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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
July 13, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

In the past, replacing a missing tooth was a job reserved for traditional dentures or bridges. These tooth replacement options were dental implantsusually removable and required additional steps on your at-home oral care routine. However, thanks to modern dentistry, you can replace your teeth permanently and effectively, whether you have one gap or a whole arch of missing teeth. Learn more about dental implants with help from Westerly, RI dentists, Dr. Mourad Rahim and Dr. Soha Alkoka, at Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry.

The Benefits of Dental Implants
Filling in your gaps to overhaul your smile is perhaps the biggest pro of dental implants. However, implants also provide more subtle benefits. Missing teeth can cause the bone to atrophy, eventually causing sagging facial muscles and premature aging. Dental implants provide the bone underneath them the adequate stimulation to remain healthy. Implants also keep your surrounding healthy teeth from drifting or moving due to the gap between them. Implants can also make your smile go from one you feel self-conscious of to one that you love. This, in turn, boosts confidence and allows you to feel good about not just your smile but yourself as well. The resulting self-esteem boost can make social interactions easier and first impressions stronger.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants? 
This is one of the first questions your dentist will address. It is important for dental implant candidates to have an excellent at-home oral care routine. Failed dental implants are mostly linked to poor dental hygiene, making this part of the process crucial to the health of your implants. Additionally, implants require adequate jawbone to hold the implant in place. Missing teeth cause bone atrophy, meaning that you may require a bone grafting procedure before the placement of your implants. Finally, dental implants require appointments with an oral surgeon or a gum specialist.  The appointments include placing the implant inside the jaw and suturing over it.  Four to six months later the implant is uncovered for your restorative dentist to place the abutment and crown over the implant.  Candidates should be in good dental and general health to undergo this procedure.

Dental Implants in Westerly
Dental implants last a lifetime with the proper care and are a permanent part of your smile. Depending on the patient and their situation, dental implants can replace one, many, or all of the teeth. Dental implants often work well in conjunction with other restorative or cosmetic dental procedures like dental veneers or teeth whitening.

For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Rahim and Dr. Alkoka at Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry in Westerly, RI. Call (401) 596-7707 to schedule your consultation for dental implants today!