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VivicaFoxandZendayaHaveThisinCommonAGorgeousSmile

Kill Bill fans have been pressing for a third installment of the stylized revenge tale since Kill Bill, Volume 2 hit the theaters in 2004. Finally, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is talking about the long-awaited Volume 3 as if it might soon become a reality. The third movie in the franchise would most likely focus on the now-grown daughter of the character played by Vivica A. Fox in the first two. Vivica recently made known that should Kill Bill, Volume 3 go into production, she thinks 24-year-old actress and singer Zendaya would be perfect for the role.

Although Zendaya is a few inches taller than Vivica, the two women have a few things in common. Besides being talented movie and television actresses who have won awards for their roles, they both have camera-ready smiles. And both Vivica and Zendaya can thank their dentists for helping their smiles be their best.

In 2016, Vivica told Dear Doctor magazine that her smile needed a boost, so she opted for dental veneers to correct gaps between her teeth—and she's very happy with them. “I love my veneers!” she exclaimed. Zendaya also had help in achieving her Hollywood-perfect smile. In 2011, early in her career on the Disney channel, she wore clear orthodontic aligners to straighten her teeth. To further perfect her smile, she visited her dentist for professional teeth whitening in 2016, inviting a film crew along to show how easy and effective in-office tooth whitening is.

But you don't have to be a celebrity to enjoy smile-enhancing dental treatments. They are great options for anyone who wants to improve the look of their smile.

Teeth whitening. If your teeth are looking yellowed, in-office whitening can make them up to 10 shades brighter in one visit! Some people prefer professional at-home whitening kits, which produce great results more gradually.

Bonding or veneers. For small chips and cracks, cosmetic bonding can cover flaws by adding layers of a tooth-colored material over the tooth. For bigger flaws, heavy discoloration or gaps between teeth as Vivica had, dental veneers may be the answer. These custom-made thin porcelain shells cover the front-facing surface of the tooth, hiding imperfections to give anyone a Hollywood smile.

Orthodontics. Crooked teeth can detract from the look of a smile. While traditional braces are an option, many people with mild to moderate alignment issues find removable clear aligners the perfect way to get the smile they desire with minimal impact on their daily activities. Clear aligners are very subtle and can be removed for eating and cleaning as well as for special occasions—or for filming scenes, as Zendaya knows.

Contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation to see if professional teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding or veneers, orthodontics, or another dental treatment could enhance your smile. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Important Teeth Whitening Questions Answered” and “How Your Dentist Can Help You Look Younger.”

SmileEnhancementsThatCouldMakeYourWeddingDayLikeNoOther

Each of life's moments are precious—but some are more precious than others. For one like your wedding day, you want to look your very best.

Be sure your teeth and gums are also ready for that once in a lifetime moment. Here are a few cosmetic enhancements that can transform your smile appearance.

Dental cleanings. Having your teeth cleaned professionally not only boosts your dental health, but it can also enhance your smile's brightness. A dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar that can yellow and dull teeth. With plaque out of the way, your teeth's natural translucence can shine through.

Teeth whitening. For an even brighter smile, consider teeth whitening. We apply a bleaching solution that temporarily whitens your teeth. With a little care on your part and occasional touchups, your brighter smile could last well beyond your wedding day.

Tooth repair. A chipped or cracked tooth can ruin an otherwise perfect smile. We can often repair mild flaws by bonding tooth-colored composite resins to the defective area, usually in one visit. Porcelain veneers or crowns can mask more moderate imperfections, but they must be undertaken well in advance of your big day.

Teeth replacements. We can restore those missing teeth ruining your smile with dental implants. An implant replaces the tooth root as well as the crown to create a stable and durable hold that can last for years. But similar to porcelain restorations, an implant restoration could take months—so plan ahead.

Orthodontics. Correcting a bite problem through orthodontics can have a huge impact on your smile. Straightening teeth isn't just for teenagers—you can undergo treatment at any age. And if you opt for clear aligners, no one but you and your orthodontist need know you're wearing them.

Cosmetic gum surgery. Even if your teeth look perfect, too much of your gums showing could detract from your smile. If your “gummy smile” is caused by excess gum tissue, there are a number of plastic surgical techniques that can restructure the gums so that they appear in right proportion with the teeth.

If you want a more attractive smile on your wedding day, see us as soon as possible for a full evaluation and assessment of your needs. Depending on what you need, we have the means to make your smile live up to that moment of moments.

If you would like more information on smile enhancements, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Planning Your Wedding Day Smile.”

By Cornerstone Dental Group
April 10, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Have you noticed in pictures that you're not smiling as broadly as you could? Maybe you're making sure to smile with your lips closed over your teeth to disguise stains, chips, or gaps. With cosmetic dentistry, you don't have to be embarrassed about your smile. Dr. Ron Solomon and Dr. Angela Burleson-Ott of Cornerstone Dental Group in Cincinnati, Ohio offer a multitude of cosmetic dental treatments and procedures, all aimed at helping you look and feel your best. Read on to learn more about this popular branch of dentistry.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

The field of dentistry has lots of specializations within it; there are doctors who focus solely on applying braces (orthodontists) or those who identify and treat gum disease (periodontists). Cosmetic dentistry is one such classification, and your Cincinnati dentists have made it a part of their regular practice. Cosmetic dentistry primarily concentrates on improving the appearance of a patient's teeth, whether it's the shape, size, color, alignment, or a combination of these. However, cosmetic dentistry procedures often tie into treatments that keep your teeth healthy; for example, dental implants look great, but their unique design - the post standing in for a natural tooth's root - also helps to ensure that the rest of your teeth stay functional and attractive as well.

Examples of cosmetic dentistry

If you have a physical flaw with one or more of your teeth, there's a cosmetic dentistry procedure to help you feel great about your smile. Whitening, for example, is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment worldwide; it's affordable and offers immediate results when you use professional-grade whitening products from your Cincinnati dentist. The color of your teeth can be brightened by up to 8 shades in just one appointment. Bonding is another quick and affordable option to repair minor flaws on your teeth, including chips, cracks, spaces, or whitening-resistant discolorations. For a full smile makeover, Dr. Solomon and Dr. Burleson-Ott offer dental implants, as we mentioned above, as well as veneers, which are thin pieces of porcelain that fit on the front of teeth that are shortened, crooked, discolored, or misshapen.

If you're in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, Dr. Ron Solomon or Dr. Angela Burleson-Ott at Cornerstone Dental Group are here to keep your teeth healthy and looking great.

Most people can use a little help from cosmetic dentistry to improve their smile at some point. Whether it's a whitening treatment to cosmetic smileimprove a stained or discolored smile, porcelain veneers for chips and cracks, or dental crowns to cover or replace a fractured or missing tooth, cosmetic dentistry does more that improve the aesthetic quality of a damaged smile. Depending on the problem, cosmetic treatments restore function and even contribute to better oral health. A complete, beautiful smile is also an important factor in self esteem and personal satisfaction for many people. The dentists at Cornerstone Dental Group, Dr. Ron Solomon and Dr. Angela Burleson-Ott, offer cosmetic and general dentistry services for the entire family in Cincinnati, OH.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Cincinnati, OH

Studies have found that a smile makeover is at the top of many people's wish list of cosmetic improvements, and it's not hard to see why. In some cases simply whitening stained teeth by a few shades can make a person look younger. A damaged or unattractive smile is also a source of embarrassment and personal insecurity for many people, and can interfere with everything from getting a job or promotion, to going out on dates or even socializing comfortably with family and friends.

Missing or fractured teeth can also cause oral health problems and make it difficult to eat or even speak clearly. The good news is that there are a number of options available to restore and improve damaged or unattractive teeth and gums, including:

  • Professional teeth whitening treatments
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Crowns and bridgework
  • Dental implants

Find a Family Dentist in Cincinnati, OH

Cosmetic dentistry can do more than give you a beautiful smile; it can improve your self esteem, job prospects, overall appearance, and quality of life. For more information and to find the cosmetic dentistry procedure that is right for you, contact Cornerstone Dental Group by calling (513) 631-8920 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Solomon or Dr. Burleson-Ott today.

By Cornerstone Dental Group
December 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Cosmetic Dentistry SmileFind out more about the cosmetic dental services we offer in Cincinnati, OH.

Have you been thinking that it’s time to give your smile a little cosmetic spruce? If so, the New Year is the perfect time to consider the ways in which our Cincinnati family dentists, Dr. Ron Solomon and Dr. Angela Burleson-Ott, can give you the dream smile that you’ve been wanting! There are so many options that can enhance and improve your smile, here are just some of the most popular cosmetic treatments that we offer:

Dental Bonding

Do you have small chips, discolorations, or cracks in your smile? If these issues are small enough, bonding may be all you need to turn that around. During this simple and non-invasive procedure, our Cincinnati dentist will apply a tooth-colored material over these areas of the tooth to hide very minor imperfections in order to help repair teeth and improve the shape, color, and size of a tooth.

Dental Veneers

Sometimes those imperfections are just a little too much for dental bonding to handle. Fortunately, dental veneers are able to hide a variety of flaws to give you a whiter and more even smile. In fact, veneers are usually what people think of when they think of cosmetic dentistry. These ultra-thin, stain-resistant layers of porcelain are placed on the front of your teeth where they can positively alter the overall shape and color of your smile.

Teeth Whitening

If you just simply want to refresh your smile and remove yellow stains from your teeth, you’ve come to the right place! There are several ways in which you can get a brighter smile, and teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most convenient options. While some patients see the results they want with simple over-the-counter whitening methods, we know that this approach isn’t right for everyone. No matter whether you have more serious stains or you just want to see visible results quickly, there are many reasons people turn to our professional in-office teeth whitening system. In less than one hour, we can get your smile multiple shades brighter!

Interested? Give Us a Call!

Here at Cornerstone Dental Group in Cincinnati, OH, we believe that everyone should have smiles that they are proud of. If you are interested in boosting both your smile and your self-confidence, it’s time to call our office at (513) 631-8920 to let us know that you are interested in getting cosmetic dentistry!