Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Smile Like a Celebrity: Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures by Meredi Wagner-Hoehn

Austin is a celebrity city. Whether it’s Edward Norton coming to town for Fantastic Fest or The Strokes hanging with the crowd at Austin City Limits, we attract musicians and actors aplenty. Not to mention all the celebrities which have sprung from the Texas capital city – Michael Dell, Lance Armstrong, Sandra Bullock and Robert Rodriguez, to name a few.

Whether you’re an actor, musician, millionaire or everyday Joe, you want beautiful teeth. Here are a few procedures you may want to consider to correct some common dental problems.

Teeth Whitening: For Stained Teeth

Most people require some form of teeth whitening over the course of their life. Whether it’s as minor as a teeth cleaning or as intense as a professional dentist whitening, the most effective teeth whitening technique exists for any dental situation. While over-the-counter options exist, the most effective options lie with your local Lakeway cosmetic dentist. A cosmetic dentist can either create a teeth bleaching mold which you may wear whenever your bright smile needs a little brightening. They may also conduct laser whitening through such procedures as Zoom!® teeth whitening. Zoom!® teeth whitening involves a direct application of bleach, giving you white teeth in less than an hour.

Invisalign®: For Crooked Teeth

Invisalign® essentially serves as invisible braces. For anyone with an overbite, underbite or just plain crooked teeth, Invisalign® allows you to straighten your teeth without the added frustration of constant stares at metal wires snaking through the teeth.

Veneers: For Stained, Crooked or Sensitive Teeth

Veneers are masks for the teeth. If your teeth are unattractive, whether through chipped edges or extreme stains or any number of other issues, veneers cover those problems.

Implant Dentistry: For Missing Teeth

If you’ve lost a tooth, implant dentistry replaces the tooth like new. Using sedation dentistry to conduct the dental surgery, your local Austin dentist implants a titanium screw into the jawbone, then, after the bone heals, places a crown on top.

To make your smile look like a celebrity’s, you need an extreme makeover dentist. Dr. Robert D’Alfonso, DDS, of Lakeway, Texas gave Vanessa Joy Humphreys a smile worthy of the People’s Choice Award for the 2010 Miss Austin Pageant. For all your celebrity smile needs, contact Dr. D’Alfonso.