What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic Dentistry consists of procedures that can help improve the overall appearance of your teeth and your smile. There is a wide variety of cosmetic dental procedures that you can have done ranging from whitening treatments, veneers, implants, and more.
Our cosmetic dentistry services can help improve the health, function, and appearance of your smile. Using the latest technology and trends in dentistry, we can work with you to create a treatment plan to fit your needs. Schedule an appointment today and learn more about what we can do to help improve your teeth — and create a smile you love.
for a Great Smile
For adults who want to improve their smile without the hindrance of braces, Invisalign can offer the perfect solution. Dr. Kulesa is an experienced Invisalign Reno trained provider who can assist you with a treatment plan to correct imperfections in your smile. Whether you have an overbite or want to move a tooth into the correct place, Invisalign might be an option. During a consultation, we can see if this treatment is a good fit. Schedule an appointment today to see if a personalized treatment plan is right for you.
Get a Whiter Smile
Coffee, sugary drinks, and acidic foods can all lead to a dull smile. In fact, 99.7% of adults believe a smile to be an important asset for success in both your career and life. Over the counter products sometimes do not cut it. If discoloration and yellowing are an issue, a professional teeth whitening might be for you. You would be surprised by how much a whiter smile can change your life. Contact Reno dentist Dr. Kulesa to learn more about our teeth whitening services.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Dental Implants & Dentures
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant consists of three parts: the implant, the abutment, and the crown. The implant is a screw that acts as an artificial tooth root that attaches to your jawbone. Next, the abutment is the connector of the implant to the jaw and helps to support the teeth that are being replaced. Lastly, the crown is the replacement tooth and is usually made of porcelain or acrylic to give it more of a natural finish.
Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?
Healthy Gums – Your dentist will inspect your gums to ensure that you don’t have gum disease before giving you the okay to get dental implants. It is important to note that if you have gum disease, you should avoid getting implants because it can lead to infection or rejection.
Non-Smoker – In order to qualify for dental implants, it is recommended that you halt or avoid all smoking. You can still get dental implants if you smoke, but the failure rate is much higher than that of a non-smoker. Nicotine can negatively affect the healing process, causing the tissue surrounding the bone to go soft, creating an unstable foundation for the implants.
Commit to the After Care Maintenance – The aftercare routine is fairly simple, making it easy to maintain. It’s best to make all of your follow-up appointments during your recovery period and making sure that you follow all of the necessary hygiene instructions.
How Dentures Are Made
The first step in the denture making process is to make an appointment with your dentist to discuss whether you are a good candidate for dentures. If the answer is yes, your dentist will take impressions of your tooth and bone structure and turn that into a plaster model of your mouth. The next step is to take those models and place them into an articulator. An articular is a machine that is similar to the jawbone and is used to attach the teeth with a wax.
They will then shape the wax to mimic your teeth and get a feel for how they will look. Then, they are placed in a holding device where plaster is poured over the molds and wax to maintain their shape; and after the plaster has been poured, the molds are placed in boiling hot water to wash and melt away the remaining wax. After washing off the wax, the acrylic is applied to the molds and is cured. Coming down to the end of the process, the plaster is removed! The dental technician will then trim off any leftover acrylic and polish the dentures. Now you are left with your final result, your beautiful new dentures!