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By Avenue Dental Group
August 18, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   Veneers  
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What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

By Avenue Dental Group
January 14, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers   Bonding  

Cosmetic Dentistry ProceduresDecide which cosmetic treatment could give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

We know how important it is to feel confident in your smile. If you feel that are dental flaws that prevent you from smiling then our Menomonee Falls, WI, cosmetic dentists, Dr. Brian Stark, Dr. Thomas Dudley, and Dr. Malea Rogness, are here to help. We believe everyone should feel proud of the way they look, so if your smile isn’t up to par, we offer cosmetic dentistry to turn everything around!

Choose from any of these cosmetic dentistry options available from our Menomonee Falls office:

 

Dental Bonding

Bonding is one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic options available. By applying a tooth-colored material over any small chips, cracks, discolorations, misshapen teeth, or tooth gaps, we can mask these problem areas to improve the overall appearance of your smile. Once the bonding resin has been shaped, it will be hardened into place with a dental light.

 

Gum Contouring

If you are dealing with a “gummy smile” then you may be looking for a cosmetic treatment that will be able to fix this aesthetic issue. There are many reasons why someone may have excessive gum tissue, but our goal as your dentist is to remove the extra tissue to reveal more of the teeth underneath for an even smile.

 

Dental Veneers

Have you ever wondered how so many actors and actresses have such perfect smiles? Often times their pearly whites are due to dental veneers. These thin porcelain shells mimic the look and sheen of real enamel, and when applied to the front of your teeth, they can completely alter the overall shape, size, and color of your smile. In some cases, they can even make your smile straighter without the need for braces!

 

Interested? Give us a Call!

Here at Avenue Dental Group in Menomonee Falls, WI, we pride ourselves on providing the very best in cosmetic dentistry so that you can have the smile you deserve. Call us today at (262) 251-6555 to talk to us about the different cosmetic dentistry options available to you!

By Avenue Dental Group
September 10, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: crowns   teeth whitening   Veneers  

Cosmetic Dentistry TeethLet the dental experts of Menomonee Falls, WI, give you the smile you know you deserve.

You’ve decided it’s time to give your smile a spruce, or perhaps you’ve decided it needs a full makeover. No problem! Our Menomonee Falls, WI, dentists Dr. Brian Stark, Dr. Thomas J. Dudley, & Dr. Malea M. Blise offer a wide array of cosmetic services that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Discover what we can do for your smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry,

Dental Bonding

This simple technique involves applying a moldable tooth-colored material (known as composite resin) over certain areas of a tooth or teeth to cover small gaps between teeth while also hiding cracks, chips, stains and other minor flaws.

Even though bonding won’t be able to treat extensive flaws that affect the overall strength or function of your teeth, this simple non-invasive treatment can be a great option for making small changes to a tooth’s overall shape, size or color without having to undergo extensive dentistry.

Tooth Reshaping

Reshaping or contouring involves painlessly shaving down very small amounts of enamel from a tooth to improve the tooth’s appearance. This is a great option if you have a tooth that is slightly crooked, chipped, oddly shaped or excessively pointy. If a tooth also causes minor bite issues, tooth reshaping may help correct the bite. In many cases, tooth reshaping is also paired with dental bonding and it’s also completely non-invasive.

Teeth Whitening

As we get older our smiles begin to fade and look dull. You can thank not just the natural effects of aging but also the foods and drinks we eat. This includes everything from red wine and coffee to tomato sauce. Yellow stains respond best to in-office teeth whitening and our professional system can get smiles several shades whiter in just a single one-hour session. This is the perfect cosmetic treatment to consider before a special occasion, job interview or your wedding day.

Porcelain Veneers

If you are dealing with more widespread or moderate-to-severe cosmetic flaws then bonding or tooth contouring may not be enough to get the results you want; however, this could be a job for dental veneers. These thin porcelain layers are applied to the front of a tooth to hide a wide range of imperfections, from poorly shaped teeth and discolorations to gaps between teeth and cracks. It’s a great way to get a more uniformed, attractive and straighter smile.

Are you interested in sitting down with our dental team here in Menomonee Falls, WI, to find out the best cosmetic dentistry option to fit your needs? If so, call our office today to schedule your consultation. We want you to feel confident in your smile.