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Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Smiles By Design

John M. Garcia, DDS

Dentist located in Weston, FL

Cosmetic dentistry can include many different kinds of smile enhancements. Dr. John M. Garcia at Smiles By Design offers Weston, Florida residents options including teeth whitening to make the teeth brighter and whiter, bonding to close gaps between teeth, teeth shaping to correct issues like overlapping teeth, and veneers to change the shape or color of the teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin sheets of plastic or porcelain that are cemented onto the front of the teeth. Veneers can change tooth color and tooth shape, and they cover a variety of cosmetic issues. People with seriously stained teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, or slightly crooked teeth may find that veneers are the perfect solution. It can vary considerably by person, but veneers last for years in most cases. Veneers have better longevity than bonding. Veneers also have the advantage of being stain resistant to substances like coffee and tea. In most cases, it takes a total of 3 or more appointments to have veneers installed. Diagnosis and treatment planning is first, followed by preparation of the tooth ( a tiny amount of enamel must be removed to accommodate the veneer) and mold creation, and finally the bonding of the veneer to the tooth. Veneers can be treated much like the natural tooth beneath them. Patients should continue good oral hygiene to keep their smile looking its very best.

How does teeth whitening work?

People who have surface stains on their teeth may be unhappy with their smile. Coffee, tea, red wine, nicotine, and other substances can cause unsightly stains over time, and regular brushing won't remove them. While there are teeth whitening products sold over the counter, such products are rarely effective in whitening teeth to a significant degree. Smiles By Design offers an effective, and safe whitening solution that's performed right in the office. The whitening can last as much as 5 years.

What are dental implants?

When a person is missing a tooth or several teeth, they often feel intensely self-conscious about their smile. Some people may have avoided smiling for years out of sheer embarrassment. Dental implants can correct the problem in a completely natural looking way. A dental implant is anchored into the jaw permanently, which means that it functions like a natural tooth. Dental implants are permanent teeth replacements that can give a person a full smile, and the ability to flash that smile confidently once again.

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