What has earned Dr. John Grinaldi the title “Super Dentist” 11 years in a row? Patients say it’s his skill and trusted care, including wonderful cosmetic dental services in his North Dallas dental office. How can he give you the smile you have always wanted? Read on about cosmetic smile makeovers with Dr Grinaldi and his staff.
What is a smile makeover?
Quite simply, a cosmetic smile makeover is changing a healthy, but imperfect smile, into a beautiful set of teeth and gums. When you come to the dental office of Dr. John Grinaldi in North Dallas, he and his staff first ensure your complete oral health. A comprehensive examination and x-rays look for decay, gum disease, oral cancer, bite and jaw problems and the condition of crowns, fillings and other restorations.
With a clean bill of health, the consultation turns to aesthetics. Most patients raise issues of:
- Tooth color
- Minor spacing issues such as gaps or mild crowding
- Uneven gum lines
- Odd tooth shape
- Chips, cracks, pits or other defects
Even though minor, smile defects spoil personal appearance and self-esteem, too. A research study from Penn State maintains that people who smile a lot project competence, warmth and personal success, and smiling reduces feelings of stress and depression. So, cosmetic dental changes from your North Dallas dentist increase your desire to show your pearly whites and to feel and function better on a daily basis.
Cosmetic dental services
Even small changes make a big difference. Dr. Grinaldi will discuss your aesthetic goals with you, considering what you would like to alter and what realistically the results can be. The following are the most often used treatments. Either singly or in combination, these services produce lasting change.
Composite resin bonding smoothes and repairs tooth enamel damaged by congenital malformation, chips, hairline fractures, stains, gaps and mild crowding. A malleable putty, composite resin fills and reshapes small imperfections with great color match and natural-looking texture and shine. A special light hardens this blend of glass and acrylic for a durable finish that lasts 10 years or more with routine oral hygiene.
Professional teeth whitening economically and quickly brightens stained teeth. Smoking, food and some prescription drugs discolor enamel, making smiles look old. Dr. Grinaldi and his team use Kor and Opalescence Boost whitening as in-office treatments. Kor gel contains refrigerated hydrogen peroxide gel that works exceptionally well without the neutralizing effects of saliva. Opalescence Boost contains potassium nitrate. Both methods whiten smiles by several shades of color in a single one-hour dental visit. At-home options produce similar results more slowly.
Porcelain veneers are 100 percent custom refurbishments. Crafted from fine, but durable, ceramic, veneers, or laminates, remake one or more teeth with deep stains and bigger chips or cracks. Some dentists call them “instant orthodontics” because while they do not change tooth alignment, they approximate the look of a straight smile in just a few dental visits.
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You’ll be surprised by the before and after photos on Dr. Grinaldi’s website. You could have similar results. The process starts with a call to his North Dallas dental office. Learn how you can have a dream smile for a lifetime.