Are you one of the people who has decided that the only way to straighten your teeth is to wear braces? If so, you owe it to yourself to talk with a dentist who has experience in orthodontics as well as porcelain veneers to validate whether that is actually the case. Without doing a careful […]
I’m a strong advocate of consumer awareness. For that reason, I like to be up-front with prospective patients not only about my practice, but about the practice of dentistry in general. We like patients who make an informed decision in choosing our practice over others. Many people don’t realize that being a Raleigh NC cosmetic […]
Not long ago, we posted information about porcelain veneers. Raleigh residents are showing an increased interest in veneers and other forms of cosmetic dentistry. From a consumer standpoint, it’s helpful to know not only what the concepts are, but what questions you should ask if you’re considering getting porcelain veneers in Raleigh. Here are five […]
Oddly enough, if you’re in the market for Raleigh tooth whitening treatments, you might hope that your teeth are yellow. That doesn’t mean you should try to stain them. It just means that if your underlying tooth color (underneath the enamel) is in the yellow family, the tooth whitening process is more likely to give […]
Before you explore your options for porcelain veneers in Raleigh, you should try to understand the real value of porcelain veneers, in general. The human body – and the composition of every part of it – is absolutely amazing when you study it. Your tooth enamel – which porcelain veneers essentially replicate but don’t completely […]
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry, you may have heard the terms bonding and veneers. The basic intent of both cosmetic dentistry procedures is the same, but the materials used are quite different. Bonding uses a tooth-colored composite resin – a putty-like material that we apply over a chip in a tooth or to cover over […]
You may have heard some people refer to a crown as a “cap.” While overly simplified, that is a good basic description of what a crown is. We remove the defective or damaged parts of the tooth and then “cap” it with a replacement that mimics the original tooth structure. However, that description is a […]
If you were to walk out on the street and ask what the biggest benefit of teeth whitening is, you’d likely find that 8 out of every 10 people would answer whiter, brighter teeth and a beautiful smile. But, what is the true value of that smile? Not in reference to how much one would […]
When asked about the benefits of Invisalign, many people will say straight teeth or a healthy-looking smile. Yes. There is no doubt these are benefits, but the real perks of this treatment go much farther than that. In fact, its effects can run much deeper and last a lifetime. Self-Esteem When a patient has a […]
Being told that you need to have a tooth extracted is a sore subject (no pun intended) for many people. This is most often the case when it comes to having your wisdom teeth taken out (as so many of us do). Let’s explore the issue some more though. What Happens During an Extraction & […]
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