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By Wichita Dental Group, P.A.
March 06, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

One of the top reasons why people go to the dentist is to seek help for their cosmetic concerns. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with ateeth whitening perfectly aligned bright, white smile. Find out more about the various types of cosmetic treatments available to you before your upcoming visit to Wichita Dental Group, serving the Wichita, KS area with modern, top quality treatments.

Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening or teeth bleaching is a simple procedure that can be performed in a dentist’s office or at home. Staining on teeth can be caused by certain habits (ie. smoking), aging, drinks, foods, and medications. Before starting any whitening treatments, make sure your dentist has ensured you are free of plaque, tartar, and other debris. While there are home bleaching kits to help with brightening up your smile, only dental-grade whitening bleach can remove stubborn stains from deeper layers of your teeth.

Porcelain Veneers
Everything from tiny gaps between the teeth to broken and chipped enamel can be repaired with veneers, one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry. That is because veneers are designed to hide aesthetic problems giving your smile a renewed look. Crowns also help improve the appearance of individual teeth. 

Dentures and Bridges
For some patients who are interested in cosmetic dentistry, dentures and bridges are a viable solution for tooth loss. A complete denture is designed to cover the gum line when a patient has an entire row of missing teeth. A partial unit or bridge uses your other teeth as anchors to fill in smile gaps. Dr. Lewis can create a custom device for you in a matter of weeks.

Dental Implants
Although dentures are the right choice for some patients who have missing teeth, others may be candidates for a more enduring tooth replacement solution: dental implants. They are screw-shaped devices that are inserted into the gumline to provide support for a porcelain crown instead of just covering the outer part of the gumline. 

Cosmetic Dentistry Betters Your Smile
There’s a very good chance that one of the cosmetic treatments available at Wichita Dental Group in Wichita, KS will improve your teeth and have you smiling brightly this year. Call 316-265-0849 today to come in for a consultation with Dr. John Lewis.

By Wichita Dental Group, P.A.
October 02, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

You've heard of porcelain veneers, but could they enhance your smile? Find out from Dr. John Lewis, your cosmetic dentistry expert in veneersWichita, KS. Chips, deep stains, hairline fractures, spacing problems--veneers literally erase them from view, making them one of today's most popular aesthetic dental treatments.

Enhance their appearance

Your teeth are healthy, but those top teeth right in the "smile zone" are brown and chipped. Too much coffee and some simple wear and tear have caused those embarrassing problems. Whitening doesn't work, and you don't want to get dental crowns for flaws that are, on balance, relatively minor.

That's where porcelain veneers come in. A history of veneers, detailed on SmileSteps.com, says that the technology and materials needed for veneers became well-developed in the 1980's. Since then, literally millions have beautified their smiles across the globe.

What are they? Porcelain veneers are tooth-shaped pieces of ultra-thin dental ceramic. Permanently bonded over the front of teeth with obvious small flaws, veneers even tooth length, color and shape. Plus, veneers strengthen enamel for a smile that's durable and attractive.

Can you qualify?

Dr. Lewis will be able to educate you if porcelain veneers are right for you. During a personal consultation at Wichita Dental Group, he will examine your teeth. They must be free of decay and gum disease. Also, Dr. Lewis will discuss your smile goals so you both understand how you wish your teeth to change and if veneers can achieve the proper look!

In addition, your Wichita dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel--about 1/2 mm per tooth. This resurfacing allows the veneers to fit properly and bite comfortably. With a completed treatment plan and oral impressions, Dr. Lewis will send detailed instructions to a trusted dental lab where a skilled technician will craft the veneers. In the meantime, you'll wear temporary veneers.

On your return visit, Dr. Lewis will remove the temporary veneers and then permanently cement the new ones in place. He ensures their color and shape are natural-looking so you feel confident when you smile.

Caring for your porcelain veneers

While veneers don't stain and are fracture resistant, you should brush them twice a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft brush. Floss every day, too, as the American Dental Association advises.

Dr. Lewis wants to see his cosmetic dentistry patients every six months for cleanings and check-ups. He'll check on the condition of your porcelain veneers. Likely, they'll last ten years or more with good care!

Smile, smile, smile

That's what you'll do when you enhance your teeth with brilliant porcelain veneers from Wichita Dental Group. For more information or to arrange a cosmetic dentistry consultation, call Dr. Lewis' friendly dental team in Wichita, KS at (316) 265-0849.

By Wichita Dental Group, P.A.
February 02, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Whether you have a chipped tooth or stains that whitening treatments can’t remove, porcelain veneers can renew your smile. Veneers veneersare placed over problem teeth to conceal any imperfections. Once installed, porcelain veneers blend in with a patient’s surrounding teeth. The result is a beautiful, new smile that looks great! At Wichita Dental Group, Dr. John Lewis offers veneers and performs other types of cosmetic dentistry in the Wichita, KS area.

Benefits of Veneers

Porcelain veneers come with numerous benefits. They are custom made for each patient, which allows for both a precise fit and a perfect color match to the surrounding teeth. Custom made veneers blend in and look just like natural teeth. Since they cover up imperfections, such as discoloration or chipped edges, they can completely transform your smile. Many patients experience a boost in confidence after having porcelain veneers installed. Finally, porcelain veneers are durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.

Applying Porcelain Veneers in Wichita

Installation of porcelain veneers is a type of cosmetic dentistry. A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that is applied to the front of a tooth to improve its appearance, either by giving it a better shape or improved color. The dentist can either match the color of the veneers to your existing teeth or select a lighter shade of the goal is to brighten up the appearance of your teeth.

Veneers are created by first making a mold of the teeth. The mold is then sent to a dental lab where it is used to custom create the porcelain veneers. When the veneers are ready, they are sent back to your dentist’s office. Before installing them, the dentist will first shave a thin layer of enamel from the tooth so that the veneer sits flat and doesn’t protrude out past the surrounding teeth. The veneers are bonded to the teeth using a dental cement, which should allow them to remain in place permanently.

If any of your front teeth have become stained, discolored or chipped, porcelain veneers can help. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Lewis and discover for yourself just how porcelain veneers can renew your smile. For cosmetic dentistry in Wichita, KS, including veneers, contact the Wichita Dental Group at (316) 265-0849.