Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry
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.
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.
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).
- 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!
Have you heard of CEREC same-day crowns? Your dentists at Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT, proudly offer them to restore teeth damaged by decay, accident, abscess or other oral health issues. Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson use state of the art design and manufacturing processes to create crowns quickly and conveniently in just one visit.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown, or cap, fully covers and protects a damaged tooth above the gum line. Teeth requiring dental crowns may have several old fillings, cracks, infection, extensive decay or other condition which threatens their viability and ruins their appearance. Our dentist removes the damaged portions, takes oral impressions and creates a tooth-shaped and durable restoration that looks and functions with perfect realism.
CEREC same-day crowns
Old-fashioned crowns took a couple of weeks and involved oral impressions and temporary restorations. Today's CEREC crowns are different, vastly improved in process and product through amazing digital design and fabrication.
Your dentist at Comprehensive Dental Group accomplishes the entire treatment chairside, as the name CEREC indicates. CEREC means Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. From examination to digital impressions to manufacture of your crown and its placement, it all happens right in the treatment room.
Dr. Ohlson and Dr. Pogosian input information from your X-ray imaging and digital impressions and then mill your 100 percent porcelain crown in about 20 minutes. Installation is a breeze because CEREC same-day crowns bite and fit perfectly right out of the machine.
Advantages of CEREC crowns
There are many, the most important being a restoration that is long-lasting.
Additionally, CEREC crowns:
- Match the color and configuration of your surrounding teeth
- Require simple routine maintenance at home and six-month cleanings and exams at Comprehensive Dental Group
- Reflect light just as your natural teeth do
- Don't take up a lot of your time (no missed work and multiple trips to the dental office)
- Are manufactured completely on-site for optimal quality control in about an hour
Contact Comprehensive Dental Group
Your CEREC crown treatment is just a phone call away. Phone Dr. Pogosian, Dr. Ohlson and their staff for a complete evaluation of your problem tooth and consultation on a CEREC same-day crown. Call (203) 359-3296.
Dental implants offer excellent oral function, better smile appearance, and bone-strengthening properties. In other words, they give people who have lost one or more teeth real hope for great dental health. At Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT, your implant dentists, Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson, skillfully place these artificial teeth to let their patients smile again!
Why choose a dental implant?
Simply put, it's the best tooth replacement that modern dentistry offers. The International Congress of Oral Implantologists says that implant evaluation and placement combines science and art, rendering new teeth that bite, look, and feel just like natural dentition.
Through decades of scientific research, dentists discovered and then applied something called osseointegration. Through this bonding process, human bone wraps around a titanium implant, securing it and rebuilding the jaw in width, height, and density. The more the patient uses the dental implant, the more the bone improves—an amazing boon by way of appearance, self-esteem, speech, and oral function. No other tooth replacement comes close!
A prospective implant patient may expect a thorough examination at our Stamford office. If the dentist determines that a person is healthy and has sufficient bone in the alveolar ridge to accept an implant, the treatment goes forward. Local anesthesia suffices for this oral surgery which happens in its entirety at Comprehensive Dental Group.
After implant insertion, healing and osseointegration take several weeks to months. When Dr. Pogosian or Dr. Ohlson determines that the implant is ready, a metal extension post and custom-made porcelain crown are attached to the implant device.
If you have received multiple implants to support dentures or bridgework, your dentist will check each one carefully to ensure that bonding is complete. Implant-supported prosthetics afford the same wonderful benefits of single-tooth implants.
Living with dental implants
Gentle and consistent brushing and flossing at home safeguard the bone and gums around your implant. Six-month cleanings and check-ups are very important as well.
If you chew tobacco or smoke, please consider seeing your doctor about a program to quit. Smokers often develop an infection called peri-implantitis, and it endangers implant success and longevity.
Contact us about implants
Make sure that your smile gaps disappear with state of the art dental implants from Comprehensive Dental Group! Our Stamford dental team will explain your options and tailor a treatment plan specific to your desires and health needs. Phone (203) 359-3296 today to rebuild your smile!
A toothache is a miserable experience, especially if swelling, drainage, and bad breath accompany it. Luckily, root canal therapy from Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford, CT, can eliminate the pain safely and allow you to keep your tooth! Your dentists, Dr. Irina Pogosian and Dr. Thomas Ohlson, keep smiles intact and healthy through this treatment—read on to learn more!
Root canal therapy explained
Root canal therapy treats a tooth's interior pulp when it's become inflamed or infected due to injury, decay, etc. During an appointment at our Stamford practice, your dentist will X-ray and inspect your tooth, along with the surrounding gums and bone. If Dr. Pogosian or Dr. Ohlson determines that the tooth is viable, you'll undergo a comfortable, two-visit procedure right here at Comprehensive Dental Group.
To begin, your dentist will inject the area around the tooth with local anesthetic. When the tooth is numb, they will create a small opening in the tooth to access the root canals. That's where the blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue reside.
The dentist then removes the pulp with specialized tools, before smoothing and disinfecting each canal (there are up to four in a single tooth), and sealing them with biocompatible gutta-percha. After each canal is treated, a temporary crown covers the tooth so that it can heal.
In a week, you'll have your second treatment. Here, Dr. Ohlson or Dr. Pogosian removes the temporary cap and installs a custom-fabricated crown made of premium-grade ceramic. Your restored tooth will look, feel, and act perfectly natural—no more pain!
The American Association of Endodontists says that you'll likely keep your tooth for the rest of your life. That's how successful root canal therapy is! Just brush twice a day with a quality toothpaste, and carefully floss around your treated tooth to avoid plaque and tartar build-up. See your dentist at Comprehensive Dental Group in Stamford every six months for a complete check-up and hygienic cleaning.
Don't suffer from toothache pain when your friends at Comprehensive Dental Group can save that tooth and make you feel better! Call us today at (203) 359-3296.