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By COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL GROUP
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.

By COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL GROUP
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.

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It's been a rough year for all of us, but especially for Simon Cowell. The famous entrepreneur and brutally honest talent judge on American Idol and America's Got Talent underwent emergency back surgery in August after an accident on a new electric bike. But the good news is he's well on his way to recovery—and well enough in October to undergo another, less-stressful, procedure: a smile makeover with dental veneers.

This latest trip to the dentist wasn't Cowell's first experience with the popular restoration, wanting this time to update his smile to more closely resemble what he had when he was younger. He even brought along some older photos for reference.

Veneers aren't exclusive to celebrities like Simon Cowell, as thousands of people who get them every year can attest. These thin wafers of porcelain bonded to teeth can mask a wide range of defects, from chips, wear or discoloration to slight tooth gaps or misalignments. And every veneer is custom-made to match an individual patient's dental dimensions and coloring.

If you're thinking about a smile upgrade, here are a few reasons to consider dental veneers.

More bang for your buck. Compared to other transformative cosmetic options, veneers are relatively affordable, with the cost dependent largely on the extent of your dental needs. Still, dental veneers are an investment that can give long-lasting yields of a more attractive smile and even a completely new look.

Little to no tooth alteration. In most veneer cases, we need only remove a small amount of enamel so the veneers don't appear bulky (the alteration is permanent, though, so you'll need a veneer on the tooth from then on). It's also possible to get “no-prep” veneers requiring little to no alteration.

Durable and long-lasting. Continuing improvements in porcelain and other dental ceramics have led to stronger forms that can better withstand the biting forces your teeth encounter every day. Although you'll still need to be careful biting into hard items, your veneers can last for several years.

Easy to maintain. Veneer cleaning and maintenance is much the same as with natural teeth—daily brushing and flossing, and regular dental cleanings and checkups. Outside of that, you'll need to watch what you chomp down on: Veneers are strong, but not indestructible, and they can break.

As Simon Cowell knows, getting veneers isn't difficult. It starts with an initial visit so we can evaluate your dental health and needs. From there, we can present options on how to update your smile.

If you would like more information about dental veneers, please contact us or schedule a consultation. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Porcelain Veneers” and “No-Prep Porcelain Veneers.”

By Comprehensive Dental Group
November 10, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   Veneers  
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You probably wouldn't be surprised to hear that someone playing hockey, racing motocross or duking it out in an ultimate fighter match had a tooth knocked out. But acting in a movie? That's exactly what happened to Howie Mandel, well-known comedian and host of TV's America's Got Talent and Deal or No Deal. And not just any tooth, but one of his upper front teeth—with the other one heavily damaged in the process.

The accident occurred during the 1987 filming of Walk Like a Man in which Mandel played a young man raised by wolves. In one scene, a co-star was supposed to yank a bone from Howie's mouth. The actor, however, pulled the bone a second too early while Howie still had it clamped between his teeth. Mandel says you can see the tooth fly out of his mouth in the movie.

But trooper that he is, Mandel immediately had two crowns placed to restore the damaged teeth and went back to filming. The restoration was a good one, and all was well with his smile for the next few decades.

Until, that is, he began to notice a peculiar discoloration pattern. Years of coffee drinking had stained his other natural teeth, but not the two prosthetic (“false”) crowns in the middle of his smile. The two crowns, bright as ever, stuck out prominently from the rest of his teeth, giving him a distinctive look: “I looked like Bugs Bunny,” Mandel told Dear Doctor—Dentistry & Oral Health magazine.

His dentist, though, had a solution: dental veneers. These thin wafers of porcelain are bonded to the front of teeth to mask slight imperfections like chipping, gaps or discoloration. Veneers are popular way to get an updated and more attractive smile. Each veneer is custom-shaped and color-matched to the individual tooth so that it blends seamlessly with the rest of the teeth.

One caveat, though: most veneers can look bulky if placed directly on the teeth. To accommodate this, traditional veneers require that some of the enamel be removed from your tooth so that the veneer does not add bulk when it is placed over the front-facing side of your tooth. This permanently alters the tooth and requires it have a restoration from then on.

In many instances, however, a “minimal prep” or “no-prep” veneer may be possible, where, as the names suggest, very little or even none of the tooth's surface needs to be reduced before the veneer is placed. The type of veneer that is recommended for you will depend on the condition of your enamel and the particular flaw you wish to correct.

Many dental patients opt for veneers because they can be used in a variety of cosmetic situations, including upgrades to previous dental work as Howie Mandel experienced. So if slight imperfections are putting a damper on your smile, veneers could be the answer.

If you would like more information about veneers and other cosmetic dental enhancements, please contact us or schedule a consultation. To learn more, read the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Porcelain Veneers” and “Porcelain Dental Crowns.”

By COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL GROUP
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.