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3 Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry takes into account the treatment and prevention of dental problems, but the main focus is smile makeover. To completely understand the benefits of truly comprehensive dentistry, you should learn from the best NJ cosmetic dentist. Here are 3 benefits of cosmetic dentistry and porcelain veneers.

    1. Comprehensive dentistry produces real results: Porcelain Veneers can fix chipped teeth, cracked teeth, broken teeth, dental defects, whiten discolored teeth, and even reduce signs of aging leaving patients with a more vibrant and youthful appearance.
    2. Improves patient’s confidence – Naturally many patients who want dental veneers have battled years of low self-esteem as result of dental problems, so the low self-esteem is reversed when these problems are corrected or covered up.
    3. Increase in social status – your smile is one of the first things people will notice about you. It might not be fair, but the appearance of your smile can make people assume things about you, such as your social class. If you have yellow teeth or missing teeth, people may perceive you are of a lower class or someone to avoid and not associate with. This isn’t always the case, and with the aid of comprehensive dentistry you can change your smile to represent who you truly are.
What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is endodontic surgery inside an inflamed or infected tooth that treats nerve damage inside the pulp caused by decay, abscess, or breaks and chips trauma. It removes, shapes, cleans, decontaminates and restores the tooth anatomically. It combats pain, swelling, bone loss, and drainage problems by removing pulp tissue, decontaminating bacterially, and deadening everything but the tooth’s external structure, and filling the root canal with inert sealers and core material.

Root canal surgery generally only takes one visit to carry out, and should be done as quickly as possible after diagnosis of the problem.

Because root canal therapy often involves infections that you don’t want to damage bone or spread to other teeth, it is best carried out by an experienced cosmetic and general dentist such as Dr. Mancino. His extensive experience in the field is why he is considered a top dentist in NJ.

What Are Dental Veneers?

When teeth are severely stained, crooked, cracked, or worn down, it can adversely affect the way your smile looks and, in turn, may affect the way you view yourself. If your smile makes you uncomfortable or insecure, you may want to consider veneers, which effectively address these issues and transform your smile to its brilliant best.

 

What Are Veneers?

Veneers, also called laminates, are extremely thin layers of porcelain, which are bonded to the front of your teeth to conceal staining, chips, and misalignments.

 

The Veneer Procedure

During your initial consultation, Dr. Mancino will assess with you what imperfections you would like to address. If veneers are a viable option for your situation, the next step is to determine the shape and shade with which will be most suitable for you.

During your appointment, Dr. Mancino will shave off a miniscule amount of enamel – generally about .5 millimeters. Often, temporary veneers may be applied to ensure your teeth are protected in the interim week or two while your permanent veneers are created. When ready, Dr. Mancino will permanently bond the permanent veneers over your teeth, which will provide you with a new great smile.

 

Things to Know About Veneers

Veneers do not stain but they also cannot be whitened. This is an important point to take into account when your veneer shade is being considered and selected. Also, if you do not have much enamel to begin with, you may not be a candidate for veneers. If you grind your teeth, be sure to discuss your bruxism with your dentist as grinding teeth too vigorously can crack veneers.