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Posts for: January, 2016

By Jill Markos DDS
January 07, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry  

Which Cosmetic Dental Procedure is Right for Me?

Cosmetic dentistry options for you.

Now that the new year has begun, one of your resolutions may be to get back the bright, youthful smile you used to have. Dr. Jill Markos, cosmetic dentistryyour cosmetic and family dentist in Vancouver, Washington, can help. She has many state-of-the-art options for you to choose from. This new year is the perfect time to start thinking about a new you.

If your teeth are yellowed and stained from aging, coffee or smoking, you can try whitening treatments. Dr. Markos can perform in-office bleaching, which takes about an hour, or at-home bleaching treatments which you take home and use at your convenience.

If you need a bit more reshaping and contouring, you can try:

Composite fillings- which are a tooth-colored resin, color-matched to your teeth, making them virtually invisible; this type of restoration is completed in one appointment. Composite fillings are used to correct:

  • Gaps between your teeth
  • Poor tooth color
  • Poorly shaped or badly aligned teeth

Veneers are a very thin shell of porcelain placed over the front teeth. Veneers are made in a laboratory setting and will usually require two appointments. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, porcelain veneers don’t stain as easily as your natural teeth or other restorative options. Porcelain veneers a wonderful solution for:

  • Unevenly spaced teeth
  • Crooked or chipped teeth
  • Badly discolored teeth (from stains such as tetracycline)
  • Poorly shaped teeth

Veneers are usually made of porcelain, and designed to correct larger cosmetic issues such as those listed above. There are also composite veneers which are used to correct small chips and cracks in your teeth.

Dr. Markos also offers Botox and Juviderm Filler. This simple treatment will make your frown lines and crow's feet disappear, giving you that relaxed and youthful smile.

Whatever cosmetic issue makes you unhappy about your smile, Dr. Markos can help. She can discuss the many treatments available to give you back your brilliant smile for 2016. So, if you want to look your very best, stop in and visit Dr. Jill Markos, your cosmetic and family dentist in Vancouver, Washington. Don’t let another year go by before you take action. Call today!