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By Andrew Schmid, DDS
April 23, 2018
Category: Dental
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Do you hide your teeth when you smile? Then, you're like thousands of Americans who do. You all want your teeth and gums to look goodcosmetic dentistry and to represent your true personalities. At the offices of Dr. Andrew Schmid, patients take advantage of the many outstanding treatments offered by this Manchester, VT, cosmetic dentist. From simple teeth whitening to porcelain veneers and complete smile makeovers, Dr. Schmid does it all with your highest expectations in mind.

The changes you want

Before you consult Dr. Schmid, have your own plan in mind. Do you want to fill some small gaps? Does your tooth color need brightening? Is a beautifully even Hollywood smile your dream?

Then go talk to Dr. Schmid. He'll perform an oral examination and take some X-rays to fully understand your oral health and structure. You and he will discuss your ideas and together decide on what treatments will help you have that rejuvenated smile.

Cosmetic dentistry services in Manchester, VT

Professional teeth whitening Using powerful hydrogen peroxide gel, this popular treatment powers out years of stains caused by smoking, dark foods and beverages and more. Accomplished either at home or in the office, fully supervised whitening changes tooth color by up to eight shades, and your teeth and gums sustain no damage or sensitivity. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that most people pick teeth whitening before any other cosmetic dental service.

Composite resin bonding This uses a tooth-colored putty and special curing light to remake small defects such as chips, cracks, and gaps. Strong and natural-looking, bonding creates seamless repairs that last for years. This is the same material used in white dental fillings.

Porcelain veneers Veneers are tooth-shaped shells of dental grade porcelain. Customized according to oral impressions, your preferences and Dr. Schmid's careful instructions, veneers bond to the front of teeth damaged by deep stains, cracks, pits and more. They are a permanent refurbishment that can last for ten years or more with good care.

Invisalign clear aligners These are a great alternative to traditional orthodontics. Straightening a variety of smile alignment issues, Invisalign appliances are thin, clear, removable, and comfortable. Plus, they finish their work in about half the time of metal or ceramic braces.

Cosmetic contouring Contouring gently reshapes tooth enamel with fine grit sandpaper, your dentist's drill and other handheld tools. This process smooths small flaws and evens tooth length quickly and economically. Often, it is the finishing touch on a complex smile makeover.

Learn more

Dr. Schmid and his team are excited to help their patients look and feel their very best. For more information or to arrange your cosmetic dentistry consultation in Manchester, VT, call the office at (802) 362-2345.

By Andrew Schmid, DDS
May 31, 2017
Category: Dental Implants

Patients who have missing teeth or major tooth and gum problems often have questions about dental implants. Implants are the modern solution for replacing teeth and are now often preferred over other solutions like dentures and bridges. Here are a few of the most common frequently asked questions about dental implants, answered. Having more knowledge of this dental treatment may inspire you to take action and call your Manchester, VT dentist to see if you’re a candidate for this procedure.Dental Implants

How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are designed to serve the same purpose as the root of a tooth. They are small titanium devices that resemble screws that are inserted into the bone tissue below the gumline. When the implant heals into the bone, which may take several months, an abutment and permanent crown are placed on the top. With a porcelain or ceramic crown, the implanted tooth is indistinguishable from your other teeth.

Why Are Dental Implants the Best Solution?
The main reason why dental implants are the ideal solution is that they are permanent. Once they’re installed, they’re no different than any of your other teeth in terms of function and appearance. They also help keep the bone tissue healthy and strong. When you get dentures or bridges, the bone tissue can degrade over time. 

Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Only patients who have generally good dental health can get dental implants. Viable bone tissue is needed to ensure that the implants will stay rooted. That’s why it’s important to see a dentist for a tooth implant as early as possible. In some cases, a bone grafting procedure can help improve a patient’s chances of having a dental implant integrate successfully.

How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
For patients of a certain age, a dental implant has a good chance of lasting for a lifetime. The crown part of the implant can last for up to 15 years before it may need to be replaced. Seeing your dentist at least two times every year for professional cleanings and becoming meticulous about at-home dental care will ensure that the implant (and your other teeth) stays strong and healthy.

Contact your Manchester, VT Dentist

Dental implantation is a straightforward and effective procedure that can help improve your dental health and the appearance of your smile. Call your Manchester, VT dentist to schedule an appointment.