How dental bonding from your Pasadena dentist can enhance your smile
As you age, your smile ages right along with you. You may have noticed some cracks, chips, discolorations and other defects that weren’t there before. Fortunately, there is any easy, relatively inexpensive solution to give you back your beautiful smile. It’s called dental bonding! Dr. Kevin Gill in Pasadena, TX wants to share the many benefits of dental bonding.
Dental bonding is dental artistry in action. Dr. Gill will match the color of bonding material to your teeth, ensuring a seamless, natural look. Then he will sculpt and shape the bonding material perfectly and cover dental issues like these:
- Excessive wear and erosion due to aging
- Cracks, chips or breakage due to trauma
- Discolorations due to lifestyle or medications
- Jagged, uneven teeth due to poor bite alignment
Dental bonding is one of the most versatile cosmetic dental treatments available. Dr. Gill can even cosmetically correct small spaces or gaps between your teeth.
Dr. Gill begins your bonding treatment by applying an etching solution. This solution creates tiny pore-like openings to retain the bonding material. The next step is the bonding cement. This cement works like glue to attach the bonding material to your tooth surface.
The bonding material is called composite and it is a unique liquid resin that is color-matched and shaped to match your teeth as closely as possible. The composite is applied, shaped and then hardened using a high-tech ultraviolet “curing” light.
As a final step, Dr. Gill will further shape and polish your bonding treatment to be virtually invisible on your teeth. People will notice your teeth look so much more attractive, but they won’t know why! Your smile will look naturally great!
There are many benefits of dental bonding and you deserve to discover them for yourself! Don’t visit just anyone because you need the services of a dental artist like Dr. Gill. For more information about what dental bonding can do for you, call Dr. Gill in Pasadena, TX today!
How teeth whitening from your Pasadena, Texas dentist will enhance your smile
There are many reasons why your smile might not look as white as you would like. Lifestyle choices like using tobacco or drinking coffee can produce dark stains on your teeth. Even healthy foods like blueberries, because of their dark pigment, can stain your teeth.
Aging is another main reason for a yellow smile. That’s because as you age, your tooth enamel will become thinner and more transparent, allowing you to see the layer underneath, known as dentin. The dentin changes too as you get older. It becomes darker. The overall effect of aging is that your smile will look darker and more yellow.
Fortunately, thanks to modern teeth whitening methods, you can regain your white smile. Dr. Kevin Gill in Pasadena, Texas wants to share how a professional teeth whitening treatment can improve your smile.
You may have tried over-the-counter whitening kits, only to find less-than-dramatic results, or the results were too temporary. Professional teeth whitening is different, providing far better results. With professional whitening you can count on:
- Great results, allowing you to whiten up to 8 shades
- Long-term results, which can last up to 5 years
- Quick results, usually within an hour
Dr. Gill offers two effective teeth whitening options:
In-office whitening, which is done in the office and takes about an hour; it’s a great option for your busy schedule, and also if you have a special event like a wedding, class reunion or a job interview.
Take-home whitening, which provides everything you need to whiten your teeth in the privacy of your home, conveniently and discreetly.
Whichever option you choose, you will enjoy a brighter, whiter smile with results that will last longer than you’ve ever thought possible. It’s time to fight what lifestyle and aging have done to your smile. Don’t settle for a darkened, stained smile when a sparkling white smile is just a phone call away. It’s time to call Dr. Kevin Gill in Pasadena, Texas to schedule a teeth whitening treatment. Call today!
Improving your smile can be as simple as getting one simple dental restoration.
Even if you weren’t born with that Hollywood smile that doesn’t mean you still can’t get one. That’s right! Our Pasadena, TX, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kevin Gill, offers an amazing dental solution that will get you the beautiful smile you want in just a couple of visits. You’ll be feeling ready to walk the red carpet in no time when you get dental veneers.
What are dental veneers?
These thin custom-made layers of tooth-colored, translucent porcelain are bonded to the front of your teeth by our Pasadena dentist to improve the appearance of your teeth without the need for invasive dentistry. When veneers are placed over teeth they can easily hide:
- Worn or uneven teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor overcrowding
What should I expect during my veneer consultation?
We need to make sure that your smile is right for veneers. Also, we want to understand what your treatment goals are to make sure that veneers will be the restoration to give you what you need. Now is the time to ask us any questions you have about this cosmetic treatment to make sure these are the results you are looking for.
What is the dental veneer procedure like?
What is it like to get dental veneers? There are several steps to getting these restorations but the process is simple and painless:
Preparing your teeth: While we won’t need to prep teeth nearly as extensively as we would if you were getting a dental crown, we still need to remove a very small amount of enamel from the front portion of each tooth that is getting a dental veneer. Fortunately, this can often be done without even needing to administer local anesthesia.
Taking impressions: We will also need to take impressions of your teeth so that the lab will have a replica of your mouth and teeth from which to design perfectly fitted veneers.
Making your veneers: It can take the dental lab up to a week (and sometimes longer) to create your veneers. In the meantime, we will decide whether we will place temporary veneers over your teeth to protect them.
Bonding your restorations: This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. We will place bonding resin between the tooth and your veneer and then harden it with a laser so that the veneer permanently adheres to the tooth. With one final polish of your veneers to give them a beautiful sheen, you are good to go.
Dental veneers are a truly easy and amazing way to improve your smile. If you are ready to find out what it can do for you, call our Pasadena, TX, dental office today to book a consultation.
Learn more about dental implants from your Pasadena dentist.
Are dental implants among the options you've been considering to replace a missing tooth? Dr. Kevin Gill, your Pasadena, TX, dentist, explains how you can improve your smile with implants.
Implants offer the longest-lasting replacement option
Depending on the number of teeth you've lost, you're probably considering bridges or dentures, in addition to dental implants. Although both options can restore your smile, they must be replaced periodically. Since dental implants bond to your jawbone, there's a very good chance you'll never need to replace them. Implants take the place of tooth roots and provide a stable foundation for the artificial tooth that replaces your tooth above the gum line.
Dental implants boost your self-esteem
Have you stopped smiling since you've lost your tooth? Losing a tooth can affect your self-esteem even if you're normally a very confident person. Once your implant is in place, you'll no longer feel self-conscious about your smile.
Implants prevent bone loss and sagging
Have you ever noticed that people who've lost all of their teeth often develop significant facial sagging? The problem occurs because they no longer have tooth roots to stimulate their jawbones and keep them strong. Dental implants exert constant pressure on the jawbone and prevent it from weakening and receding. Unfortunately, if you don't choose implants and you've lost multiple teeth, your jawbone may become so weak that it won't be able to support your teeth and they'll eventually fall out.
Dental implants are versatile
Dental implants aren't just recommended if you lost one or two teeth. They can also be used to replace all of your teeth. Four to six implants can anchor an entire upper or lower denture. Dental implants don't slip like dentures can if they don't fit properly. When you choose implant-supported dentures, you'll find eating to be a much more comfortable experience, plus it may be easier to speak clearly too.
Implants make oral hygiene easier
Without the support of the tooth you've lost, surrounding teeth can start to drift and overlap. Overlapping teeth not only affect the appearance of your smile but can also make it difficult to remove cavity-causing plaque from teeth. When you choose an implant, your teeth will remain in place, making oral hygiene less of a challenge.
Would you like to find out if you're a good candidate for dental implants? Call Dr. Gill, your Pasadena, TX, dentist, at (713) 947-0293 to schedule your appointment.
Cosmetic dentistry is a specialty that keeps expanding, and Dr. Kevin Gill, your dentist in Pasadena, Texas, has stayed current with the technologies and trends associated with keeping his patients' teeth healthy and beautiful. If your teeth have one or more flaws - most of us do! - and you've considered a cosmetic dentistry procedure, read on to find out which one would work best for you.
I have discolored/stained teeth.
This is a very common cosmetic problem seen by your Pasadena cosmetic dentist, and fortunately one of the easiest to treat. To remove stains, a peroxide-based gel is applied to the teeth, which oxygenates and breaks down the stain particles. One whitening treatment from Dr. Kevin Gill can make your teeth up to eight shades brighter, and the results typically last much longer than kits purchased over-the-counter. Some causes of discoloration - including trauma and medication side effects - may not respond as well to typical whitening treatments; Dr. Gill will discuss other options with patients who might not see the results they want.
I have chipped or misshapen teeth.
Whether it's accidental or genetic, many of our Pasadena patients have a cosmetic defect in the shape of their teeth. Treatment can be simple; your Pasadena cosmetic dentist can reshape the area with a contouring or bonding procedure, or he can craft a crown to fit over the damaged tooth. The restorations will be carefully designed to match the color of the rest of your teeth.
I'm missing a tooth.
Filling in a space where a natural tooth should be is now not only a cosmetic procedure but one that is vital to your dental health. This is achieved through the use of dental implants, which replace the entire structure of a tooth, giving you a beautiful, stable smile.
I have lots of things wrong with my teeth!
For those patients who have discolored, cracked or crooked teeth, your Pasadena dentist often recommends porcelain veneers. These restorations, which permanently fit over the front of your natural teeth, give your smile an entirely new and flawless look.
As you can see, there are many options in the field of cosmetic dentistry. To learn more about how Dr. Gill, your dentist in Pasadena, Texas, can help you achieve your best look, give us a call today!
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