Movie Star Smile

If you’ve always wanted a perfect, movie star smile, you can have it!  Every client has different goals and we focus on achieving the best results for that particular patient’s smile.  Your smile makeover can leave you with an improved look, but still natural-looking and beautiful.  Your new smile won’t look fake or lab-made.  Schedule a consultation to talk about what you want and how we can help you get there.

Veneers

Alter the color and/or shape of the teeth in your smile. You may want to close a gap, straighten a crooked smile, correct broken front teeth or whiten discolorations that you‘ve lived with for years. Changes can be made to your smile in a matter of a few weeks and the benefits of a more beautiful smile will last a lifetime.





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Veneers FAQs


What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are the ultimate in creating the smile of your dreams. A veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that is custom crafted to fit your tooth precisely. With your input and directions from Dr Winters, his team of highly skilled dental artists turns a piece of porcelain into a work of art that is indistinguishable from nature.

Why do I need Dental Veneers?
First of all, few people “need” dental veneers. This is something that people typically “want”. Science has proven that your smile is one of the first and most important aspects of your appearance as well as how you come across to others. Socially or professionally, a smile that is less than what it could be can leave a negative impression on the people around you.

What is Involved in Getting Dental Veneers?
The process of getting dental veneers occurs in 3 appointments. The first is a consultation appointment where we sit down together to discuss what it is you want in your new smile. Color, shape, and arrangement will all be discussed.
The next appointment is when we will prepare your teeth for the veneers. Impressions are taken and temporaries in the shape we have previously decided upon will be placed. This is your “trial smile” where we can make any adjustments needed. It gives you an idea of what the final shape will be. Temporaries are very esthetic and most people will think they are the final product.
The final appointment is to place the actual veneers, typically about 2 weeks later. At this time the temporaries are removed and the final veneers tried on. It is at this point where YOU tell us if we move forward or not. You check the color, shape, etc and ONLY if you are 100% happy do we proceed and put them in. We have a short follow up appointment a week or so later to do any final bite adjustments and to make sure all is perfect.

What are the Advantages of Dental Veneers?
Porcelain veneers have multiple uses in dentistry. Whether it is just esthetic improvements or to do more involved changes to help straighten and align teeth, porcelain veneers can be a very long lasting, beautiful way to improve one’s smile. An increase in confidence socially and in the workplace has helped people let the real inner self-come out because they are no longer worried about their smile.

How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?
Dental veneers, when done properly, can last 25 plus years. Unfortunately, I have redone cases that have failed for one reason or another in as few as 3 years. The determining factor is typically related to the dentists training and experience. Be sure you feel confident with your provider. Ask to see pictures of cases they have done. How long have they been doing this procedure? Etc, etc. Dr. Winters has actually taught hundreds of dentists over the last 21 years as a clinical instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. With the number of cases he has done in his private practice combined with the ones he has helped other dentists do at the Institute, you will not find another dentist with more qualifications and experience than Dr. Winters.

How Much Do Veneers Cost?
This varies by location across the country and also by the skill of the doctor. They range can be anywhere from $600 or 700 at a chain type of office to as much as $4000 per tooth in New York or Los Angeles. The fee in our office is typically between $1650 to $1800 per tooth. You can certainly get it cheaper somewhere else but you can’t get it better.

Bonding

One or two slightly crooked front teeth can often be ‘straightened’ using cosmetic bonding.  This process uses a tooth colored composite resin material to cover the front surface of the tooth to gently change the shape of the tooth, giving the illusion of a straighter smile. This option is not as long lasting as a porcelain veneer, but is a lower cost cosmetic solution to improve your smile in just one office visit.

BONDING FAQs


Why do you suggest dental bonding?
Bonding has some very nice uses for certain dental problems. When used for the right situation, bonding can help close gaps, add to chipped or broken teeth, restore decay in teeth and many other uses.

Will the material match my tooth?
Bonding is much like being an artist. Some artists are better than others even though they may be using the same paint. We have a vast array of bonding materials and should almost always be able to find a great match for your problem.

How many visits will I need to schedule?
Bonding is typically accomplished in one appointment.

Will you need to numb my tooth first?
This is always determined by the situation but many times there is no need for numbing.

Gum Shaping FAQS

If you notice uneven areas in your smile or two teeth are not equal in length, these discrepancies can be fixed by removing the excessive gum tissue. If you have teeth that appear short, or you have a smile that shows too much gums, you can lengthen the appearance of your front teeth with a simple appointment that re-shapes your gumline.  Many times gum shaping is used to further enhance cosmetic bonding or veneers to create a perfect smile.  Think of the gums as the frame around your teeth.  The perfect frame can make a work of art really shine.


GUM SHAPING


How is the procedure performed?
Sometimes your smile can be effected by the shape and contour of your gums. By using a special dental laser, Dr Winters can sculpt the tissue to match the other side or correct a problem. The laser allows for no bleeding and quick, typically painless healing. Much different than the conventional way of doing it with a scalpel and incisions.

Is Gum Shaping painful?
There is very little discomfort associated with this procedure. I relate it to the feeling of a pizza burn on your gums, kind of a raw

What is the recovery time of Gum Shaping?
There is very little recovery with the laser gum shaping procedure. Maybe some Tylenol and just leaving the area alone for a couple of days and that’s all there is to it.

What is the cost of Gum Shaping?
The cost is all relative to the individual situation but typically is a few hundred dollars.

Who is a good candidate for Gum Shaping?
Anyone who does not have active gum disease can be a candidate for Gum Shaping.

Invisalign Wireless Braces

Achieving a life-long smile that you love may incorporate straightening your natural teeth with Invisalign wireless braces, and completing the treatment with whitening or veneers.  Invisalign allows you the options for cosmetic dentistry straightening for your smile without unsightly brackets and metal wires. Invisalign gradually moves your teeth through a series of custom-made, removable, nearly invisible aligner trays. These trays are worn daily and you upgrade to a new aligner approximately every two weeks. Utilize this system to close gaps, fix crowding, even repair front teeth that have relapsed from your first orthodontic treatment. Brush and floss normally, maintain healthier gums, no irritation like traditional braces can cause, and you can still eat what you want because the aligners are removable. Visit www.invisalign.com for more details, and call us to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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INVISALIGN WIRELESS BRACES FAQs


Who is Invisalign treatment for?
Invisalign treatment is for anyone. Literally, teenagers and grandparents can all benefit from Invisalign.

What is the treatment process?
We begin the process here in the office by taking special digital scans of your teeth which are then sent to Invisalign. They make a series of aligners that are worn for two weeks each. Each tray gradually moves your teeth into the proper alignment.

How much does Invisalign treatment cost and what are the payment options?
Costs are a per case basis but can range from $2500 to $6500. We do offer payment options. Be sure to ask for details.

What if I’ve had braces or other types of dental work?
Previous dental work does not affect using Invisalign.

What happens when I’m done with Invisalign treatment?
When you are done with your aligners, you will need to have retainers made to make sure your teeth stay where they are

Virtual Face Lift

Missing teeth and extensive enamel wear on your back teeth are two factors that can change the lower face height and therefore give an older, aged appearance. Through full-mouth rejuvenation, we can restore teeth to their original condition and gain length again in the face to eliminate folds and wrinkles that are a sign of age.  This provides a much more youthful look and gives you a healthier smile.

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