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The Value of a Beautiful Smile Has No End-Date

Cosmetic Dentistry Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Cosmetic Dentistry Palm Beach Gardens, FLEarly adulthood is often a time of substantial learning. We learned to care about everything from how we would pay the rent and put food on the table to how we showed up to work each day. Now more than ever, young adults are cognizant of their appearance. The prevalence of social media has made a lot of the adult population more aware of how they look, and more concerned with looking good at all times. This actually doesn’t end the older we get. However, instead of worrying about how they may look in the daily selfie, older adults may have different reasons for wanting to maintain the attractiveness of their smile.

It has often been said that a smile is one of our most attractive features, or at least one of the most noticeable. What makes a smile attractive, according to research, is its straightness and its radiance. This sounds simple enough, right? But there is a starting point. That starting point is recognizing the value of that radiant smile at any age. Older adults are doing more living today than their ancestors may have, but they may forget how the smile affects that living.

An Attractive Smile is a Powerful Asset

Our smile is how we welcome others into our “bubble.” This is as true for an eighty-year-old as it is for a twenty-year-old. When teeth are dull and poorly-kept, it doesn’t’ matter how old a person is, he or she will be perceived as unfriendly, older, and even lazy. This, again, also comes from research. Why would this matter to the older adult?

From what we can see, we live in an era of activity. Older adults are maintaining much more so than their parents. They are not retiring, at least not fully, when the world expects them to. They may even begin second careers later in life. There is no end-date on relationships, either. Older adults are dating, they are volunteering, they are going on trips with friends and, in general, making the most of their freedom.

Revamping the smile can be an excellent way for any older adult to increase their personal power in the workplace and in their social life. From teeth whitening to veneers to lifelike dentures, our team has the expertise to bring out the best in a smile. Learn more about the cosmetic and restorative dentistry services available in our office in Palm Beach Gardens. Call (561) 627-9000.

Are you Struggling with One of These 4 Cosmetic Concerns?

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Palm Beach GardensAppearance is something that most of us like to change from time to time. We may do so by following the latest fashion trends, or by cutting our hair a different way. Did you know that you can also change your appearance by paying attention to your smile? More people realize that they aren’t stuck with the smile-Mother Nature gave them. We see this demonstrated in the large numbers of cosmetic dentistry treatments performed in our Palm Beach Gardens office.

There may be no better way to optimize personal image than by reviving the liveliness of the smile, and we don’t mean brightening with teeth whitening treatment. To bring new life to the smile means something very different for every person. For you, it may mean correcting one of 4 common cosmetic problems with porcelain veneers.

  1. Unpleasant color. Discoloration is not the same across the board, which means that professional teeth whitening cannot resolve all types of staining. A tooth that has been injured, for instance, may turn gray. Tetracycline use during childhood may also cause teeth to appear slightly gray. These stains are inside of the tooth and cannot be whitened. They can, however, be masked beneath veneers.
  2. Odd shape. One of the characteristics of an attractive smile is consistency. When we observe the visible row of teeth, the eye expects certain shapes. One tooth that does not fall into line in this arena can throw the whole smile off. A porcelain veneer or set of veneers creates a new shape and a whole new smile.
  3. Sizing issues. Just as the eye wants to see consistency in the smile, it also expects symmetry. The ratio of teeth-to-gums or lips can be perfected, if necessary, by making teeth appear longer and more prominent in the smile.
  4. Spacing or turning. Ideally, the teeth that are visible when you smile will face in the appropriate direction. Also, the space between teeth will ideally be small and uniform across the smile line. When gaps or turned alignment create a visual disturbance, veneers may be the ideal cosmetic solution.

Drs. Lerner and Lemongello are both members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Their training and experience are focused on creating beautiful, natural results for each of our patients. Learn more about porcelain veneers by scheduling a consultation with us.

 

Your Smile, Your Way

cosmetic dentistry Palm Beach Gardens, FLThe team at Lerner & Lemongello are proud to serve residents and guests of Palm Beach Gardens with friendly, professional care that is tailored to their needs. In addition to supporting ongoing oral health with preventive and restorative treatments, we get excited about what is possible with cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Cosmetic dentistry is a popular area of dentistry, though not a formal sub-category of care. There is no designation for being a cosmetic dentist, only a demonstration of commitment seen in extensive training. We have this. What we also have is an extensive smile gallery filled with the smiling faces of happy patients whom we have helped through personal dental care.

There is a balance in cosmetic dentistry between the skill employed by your experienced dentist and the materials that are used to craft beautiful restorations. Techniques may vary from time to time, but the outcome is the same: a beautiful smile that lights up the face.

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments in Palm Beach Gardens

  • Professional teeth whitening is a simple method of reviving the smile and taking years off of the face. This treatment may be conducted in the dental office, or in the comfort of your home. Both methods are safe and efficient; one just happens to take a little longer to achieve the final result.
  • Porcelain veneers are valuable to the smile makeover process thanks to their versatility. A veneer is shaped, sized, and shaded to perfectly blend in with surrounding teeth. It is also possible to disguise larger-scale problems like short or discolored teeth behind a full set of porcelain jackets.
  • Lumineers fall into the porcelain veneer category of treatment, but they differ in structure and process. The Lumineers veneer is ultra-thin, which enables your dentist to situate the fixture to a tooth without much if any, enamel reduction.

Dentistry for the Modern Consumer

In just the last few decades, we have seen an enormous shift in the way that dentistry is performed. Most restorations that are used today look just like natural teeth, and methods of bringing natural beauty to the forefront of the smile have expanded our horizons. We are pleased to be at the cutting edge of dentistry and to bring the benefits of lifelike materials and meticulous technique to you.

Schedule your visit at Lerner & Lemongello at (561) 627-9000.

 

 

Want to Feel Great? Try a New Smile on for Size!

dental smileYou are probably aware of the fact that your smile has a direct affect on your level of confidence. When you flash those pearly whites, you want to feel sure that they are, indeed, pearly and white! If you aren’t certain of this fact, or you know that there are other cosmetic flaws that are visible, you may put unnecessary effort into masking your smile.

Don’t be fooled by what you see in the media. A lot of people are less than satisfied with the appearance of their teeth. It could be that they would like their smile to be more radiant, or that they would like their teeth to be straighter. Maybe your concern is that you have a gap between two teeth, or a tooth is slightly turned. Whatever is degrading your smile, a consultation with your dentist in Palm Beach is the first step in making the improvements that will elevate your overall appearance.

Getting the Right Care for Your Needs

In many cases, there is a very thin line between dental health concerns and cosmetic concerns. The conditions that occur due to sub-par oral health can also impair aesthetic beauty. Cosmetic dentistry revolves around restoring or uncovering the natural beauty that is there without compromising the health of your teeth and gums. Let’s take porcelain veneers as an example. These thin sheets are bonded to the front of each tooth. The coverage can correct cosmetic concerns and also balance the bite to a certain degree.

In order to obtain the appropriate care, it is necessary to consult with an experienced cosmetic dentist. In our Palm Beach office, we provide a variety of cosmetic treatments, including:

  • Full smile makeovers
  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain veneers and Lumineers
  • Invisalign

The Value in your Smile

You may know that you would like to change something about your smile, and you may even recognize the fact that you will feel more satisfied with your appearance once your concerns are corrected. But there’s more. An attractive smile:

  • Uplifts the mood (yours and those you meet).
  • Fosters a positive attitude.
  • Reduces stress and boosts immunity.

Drs. Lerner and Lemongello enjoy serving patients cosmetic and general dental needs in a friendly environment. Call (561) 627-9000 for your appointment.

Can’t get Beyond the Cavity Stage? Let’s Talk!

cosmetic dentistryCavities. They go hand in hand with memories of childhood for many of us. There is this perception that, once we enter into our adult years, cavities will be a problem of the past. We are now in the age of gum disease and need to be mindful of that more than other general dental concerns. What we have learned in our many years of practicing cosmetic dentistry is that the basis of a beautiful smile is healthy teeth and gums. We’ve also learned that cavity prevention is not equally easy for every patient. If tooth decay remains a constant struggle for you, there could be several reasons why. We are here to help you sort them out, and find solutions to your concerns.

It’s the Pits

Having a cavity is the pits. Ironically, it could be the pits, or grooves, in back teeth that present the problem in the first place. Molars are not flat surfaces. If they were, we would be unable to sufficiently break apart food for digestion. The fact that there are “hills and valleys” on the back teeth, though, means that there is also a greater chance for cavities to occur. This is because debris and bacteria can collect in the lowest nooks and crannies, and become stuck. Molars may gain the necessary protection from dental sealants, a preventive treatment that is just as beneficial for adults as for children.

Getting in Line

Teeth are meant to sit in a straight line, one tooth supporting the next. Misalignment is a common problem that requires many young people to wear braces. What often happens after the initial course of orthodontic care, though, is that one or more teeth relapse slightly into an odd position. Crowding and overlapping do not need to be severe to cause problems. Like the fissures in back teeth, the tiny crevices at the point of overlap invite plaque, which is the first step in cavity development.

We enjoy helping patients of our Palm Beach Gardens cosmetic dentistry practice add beauty to their smiles. General dental care is also vital to the process. To schedule a checkup and cleaning, or to discuss cosmetic dental treatment, call (561) 627-9000.

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