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Having a full, attractive smile is important, both for your self-esteem and for your dental health. One of the most trusted ways to restore or replace a missing tooth is with crowns and bridges, which Dr. Navasart Kazazian and Dr. Apel Keuroghlian use routinely at their practice, New Smile Dental Group in Glendale, California. If you're missing one or more teeth, crowns and bridges might be exactly what you need.
What is a crown?
A crown is an extremely versatile dental restoration used regularly by your Glendale dentist. Usually made of porcelain, it's shaped like the topmost portion of a natural tooth. However, it has an indentation on the underneath side that allows it to fit snugly around a tooth that has breakage or decay that goes beyond what a filling or bonding can repair. When used with bridges, crowns strengthen the natural teeth on either side of a gap left by a missing tooth so that a bridge can securely fill it in.
What is a bridge?
The middle section of this restoration is the bridge; sometimes the entire appliance is known simply as a bridge. A bridge may consist of one or more porcelain teeth, depending on your individual needs. These teeth look like crowns, except they are solid in the center. Your Glendale dentist will cement the bridge portion of your restoration to the crowned teeth.
How crowns and bridges help
When combined, crowns and bridges become a restoration that makes your smile attractive and functional again. You'll feel confident about smiling, because your dentist will make sure that your crowns and bridges match the color and size of the rest of your teeth. By stabilizing your smile, you're also helping to protect your other natural teeth from shifting out of place. You can expect your crowns and bridges to last about a decade before needing adjustment or repair.
To learn more about crowns and bridges, or any other dental procedure, contact New Smile Dental Group in Glendale to make an appointment with one of our skilled dentists today! Proudly Serving: Atwater Village, Los Feliz, Montrose, La Canada, Tropico Flintridge, and Adams Hill.
It's natural for your teeth to lose their color and polished look over time, but you don't have to settle for a dull and boring smile forever. Professional whitening at a dentist's office may be just the thing you need to regain a sense of pride in the way your teeth look. New Smile Dental Group is a dentist office in Glendale, CA that proudly serves Atwater Village, Los Feliz, Montrose, La Canada, Tropico Flintridge, and Adams Hill, and specializes in teeth whitening treatments.
Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments
You have two options when having your teeth whitened at the dentist's office. The first is to let your dentist perform the whitening process. It is quick, reliable, and a safe choice if you have any tooth or gum sensitivities. The second option is to ask your Atwater Village, Los Feliz, Montrose, La Canada, Tropico Flintridge, Adams Hill, and Glendale, CA dentist to prescribe you a professional whitening kit to take home. You'll add carbamide peroxide gel to the trays provided and wear them for up to two hours each day for about a month.
Reasons to Consider Teeth Whitening
Teeth are naturally white and smooth and have an attractive shine when they're at their best. Teeth whitening restores that natural color and your dentist can also re-polish your teeth to restore the glossy appearance. A smile survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that most people believe that whiter teeth make you more youthful-looking, appealing, and even more successful.
Make Your Brighter Smile Last
Take every measure possible to avoid having your teeth turn dull-colored again in the future after a teeth whitening treatment. Here are some simple tips to protect your smile:
- Use a straw for just about everything you drink and avoid coffee or tea as much as possible.
- Brush with a good fluoride toothpaste that will help strengthen your enamel.
- Visit your dentist every six months for dental cleanings.
Whiter Teeth, A Happier Smile
If it's been a while since you were excited about your smile, change that by calling a dentist at New Smile Dental Group for a teeth whitening treatment. The Glendale, CA office proudly serves patients in Atwater Village, Los Feliz, Montrose, La Canada, Tropico Flintridge, and Adams Hill. Call (818) 547-4398 today to schedule your session with Dr. Navasart Kazazian or Dr. Apel Keuroghlian.
Show off your best possible smile by correcting imperfections with a cosmetic dentistry procedure. Cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained, dull, gapped, or crooked. A cosmetic dentist can help you decide which procedures will help you show off your best possible smile. At New Smile Dental Group, Dr. Navasart Kazazian and Dr. Apel Keuroghlian are your Glendale, CA, cosmetic dentists.
Bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure for concealing chips or cracks in teeth. Bonding can also be used to close small gaps between teeth. For dental bonding, a resin material is used as the bonding agent. The material is applied directly over problem areas, such as cracks or chips. As the material dries, it permanently bonds with the tooth. Once completely dry, imperfections will be concealed and the bonded area will look like part of the natural tooth. Your Glendale cosmetic dentist can tell you if bonding is the best option for your teeth.
Crowns & Veneers
Crowns and veneers are two options for completing transforming the appearance of problem teeth. Veneers are thin covers applied to the front of teeth, while crowns are placed over teeth like a cap. Once installed, veneers and crowns both look and function like natural teeth. The primary difference between the two is that veneers only cover the front surface of a tooth, while crowns completely encapsulate the natural tooth. Crowns and veneers can conceal such problems as chips, cracks, or stains, as well as improve the shape of misshaped teeth.
Professional teeth whitening treatments done in your Glendale cosmetic dentist’s office are an excellent way to whiten and brighten dull, discolored, or stained teeth. Professional whitening treatments deliver significantly whiter results than over-the-counter whitening products. Additionally, results are immediate and your teeth will be visibly whiter by several shades after just one treatment. Further, the results of professional teeth whitening treatments can last up to five years before additional treatments are needed.
Cosmetic dentistry can help you show off your best possible smile. Whether you wish to repair a chipped tooth or brighten your teeth with whitening treatments, there is a variety of cosmetic dental procedures for helping you achieve your best smile. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kazazian or Dr. Keuroghlian, your Glendale, CA, cosmetic dentists, call New Smile Dental Group at (818) 547-4398.
Most of us wouldn't think of buying a new car without a “test drive.” It's a serious investment, so you want to make sure you're comfortable with your new ride.
Like an auto purchase, the plan you and your dentist agree on to cosmetically enhance your teeth and gums — a “smile makeover” — is a significant investment. Wouldn't it be nice to “test drive” your future smile before you undergo any procedures?
Actually, you can — two ways, in fact. For one, your dentist could use computer imaging software that alters a photo of your face to show how your smile will appear after dental work. These computer enhancements are a great planning tool for making decisions on the look you want to achieve.
But even the best computer images only provide a static, two-dimensional representation of your new smile. It can't capture all the angles and movement dynamics of any proposed changes. That's where the other way, a trial smile, is a true test drive — you can see your future smile in action.
With a trial smile, your dentist temporarily places tooth-colored material called composite resin on your teeth to simulate the proposed changes. The resin can be shaped and sculpted to create a life-like replica that you'll be able to view in all three spatial dimensions. What's more it will give you a chance not only to see what your new smile will look like, but to actually experience how it feels in your mouth.
Creating a trial smile is an added expense and it's only available during your consultation visit — the dentist will need to remove the resin before you leave. But you'll still be able to get a good impression of what your final smile will be like. You'll also be able to take photos you can show to family and friends to get their impressions of your proposed new look.
A trial smile allows you to know beforehand what your dental work investment will provide you, and even fine-tune your makeover plan before work begins. With this particular kind of “test drive” you'll have greater assurance that you'll be happy and satisfied with the end results.
If you would like more information on trial smiles, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Testing Your Smile Makeover.”
The holidays are a season for giving. At this time of year, lots of us spend hours rushing around, looking for the perfect gifts for people we care about. But sometimes, amidst all the hustle and bustle, it doesn’t hurt to step back and think about yourself a little. If a better-looking smile has been on your list but you haven’t taken the first steps, the holiday season might be the right time to give yourself a gift.
Many smile problems, like discolored, chipped or uneven teeth, can be resolved with veneers—wafer-thin porcelain shells that cover the front surfaces of teeth. Veneers are custom-made just for you: They can have a pearly luster to match your existing teeth, or be Hollywood-white for a dazzling red-carpet smile. In just a few visits to the dental office, you can have the smile you’ve always wanted—and a whole new look for the New Year.
If damaged or missing teeth are what’s bothering you, you’ll be happy to know that there are lots of good options for replacing them. If the tooth’s roots are still in good shape, a crown or cap could be the answer. This is a sturdy replacement for the entire visible part of the tooth that not only looks great, but also functions well in your bite—and can last for years to come.
If teeth are missing or can’t be saved, we offer several options for replacement, including fixed (non-removable) bridgework and dental implants. A tried-and-true method for replacing one or more missing teeth, bridges are firmly supported by healthy teeth next to the gap in your smile. These teeth must be prepared to receive the bridge by having some of the tooth’s surface removed.
Dental implants are today’s premier option for tooth replacement. In this high-tech system, a root-like titanium insert, placed directly into the bone beneath the gum, forms a solid anchorage for the visible part of the replacement tooth. Implants look and feel completely natural, and can last for many years. Plus, they don’t require any work to be done on nearby teeth.
What kind of smile makeover is right for you? Just ask us! We will be happy to take a look at your smile and recommend a treatment plan. And in this season of generosity, there’s no better gift you can give yourself than a bright new smile.
You can learn more about smile makeovers by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Beautiful Smiles by Design.”