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Tooth Whitening

What? It is a painless dental treatment that results in whiter and brighter teeth

Who? Young, adult and old people but pregnant and lactating women

Why? A healthy smile can be an indication of a your overall health and happiness

Any disadvantages? No, really. No major problems were detected even to teeth bleached for six months (tetracycline stained teeth)

How long does it last? It may last several years if the assumption of staining foods and beverages is reduced and a correct oral hygiene is performed.

Tooth-colored fillings

What? They are fillings designed to match the natural color of your teeth. They can be used for replacement of amalgam black fillings, restore fractured or decayed teeth and simply improve your smile.

Why? The remaining sound tooth structure is preserved and reinforced; both aesthetic and function goals are achieved.

How long does it last? They may last as long as amalgam fillings; regular checkups and care are very important to maintain the tooth-colored fillings long-term.

Porcelain Veneers

What? They are laminated porcelain bonded to tooth structure; they help improving shape, color and brightness of your teeth

Who? Hollywood actors were the ideal candidates for porcelain veneers in the 1930’s. Young to old patients may benefit of this treatment to achieve the ever dreamed smile!

Why? A pleasant smile can really change your life; once you look at your new smile, you will never stop smiling! A pleasant smile means health; it makes people happy and more appealing.

How will my temporaries look? Often, the before-after temporaries difference is so dramatic that you’ll feel like your new smile is already complete. However, temporaries are just that – temporary. They are not meant to replace natural teeth. It is important for you to come to the final restoration appointment because they may cheap or teeth may become decayed.

Full-ceramic crowns

What? They are dental caps containing no metal; they are the most aesthetic prosthetic solutions.

Why? Crowns restore both form and function of the teeth.

When? If a tooth is damaged to the point where it can no longer hold a filling, a crown covers the tooth completely and protects the tooth from further damage.

PFM (porcelain-fused to metal) esthetic crowns

What? They are dental caps containing a metal core; however, the metal collar is completely eliminated in the area close to the gum and is replaced with a ceramic mass.

Why? The strength of conventional PFM crowns is preserved, but light transmission through the radicular and gingival tissues is improved.

Dental bridges

What? A bridge is a group of interconnecting PFM or full-ceramic crowns. Crowns are used to restore a single damaged tooth, while bridges are used to replace one or more teeth. A bridge also prevents further damage to the teeth while giving a new and improved smile.
Both crowns and bridges are used to stabilize the bite.

Why? If you are missing one or more teeth, your teeth can begin to drift out of position. In effect, this can lead to a change in your bite as well as migraine headaches.

How will my temporary veneers, crowns & bridges look?

Temporaries are resin or acrylic based temporary teeth. Often, the before-after temporaries difference is so dramatic that you’ll feel like your new smile is already complete.
They are not meant to replace natural teeth. It is important for you to come to the final restoration appointment because they may cheap or teeth may become decayed.


Do you recommend the treatment of dental caries with the laser?

The use of ER:YAG laser or ER,Cr:YSGG may have some advantages but also differing disadvantages.

Erbium laser devices advantages are related to absence of vibration, selective caries removal, and, in many cases, elimination of local anesthesia.

However, disadvantages are numerous as well. Silver amalgam fillings cannot be removedusing the Erbium laser. Nevertheless,differing research studies, completed either in Europe or USA, reported morphological alterations on both enamel and dentin (especially in the case of ER:YAG laser) due to the Temperature rinse produced by these devices. These alterations may influence the bond strength ofthe bonding agent (the glue used to bond the restorative material to tooth structure) to hard dental tissues. Moreover, the use of ER:YAG laser may be responsible for the formation of microcracks on both enamel and dentin.

In other words, dentist may make patient happy using the ER:YAG laser because no anesthesia is provided and noise from the handpiece may be dramatically removed. However, tooth structure may be damaged and dental fillings may have a reduced longevity comparing to those performed after using the traditional handpiece and bur.

The us of ER:YAG laser will be recommended once researchers will solve the inherent issues oflasers devices available into the market right now.

FAQ on Esthetic Dentistry.

I don’t want anybody to know I’ve had my smile done. Will this look natural?

While every case is unique, Dr Deliperi goal is to create the most natural smile possible. A style for your smile will be determined, taking into account your lifestyle, facial proportions, gender, age, complexion, hair and even eye color.

Most often, our patients hear questions like: “Have you changed your hair style?”, or “Have you lost weight?”. Their friends know something is different – they just don’t know what.

What kind of questions should I ask when looking for a new dentist?

Most aesthetic procedures, from simple bonding to a complete smile makeover, can be completed in as little as one to three visits (but may vary depending on the complexity of each case).

For example, a smile makeover often involves placing veneers or crowns on the top 8-10 teeth. At the first appointment, you and the doctor would discuss what you want your smile to look like.

At the second appointment, the doctor would carefully prepare your teeth and place the temporaries. This appointment typically lasts 2-4 hours total.

At the final appointment, your new smile will be placed, polished and adjusted. Again, the appointment will take around 2-4 hours.

The power of smiling: how to achieve a beautiful smile

How will a new smile change my life?

Everyone wants a beautiful smile. Your smile is usually the first thing people notice about you. A healthy smile can be an indication of a your overall health and happiness, while an unattractive smile is nothing but a turn off.

If you’ve lived with what you perceive to be an imperfect smile, just imagine how a beautiful smile could change not only your appearance, but also your life. You will feel more attractive, successful, vibrant, energetic…

With an enhanced smile, you may experience a sense of self-confidence and self-esteem as you never have before. That confidence may carry over and impact your personal and professional life as well. An enhanced smile will not only make you look good on the outside, but also feel good about yourself on the inside.

Professionals tell us of greater career success. Older patients look and feel decades younger. Sounds impossible, but it’s true. Think about how a new or improved smile would change your life…

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