Cosmetic Dentistry - Anaheim Hills
Cosmetic Dentistry: Designing Your Smile.
Dr. Jack Ringer has focused his professional career on learning how to replicate the best that nature has to offer, even when nature perhaps gave you less than the optimum. When you schedule an appointment for a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Ringer, he will go through your entire case with you and explain all the possibilities and options, helping you determine the best choice moving forward. And as one of only a few Accredited Fellow cosmetic dentists in Orange County – not to mention the Past President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry – Dr. Ringer is singularly trained to deliver on the promise of a gorgeous smile.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Technically, all dentistry is – or should be – cosmetic. Don’t you want your dentistry to look and feel beautiful and natural? Everything from crowns and bridges to bonding and veneers are cosmetic, but there are a few services that are considered more aesthetic than others, services at which Dr. Ringer has spent 30 years becoming expert at delivering.
What is the difference between Bonding and Veneers?
Many men and women have an unattractive smile due to their teeth displaying one or more deficiencies such as poor color, spaces between the teeth, worn or chipped teeth and unsightly old dental restorations. The dental community, therefore, has developed various methods to correct these problems of which two treatment options are “Bonding” and “Porcelain Veneers”.
The term “bonding” in reality refers to the actual sticking or adhering of any material to the teeth. Originally the technique of bonding was developed to adhere white filling material to the teeth, but has since been expanded by “bonding” ceramic materials to teeth also. Bonding materials to the teeth have afforded dentists the ability to place restorations in the mouth without being as destructive to the tooth and, at the same time, giving the patients assurance that their treatment will last for many years. However, for many, the term “bonding’ refers to placing a white filling or a composite resin onto or into the tooth. This resin material can be sculpted, colored and bonded onto the teeth in order to restore existing damage, create a desired color and shape or to replace existing fillings that are failing.
Porcelain veneers were developed to solve many of the problems that are addressed with “bonding’, but instead of using a composite resin material, laboratory porcelain is utilized. As with composite resins, porcelain veneers are “bonded” onto the tooth. However, the properties of porcelain are superior to composite resin when considering longevity and optics, and since the porcelain veneer is manufactured out of the mouth in a laboratory, it can be made to a much higher degree of accuracy.
Whether one receives a porcelain veneer or a composite resin restoration, the ultimate success will be dependent on the experience, talents and skills of the dentist and, if utilized, the dental laboratory.
Bonding: the Easy Way to Enhance Your Smile.
Thanks to modern dentistry, it is easy to fix a chipped tooth, replace a silver amalgam filling, or fill a gap between two teeth with Dental Bonding.
Dental Bonding is an inexpensive way to repair imperfections quickly, and is much simpler than a dental crown or a dental veneer. Using a tooth-colored resin, bonding is one of the best ways to repair cosmetic imperfections. Bonding can also be used to replace old fillings or fill cavities. Dental bonding is quick and easy and does not usually require anesthetic, and only takes between 30 and 60 minutes per tooth, all in one easy visit. While bonding is permanent, it may need to be replaced or touched up over time.
Bonding is used for many reasons, including:
- Chip and crack repair
- Tooth discoloration
- Fill gaps between teeth
- Reshape Teeth
- Tooth colored fillings
- Root protection from receding gums
- Lengthen or shorten teeth
The only way to determine if bonding is right for you is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jack Ringer, who will analyze your teeth and gums before treatment recommendation. If we can do it, you’ll leave the office only a short time later with even more reasons to smile.
Porcelain Veneers: Reflecting the beauty of nature.
When your teeth aren’t as beautiful as they should be, we are able to design and create Dental Veneers that look identical to natural teeth, with all the beauty nature can give, allowing us to deliver the perfect smile for you.
Porcelain dental veneers can be used to close up large spaces, to lengthen and reshape worn out teeth, to brighten a smile overall, to realign a bite. With veneers – when designed by a properly trained dentist and executed by the right laboratory – you can change your entire smile.
Porcelain veneers typically last a couple decades when designed, produced and delivered correctly by a trained cosmetic dentist.
Accredited members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) like Dr. Ringer have undergone rigorous training and scrutiny by the AACD to make sure they abide by certain “best practices” and standards, making sure we serve our patients properly.
Botox and Cosmetic Fillers.
Dr. Jack Ringer has invested in specialized training that allows him to incorporate the use of Botox and cosmetic derma fillers when appropriate to a patient’s individual treatment plan. From smoothing out deficiencies to treating TMJ and headaches, ask Dr. Ringer how adding in Botox or fillers can enhance your smile, and your life.
Professional Smile Whitening Options.With At-Home or In-Office Whitening, or a combination of the two, it is possible to whiten teeth without the need for invasive treatment. Smile whitening is the most common procedure performed here at Advanced Smile Design. Our patients love that whitening doesn’t damage teeth and that results are rapid and often just the nudge a smile needs to be its very best. We offer three smile whitening options:
- Our most popular option is At-Home Bleaching Trays. We will make custom fitted clear bleaching trays that are worn at home, filled with professional bleaching gel, and can take several weeks or even months to achieve the desired result.
- Our second bleaching option is our in-office professional teeth whitening, where Dr. Ringer will apply a specialized, concentrated bleach in order to expedite the whitening process.
- Our third method involves both of the above options, with one office visit required. After the in-office whitening treatment, Dr. Ringer will create home bleaching trays for you to take home to complete and maintain desired result.