These days, cosmetic dentistry is one of the highly sought after treatments that can easily and within two weeks or less make a dramatic impact in achieving a youthful appearance and reducing wrinkle lines without having plastic surgery or the use of Botox. Years of holding back your smile or covering your teeth with your lips, to hide them, will eventually cause the muscles around the smile to lose its tonicity and the lower portion of the face will begin to droop accomplishing what you have been trying to do all along, which is cover your smile. Dr. Buddy Lee can give you the smile you always dreamt about with diminished wrinkle appearance and improved muscle tonicity.
Tooth lengthening, also called laminate lengthening, is a very common procedure and is used to gain more clinical tooth structure, so that more of the tooth sits outside the gum and bone, resulting in more of the tooth being visible. It is often needed so that a dentist can place a laminate or do a restoration in an area affected by decay under the gum or by a fracture. Tooth lengthening is also done for cosmetic reasons, especially when there is too much soft tissue and bone covering the teeth. This occurs in people who have what you call a gummy smile — when an unusually large amount of gum and only a small portion of the teeth are visible when the person smiles.
Bonding is a composite resin filling placed in the back teeth as well as the front teeth. Composites are the solution for restoring decayed teeth, making cosmetic improvements and even changing the color of your teeth or the reshaping of teeth. Bonding will lighten any stains you may have, close up minor gaps and can be used to correct crooked teeth. Basically, bonding will cover any natural flaws by applying a thin coating of a plastic material on the front surface of your teeth.
A malady that usually affects most of us in our forties is tired teeth. It occurs from the natural order of wear and the stress that we all encounter. These are examples of how we may regain the health and the youthful appearance that in today's world is desirable. A healthy and vibrant smile is the universal language.
Bulimia is defined by a pattern of alternately bingeing and purging. The frequent vomiting that marks bulimia floods the teeth with gastric acids. These acids erode the protective enamel that covers the teeth and over time, the teeth are worn away and can become soft and extensively decayed. Dr. Buddy Lee is aware of the sensitivity of both the physical and psychological aspects of eating disorders. He takes pride in being able to provide his patients with a serene and supportive atmosphere. All treatments are conducted in the strictest privacy of his office, with great respect for each individual’s needs.
White fillings have become very popular and are actually safer than “silver fillings” which have more mercury than silver and can be potentially toxic. With today's technology, composite fillings can easily withstand the stress required to serve in a back tooth and it is more resistant to fractures. Composite fillings bond to the tooth, restoring most of the original strength and the natural appearance of the tooth. Silver weakens the teeth, making them more susceptible to breaking and costing you more in the long run.
Porcelain laminates have a wide variety of uses, including teeth lightening, gap narrowing, fixing teeth that stick out, reduce crowding in the mouth, etc. Their versatility means that they are used as a fix for a lot of potential problems that patients may be having. Apart from fixing tooth problems, they can also be used to improve the outward appearance of the teeth. For those that are insecure about the appearance of their teeth or their smile, porcelain laminates can be a one-fix-for-all-problems solution.
Porcelain crowns have a wide variety of uses, including teeth lightening, gap narrowing, fixing teeth that stick out, reduce crowding in the mouth, etc. Their versatility means that they are used as a fix for a lot of potential problems that patients may be having. Apart from fixing tooth problems, they can also be used to improve the outward appearance of the teeth. For those that are insecure about the appearance of their teeth or their smile, porcelain crowns can be a one-fix-for-all-problems solution.