People have always felt a deep need for beauty, and have sought it in their surroundings, in art, in music and in themselves. Archaeologists have found evidence of cosmetic use dating back to ancient Greece and Egypt. Since the face is the first thing seen by others, it is not surprising that it is the focus of past and present beauty enhancement efforts.
A new era in dentistry
Although the eyes are called the mirror of the soul, the mouth is the focus of attention when we meet someone. The peoples of the past made rudimentary efforts to improve their smiles with seashells, gold, ivory, and gems, but met with very little success. Fortunately, advanced technology, cutting-edge procedures, and innovative materials have given patients an abundance of effective options to achieve the smile of their dreams.
A small step can make a big difference
Some people are hesitant to ask about cosmetic procedures because they are apprehensive about the cost. Dr. Sameet Koppikar and his team at Biltmore Dental Center offer a wide array of smile enhancement options ranging from simple teeth whitening to complex smile makeovers. Small, steps make great changes in patients’ smiles, oral health, and consequently, their self-esteem. Two of the most popular simple procedures are teeth whitening and dental bonding.
Sparkling white teeth are associated with vitality, health, and beauty
We offer both in-office and at-home whitening systems to brighten smiles. The gums must be healthy and any cavities filled before either whitening treatment can be performed. The best results are achieved when the teeth have been professionally cleaned to ensure plaque or tartar do not block the whitening agents from having full contact with the teeth. In-office whitening can be completed in as little as an hour; at-home whitening takes longer, but achieves the same results.
Flaws can disappear in a single visit with the use of dental bonding
Dental bonding is a tooth-colored resin with numerous cosmetic uses including repairing decay, chips, pits, and cracks, covering discoloration, reshaping teeth, closing gaps between teeth, or making the teeth appear longer. The process is comfortable, requires little preparation, and it can be completed in one appointment. The tooth is slightly roughened, and a conditioner is applied. Dr. Koppikar applies the putty-like bonding material to the tooth, sculpts it to the desired shape, smooths it, hardens it with a curing light, and then polishes it.
These small steps are easy and economical, but they offer tremendous rewards, as do the other cosmetic procedures offered at Biltmore Dental Center. Call (602) 954-8200 , or stop by 4202 N. 32nd Street, Suite B, Phoenix, AZ and schedule an appointment today.