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Cosmetic Services in Doral – Porcelain Veneers, Laser Tooth Whitening, Dental Implants, Dental Bonding, and More

Porcelain Veneers

At our Doral practice, placing porcelain veneers is a popular way to enhance your smile. Porcelain veneers are thin laminates that are placed onto the front portion of your teeth to enhance the esthetics of your natural smile. Veneers can correct crowding, chipped, or discolored teeth. Porcelain veneers are an excellent replacement for composite bonding, and the process is less invasive than being fitted for crowns – thin laminates made from porcelain simply cover the imperfections in your own smile.

 

Porcelain veneers are extremely lifelike and hold their radiance, unlike bonding which, over time, can appear unnatural. Despite porcelain’s translucence, it is an extremely strong material. Veneers come in a wide range of tooth colors, so finding your perfect match is easy. At our practice in Doral, porcelain veneers and crowns are considered permanent restorations, and they can be expected to last for many years. Dr. Del Puerto uses only the highest quality materials for porcelain veneers to ensure that they remain brilliant and stain-free long into the future. Another benefit of veneers is that there are no food restrictions - once they are cemented you can eat normally (apples, corn on the cob, etc.).

 

If you have crowns on your front teeth, and are unhappy with their appearance, they can be replaced  with porcelain veneers to give you a more natural, attractive smile. Porcelain veneers can also be used for cosmetic repositioning, also called “instant orthodontics,” as an alternative to traditional metal braces or retainers. Visit our photo gallery to see amazing smile transformations completed using porcelain dental veneers.

 

All Porcelain Crowns  View Gallery

To have enough strength to withstand biting forces, porcelain crowns used to always be built upon a metal core. The dark metal inside the porcelain/metal crown causes a dark blue line to show at the edge of the crown.

 

New breakthroughs in adhesives and stronger porcelain materials now make it possible to make crowns entirely out of porcelain, which then can be bonded to the teeth.

All-porcelain crowns maintain a translucency that makes them hard to tell from natural teeth. Without metal, the problem of the dark blue line at the edge of the gums is eliminated. This allows your dentist to place the edge of the crown above the gum line, which is healthier for your tooth and gums.


When you want to improve your smile, all-porcelain crowns are a beautiful and natural-looking choice!

 

Smile-Makeover

What is it that you like or dislike about your smile or your teeth? Some aspects of your smile that Dr. Del Puerto will review with you and that could be improved with a smile makeover include the following: In addition to the color, alignment and balance of your teeth in the esthetic zone of your smile (the section of upper and lower teeth that show when you smile), there are several attributes of your teeth and smile that your cosmetic dentist will evaluate with you when planning your smile makeover. These include: 

 

Tooth Color: Silver or amalgam dental fillings can be replaced with natural, tooth-colored composite restorations, while teeth whitening can improve the color of stained or dulled teeth. Tooth color and shading are important considerations during the evaluation of and preparation for various procedures, including porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, composite bonding and dental implants.

 

Alignment and Spacing: Teeth that are crooked, overlapping or have gaps between them can be straightened and aligned when necessary through orthodontics or Invisalign and improved with veneers.

Missing Teeth: One or more missing teeth can negatively affect the appearance of your smile – as well as affect your bite and increase your risk for tooth decay – making replacement an integral part of oral health and facial esthetics. Missing teeth can be replaced by dental implants, bridges or partial dentures.

 

Harmony and Balance: Uneven, chipped and cracked teeth can be cosmetically bonded for an improved appearance, and a gummy smile can be re-contoured to help improve the overall look of the smile.

 

Fuller Lips, Smile and Cheeks: An unshapely or aging face can be improved or rejuvenated with certain procedures in the smile makeover category, including orthodontics and/or oral maxillofacial surgery.

 

A cosmetic dentist will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan designed to achieve exactly what you want from your makeover. This treatment plan may consist of many cosmetic and functionally restorative procedures, potentially including teeth whitening, composite bonding, veneers, dental crowns, orthodontics (braces), oral maxillofacial surgery and gummy smile reduction.

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Dental Bonding View Case

At our office, dental bonding with tooth colored, composite resin is used to repair a number of cosmetic imperfections. Dental bonding can be used to fill gaps between teeth, fix chipped teeth, and to cover stains on the tooth’s surface. At our Doral practice, the dental bonding process is simple. First, resin is applied to the teeth in layers until the desired thickness to complete the repair is achieved. Once the resin is dried, Dr. Del Puerto buffs the bond to the ideal shape and texture so that it looks natural and undetectable.

Dental bonding is a procedure that will last approximately three to five years with proper maintenance. It is a cost effective alternative to permanent restorations like porcelain veneers and crowns, that will give you the beautiful results you want.Contact us today  to find out more about dental bonding!

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Dental Implants View Case

Dental implants are an effective, natural way of replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are composed of two parts: the implanted titanium root and the crown. The artificial roots are made of biocompatible titanium and are implanted directly into the jawbone. They integrate into the bone over three to six months and form a solid platform to support the new tooth crown. After healing is complete, Dr. Del Puerto will place the beautiful, custom-designed crowns on top of the titanium root. Once your new tooth is mounted, your implant will look, feel, and function much like a natural tooth.

 

The results achieved at our practice with dental implants are amazing; they are by far the most natural alternative to your actual tooth. Patients who have lost teeth are able to regain their confidence with a beautiful, natural smile that will last a lifetime. For more information about the restorative benefits of Doral dental implants visit out restorative services page. Contact us today for a dental implants consultation with Dr Del Puerto! Visit our smile gallery for dental implants photos.

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Porcelain Fillings & Inlays

Silver amalgam fillings can make teeth appear dark and dull. Composite bonding can chip and discolor over time. Porcelain inlays from our practice provide an extremely strong, long-lasting replacement and alternative to these procedures. Inlays are able to restore and protect the tooth against further fracture or damage without discoloration or need for a full crown.

 

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 “Laser Tooth Whitening” or Zoom! ™

Getting a white, sparkling smile is easier than you have ever imagined. Our Doral practice offers Zoom! ™ whitening, a type of laser tooth whitening, to our patients. This revolutionary tooth whitening procedure takes about an hour to make your teeth dramatically whiter, by up to six to ten shades. Zoom!™ whitening requires only one visit to our office and gives you great results.

Many of the patients at our Doral practice have discovered the benefits of laser tooth whitening. The light we use is not actually a laser, but a patented whitening lamp. During the treatment, whitening gel is applied to the teeth and then activated using the unique Zoom! ™ whitening lamp. Deep stains and discoloration from coffee, soda, tea, tobacco, and even prescription medication are removed instantly! Zoom! ™ whitening is a great alternative to traditional whitening methods that use trays and gradually show results over time. With Zoom! ™ results are fast and generally produce whiter results than alternative whitening methods.

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Contact us today for more information about laser tooth whitening” or Zoom! ™ tooth whitening for the brilliant smile you have always wanted.

Visit our smile gallery for before and after photos of  porcelain dental veneers, tooth whitening and more!

 

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TMJ Therapy

sideDisorders of the jaw joint, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ), can cause jaw, facial, and neck pain that often results in chronic headaches and soreness. At Smiles At Doral, proper TMJ function in relation to surrounding structures is one of our main concerns; it is vital to your dental health and comfort. Our  practice is equipped to diagnose TMJ disorders and offers many options for relief.

There are numerous causes and types of TMJ disorders (TMD). For proper treatment, a full evaluation by Dr Del Puerto must be completed. We conduct a full assessment of your jaw and bite function  to determine the TMJ treatment that is best suited for you.

If you suffer from jaw and facial pain, Smiles At Doral  can help you restore proper jaw function with a number of his different TMJ treatment methods. Contact us today.

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Dental Implants

The benefits of dental implants at our Doral practice are not just cosmetic. Indeed, dental implants can help maintain proper bite, gum health, and jaw bone mass, restoring functionality and health to your smile.

When a tooth is missing from the arch of the bone, the bone mass will begin to atrophy due to lack of use. This process can be prevented with the placement of dental implants. Implant dentistry is composed of two steps: implant surgery and crown placement. During the surgical portion of the procedure, a titanium root or base is placed in the jawbone, below the space where the tooth is missing. After three to six months, the new tooth crown is placed on the implant. Your new tooth is as strong and stable as a healthy natural tooth. The dental implant will stimulate bone cells during normal functions such as chewing, thereby preventing further degeneration of the jawbone. It is important to place the implant as soon as possible after tooth loss to prevent any significant atrophy from occurring.

Dental implants from our office yield incredible restorative results that far surpass those achieved with removable bridges, partials and dentures.

 

Visit our smile gallery for before and after photos of porcelain dental veneers, tooth whitening and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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