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By Cipriani Dental Associates
December 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

As December brings the old year to a close, it’s a great time to set goals for the year to come. This might include a major life change, such as a new job—or even a new romance! If one of these items is on your list for 2019, a smile makeover may be just the thing to help you get there.

Having a great smile can give your self-confidence a real boost. It can also affect how you are perceived by others. According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of adults believe a smile is an important social asset and 96% believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex. At the same time, three quarters of adults feel that an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success.

If you aren’t pleased with your smile and want a new look, we can help you figure out which cosmetic dental treatments could be right for you. The answer might be something simple—like an overall brightening of the smile with professional teeth whitening, or fixing a small crack or chip in a single tooth with cosmetic tooth bonding. If you’re unhappy with worn-down or crooked teeth, dental veneers or orthodontic treatment might be the way to go. In fact, many adults find that orthodontic treatment with clear aligners is a great way to get a beautiful, straight smile without drawing attention to the fact that a makeover is in progress.

Of course, it’s not only important for your smile to look good but also for your whole mouth to stay healthy. So if you are experiencing any tooth pain, unusual mouth sores or gum problems, it’s time for you to come in for an exam. And if it’s been a while since you’ve had a dental checkup and professional teeth cleaning, why not make an appointment for early in the year? Don’t start the new year with last year’s dental problems!

If you would like more information about cosmetic dental treatments or preventive dentistry, please contact us or schedule a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “How Your Dentist Can Help You Look Younger” and “Dental Hygiene Visit.”

October 30, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

If your house needs painting or your hair styled, don't you do it? If so, why not rejuvenate your smile if your teeth look dull, yellow, or otherwise flawed? At Cipriani Dental Associates in Newtown, PA, cosmetic dentistry services are tailored to individual need and preference. Dr. Pier Cipriani helps patients achieve the smiles they've always wanted—would you like to explore all that cosmetic dentistry offers?

The consultation

Really, it's a conversation between you and your dentist on how you want to enhance your smile. Are your teeth yellow? Do you have small chips and gaps? Are ugly metal fillings prominent and embarrassing? You'll know your options for rejuvenating your smile aesthetics after a complete examination and digital imaging. Then, Dr. Cipriani will offer treatments which make sense for your oral health needs, age, facial appearance, and personal smile goals.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that your smile is an important asset that affects how the world thinks of you. So, of course, you want it to look its best! This consultation starts you on a path to reach that goal.

Offered services

Sometimes treatment plans feature just one service, while others are far more complex, combining both aesthetic treatments and restorations that improve the look, function, and health of teeth and gums.

Dr. Cipriani offers these cosmetic dentistry services in his Newtown, PA, office:

  • Tooth-colored fillings made from composite resin, a durable mixture of glass particles, and acrylic
  • Veneers, ultra-thin shells of superior-grade porcelain, customized to disguise flaws such as chips, cracks, gaps, and stubborn stains
  • Composite resin bonding to repair hairline fractures, pits, chips, uneven shapes, and more
  • Porcelain crowns, inlays, and onlays (partial crowns) to protect and support enamel weakened by injury or decay
  • Free Forever professional teeth whitening to brighten yellowed enamel safely and keep it white
  • Conventional and all-ceramic bridgework to replace one or more adjacent teeth
  • Clear braces (Invisalign aligners) and traditional orthodontics that move teeth into healthy and aesthetically pleasing positions
  • Restoration of dental implants, today's most stable, long-lasting, and versatile tooth replacements

How can your smile change?

At Cipriani Dental Associates, your professional team takes great pride in crafting vibrant smiles that make their patients happy. Learn more about how to rejuvenate your smile by arranging a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Cipriani's Newtown office. Call today: (215) 968-0620.

July 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Find the right cosmetic treatment to improve your smile.cosmetic dentistry

How many times have you hidden your smile in photos and around friends? Would you say you are embarrassed by the way your smile looks? If you said yes to these questions then our Newtown, PA, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Pier Cipriani, is here to tell you about an array of options to help quash that embarrassment and have you saying “cheese” in no time.

Reshape, whiten, straighten, restore—these are just some of the words to describe what cosmetic dentistry can do for you. If cosmetic dentistry has always appealed to you but you’re now just considering whether it’s the right choice for you, it’s time to find out more,

Achieve That Whiter Smile

Everything from coffee and tea to soda and cigarettes can cause yellow teeth. Luckily, there are professional whitening options that will get your smile back on track and several shades whiter in often just one whitening session. Chairside whitening is the fastest and most effective way to get a whiter smile; however, talk to our Newton dentist about customized at-home whitening options.

Cover Chips and Cracks

Wear and tear can happen to even the best smiles. If you are dealing with little chips or cracks, it can be enough to throw your entire smile out of whack. Small chips, cracks, and even gaps between teeth can often be repaired with dental bonding, in which a moldable tooth-colored material is shaped over the imperfection to hide it. More moderate-to-serious imperfections may require dental veneers to fully cover them.

Straighten Your Smile

Do you have two teeth that overlapping one another? Do you have a minor misalignment but it’s not quite enough to go for braces? If so, you may be able to achieve a straighter smile by just getting dental veneers. Veneers can hide gaps between teeth, as well as crooked or crowded teeth to give you a more evenly aligned smile.

Reshape Your Teeth

It might sound a bit weird but if you have a malformed tooth or a tooth that is longer than the rest then you may want to turn to cosmetic dentistry to improve the overall shape and symmetry of your whole smile. Removing minimal amounts of enamel can often reshape a sharp or excessively pointed tooth, while other teeth may require dental bonding or dental veneers in order to lengthen the tooth.

Cipriani Dental Associates in Newtown, PA, wants to work with you to give you the perfect smile. If you are ready to get cosmetic dentistry then the next step is to schedule a consultation with us. Let’s sit down together and map out a treatment plan that’s sure to give you amazing results.

By Cipriani Dental Associates
July 12, 2018
Category: Uncategorized

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 Cipriani Dental Associates
November 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

The holidays are a time for getting together with family and friends from near and far. The memories you make at these joyful celebrations are the ones you’ll treasure forever, but it can be hard to show good cheer if you’re not happy with the way your teeth look. If you’re keeping that grin under wraps, we may be able to perk up your smile with some quick and economical in-office treatments.

A professional teeth cleaning is one of the best values in dental care. In just minutes, we can remove the buildup of hardened tartar that can make your teeth look dull and yellowed. Tartar can also lead to tooth decay and gum disease—two kinds of trouble you don’t need! While you’re in the office, you will also have a thorough exam that could prevent minor issues like small cavities and bleeding gums from becoming more serious dental problems. When you leave, your teeth will look and feel sparkly clean.

If your smile doesn’t look as bright as you’d like, ask about teeth whitening treatments. In-office whitening is a safe and effective way to lighten your teeth up to 10 shades in a single visit! If you have more time, you can get similar results from a take-home kit that we can provide—one that’s custom-made just for you.

Are chips or cracks making your teeth look less than perfect? Cosmetic bonding could be the answer. Translucent, tooth-colored bonding material can be applied to your teeth to repair minor cracks, chips or spacing irregularities. This in-office procedure usually requires just one visit and can make a dramatic difference in your smile.

So as holiday celebrations draw near, why not give yourself a reason to smile? Contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation to see if professional teeth cleaning, teeth whitening or cosmetic bonding could give your smile some holiday sparkle! You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Important Teeth Whitening Questions Answered.”