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By Madera Family Dental Care
January 14, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Isn’t it time you felt confident smiling? We can make that happen.

If you’re looking to improve your smile with the help of cosmetic dentistry you have many options. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Ahmed Elsayed in Cosmetic DentistryMadera, CA works with each of his patients to understand their specific needs and goals to help them choose the right treatment. With cosmetic dentistry becoming more and more popular, you may be feeling like the time is right to improve your smile. Here are some of the top cosmetic dentistry procedures,

Dental Veneers

You may be an ideal candidate for dental veneers if you are dealing with teeth that are,

  • Misshapen or uneven
  • Asymmetrical
  • Severely discolored
  • Chipped or cracked
  • Slightly crooked or misaligned

Veneers are ultra-thin, tooth-colored shells that look like enamel. Made from porcelain, veneers are extremely durable. When applied to the front of your teeth they not only cover imperfections and reshape your smile for the better but they can also reduce sensitivity and improve your smile’s resiliency.

Teeth Whitening

Have you noticed that your teeth have started to dull and yellow a bit over the years? If so, Dr. Elsayed can help get your smile visibly whiter in about one hour. Our professional in-office whitening system can get teeth several shades whiter in a single session thanks to the powerful whitening gel that we use. The bleaching gel will be applied to teeth about 2-3 times during your 60-minute treatment to make sure that stubborn surface stains are removed. At-home whitening, in which you wear a custom tray for 30 minutes a day for two weeks, is also a great option if you would like to whiten your smile from the comfort of your home.

Dental Bonding

The severity of the imperfections you wish to correct will play a role in which cosmetic dentistry is right for you. Those dealing with minor chips, cracks and discolorations may turn to dental bonding, in which a tooth-colored resin is applied over these areas, shaped and then hardened into place. Those with more severe or widespread imperfections may be better off turning to veneers to improve the overall shape and length of their teeth.

Clear Aligners

If crooked teeth and other misalignments are a bit too much for veneers to be able to fix then you may need braces. Don’t worry; Dr. Elsayed offers clear aligners to help adults and teens get straighter smiles more discreetly. If you want a perfectly aligned smile but worry about wearing braces, these clear aligners will make you feel more comfortable wearing your braces to work or school. Aligners are removable and easily fit into your lifestyle.

Are you interested in getting cosmetic dentistry in Madera, CA? If so, then call the cosmetic experts at Madera Family Dental Care in Madera, CA today at (559) 661-4114 to schedule a consultation.

By Madera Family Dental Care
March 06, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry does more than just improve how your teeth look. In many cases, cosmetic dental procedures like dental veneers servecosmetic dentistry a dual purpose to improve both the function and appearance of a damaged smile. Veneers are one of the most common procedures available to change the size, shape, or color of your teeth. Dr. Ahmed ElSayed at Madera Family Dental Care in Madera, CA, offers cosmetic and general dentistry services like professional teeth whitening and dental implants.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Madera, CA

Q: What are Dental Veneers?

A: Veneers are a custom designed, razor-thin layer of porcelain that is bonded to the surface of a damaged or cosmetically unattractive tooth.

Q: What are Lumineers?

A: Lumineers consist of a much thinner layer of porcelain than veneers, therefore, they do not require shaving down of tooth enamel to fit. It is typically required with veneers. They are highly durable and can last much longer than other dental restorations with proper oral hygiene and follow up dental care.

Q: What Dental Problems Can Veneers and Lumineers Correct?

A: Veneers and lumineers are ideal for correcting cosmetic damage on the tooth's surface. Some of the dental problems that they can correct include:

  • Stains and discolorations
  • Chips, cracks, and fractures
  • Mild to moderate gaps and spacing (if you have significant bite/alignment issues, orthodontic treatment may be necessary)
  • Change the size or shape of a tooth to improve its cosmetic appearance

Q: How Does the Procedure Work?

A: First, the tooth is cleaned and prepared for the veneer. A thin layer of enamel is usually shaved down to make room for the veneer, which is bonded onto the surface of the tooth and molded to the desired size and shape. Lumineers are placed directly on the tooth so the dentist will not have to remove enamel.

Find a Cosmetic Dentist in Madera, CA

For more information about the benefits of dental veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact Madera Family Dental Care in Madera, CA, by calling (559) 661-4114 to schedule an appointment with Dr. ElSayed today.

By Madera Family Dental Care
December 31, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

How your cosmetic dentist in Madera, CA, can remake your smile

If you are embarrassed by your smile, you're in luck: no matter what may bother you about your smile, there is a cosmetic dentistrycosmetic dentistry procedure that can help. It’s time for you to investigate what cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile, appearance, and self-esteem. Dr. Ahmed ElSayed at Madera Family Dental Care in Madera, CA, is a highly-skilled cosmetic dentist who can remake your smile. Read below to learn of his offered range of procedures!

Available Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Professional Teeth Whitening: This procedure turns dull yellow teeth into a brilliant, white smile that you can be proud to show to the world! Professional teeth whitening allows you to whiten your smile up to 8 shades brighter with results that can last up to 5 years. It’s quick too, with in-office treatment taking only about an hour. Imagine a dazzling smile in just sixty minutes! In addition to the in-office whitening treatment, Dr. ElSayed also offers a convenient take-home whitening kit, perfect if you want to whiten at your own pace, in the privacy of your home.

Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers: To help you achieve a celebrity-perfect smile, these thin laminates of sparkling, translucent porcelain are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. Porcelain is stain-resistant, so you can keep your bright, beautiful smile for years after treatment! Veneers and lumineers can cover up cracks, fracture lines, chips, tooth wear, and other unsightly issues, making your smile perfect and beautifully natural.

Dental Implants: With a natural look and function, implants replace the teeth that you have lost, helping you regain a whole, beautiful smile. Implants are fully embedded in bone, making them permanent, unmoving fixtures, and since they become a permanent part of your smile, you can brush and floss them just like your natural teeth! Dental implants can also help restore the firm jawline and youthful contours of your face. They are the closest alternative to your natural teeth, both in appearance and how they work.

Interested? Give Us a Call!

This is just a small sample of the many cosmetic dentistry procedures available to help you achieve the smile you’ve been waiting for. To find out more about how to remake your smile, call our Madera office today at (559) 661-4114!

By Madera Family Dental Care
December 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  
NewYearNewSmile

As December brings the old year to a close, it’s a great time to set goals for the year to come. This might include a major life change, such as a new job—or even a new romance! If one of these items is on your list for 2019, a smile makeover may be just the thing to help you get there.

Having a great smile can give your self-confidence a real boost. It can also affect how you are perceived by others. According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of adults believe a smile is an important social asset and 96% believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex. At the same time, three quarters of adults feel that an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success.

If you aren’t pleased with your smile and want a new look, we can help you figure out which cosmetic dental treatments could be right for you. The answer might be something simple—like an overall brightening of the smile with professional teeth whitening, or fixing a small crack or chip in a single tooth with cosmetic tooth bonding. If you’re unhappy with worn-down or crooked teeth, dental veneers or orthodontic treatment might be the way to go. In fact, many adults find that orthodontic treatment with clear aligners is a great way to get a beautiful, straight smile without drawing attention to the fact that a makeover is in progress.

Of course, it’s not only important for your smile to look good but also for your whole mouth to stay healthy. So if you are experiencing any tooth pain, unusual mouth sores or gum problems, it’s time for you to come in for an exam. And if it’s been a while since you’ve had a dental checkup and professional teeth cleaning, why not make an appointment for early in the year? Don’t start the new year with last year’s dental problems!

If you would like more information about cosmetic dental treatments or preventive dentistry, please contact us or schedule a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “How Your Dentist Can Help You Look Younger” and “Dental Hygiene Visit.”

By Madera Family Dental Care
February 04, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  
GetABetterSmileforValentinesDay

The most romantic holiday of the year, Valentine’s Day is celebrated each February 14th. It’s a time when many look forward to giving (and receiving) cards, flowers, and other tokens of love. On special days like this, it’s natural to want to look your best—and many surveys rank a person’s smile as his or her most noticeable (and appealing) physical feature. But what if you are unsatisfied with your smile?

Don’t worry! Today, cosmetic dentistry can resolve smile problems as never before. Here are some popular and effective dental treatments that can quickly brighten up your smile.

Tooth Whitening
In just one visit, dull or stained teeth can often be lightened by up to 10 shades! How? We use special bleaching solutions that are applied safely, under our careful supervision, in the dental office. You can’t use these concentrated solutions at home. But if you‘re not in a rush, we can prepare custom-made take-home bleaching trays and whiteners that are safe for home use. The same results can be achieved, but the process may take weeks instead of hours. After months or years, depending on lifestyle factors (like whether you smoke or drink coffee, red wine, etc.) your teeth can have whitening treatment again.

Cosmetic Bonding
Small chips, cracks, or other minor irregularities can be quite noticeable in an otherwise flawless smile. Fortunately, these problems can often be resolved with a treatment called cosmetic bonding. In a relatively simple in-office procedure, we can apply tooth-colored bonding material to restore teeth to better appearance. Layers of high-tech bonding material are built up and cured with a special light to form a tough, natural-looking tooth surface. Bonding isn’t as long-lasting as some other types of restoration, like veneers or crowns, but it’s an easy and inexpensive way to resolve some smile problems.

Professional In-Office Cleaning
Remember that feeling you get after your regular checkup? Your mouth feels squeaky-clean, your breath is fresh and you’re ready to show that sparkly smile. So why wait until your next routine appointment? You can schedule a hygiene visit any time. We will remove plaque from your teeth, check your gums for signs of periodontal (gum) disease, and make sure you’re on track for good oral health. If any problems are found, we’ll take care of them right away. And if you have questions about cosmetic procedures, it’s the perfect time to ask. A professional cleaning can help your smile look (and feel) great.

If you have questions about brightening up your smile, please contact our office or schedule a consultation. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Artistic Repair of Front Teeth with Composite Resin” and “Important Teeth Whitening Questions Answered.”



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