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January 30, 2010
Tags: Crowns   veneers   smiles  

Cosmetic Rewards

One of the most rewarding procedures in dentisty is a smile makeover. Sometimes, it doesn't take much to improve someone's smile. Jagged edges or uneven front teeth can be adjusted in minutes, and the overall appearance of a smile can be greatly enhanced. Whitening can also add the finishing touch.

January's Makeover

This month, we are in the process of a mini makeover with cosmentic crowns. Granted this process is a little more involved than simple adjustments and whitening, however, the results can be extraordinary. The patient below, has not liked the appreance of her smile. Stained areas between teeth, an unnatural looking, metal/porcelain crown, and the overall color, have been the main reasons for her smile complaints.

Improved Materials

Charity beforeMetal/porcelain crowns tend to show dark lines at the gum line. Their metal substucture also creates a problem with translucency, which limits the amount of light that passes through teeth, giving the overall unnatural look. Over the years, cosmetic crowns have greatly improved on their natural-looking qualities. Metal-free crowns and veneers allow light to penetrate easily, thus mimicking the properties of tooth enamel.

The Results

Next week, we will finish up this mini makeover and post the results. Check out to learn more!