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A great smile can enhance your self-esteem, make you more outgoing, and even help you find success in your career and your romantic endeavors. If your teeth have a glaring flaw that you want to get rid of, we can fix it and much more! From cracked teeth and severe stains to even facial wrinkles and excessive gum tissue, Dr. Kandov can zero in and correct any number of cosmetic imperfections. Call us to schedule a consultation at Olga Kandov, DMD – Brite Smiles today to discuss cosmetic dentistry in Doylestown, PA.
When your smile needs to be completely reshaped, porcelain veneers are typically the option you’ll want to consider. Simply placing a thin piece of porcelain on the front of the tooth can hide discoloration, cracks, crooked teeth, and other imperfections all at once. Each veneer is custom made so that its shape and color blends in with the rest of your smile. Also, you can expect the porcelain to resist stains and maintain its appearance for many years.
Before we can place porcelain veneers, we normally must make room in the mouth by removing a small amount of enamel. If you’d rather not make such changes to the structure of your teeth, you may want to ask if Lumineers® are an option. Lumineers® are even thinner than normal veneers and can be cemented in place with little to no prep work. If you want, you can even have them taken off later.
A metal crown can keep your tooth safe, but it’s not always the most attractive addition to your smile. We can instead make the restoration out of porcelain. This material is translucent just like your enamel, and it can be colored to blend in with the rest of the smile. Most people can’t tell a porcelain crown from a natural tooth, so others won’t be able to notice that there’s anything artificial in your mouth just by looking.
Composite resin is normally used for fillings, but it can be used for purely cosmetic purposes as well. Like veneers, composite resin applied during direct bonding can cover cracks, stains, and other flaws. However, the procedure is shorter and can normally be completed in just one visit; that means you won’t have to wait weeks to enjoy the benefits that a perfect smile brings. If you’re only looking to make small adjustments to your grin, direct bonding should definitely be considered.
Drinking coffee every morning, smoking, or even natural aging can eventually leave your teeth looking dull. With a professional whitening treatment, you can reverse years of discoloration with just one appointment! Using the Zoom! system, we’ll apply a special hydrogen peroxide gel to the teeth. Once we shine a special light on it, the ingredients will enter the teeth and break apart the molecules of the stains. In just an hour, your smile will be several shades brighter.
Would you rather have your teeth whitened at home instead of in the dental chair? If you don’t mind waiting a couple of weeks to see the results, we can give you a professional-grade Opalescence whitening kit. The gel is placed in a special tray that has been designed to conform to your unique smile, and you’ll wear the tray for a set amount of time each day to let the gel work. While you can buy whitening products over the counter, they won’t be nearly as comfortable or effective as the kits we provide.
The balance between the gums and the teeth is a deceptively important factor for the appearance of your smile. If other people see too much gum tissue when you open your lips, the teeth will look oddly small in comparison. Gum recontouring lets us remove unneeded gum tissue and make more of the tooth’s surface visible. This will ensure that your dazzling teeth get the attention they deserve. When gum recontouring is used to make room for a dental crown, it’s referred to as “crown lengthening.”
At the beginning of your cosmetic treatment, we’ll take several digital pictures of your mouth as it is now and edit them to simulate the effects that veneers or another cosmetic treatment will have. In other words, we can show you what your new smile will look like before even starting a procedure. Feeling unsure about your treatment? You’ll have a chance to see the outcome and decide whether you like it so we can guarantee you’ll love your final results.
Are you surprised that seeing a dentist might be the answer for getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles on your face? With Botox®, Dr. Kandov can enhance more than just your teeth. A small injection around the eyes or on the forehead will stop the muscle movements that lead to wrinkles. (Said movements are not made consciously, so you may not even realize they’re happening.) After a week or two, your skin will look much smoother than it did before!
Surprisingly, we may be able to help you minimize facial wrinkles just using a small sample of your blood. After spinning the sample in a centrifuge, we can extract what we need to create platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The growth factors in PRP can help the body produce new collagen, which is the key to supple, youthful-looking skin. Thus, when the substance is applied near wrinkles and facial lines, it helps tighten and smooth the area while also improving its overall tone. Sometimes, PRP therapy can be combined with Botox®.
Are your teeth out of alignment? You can correct a crooked smile as well as other orthodontic issues with Invisalign® clear braces. Don’t worry about uncomfortable wires and brackets; this treatment uses clear plastic trays made specifically for your smile. Over the course of several months, the trays will gradually push your teeth into their desired positions – and unless they know what to look for, the casual observer won’t realize you’re wearing an orthodontic appliance at all!
Achieving the smile of your dreams sometimes takes multiple steps. Depending on how many cosmetic flaws you want to correct and how severe they are, you may be a candidate for a smile makeover, which is simply a personalized combination of several different cosmetic procedures put together based on your desired outcome. We invite you to set up a FREE consultation with Dr. Kandov so that she can start creating your customized plan, and you’ll soon have a smile that you can be proud of.
Whether you are interested in porcelain veneers, Lumineers, metal-free restorations, dental bonding, teeth whitening, gum recontouring, Botox®, or Invisalign® clear braces, Dr. Olga Kandov is a cosmetic dentist in Doylestown who can deliver outstanding results. But before you move forward with treatment, we know you probably have a lot of questions. We’ve compiled some frequently asked questions to help you become more familiar with these services and what you can expect as well as how cosmetic dentistry can most benefit you.
While it is true that cosmetic dentistry is designed to focus on a person’s aesthetics, it should not go without saying that it also makes a difference in the health of a smile. When chips, cracks, stains, gaps, crowding, and even missing teeth cause a drop in self-esteem, you will also notice dramatic changes in the way your smile feels. Tooth decay, gum disease, bite alignment, and a host of other common dental problems can develop, resulting in timely and costly restorative treatment.
By addressing these concerns with cosmetic treatment, you are not only boosting your confidence and improving your appearance, but you are also taking back control of your oral health.
Dependent upon your teenager’s needs, Dr. Kandov may be able to provide certain services to help improve their smile. Teeth whitening, dental bonding, Invisalign, and metal-free restorations may all be viable solutions should your teen be interested. However, because of the way certain procedures are performed, she makes the ultimate decision as to whether it is possible for your teen to receive cosmetic care.
She will be happy to sit down and discuss possible treatment options with you and your teenager during an initial consultation.
Just because a dentist can clean, examine, and address oral health issues does not necessarily mean they are qualified to perform certain cosmetic procedures. By choosing a cosmetic dentist to have your teeth whitened, veneers placed, or gums recontoured, you are ensuring your smile is in qualified hands. A cosmetic dentist receives advanced training and education on various treatments and procedures.
Inquiring about your dentist’s credentials and requesting before and after photos of satisfied patients will help you decide who you should see for any cosmetic service.
Because most cosmetic procedures are not meant to last forever (except gum recontouring), it is necessary that you take the necessary steps at home to keep your smile looking and feeling its best. Cosmetic dentistry is an investment in time and money, so make sure you’re following these tips: