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Top Five Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

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Top 5 Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Leading Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Emil Hawary and his professional staff specialize in a variety of cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry procedures. Among these procedures are dental implants, veneers, Invisalign®, teeth whitening, and dental bridges.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a titanium rod that is fused to the jawbone in order to function as the tooth root. Although dentures and bridges can remedy problems associated with missing teeth, they can’t prevent future bone loss the way dental implants can. Dental implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all teeth.


Dental Veneers are constructed of high-quality porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. Veneers are customized to fit your tooth length, color and shape, and once bonded, become a part of the natural tooth. The benefit of veneers for cosmetic dentistry is that they’re strong, stain-resistant, and a long-lasting remedy for misaligned teeth, abnormal spacing, worn edges, chips, cracks, and discoloration.


Invisalign® is the leading alternative to braces for correcting protruding teeth, gapped or crowded teeth, open bite, overbite, and underbite. Invisalign® is a cosmetic dentistry system that uses removable, transparent trays custom-made to fit and straighten your teeth. Among other benefits, Invisalign® trays are virtually invisible, and can be removed unlike traditional braces for eating, and brushing and flossing your teeth.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a safe and effective cosmetic dental procedure that can restore teeth to their whitest shade. Both in-office and at-home treatments help to erase discoloration of teeth due to coffee stains, cigarette and tobacco use, and other causes of dull or yellow teeth.

Dr. Hawary offers the Zoom! Chairside Teeth Whitening System, also known as laser teeth whitening. When the advanced whitening gel is placed on the teeth, the heat from a laser activates the gel—and in just 45 minutes, your teeth can become up to eight shades whiter.

At-home cosmetic dentistry treatments are also available, in which Dr. Hawary will provide you with a custom-fitted mouth tray to be used with prescription strength whitening gel. For best results, you will need to use these trays consistently for 2 weeks.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges can repair gaps to restore your smile, and allow you to speak and chew properly. Dental bridges use two or more crowns on each side of a fake tooth. The crowns rest atop surrounding natural teeth or implants so that the fake tooth fills in the gap. Dental bridges also add support to maintain your jaw’s bone structure and prevent the rest of your teeth from shifting.

As the top Cosmetic Dentist in Irvine, Dr. Emil Hawary and his accredited staff understand that dental procedures, no matter the scope, can be stressful. The Art of Dentistry Institute was founded to provide patients with the most effective and comfortable cosmetic dentistry possible. We care for you, and your smile!

To learn more about these five types of cosmetic dentistry procedures, and other dental procedures we offer, contact our Irvine Cosmetic Dentistry office today at (949) 955-3366, or through our convenient contact form.

Dental Veneers – Are they right for you?

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Should I get Dental Veneers

Should I Get Dental Veneers?

Dental Veneers can transform a smile in as little as two dental office visits. Veneers can resolve oral conditions including tooth discoloration, gaps between teeth, crooked teeth and misshaped teeth. At Orange County’s Art of Dentistry Institute, Dr. Emil Hawary has been placing veneers for over 2 decades, giving patients a picture perfect smile.

How do veneers work?

Veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that are bonded to the fronts of teeth. Originally created in Hollywood to give movie actors the appearance of having perfect teeth, veneers are cosmetic solutions to improve oral aesthetics. To achieve long lasting and natural looking results, dentists need to remove a small portion of the tooth enamel in ensure the veneer fits the tooth and looks and feels natural. Once the tooth is prepped, the patient is given a temporary veneer which they wear for about 2 weeks until Dr. Hawary receives the permanent veneer(s) from the lab.

Does it hurt to get dental veneers?

Most patients report very little to no pain associated with getting veneers. Before the procedure Dr. Hawary gently administers a local anesthetic just to ensure that any discomfort is kept to a minimum as the top surface of the tooth is reduced. However, the reduction is typically so small (approximately .3mm) and does not encroach on the root or nerve area so the reduction should be relatively painless. Most sensitivity or swelling after the procedure is easily managed with ibuprofen.

Teeth cleaning with veneers:

Patients with veneers should be using a soft bristled tooth brush and non-abrasive tooth paste. Most pastes with whitening agents in them are considered abrasive and should be avoided. Rembrant® toothpaste is generally considered a safe paste to use at home if you have porcelain restorations. It is also important to notify your hygienist when receiving a professional teeth cleaning. Your Hygienist may avoid certain instruments such as the scaler on your veneer.

Who should not get veneers?

Any oral health concerns such as cavities and tooth aches should be addressed before veneers are placed. If you are not already a regular patient we will schedule you for an oral exam during your veneer consult to make sure that your mouth is healthy and ready for cosmetic dentistry. Patients who grind their teeth heavily at night may not be a candidate for veneers. Teeth grinders should mention their grinding habit during their consult so Dr. Hawary can make the best recommendation for your aesthetic goals.

How long do veneers last?

Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing how long a veneer will last but most last at least 10 years and many of our patients have had their veneers for 15+ years. Veneer longevity has a lot to do with the patient’s occlusion, grinding habits, and how well they take care of their veneer(s).

Ready to see if veneers are right for you?

If you are in Orange County and would like to learn more about veneers or schedule a consultation, please give us a call at Art of Dentistry Institute today. We look forward to helping you attain your ideal smile. Like wise, if you’re not in the area then you may want to look into a practitioner near you. Commonly, clients are searching for Veneers vs Lumineers Cost Pensacola or in LA as this can be a decider in their cosmetic dentistry decision.





The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

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A Certified Cosmetic Dentist

We all hope that our doctor is a qualified and outstanding practitioner. However, many of us couldn’t point out an excellent dentist in a lineup. It’s more than a degree that makes a doctor – it’s experience and a commitment to patients and knowledge. Being a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD) signifies a dentist’s dedication and high standard of performance that many people seek.

What Is the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry®?

Certified Cosmetic DentistThe American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® was founded in 1984 by 60 dentists whose goal was to create an organization dedicated to the art and science of cosmetic dentistry. The AACD now includes over 6,000 dental professionals, technicians, educators, and researchers from over 70 countries worldwide. The AACD provides a platform for communication and education in the cosmetic dentistry community on a global scale.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® strives to promote education for dental professionals long after they receive their degree. Any dentist that is accredited or a Fellow of the AACD has made a commitment to constantly evolve, learn, and provide outstanding patient care. The AACD desires to make the life-changing benefits of cosmetic dentistry available to more people each year. To become accredited, one must pass a written and oral exam as well as submit their own clinical cases for review. The AACD holds annual, rigorous Fellowship programs.

Dr. Hawary’s Commitment     

medalsDr. Hawary is the 60th dentist worldwide to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry®, and in 2013 he became the first and only Fellow in Irvine, CA. Being a Fellow of the AACD means being a member of a group of people that are dedicated to working together as peers in the pursuit of knowledge and the advancement of the dental industry. He has also won multiple gold medals from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® for his entries in the annual Smile Gallery Competition.

Becoming a Fellow of the AACD is completely voluntary, but Dr. Hawary felt it necessary to improve his own knowledge and skill set. This is what sets him apart from other cosmetic dentists – his constant pursuit of being better than the best. He takes his education and applies it at his Irvine practice, The Art of Dentistry Institute. Dr. Hawary’s number one priority is to always provide the most advanced and quality cosmetic treatments for his patients.

Schedule your consultation with an award-winning American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® Fellow today. Dr. Hawary is dedicated to providing excellent patient care, and his friendly staff is available to answer your questions and concerns. Contact our office by calling (949) 955-3366, or fill out our online contact form here for more information.

Which Tooth Covering Do I Need?

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Which Tooth Covering Do I Need?Did you know that your teeth and your bite are as unique as your fingerprints? That’s why dental problems can’t be fixed by a one-size-fits-all solution. There is a wide variety of options available for correcting unsightly teeth. For most patients, accidents, tooth decay, and age contribute to a less than stellar smile. Tooth coverings are used to correct cracked, chipped, or missing teeth. But, how do you know which covering is best for your cosmetic dental needs?

Dental Onlays

Dental onlays, also known as partial crowns, are used to treat cavities, cracks, or broken teeth. They work by covering one or more of the cusps on the biting surface. Onlays are the best choice when the tooth can’t support a dental filling but doesn’t need a full crown. Ideal candidates include people with:

  • Cavities
  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Damage that could be treated with fillings
  • Old fillings that need to be replaced

Dental onlays come in a variety of materials, but the best choice is porcelain. Porcelain onlays mimic a natural tooth appearance, are highly durable, and are resistant to staining.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can restore the shape, size, strength, and/or appearance of teeth. A crown is used to camouflage an unsightly tooth by encapsulating the entire visible portion of the tooth. The crown can be supported by either a natural tooth root or a dental implant. Ideal candidates include people with:

  • Decay too severe for a filling, inlay, or onlay
  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Misalignment
  • Discoloration
  • The need for additional structural support

Dental crowns differ from veneers in that they cover the entire tooth rather than only the front portion. Crowns can be made from varying materials, and the best choice depends on the individual needs of the patient.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth. Partial dentures are used when some of the patient’s natural teeth remain, whereas complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing. Partial dentures are beneficial for replacing missing teeth, and they also prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of their correct position. Partial dentures provide a natural-looking correction to one’s smile.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Hawary of the Art of Dentistry Institute today. Dr. Hawary can evaluate the state of your teeth and help you decide the best option for you depending on your cosmetic wishes. Dr. Hawary and his staff are eager to help you regain your unique, vibrant smile. Contact us today by call (949) 955-3366 or fill out our online contact form here.  

Combining General and Cosmetic Dentistry

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Achieve a Beautiful and Healthy Smile

Achieving a Beautiful and Healthy SmileThe best smiles are the ones that are as healthy as they are beautiful. Having teeth that are healthy inside and out can boost your confidence and improve the quality of your life by reducing both physical and emotional pain. At the Art of Dentistry Institute, Dr. Hawary is a firm believer in comprehensive oral care to restore your smile. That’s why he offers the Smile Makeover to provide full mouth rehabilitation. The Smile Makeover combines general and cosmetic dentistry to achieve flawless results.

Why Choose a Smile Makeover?

A Smile Makeover is a customized treatment plan that combines the restorative health benefits of general dentistry with the aesthetic enhancement of cosmetic dentistry. Upon your initial visit, Dr. Hawary will carefully examine your jaw, underlying musculature, teeth, and gums. He will then create an individualized treatment plan that addresses all problems affecting your oral health and appearance.

Dr. Hawary may suggest combining any number of procedures to return your mouth to optimal health. Your tailored treatment may include some or all of the following:

  • TMJ Treatment: Helps treat temporomandibular joint disorders that may be causing chronic headaches and pain in the jaw, face, neck, shoulders, and possibly back.
  • Root Canal Therapy: Infected or inflamed root pulp is removed, and the remaining healthy tooth structure is preserved.
  • Dental Crowns: Help restore the aesthetic appearance of teeth that are misshapen, discolored, damaged, or have undergone a root canal.
  • Dental Implants: A permanent solution to missing teeth that provides strong support for crowns, bridges, or dentures.
  • Dental Bridge: Fills in the gaps between missing teeth with false teeth created from gold, alloys, and porcelain.
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings: Protect the healthy structures of the teeth by filling in areas of tooth decay and repairing damaged areas.
  • Periodontal Therapy: A thorough gum cleaning to help prevent gingivitis or periodontitis.
  • Teeth Whitening: Bleaching that will restore your teeth to their whitest shade.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Strong, long-lasting shells that adhere to damaged teeth and have the appearance of natural teeth.

By combining any number of these procedures, Dr. Hawary can improve your oral health by fighting diseases, strengthening teeth, alleviating pain, and establishing a bright smile. Your new confidence will have you greeting the world with a new, fabulous grin.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Hawary today and see how you could benefit from a Smile Makeover. Call us at 949-955-3366 or fill out our online contact form here.



Restoring Your Pearly Whites With Porcelain Veneers

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Advantages of Porcelain Veneers

Of all the cosmetic and general dental Advantages of Porcelain Veneersprocedures, porcelain veneers are the most versatile. No other treatment can correct gaps, chips, misalignment, and discoloration in just two visits to the dental office. While veneers may cost more than other dental procedures, they remain one of the most popular choices because of their many advantages.

1. Stain-resistant

Dental bonding is one option to smooth jagged or misshapen teeth or to correct chipped teeth. While this treatment improves those problems sufficiently, dental bonding can chip, become discolored, or feel rough over time and will eventually need to be replaced. It generally lasts from three to seven years depending on the person’s diet, oral hygiene, and the quality of the material used. Porcelain veneers are a much sturdier option and are incredibly resistant to staining over time. The porcelain material also looks much more natural than bonding because of its tooth-like translucency.

2. Durable and long-lasting

Veneers are a permanent option to improve the appearance and function of the smile and can last up to 20 years or more depending on the person’s diet and oral hygiene. They are incredibly durable; chipped, cracked, or broken veneers are a rare occurrence. If such problems do occur, the veneer can easily be replaced.

3. Fast

When it comes to straightening your teeth, braces or Invisalign® can take up to two years to provide satisfying results. Veneers will straighten teeth in only two office visits and have the added advantage of correcting asymmetry, discoloration, chipped teeth, and virtually any other aesthetic concern.
If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers and would like to schedule a consultation, please call Art of Dentistry Institute at (855) 427-8337. For your convenience, you may also fill out our online contact form.

Benefits of Full Mouth Rehabilitation

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Rejuvenate Your Mouth for Oral Health

Full mouth rehabilitation, also called full mouth reconstruction or rejuvenation, is different from a full smile makeover in that it is a necessary procedure. It involves restoring every tooth in a person’s mouth with the primary goal of improving oral health.

Ideal candidates for full mouth rehabilitation may relate to one or more of the following:

  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome
  • Consistent headaches or migraines
  • Clicking in the jaw
  • Lock jaw
  • Missing teeth
  • Worn, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Jaw dispositioning

Restoring Your Smile’s Beauty and Function

While a full mouth rehabilitation is not technically a cosmetic procedure, Art of Dentistry Institute focuses on both the beauty and function of the entire mouth with every treatment we provide. Tooth-colored fillings and porcelain crowns are just a couple of cosmetic dental treatment options that ensure a more vibrant, natural-looking result. Other procedures used in full mouth rehabilitation might include:

full mouth rehabilitation for oral health

  • Jaw repositioning
  • Tooth extraction
  • Placement of dental implants and crowns
  • Orthodontic braces
  • Bone and tissue grafting
  • Teeth cleaning and whitening


Relieving Headaches and Migraines

Persistent headaches or migraines can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. In some cases, they may be caused by bruxism (clenching or grinding the teeth) or they may be the result of TMJ. A full mouth rehabilitation will address these concerns and will often alleviate headaches.

Resolving Gum Disease

Gum disease is another issue addressed with full mouth rehabilitation to ensure that the reconstructed teeth have a healthy foundation. Scaling and root planing may be sufficient to correct any damage, or you may require soft tissue or bone grafts to build up the gums and underlying jaw bone.

Straightening Teeth

Crooked teeth can be a source of pain and discomfort and can also increase the risk of tartar buildup and gum disease. Correcting the bite with braces, Invisalign, or porcelain veneers will make the smile more beautiful as well as healthier and pain free.

The Art of Dentistry Institute has been perfecting the beauty and functionality of smiles for years. If you are interested in any of the procedures offered at our Irvine practice, please schedule a consultation by calling 855-427-8337 or by filling out our online contact form for more information.


Healthy Smiles Are Beautiful Smiles

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Dentistry for a Healthy, Beautiful Smile

Dentistry for providing a healthy, beautiful smile in IrvineYour smile speaks volumes about your personality. You may try to pass off that closed-lip grimace as a smile because you lack confidence in your teeth. You may go out of your way to hide imperfections by not smiling or by placing your hands over your mouth when you talk. This self-conscious behavior is affecting the way people perceive you. Covering your smile is hiding it away, and that makes you seem weak and timid. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Attractive smiles start with the teeth and most importantly, their health.

Signs of an Unhealthy Mouth

  • Tooth loss can lead to the atrophy of the underlying bone. Without teeth or facial bone for support, your face can prematurely age.
  • Overcrowding of teeth makes them hard to clean properly. This causes plaque build-up and tooth decay.
  • Puffy, red, and inflamed gums are signs of gingivitis. Untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis and eventual tooth loss.
  • Fever blisters and canker sores can be a sign of vitamin deficiency, a bacterial infection, or an inflammatory bowel disease.

Art of Dentistry Can Help You Achieve a New Smile

At the Art of Dentistry Institute, Dr. Hawary uses his years of experience to help craft new and beautiful smiles. He provides a wide range of services from general to cosmetic dentistry. He even offers treatments that are specially tailored to make the face appear more youthful, happier, and healthier.

Implanting a Stronger Smile

Losing teeth does more harm than just creating an unattractive smile. Tooth loss can affect a person’s ability to chew food. The jawbone needs the chewing action to stimulate bone regulation, and without it the underlying bone begins to atrophy. With no supporting structure, the lips and surrounding tissue sink in toward the mouth, aging the face. By utilizing dental implants, you can can keep chewing as you did before.

Dental implants inserted after tooth extraction can prevent bone loss and damage. Dental implants are made of titanium, and they permanently fuse to the jawbone. This allows implants to act as a replacement for the root system, making them more reliable than dentures or fixed bridgework.

Aligning a Straighter Smile

When teeth are overcrowded or overlapping, it becomes increasingly difficult to ensure that they are properly cleaned. There are crevices that the toothbrush cannot reach, and it may be impossible to floss all the way to the gums. When the teeth cannot be cleaned effectively, plaque begins to build up. Excess plaque can lead to tooth discoloration and decay. Using Invisalign® can give you a straighter smile.

Invisalign® is a set of clear aligners that can be easily removed. Unlike braces, Invisalign® won’t alter your daily life. You can brush and floss as you normally would and continue to eat the food you love. Invisalign® is ideal for adults and older teens who have healthy teeth and gums. Each set of aligners is customized for you and corrects teeth in about a year, giving you that beautiful smile you desire.

Maintaining a Brighter Smile

The key to maintaining a healthy smile is routine dental hygiene. It is necessary to do your part daily by brushing and flossing as instructed, but many people fail to realize the benefits of semi-annual dental visits. Regular dental examinations allow for the early detection of tooth decay, gingivitis, and other oral health problems so they can be treated before becoming visible or causing pain.

At your exam, x-rays will be taken to determine cavity development, a professional teeth cleaning with remove hardened plaque build up, and tooth polishing will remove stains on the tooth surface. During an oral exam, you may also receive an oral cancer screening. Early cancer detection is vital for treatment and survival. All of this ensures your teeth stay healthy and fabulous.

Stop hiding your smile away. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Hawary and see how he can give you a healthy, beautiful smile. Call today at 949-955-3366 or fill out our online contact form here.

The Best Options for Teeth Whitening

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Before and after photo of teeth whiteningStained, discolored, or yellow teeth can add years to a person’s appearance, and they can have quite an impact on their quality of life. If you find that you cover your mouth when you smile or laugh or you avoid showing your teeth in pictures, you should consider a simple, painless option that can significantly restore your confidence: teeth whitening.

At Art of Dentistry Institute, teeth whitening can be performed in-office with laser technology or in the convenience of your home with take-home whitening trays. Both methods of whitening can brighten your smile up to eight shades and provide results that can last up to a year or more depending on how well you maintain your oral hygiene. Eating less sugar and acidic drinks will also prolong your results.

In-Office Whitening

While in-office teeth whitening costs more, it provides final results in just one 45-minute session. This option is perfect for those who do not want to wear whitening trays or who need a beautifully improved smile immediately.

At our practice, we offer the Zoom!® Chairside Whitening System. This treatment is painless and involves the application of a whitening gel on the teeth, which is activated by heat from a laser. Your gums and surrounding tissues are carefully covered and protected from the heat. Your dentist will be at your side throughout the entire treatment to monitor how your teeth are handling the treatment.

At-Home Whitening

For those who are fine with waiting a couple of weeks for their whiter smile, we can provide you with take-home trays that are customized to fit your teeth. You will place a special whitening gel in the trays and wear them each night, and your whiter smile will become noticeable after two weeks. This option is equally as safe as laser teeth whitening.

If you are interested in restoring your smile and confidence with teeth whitening, please schedule a consultation at Art of Dentistry Institute by calling (855) 427-8337 or by filling out our online contact form.

If you are interested in a cosmetic dental procedure at Art of Dentistry in Irvine, CA, please call 949-403-3834 to schedule your dental appointment today.

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Art of Dentistry Institute
2646 Dupont Dr., Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92612
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