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Mail Order Braces Aren’t Your Best Fit

Mail order braces ads are all over the internet, in magazines and your social media feeds. Sadly, some people are not suitable for online braces. That means you could actually damage your smile.

Invisalign_dentist_Delray_BeachWhat are Mail Order Braces?

Mail order braces are clear plastic aligners that are designed to gradually push teeth into the desired position. Unfortunately, you will never visit a dentist if you order braces online.

Pictures that you take are sent to the manufacturer. While some companies claim that a dentist looks over the pictures, you can never be too sure and that’s where your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach comes in.

A Patented and Preferred Tooth Straightening System

A patented tooth straightening system, Invisalign® uses 11 to 31 sets of clear plastic aligners. Unlike online braces, Invisalign® requires a preferred and licensed dentist to administer.

Not all patients are suitable for clear braces. People who have severe under or overbites, or people with seriously tipped teeth may fare better with conventional wires and brackets. Anyone can order braces online and that is where the problems arise.

How Invisalign® Works

Your dentist in Delray Beach takes pictures and creates a blueprint for your Invisalign® prescription. Dr. George Sanchez will then order your new aligners. When your aligners arrive, you will wear them for 22 hours every day removing when you eat, drink, brush, and floss. Because they are removable, you will not have to worry about the problems that come with old school braces.

While some patients see results in as little as six months, most have a straighter smile in 12 to 18 months.

If you have been considering mail order braces, call and talk to Dr. George first. After all, you only have one smile, make sure you keep it healthy.

Skip the mail order braces and call for a no obligation Invisalign® consultation today.

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Porcelain Veneers Dental Crowns the Difference

Both porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental crowns will give you a beautiful smile. Cosmetic dental crowns and dental veneers can fix a multitude of problems including badly chipped and cracked teeth and teeth that can’t be whitened with traditional methods.

porcelain_veneers_Delray_BeachIt’s important to note that porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental crowns can also make your teeth longer or shorter. 

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that are custom made to fit over the fronts of your teeth. Used for both upper and lower teeth, cosmetic dentist Dr. George Sanchez recommends 8 on the bottom and 10 on the top if you are having your entire smile transformed with veneers.

What is the Porcelain Veneer Process?

If you and Dr. George agree that porcelain veneers are a good fit, your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach will take pictures and x-rays to send to the lab for manufacture.

Dr. George will then remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth or teeth to make way for your new porcelain veneer. This process is entirely safe, but keep in mind that porcelain veneers are permanent.

After the tooth or teeth are prepared, your Delray Beach dentist and his team will place temporary veneers until your new restorations are ready.

When your veneers are ready, Dr. George will check for fit and color before cementing and polishing to expose the beauty of the porcelain dental restoration.

What are Cosmetic Dental Crowns?

Your Delray Beach cosmetic dentist uses dental crowns to cover root canals, fill large cavities, and for dental implants and other cosmetic dentistry procedures. 

Made from dental grade porcelain or other non-metal materials, cosmetic dental crowns fit over the entire tooth. This means Dr. George will remove more enamel than he would with porcelain veneers. 


The Dental Crown Process

Again, you and Dr. George must decide if crowns will work. If you both agree, x-rays and digital images are next on the agenda. Dr. George will remove enamel from your tooth or teeth to make way for your new cosmetic dental crown. 

You can expect new crowns in about two weeks. During that time you’ll wear temporary dental crowns. When they are ready Dr. George will check for color and fit before placement. 

If you would like to learn, more about porcelain veneers or cosmetic dental crowns call and schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach today.

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Dental Problems will Only Get Worse

dental_problems_Delray_BeachIgnoring a toothache or other dental problems isn’t a good idea. In fact, if you ignore bleeding gums or a cracked tooth you will be up for more than a simple filling or professional cleaning.

According to your dentist in Delray Beach, dental problems will not get better by themselves. Small cavities get larger and gum disease gets worse.

Below are four dental problems that will happen if you don’t go to the dentist for regular dental checkups.

1. Tooth Decay and Cavities are Bad Dental Problems

While brushing twice and flossing once a day helps keep dental plaque under control you will need professional cleanings a couple of times a year.

Plaque, that sticky film that forms on your teeth, will convert to tartar that can only be removed by your Delray Beach dentist. Leaving tooth decay to its own devices will allow bacteria to take over creating tooth decay that is so bad that it requires extensive treatments such as a dental crown or root canal therapy.

2. Dental Problems and Gum Disease

If your gums are swollen, tender and bleed when you brush, floss or eat schedule an appointment with Dr. George Sanchez.

According to Dr. George, gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease, can be cured if treated quickly. If gum disease is not treated, it will eventually lead to periodontitis. Periodontal disease can be controlled, but not cured. Periodontitis is also the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

3. Overall Health Problems and Oral Health

During dental checkups, Dr. George will thoroughly examine your mouth looking for any signs that could indicate overall health problems and of course dental problems.

Finding these issues early, helps prevent more serious problems, such as oral cancer, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.

4. Stained Teeth are Just the Beginning

Drinking wine, tea and coffee and enjoying foods like spaghetti and curry sauce will stain your teeth. While good oral hygiene habits will keep tooth staining to a minimum, regular professional dental cleanings will remove stains. Professional tooth whitening is also recommended for badly stained teeth.

If you would like more information regarding oral health or dental problems, call and talk to your Delray Dentist today.

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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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The Latest Dental Technology in Delray Beach

Your family dentist in Delray Beach is committed to providing patients with the latest dental technology available.

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From laser dentistry to same day professional tooth whitening, Dr. George Sanchez is the only dentist to consider. Dr. George offers both general and cosmetic dentistry procedures for people of all ages.

Laser Dentistry in Delray Beach

Lasers are used in dentistry for pain relief, dental restorations and more, and is also used for gum disease treatment. Lasers reduce recovery time and eliminate the need for drilling and anesthesia in most patients.

Laser gum treatment is another amazing modern dental technology offered by your dentist in Delray Beach. Laser gum treatment is the fast and easy way to a mouth free from gingivitis and the more dangerous periodontal disease.

Dental Technology and Metal Free Dentistry

Getting rid of mercury restorations is the best way to restore your smile, and with modern dental technology in Delray Beach, you can be assured it is safe.

Your dentist in Delray Beach does not use metal for restorations. While the American Dental Association deems silver restorations safe, Dr. George believes in using other materials as they do not contract and make x-rays possible. Because silver and other metal restorations hide things it is impossible to tell if the tooth has additional decay in a dental x-ray.

Dental Restorations Aren’t Always Forever

Repaired teeth aren’t always free from additional tooth decay. All fillings need to be replaced over time, but sadly, some people are still walking around with 25-year-old silver amalgam fillings.

Keep in mind that teeth contract over time, but metal doesn’t. You can still have cracks and chips in teeth that have been repaired. Metal fillings also lose their seal over time allowing debris and bacteria to seep in under and around the dental filling.

The Best Dental Technology is a Phone Call Away

Dental technology has made a world of difference to billions of people all over the planet, and can make the same difference to you.

Call and schedule a no obligation dental examination with Dr. George today. Dental technology makes dentistry comfortable. Call for a dental appointment in Delray Beach today.

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Cosmetic Dental Bonding Just in Time for Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year with invitations to parties and events for the rest of 2019. However, not everyone is so thrilled about Christmas and New Year, especially if a smile is getting in the way.

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The first thing people notice when you walk into a room is your smile. If you don’t have one, you probably aren’t that excited about holiday parties. Twenty years ago, there wasn’t much you could do about your grin in a week or two, but these days you can have a new smile in a single dental appointment with cosmetic dental bonding.

What is Tooth Bonding?

According to your Delray Beach cosmetic dentist, cosmetic dental bonding repairs chips and cracks, and can be used to fill teeth. Made from tooth colored dental resin, the bonding material is matched to the rest of your smile before being applied to the tooth or teeth. Bonding can even be used to make teeth longer or to fill a small space between teeth.

Does Dental Bonding Look Natural?

Thanks to modern dental technology dental resin looks just as natural as your own teeth as it mimics the light the way your teeth do. While bonding is not as strong as porcelain veneers it is not permanent and can be reversed if necessary.

With proper oral hygiene, dental bonding can last a decade or more. Bonding is also less expensive than porcelain veneers and does not require multiple dental visits.

What is Dental Bonding Used For?

Your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach explains that cosmetic dental bonding can be used for a multitude of things including small fillings, inlays, and onlays. Cosmetic dental bonding is also used to restore cracked and chipped teeth and to fill small spaces. Dr. George Sanchez even uses cosmetic dental bonding to make teeth longer.

You really can have a beautiful smile just in time for your next holiday party. Call your Delray Beach cosmetic dentist for more information today.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Takes Less Time than You Think

Sadly, most people are not born with a dazzling smile. In fact, most of your favorite celebrities walking the red carpet have probably had some type of cosmetic dentistry procedure.

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Some of the more popular procedures include porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental crowns, and clear braces. If you are tired of covering your mouth when you talk and smile, a cosmetic dentist could be the answer.

A Skilled Cosmetic Dentist in Delray Beach

Dr. George Sanchez is a skilled and experienced cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach, has helped hundreds of people smile again, and can help you as well. Best of all, it is more affordable than you think.

Cosmetic Dentistry Won’t Take a Year

While porcelain veneers and dental crowns can take two or three dental appointments, cosmetic dental bonding requires a single visit. In most cases, the procedure is less time consuming than other cosmetic dentistry solutions.

If you have missing teeth, talk to Dr. George about dental implants. While implants require months to complete they are much stronger and better for your teeth than dentures or dental bridges. Depending on what type of implants you opt for, your recovery time may not be as long as expected.

A Consultation with a Cosmetic Dentist

When you schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Sanchez, digital pictures and x-rays are taken to determine what procedures would be best for your particular situation. Your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach will share his opinions while recommending restorative and cosmetic solutions that fit your smile and your budget.

You really can have the smile you deserve with cosmetic dentistry. Call and schedule a no obligation consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach. You won’t believe the difference it will make to your confidence and your self-esteem.

Call for a no obligation cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. George today.

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Dental Gift Certificates Make Sense

The holidays are just around the corner and if you are putting together your gift list why not consider a gift certificate from your Delray Beach dentist?

Dr. George Sanchez is a cosmetic dentist who can make every member of your families dream come true with dental gift certificates. As a result, your gift will be appreciated for years to come.

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Unlike that new iPhone or TV, porcelain veneers can last a decade or more as long as good oral hygiene is practiced.

Dental Presents for Oral Health

While your young family may not understand why the stockings are filled with certificates instead of holiday candy, they will appreciate it when they see the dentist and go home with a clean bill of oral health.

Regular dental checkups prevent cavities and gum disease, as Dr. George is able to detect any issues that may become more problematic in the future.

Dental Gift Certificates for Restorative Dentistry

If your mom has been wearing ill-fitting dentures for decades, ask Dr. George about dental implants. Because dental implants are permanent solutions for missing teeth they will last for the rest of her life. Unlike dentures, dental implants fuse to the bone and act like your real teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry Dental Gift Certificates

From clear braces to dental bonding, cosmetic dentistry is a great confidence booster. If your teenager has been hiding his or her smile lately you can’t go wrong. Clear braces in Delray Beach are the perfect solution if your teen isn’t comfortable wearing conventional wires and brackets.

Porcelain veneers are another great idea for dental gift certificates. Made to fit the fronts of teeth, veneers are permanent. As a result, veneers can change the appearance of a less than happy smile.

This holiday season give an experience from your Delray Beach dentist. Firstly, dental certificates are simple and easy to purchase. Secondly, dental gift certificates will give you time to celebrate the season.  Call for more information today.

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Inlays and Onlays instead of a Dental Crown

If your Delray Beach dentist wants to place a crown over a tooth with a small filling, it’s time to call Dr. George Dental. Getting a second opinion is always a good idea, especially when it comes to the overall structure of your tooth.

Inlays and onlays are the solution if your tooth doesn’t require a dental crown. 

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Inlays and Onlays or Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used to repair large damage in a tooth. Dentists in Delray use dental crowns to cover large fillings and to cap root canals. Cosmetic Dental Crowns are also used as an alternative to porcelain veneers.

Because dental crowns are made to fit over the top of your tooth, a portion of the structure is removed for a strong and secure fit. While dental crowns are strong, they are permanent. Cosmetic dental crowns also require more enamel and tooth removal than porcelain veneers.

Inlays and Onlays

In some cases, a dental crown isn’t necessary as these types or restorations work very well. Especially if you want to retain most of the natural tooth.

Dr. George Sanchez is an artist when it comes to repairing dental caries using tooth colored dental porcelain. Instead of removing the tooth’s structure to make way for a dental crown, your Delray Beach cosmetic dentist keeps the healthy part of the tooth intact, while repairing the damage with inlays and onlays.

Your cosmetic dentist in Delray Beach, depending on the size of the damage, prefers dental inlays and onlays.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding and Inlays and Onlays

Because Dr. Sanchez is a trained and preferred Delray Beach cosmetic dentist, he has the experience to provide you with cosmetic dental bonding.

Like inlays and onlays, cosmetic dental bonding uses dental resin applied to the teeth. Cosmetic dental bonding is perfect for chips and cracks, and to make teeth longer.

Dental bonding is also used to fill small spaces between the teeth. Dental bonding is an excellent alternative to porcelain veneers. Inlays and onlays keep more of the tooth’s structure remains intact.

If you would like more information regarding dental crowns, cosmetic dental bonding or inlays and onlays in Delray Beach, call and schedule an appointment with Dr. George Dental today.

Women’s Oral Health is Different

Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus, the title of a popular book written back in 1992, explained the difference between men and women. However, the differences between men and women’s oral health was not discussed.

According to Dr. George Sanchez, there are some things to consider when it comes to women’s oral health.

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Because women go through hormonal changes throughout their entire lives, women’s oral health is at risk.

Although good oral hygiene helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease, regular dental checkups with your Delray Beach dentist are also an essential part of women’s oral health care.

Puberty and Women’s Oral Health

When a girl starts puberty, hormones will go crazy causing gums to bleed, swell, and become red. In some cases, gums may get bigger because the hormones cause an overreaction to bacteria and plaque. Teenage girls in puberty may also experience mouth sores. While it is impossible to prevent puberty, good oral hygiene can help reduce the problems associated with it.

Women’s Oral Health and the Menstrual Cycle

Although most will not notice mouth changes before a period, hormones could be to blame if you suffer from mouth sores, bleeding gums and salivary glands that swell during this time. Over time these problems with stop along with your period. If they don’t, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Delray Beach.

Pregnant Women and Oral Health

Hormones are on overdrive when a woman is expecting a child. Pregnancy gingivitis is a huge problem with pregnant women. This type of gum disease causes sore, tender, red, and bleeding gums. This usually occurs between 2 and 8 months of the pregnancy.

Women’s Oral Health and Menopause

Women notice massive changes during menopause. Foods taste differently while sensitivity is heightened. Women in menopause also experience mouth burning. While it is a result of hormonal changes, other issues can occur.

Bone loss and dry mouth are a huge problem with menopausal women. Dry mouth occurs when you have a decrease in saliva flow putting you in the high-risk category for gum disease and tooth decay.

Dr. Sanchez recommends that women of all ages practice good oral hygiene habits including brushing twice and flossing once each day. Your Delray Beach dentist also recommends that you schedule additional dental appointments if you notice any of the above symptoms.

For more information regarding women’s oral health, call and schedule an appointment with your dentist in Delray Beach today.