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By Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry
November 15, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out what getting cosmetic dentistry in Westerly can offer you and your smile.

It’s amazing just how much cosmetic dentistry can do for anyone’s smile. If you are tired of having a smile that’s covered in coffee stains cosmetic dentistryor you’ve always despised that gap between your front teeth, then it’s time you sought out our Westerly, RI, family dentists, Dr. Mourad Rahim and Dr. Soha Alkoka, for the cosmetic care you deserve.

Here are just some of the most popular cosmetic treatment options we offer:

Teeth Whitening

This isn’t anything like the at-home whitening kits that you can buy from your local drugstore. Our strong bleaching gels, along with bleaching trays that are custom made to comfortably fit your mouth, offer an easy and effective way to whiten your teeth. We love to see our patients leave our Westerly, RI, office with a smile that’s several shades whiter.

Dental Bonding

Not all cosmetic dentistry has to be time-consuming, expensive or require extensive procedures. Sometimes you just have a small discoloration or chip in your tooth that might not seem like much to other people but it bothers you. Fortunately, by applying this tooth-colored resin over your teeth we can hide some of these smaller cosmetic flaws. We can even cover some tiny gaps between teeth with this moldable resin. The biggest advantage is that bonding doesn’t require anesthesia, it’s completely painless and it’s one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry options.

Porcelain Veneers

These thin little shells are an amazing way to transform the shape, color and size of your smile. Hate that your teeth look so small compared to your gums? Hate that a tooth is malformed or misshapen? Well, now you can cover all these issues and more with dental veneers. These tooth-colored shells, which look similar to false fingernails, are bonded to the front of your teeth to revamp your smile. For larger aesthetic issues that can’t be treated with bonding or whitening, veneers can be an amazing way to give you a smile you’ll be proud of.

Dental Implants

If you are dealing with tooth loss then the sooner you seek treatment the better. If dentures or bridges just don’t sound good enough and you are looking for a tooth replacement that will actually last a long time, then implants are the best solution. They aren’t natural teeth but they are certainly a close second. Implants are the only tooth replacements that naturally fuses together with the jawbone to provide a long-lasting foundation from which to hold a dental crown. Multiple implants can even be placed along the jawbone to support partial or full dentures.

If you are interested in finding out exactly how cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile for the future, turn to Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry in Westerly, RI, for the answers you’ve been looking for. Schedule your free no-risk consultation today!

By Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry
September 08, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Bonding  

If you're self-conscious about your smile, dental bonding and reshaping may just offer the perfect solution to your problem. This cosmetic dentistry treatment improves the appearance of your teeth and conceals imperfections. Dr. Mourad Rahim and Dr. Soha Alkoka, your Westerly, RI dentists explain how you can benefit from bonding and reshaping.Bonding, Reshaping

What is bonding and reshaping?

Reshaping involves removing a small amount of your tooth enamel to correct a variety of minor dental flaws. Combining reshaping with bonding provides the ultimate way to enhance your smile. Composite resin, a plastic-based material that looks like putty is shaped and applied to your teeth during the bonding process. Since the composite resin is very flexible, it can be manipulated into any shape needed.

The Resin is available in a range of tooth-colored shades to ensure that the bonded area blends in with the rest of your teeth. Once the composite resin hardens, it becomes as strong as your enamel.

How can bonding and reshaping help me?

Bonding and reshaping is a good choice if you have:

  • Uneven or Long Teeth: Uneven teeth, or one tooth that's a little longer than the rest, can mar the appearance of your smile. Luckily, bonding and reshaping can make your teeth look more uniform.
  • Chipped Teeth: Small chips disappear after your teeth are bonded and reshaped.
  • Slightly Overlapping Teeth: Do the edges of your teeth overlap? In addition to affecting your appearance, those edges can make it more difficult to remove plaque from your teeth, which can increase your risk of tooth decay. Removing the edges during reshaping is an excellent way to keep your smile healthy.
  • Bite Problems: Bite problems can lead to increased wear and tooth sensitivity. If your problem is minor, bonding and reshaping can be used to correct your bite.

Could you benefit from bonding and reshaping? Call Dr. Mourad Rahim and Dr. Soha Alkoka, your Westerly, RI dentists at (401) 596-7707 to schedule an appointment and find out if these cosmetic dentistry treatments are a good choice for you.