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At the first-ever Players Weekend in August 2017, Major League Baseball players wore jerseys with their nicknames on the back. One player — Cleveland Indians shortstop, Francisco Lindor — picked the perfect moniker to express his cheerful, fun-loving nature: “Mr. Smile.” And Lindor gave fans plenty to smile about when he belted a 2-run homer into the stands while wearing his new jersey!

Lindor has explained that he believes smiling is an important part of connecting with fans and teammates alike: “I’ve never been a fan of the guy that makes a great play and then acts like he’s done it 10,000 times — smile, man! We’ve got to enjoy the game.”

We think Lindor is right: Smiling is a great way to generate good will. And it feels great too… as long as you have a smile that’s healthy, and that looks as good as you want it to. But what if you don’t? Here are some things we can do at the dental office to help you enjoy smiling again:

Routine Professional Cleanings & Exams. This is a great place to start on the road toward a healthy, beautiful smile. Even if you are conscientious about brushing and flossing at home, you won’t be able to remove all of the disease-causing dental plaque that can hide beneath the gum line, especially if it has hardened into tartar, but we can do it easily in the office. Then, after a thorough dental exam, we can identify any problems that may be affecting your ability to smile freely, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or cosmetic dental issues.

Cosmetic Dental Treatments. If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help. These range from conservative procedures such as professional teeth whitening and bonding to more dramatic procedures like porcelain veneers or crowns.

Tooth Replacement. Many people hide their smiles because they are embarrassed by a gap from a missing tooth. That’s a shame, because there are several excellent tooth-replacement options in a variety of price ranges. These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants. So don’t let a missing tooth stop you from being Mr. (or Ms.) Smile!

If you’d like more information about oral health or cosmetic dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Beautiful Smiles by Design” and “The Impact of a Smile Makeover.”

By Cornerstone Dental Group
April 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Are you ready for a smile makeover? Our Cincinnati, OH, dentists, Dr. Ron Solomon and Dr. Angela Burleson-Ott of Cornerstone Dental cosmetic dentistryGroup, discuss a few cosmetic dentistry procedures that can completely transform your smile.

Zoom! whitening

When your teeth are stained and yellow, Zoom! whitening can revitalize their appearance. The whitening treatment offers an effective way to improve the appearance of teeth dulled by age and also removes stains caused by dark pigments left behind when you consume coffee, tea, wine, cola, berries, and other foods and beverages.

Before your teeth are whitened, they're cleaned thoroughly to remove every trace of plaque and tartar. Cleaning is accomplished by coating your teeth with a hydrogen peroxide gel. Hydrogen peroxide, a natural whitener, breaks apart tiny pigments trapped in your tooth enamel. Exposing the gel to the special Zoom! light enhances the effects of the natural stain buster. After your treatment, your teeth may be as much as eight shades lighter.

Same-day CEREC crowns

Temporary crowns are completely unnecessary these days, thanks to same-day crowns created in our Cincinnati office. After your tooth is decreased in size slightly, we'll make a digital impression of your mouth, which we'll use to design your crown using the innovative CEREC CAD/CAM technology. When we're satisfied with the design, we'll send it to our in-office milling machine, which will produce your brand new resin crown in just about 30 minutes.

Dental implants

Dental implants, the most recent tooth restoration innovation, are becoming increasingly popular. The restorations feel and look like natural teeth and usually never have to be replaced. Titanium implants replace lost tooth roots and gradually bond to your jawbone. They're topped with lifelike crowns that fill the gap in your smile. In addition to single implants, denture-supported implants are also available.

Veneers

Would you like to improve your smile without extensive dental work? Veneers offer the perfect solution. The wafer-thin porcelain shells are cemented to the fronts of teeth only. They're an excellent option if you want to conceal minor damage, such as chips or cracks, have a discolored tooth, or want to change the shape or length of a tooth. Do you want a movie star white smile? Because veneers are available in many shades of white, they offer a long-term whitening solution.

Renew your smile with cosmetic dentistry procedures! Call our Cincinnati, OH, dentists, Dr. Solomon and Dr. Burleson-Ott of Cornerstone Dental Group, at (513) 631-8920 to schedule your appointment.

By Cornerstone Dental Group
June 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Unhappy with your smile? Dentists have a wide array of tools at their disposal for improving the appearance of your teeth. Cornerstone cosmetic dentistryDental Group, which is located in Cincinnati, OH, offers a full range of dental services. Dr. Ron Solomon and Dr. Angela Burleson-Ott are two of Cincinnati, OH's finest dentists. Here are five dental procedures that can perfect your smile.

1. Dental Bonding

Bonding is the application of tooth-colored composite resin materials using a special light, which bonds the materials to the teeth to improve a patient's smile. Bonding is used to repair decayed teeth, chipped, and cracked teeth. Bonding is also used to close gaps between teeth and improve the appearance of discolored teeth.

2. Dental Crowns

With dental crowns, your dentist can take your smile from being so-so to stunning. Dental crowns are protective coverings that are placed over weakened or damaged teeth. Dental crowns are strong and durable and they will restore full function of your weakened or damaged teeth.

3. Dental Implants

Dental implants are the gold standard in the replacement of teeth. Implants are replacement tooth roots made of titanium. They are placed into your jawbone to hold prosthetic teeth. Dental implants are the next best thing to natural teeth. With dental implants, you will look and feel younger and more attractive.

4. Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are custom-made, porcelain shells which are bonded to the front of teeth. Veneers are used to fix teeth that are discolored, chipped, uneven, or worn down. These porcelain shells change the outside appearance of your teeth while leaving the healthy, natural teeth underneath.

5. Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening removes years of stains, giving you beautiful results. In-office bleaching will give you a whiter smile in about one hour. One in-office bleaching session can lighten your teeth up to 10 shades lighter. A take-home treatment provides great results in 1 or 2 weeks of use. A take-home treatment can lighten your teeth up to 8 shades lighter.

Give yourself a smile you love. Call Cornerstone Dental Group at 513-631-8920 today to schedule a consultation in Cincinnati, OH. A smile makeover will give you the confidence to smile again and enjoy the things you love doing. Remember, it's never too late to beautify your smile.

By Cornerstone Dental Group
March 31, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. There are many different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures to cosmetic dentistryresolve a variety of cosmetic dental concerns. Whether you have teeth that are missing, stained, cracked or chipped, cosmetic dentistry can help. At Cornerstone Dental Group, Dr. Ron Solomon and Dr. Angela Burleson-Ott are your cosmetic dentistry experts in Cincinnati, OH.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry procedures can conceal or correct a variety of imperfections. For instance, whitening treatments can dramatically whiten and brighten the teeth, while tooth-colored fillings provide a discreet way to fill cavities. Depending on your dental concerns, one or several different procedures might be required to achieve the results you desire. Once all work is complete, you’ll have a beautiful new smile and might experience a confidence boost, as well. In Cincinnati, cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Cornerstone Dental Group include:

  • Bonding
  • Crowns
  • Dental Implants
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings

Dental bonding can repair cracks and chips in teeth, straighten the appearance of misaligned teeth and even replace old silver amalgam fillings. Crowns are a great way to completely transform the appearance of a tooth that is stained, misshapen or chipped. A crown covers the entire tooth and can even strengthen teeth that have been worn down and become weak. Crowns are also used with dental implants to replace missing teeth. Porcelain veneers are also used to improve the look of less than perfect teeth but are applied just to the front of teeth.

Whatever dental concerns you have, cosmetic dentistry can provide a solution. There are procedures and treatments to brighten your smile, replace missing teeth, conceal imperfections and correct a variety of problems and concerns. To learn more about which procedures might be right for you, speak with a dentist specializing in cosmetic dentistry in Cincinnati, Dr. Solomon or Dr. Burleson-Ott. Call Cornerstone Dental Group at (513) 631-8920 to schedule a consultation.

By Cornerstone Dental Group
December 14, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Discover how this simple, non-invasive dental treatment could improve the shape of your smile.

Not all cosmetic treatments require a whole lot of time or money. In fact, we an easily make minor changes to your smile with simple dental bondingoptions like dental bonding. No need for anesthesia, drilling or other unpleasantries. Our Cincinnati, OH family dentists, Dr. Ron Solomon and Dr. Angela Burleson-Ott, are here to tell you about dental bonding and what it could do for your smile.

What is dental bonding?

This pliable tooth-colored material is applied over the tooth to hide common imperfections and flaws that are keeping you from having the smile that you want. The resin our Cincinnati cosmetic dentists use for bonding is the same material that we use to fill a cavity. Of course, since this treatment is purely cosmetic we won’t need to use a drill or anesthesia like we would if you were getting a dental filling (isn’t that a relief?). The only thing we will have to do after we mold the bonding to the ideal shape is to then harden it with our special dental laser.

Is a bonded tooth easy to care for?

Absolutely! However, it is important to note that this material can stain if you don’t care for your bonded teeth properly. This means that you’ll want to limit or even avoid certain foods and drinks like wine, coffee, dark teas, tomato sauce and other dark condiments if you want to prevent discolorations. In order to keep your smile looking its best, you should always maintain the very best oral care regime to ensure that teeth and gums remain healthy.

How long does bonding resin last?

It isn’t unheard of for some people to have bonding that lasts between 10 to 15 years. A lot will depend on how well you care for your smile. Fortunately, dental bonding really doesn’t require any special care or upkeep in order to last a long time.

Dental bonding can be a great way to improve the shape or appearance of a tooth or teeth. If you are ready to find out if you are a good candidate for bonding then turn to Cornerstone Dental Group in Cincinnati, OH.