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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.  

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.

Cosmetic Dentist vs. General Dentist

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Top half of a man's head with question mark above his head on a blue backgroundMany of our patients at Art of Dentistry Institute ask about the difference between a cosmetic dentist and a general dentist. While the American Dental Association (ADA) does not officially recognize cosmetic dentistry as a specialty, many dentists choose to focus on the more artistic aspects of dentistry and are considered cosmetic dentists by their patients, peers, and mentors.

General Dentist

A general dentist performs regular teeth cleanings and diagnoses problems that patients have with pain and oral health. They can tell patients when other issues are causing damage to their teeth, like bruxism, a poor diet, or dry mouth. Many general dentists also offer teeth whitening or dental bonding, which are cosmetic treatments, but most people would not consider them to be cosmetic dentists because the artistic aspect of dentistry is not the dentist’s primary focus.

Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Hawary named his practice Art of Dentistry Institute to make his focus clear. His passion is to not only provide patients with excellent general care, but he is also dedicated to crafting an aesthetically beautiful smile for each person. Since he graduated from dental school, Dr. Hawary began to advance his knowledge in cosmetic treatments by attending additional courses and programs geared toward cosmetic dentistry. As he perfected his skills, he entered and won several Smile Gallery Competitions which showcase some of his most challenging cases of cosmetic reconstruction. Many of these cases are also featured in prestigious dental journals such as The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Journal of California Dental Association, and theAmerican Journal of Esthetic Dentistry. What truly sets Dr. Hawary apart as a top cosmetic dentist is his status as Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is the 60th in the world to attain this level of achievement and is the first and the only Fellow of the AACD in Orange County.

If you are interested in the cosmetic dental procedures offered by Dr. Hawary at Art of Dentistry Institute, please schedule a consultation by calling (855) 427-8337 or filling out our online contact form today. If you are outside our area of operation, why not visit this cosmetic dentist San Diego instead.

Age-Defying Dentistry

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Close up photo of a beautiful young woman smilingYour smile can help you look young and vibrant again!

When it comes to fighting the natural aging process, many people consider plastic surgery procedures to turn back the hands of time before they consider cosmetic improvement for their smile. However, our smile ages right along with the rest of our facial features and is one of the key components to looking youthful. Chips, cracks, discoloration, and thinning enamel show the wear and tear our smiles have endured over time and can make us appear years older than we are. The Art of Dentistry Institute offers many treatments that will defy the aging process to give you a young and vibrant-looking smile that significantly improves your look.

Get a “Lift”

Plastic surgery isn’t the only option to give your face a “lift.” Porcelain Veneers or bonding can provide support to the cheekbones and can even soften nasolabial folds to give you a much younger appearance.

Straighten Up

Straightening your teeth with Invisalign® can provide a significant improvement to your appearance. In some cases, aligning your teeth correctly can improve the shape of your face and make you look more youthful.

Close Gaps

Gaps in the smile can be uncomfortable, cause speech impediments, and detract from a person’s overall beauty. Gaps can be closed with veneers or bonding to make the entire smile appear more symmetrical.

Fix Discoloration

Teeth can darken over time as the pulp in the center of the teeth recedes and is filled with dark-colored dentin. Consistent exposure to certain foods and drinks, such as wine, coffee, tea, and berries, can also contribute to discoloration and yellowing of the teeth. In one quick office visit, laser teeth whitening with Zoom!® can improve the whiteness of the teeth up to eight shades.

Replace Missing Teeth

Missing teeth are the most noticeable indicators of an aged smile. Missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants, which are capped with a crown. Bridges or porcelain veneers are other options that can disguise missing teeth and lead to a more youthful facial appearance overall. Restoring lost teeth will also prevent bone loss from occurring in the jaw over time, which may cause a person to appear older than their actual age.

The Art of Dentistry Institute is dedicated to meeting all of your aesthetic needs and will provide you with a customized treatment plan to attain the look you desire. If you are interested in any of the procedures offered at our Irvine practice, please schedule a consultation by calling 855-427-8337 or filling out our online contact form for more information.

If you are interested in a cosmetic dental procedure at Art of Dentistry in Irvine, CA, please call (949) 799-0500 to schedule your dental appointment today.

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