Our office specializes in cosmetic dentistry. This means that we not only pay attention to the health and function of your teeth, but we also pay close attention to aesthetics. We want you to maintain great oral health but we also want you to have a beautiful smile and the confidence to smile often!
With our expertise, advanced technology and knowledge, we can help you visualize and attain the beautiful smile you want. Using one procedure, such as veneers, or perhaps a combination of procedures, we can transform your smile and help you have the confidence that comes with knowing your smile looks great!
Sure, smile makeovers are everywhere, but when you have your smile made over by Dr. Frank Graziano, you can be sure that you will be getting something different – something special.
Dr. Graziano never designs cookie cutter smiles. Each smile makeover is carefully planned and designed with you. This means that, unlike many reconstructed smiles seen today, your smile will look perfectly natural and just like you. Your hair color, skin tone, gender – even your personality – are all taken into consideration. Best of all, Dr. Graziano doesn’t just make your smile look better; he makes it feel and function better too.
How is a Smile Makeover from Dr. Graziano Planned and Completed?
A sculptor or architect creates models of the final project, and as a smile artist, Dr. Graziano does the same. We start with digital imaging. With digital imaging, we can take your photograph and show you the various ways a smile makeover can transform your smile. There are so many options!
Once the basic appearance of your smile is determined, Dr. Graziano will create a wax-up, a model of the smile restoration that will be the basis of your smile makeover. You can try these on to see how your new smile will look and feel. With these models, we can fine-tune every detail of your makeover to get it exactly right!
A smile makeover usually entails a combination of cosmetic and restorative treatments such as:
- Porcelain Veneers
- Gum Contouring
- Invisalign® Clear Braces
- Tooth Contouring
- Dental Bonding
- Dental Bridges
No matter what your smile makeover involves, you can relax knowing that once completed, your smile will be strong, comfortable and so beautiful, you’ll want to share it with the world!
Procedures used alone or in combination to create beautiful smiles include:
Teeth will naturally lose their brightness over time. Drinking coffee or tea, or using tobacco, as well as certain childhood medications can cause teeth to discolor or darken even faster than normal. Whitening, also known as bleaching, is the procedure used to brighten teeth.
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact tooth movements our office plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just switch to a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know that you’re straightening your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural appearance of teeth. To place a veneer, a thin layer of the original tooth enamel must be removed. Afterward, an adhesive layer is placed between the prepared tooth and the veneer. The adhesive is then hardened with the use of a specialized curing light.
Cosmetic bonding is the process of filling or restoring teeth with a tooth-colored material in order to improve a tooth’s appearance. In order to bond a tooth, composite material is added to the tooth structure to adjust the size, shape, or color of the existing tooth.
This technique can minimize or eliminate stains, yellowing or spots by removing a very thin layer of the tooth’s enamel.