will affect your life in more ways than one. You have options for fixing and completing your smile, including dentures and dental implants. Thanks to the benefits implants offer, Dr. George recommends them to many of his patients.

How Missing Teeth Makes You Miss Out On The Important Moments

When you have missing teeth, it can lead to hiding yourself or your smile during important moments in life. For many, tooth loss impacts their self-esteem and self-confidence, since they no longer feel comfortable smiling. With low self-esteem, you might not take risks, such as going for your dream job or asking out a potential partner on a date. Perhaps they do not wish to take pictures to celebrate the special moments. In some situations, the missing teeth might also inhibit your speech.

In addition to the impact on confidence, missing teeth also makes it more difficult to eat certain foods. This might interrupt your ability to socialize or simply enjoy your favorite meals. You might find that you avoid certain situations just so you do not have to eat or smile in public. Luckily, dental implants can renew your smile and help bring back your confidence.

How Dental Implants Make A Difference

Implants provide a durable and natural solution. The implant sits in the root area of your tooth, holding the crown in place. It provides a strong and natural bite, so you are able to eat anything you like. It also provides a natural structure so that you do not experience impairment in your ability to speak. The natural look and feel creates the appearance that you have the smile and bite with which you were born, so you are ready to take on the world and enjoy all of the important moments in life.

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Don’t miss out on another moment in life because of your missing teeth. Call us today to learn more about dental implants and to schedule an appointment with dentist Dr. George in Delray Beach, FL.