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By Gairhan Dental Care
May 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic dentistry can take a tired, worn, or damaged smile and make it beautiful once again, correcting cosmetic dentistrydiscolorations, repairing damaged teeth, or even changing the shape or length of a tooth. But what can cosmetic dentistry do for you and what kinds of procedures does your dentist offer? Finding out the answers to these questions and more is easy with Dr. Emily Gairhan at Gairhan Dental Care in Jonesboro, AR.

What cosmetic dentistry procedures does Gairhan Dental Care offer? 

Professional teeth whitening allows you to quickly and easily change the color of your teeth. Whitening your smile with teeth whitening procedures takes only about an hour and occurs right in your dentist’s office. Though results are immediate, patients usually opt for bi-annual or annual touch-up appointments.

Dental veneers are a porcelain dental restoration which can subtly tweak a single tooth or completely overhaul your smile. Your dentist affixes the veneer directly to the surface of the tooth. A dental laboratory creates each veneer based on an impression of your mouth to ensure a natural look and a perfect fit. The veneer can change the length, shape, width, size, and color of the tooth.

Dental Implants replace a tooth and its root in one fell swoop. The implant lies within the bone under your missing tooth and becomes a permanent, non-removable part of your smile. This procedure also restores the biting surface of the tooth, allowing it to function normally and preventing side effects of a missing tooth like bone atrophy or shifting teeth.

Crowns and bridges are porcelain dental restorations which restore missing or damaged teeth. A dental crown covers a tooth above the gum line and can accomplish many tasks. Dentists often recommend a crown to stabilize a tooth after a procedure resulting in a large filling and protect it from future damage. A bridge replaces a missing tooth above the gum line using metal clasps or dental crowns on either side to attach into place.

Orthodontic treatments like traditional metal braces or Invisalign straighten the smile to improve its appearance. Braces also correct issues with the bite such as overbite, underbite, or crossbite to improve the mouth’s functionality.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Jonesboro, AR

For more information on cosmetic dentistry or improving your smile, please contact Dr. Gairhan at Gairhan Dental Care in Jonesboro, AR. Call 870-931-1100 to schedule your appointment today!

By Gairhan Dental Care
November 06, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Let’s find out how these popular restorations could give you the perfect smile.restorative dentistry

There are so many cosmetic and restorative dental options out there that it can sometimes be difficult to determine just which one will provide your smile with the little boost it needs to look and feel better. Our Jonesboro, AR, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Emily Gairhan, is here to tell you about two popular dental options that could be right for you.

What are dental crowns?

As you may already know, crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are designed to fit over the entire crown of your tooth. In essence, this restoration becomes your new tooth, providing a strong outer structure to protect the weak or damaged tooth that lies underneath. Crowns are often made from resilient tooth-colored materials and each crown is custom-made based on exact measurements taken of your tooth.

What are dental veneers?

Veneers are thin shells that, unlike crowns, only adhere to the front portion of your tooth rather than the whole crown of your tooth. Veneers are strictly used for cosmetic purposes to improve the shape, contour, size, color and even the texture of your smile.

Who can benefit from these restorations?

There are many people who can benefit from either or both of these restorations for different reasons. If our Jonesboro dentist has discovered that your tooth is weak or damaged (e.g. fractured; serious decay), then a crown will most likely be the restoration to restrengthen your tooth.

Of course, crowns may also be used if you have a tooth that is malformed or severely discolored to improve its appearance. Crowns can even be used to stabilize a dental bridge (a restoration that replaces missing teeth).

As we mentioned earlier, veneers are more cosmetic in nature. When veneers are bonded to the front of one or more teeth they are designed to enhance and boost the appearance of your smile. If you want to hide discolorations, chips and cracks, gaps between teeth, minor crookedness, misshapen teeth or even lengthen teeth that are worn down (but your teeth are otherwise in good health) then veneers may be a better approach to giving you the results you want.

Gairhan Dental Care is here in Jonesboro, AR, to provide your entire family with the dental care they need. Whether your child might need braces or you are interested in dental veneers, we are a one-stop shop to give you the smile you deserve.

By Gairhan Dental Care
March 06, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Are you ready to find out about the many wonderful advantages that porcelain veneers can offer?veneers

Cosmetic dentistry has truly come a long way over the decades. Whether someone is looking to make minor adjustments or major makeovers, our Jonesboro, AR, dentist, Dr. Emily Gairhan, has the treatments you’ve been looking for. Dental veneers have become such a popular cosmetic option because they can simply and painlessly change the color or shape of your smile through uniquely crafted porcelain shells.

When people think of veneers they may immediately picture big bulky restorations that will make your smile appear fake, but this is simply not true. Our Jonesboro cosmetic dentist knows exactly how to give you a beautiful smile through dental veneers that will look natural and attractive. Most people will not even know that you have veneers (unless, of course, you want to tell them!).

Getting veneers will mean that you will team up with Dr. Gairhan to figure out what issues you want to address with these cosmetic restorations and how you want your smile to look after treatment. Giving you a smile you are proud of is our goal and we can talk you through the entire process to make sure that you are getting exactly what you want.

Veneers are placed over the front of your teeth using a special dental cement. It usually takes anywhere from two to three visits to get your new smile. We take pride in the work that we do and so rushing to get your dental veneers done in just one visit just won’t give you the stellar results we know you are looking for. Fortunately, great things are worth the wait!

Once some enamel has been filed down from the front of your teeth we will need to take impressions of your smile. These impressions will provide a basis for our dental lab to help them create veneers that will fit perfectly over your teeth to hide imperfections like gaps, stains, cracks and other cosmetic issues.

Once your veneers are made, then it’s time to adhere them to the front of your teeth with special medical-grade cement. A laser is then used to harden the cement so that your veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth.

With the proper care, your veneers could last up to 10 years before needing to be replaced. That’s a long time to enjoy your beautiful new smile!

Getting dental veneers is pretty easy once you find out that you are an ideal candidate for treatment. Call Gairhan Dental Care in Jonesboro, AR, today to schedule your initial consultation. Let’s find out what dental veneers can do for you!