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October 14, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: CEREC   Dentist  

If you've ever required restorative dental care like crowns or bridgework, then you know that the process can be lengthy. With cutting-edge dental technology, the time spent waiting is rapidly decreasing, thanks to instruments like Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC). Your Stamford, CT, dentists, Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson of Comprehensive Dental Group, are excited to provide you with same-day crowns.

How Does It Work?

CEREC is an efficient way to restore damaged or decayed teeth in a matter of hours. The preparation for same-day restorative dentistry is the same as the traditional way: the removal of any plaque present and shaving the natural tooth down to make room for a crown.

CEREC uses Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to restore your tooth with the help of computers, scanning instruments, and a milling machine.

The scanning instrument captures the impacted area and quickly creates a realistic 3D model of your teeth that your Stamford, CT, dentist will use to ensure the proper shape, color, and size of the new crown. The approved design is then sent off to the milling machine that will instantly create your custom ceramic crown. Once the custom-made tooth is finished, your dentist will bond the restoration over the natural tooth all in one appointment.

What Are the Benefits of CEREC?

Other than having the entire restorative process occur in just one dental visit, you'll be able to appreciate the natural appearance of the custom-made tooth. The technological advancement of CEREC provides you the benefit of:

  • quick and precise results
  • long-lasting material and appearance

Same-Day Restoration

Do you have questions regarding the CEREC process? Your dentists in Stamford, CT, Dr. Pogosian and Dr. Ohlson, can offer the guidance you need to fix your damaged tooth. Schedule an appointment today with Comprehensive Dental Group by calling (203) 359-3296.

July 21, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers   porcelain veneers  

At Comprehensive Dental Group, your dentists in Stamford, CT, help patients get to their best smiles with porcelain veneers. Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson can transform any smile. If you are living with a smile you are unhappy with, keep reading to find out what porcelain veneers can do for you.

Correct cosmetic issues

Veneers are made from thin, porcelain shells that fit around each tooth to change its appearance. This way you can correct almost any cosmetic issue. Stained teeth, crooked teeth, and even small gaps in teeth can all be remedied with veneers. If anything has made you hide your smile in the past, discuss it with your dentist and see how veneers can improve your smile.

No surgery

When you get veneers from your dentist in Stamford, CT, you can have a completely new smile without undergoing a single surgery. Your teeth may need to be prepared for veneers, and in that case, some minor filing of the teeth is performed in-office to make room for the veneers around your teeth.

After your teeth are prepared, molds are taken of them. These molds are used to ensure a perfect fit when your custom veneers are fabricated. When your veneers are ready, you have another appointment and each veneer is bonded into place. In just a few appointments and without any surgery you can have a beautiful smile!

Confidence boost

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and everyone likes to make a great impression with a nice smile. Veneers can give you that boost of confidence to show off your beautiful smile to others. Porcelain also resists staining and reflects light. These properties mean your smile will stay bright and sparkling!

If you want to improve your smile, Comprehensive Dental Group offers porcelain veneers to make any smile stunning. Your dentists in Stamford, CT, Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson, can transform any smile with veneers. Contact us for an appointment at (203) 359-3296.

July 01, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Comprehensive Dental Group can transform any smile with porcelain veneers. Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson apply veneers to fix cosmetic issues in teeth and can give anyone a beautiful smile. Read more about porcelain veneers and come see us in Stamford, CT, to get the perfect smile you've always dreamed of.

Porcelain veneers

Veneers are a way to completely redesign your smile without undergoing a single surgery. Veneers are each made from a thin ceramic shell, and porcelain is the highest quality material for veneers. Each shell fits around an individual tooth to change its appearance.

Getting veneers

When you come to our Stamford, CT, office to get veneers, your dentist will consult with you about the exact shade of smile and shape of your new teeth. You can redesign every aspect of your smile and in just two or three appointments you can have a smile that will have you beaming with confidence!

Your dentist may need to file some teeth to make room for the veneers around them. After your teeth are prepared, molds need to be taken of your mouth to ensure a perfect fit for your custom veneers when they are fabricated. At a final appointment, each veneer is cemented to your tooth and you leave the office with a completely new smile!

Caring for veneers

When you have veneers, it's important to keep up a great oral hygiene routine at home and schedule regular dental appointments. For great oral care at home, your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. To make sure your veneers stay in great condition, schedule biannual teeth cleaning appointments with your dentist.

Any bad habit chewing like on your fingernails or pens, is bad for veneers so be mindful if you have this habit. If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist will recommend a nightguard to protect your new smile from damage.

At Comprehensive Dental Group, Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson give patients their dream smiles with porcelain veneers. Contact us for an appointment in Stamford, CT, at (203) 359-3296.

August 05, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

As we live in what could be perceived as a perfectionist’s world, many are looking to be perfect. However, perfection isn’t as objective as it sounds, after all, your idea of perfection may differ from the person beside you. Another thing is that none of us, not even the hallowed celebrities were born perfect.

So what does a perfect smile mean and can you achieve it from having porcelain veneers? The answer would be yes, as evidenced by the numerous patients of Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson here at Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT. Let’s take a look at what most people would consider as the characteristics of a perfect smile.

Whiter Teeth

That is something that porcelain veneers can certainly give you as it can address the common problems of discoloration, staining, or yellowish teeth. The whiter teeth that veneers provide is different from the whitening treatments that you get from over-the-counter products or even your dentist. Porcelain veneers give you whiter teeth that will not fade or stain for many years, so they’re a worthy investment.

They’re a good option for those who want to continue to enjoy their coffee or red wine without worrying about staining. You can even opt for the shade of white that you want because the shells can be manufactured to any color you want. Of course, to get that perfect smile, your dentist here at Stamford, CT, will make sure that your porcelain veneers will blend in with your natural teeth.

A Smile That Fits You Perfectly

The perfect smile has to complement the color of your skin and the shape of your face. Veneers can be used to optimize your smile and make it look wider if necessary so that everything will look perfectly in place. By adding the veneers to the outside surface of the teeth, the width of your smile can be adjusted to make it look wider or narrower, whichever the case may be, to beautifully complement your face.

Veneers could likewise be manufactured to any shape or size so that they are customized exactly to your needs. You won’t have teeth that look either too small or too large. Everything in your mouth will appear perfectly measured and aligned.

Zero Gaps and Imperfections

Most of us have gaps and imperfections. In the search for the perfect smile, veneers can come to the rescue by closing these gaps and hiding those imperfections. The thin veneer shells are designed specifically to cosmetically cover those gaps and match the color of your natural teeth so everything would look flawless. The great thing with this procedure is that it can be applied to a single tooth or several teeth.

Ready to Have That Perfect Smile with Porcelain Veneers? Call Us

Book a visit with Dr. Irina Pogosian or Dr. Thomas Ohlson here at Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT, by dialing (203) 359-3296.

By Comprehensive Dental Group
January 28, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

The dentists at Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT, know their patients want better-looking smiles. For that reason, Drs. Irina Pogosian and Thomas Ohlson suggest dental veneers.

Veneers resurface damaged teeth. They are made of thin porcelain or plastic, making them strong. They hide stained or discolored teeth due to poor hygiene, drinking coffee and tea, smoking, chewing tobacco, or even antibiotics containing tetracycline. Veneers can also fix misshapen teeth (crooked, worn or chipped, irregularly shaped, uneven surfaces and uneven spacing).

Veneer Procedure

  • Your Stamford, CT, dentist examines your teeth and assesses whether veneers are right for you.
  • Any underlying issues, like cavities, are treated first.
  • The dentist makes a model of your teeth and sends it away to a dental laboratory.
  • A few weeks later, our office receives your custom veneers.
  • When your veneers finally arrive, your dentist removes enamel off the surface of your teeth and cements them on.

Removing enamel is irreversible, so make sure you discuss whether or not veneers are the best option for you. Enamel removal prevents teeth from protruding and makes teeth feel smooth, even, and properly aligned.

Advantages of Veneers

Other than concealing dental flaws, veneers are a longer-lasting oral appliance that provides impressive color stability and is highly resistant to staining.

How to Properly Care for Veneers

To take proper care of your veneers, you need to brush twice a day and floss at least once before bed. This prevents plaque buildup, which leads to cavities, tooth loss, and gum disease.

Make sure you use mouthwash to eliminate acid-producing bacteria and drink plenty of water to wash away food debris.

For more information on veneers, contact your dentists at Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT, by calling (203) 359-3296. Drs. Irina Pogosian and Thomas Ohlson will be more than happy to help you with your dental needs!