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By Dr. Charles Bohle
September 25, 2014
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry


Porcelain Veneers Will Change Your Smile!


Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you wish you could change the size, shape or color of your teeth? Now you too can enjoy a beautiful smile with porcelain veneers!
Porcelain veneers could be your answer. Paducah KY Cosmetic Dentist Charles Bohle,  is well known for amazing smile makeovers using dental veneers. Porcelain veneers are also called laminate veneers, and are probably the most esthetic means of creating a more pleasing and beautiful smile. Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Porcelain Veneers have a variety of uses such as, to fix chipped teeth, to improve color and shape of teeth, to seal small gaps, or to help align teeth. Using an adhesive substance, the thin shell-like veneer is bonded to the tooth, leaving you with a superb row of beautiful teeth. Veneers generally take 3 hours in total at the dentist (around 3 visits) and involve molding the teeth, a “trial fitting” and last of all, bonding the veneer to the tooth. Porcelain Veneers are strong and durable, and will last around 10-15 years.
Porcelain Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions. Do all porcelain veneers look the same?
No, porcelain is very lifelike when done correctly. The difference in the porcelain is the skill of the technician. Also, your smile is custom-designed specifically for you. There are various shapes in veneers. Creating the perfect smile requires a blending of precision dentistry, perfect planning and an eye for detail. How do I know the end result will be what I want?
Producing a perfect smile is an art, as unique and individual as a person’s features. The components that produce a beautiful smile require Porcelain Veneers great attention to detail on a tooth-by-tooth basis. With proper design measurements, the exact proportions of a new smile can be achieved. Meticulous records, measurements and photographs are used to evaluate your smile needs and determine what it will take to produce the perfect smile for you. A waxed model is made from an impression of your teeth before you begin, allowing you to see the result that can be achieved with porcelain veneers.
Designing a patient’s porcelain restorations begins with a photography session.
Models are also taken of the patient’s teeth and these are also given to the laboratory. A blueprint of how the patient’s teeth will look is the model used to make the patient’s temporaries. Interaction that is both face-to-face and visual gives our patients the assurance that their porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns will be made to the highest standards.
What Are the Advantages of Porcelain Veneers?
• They provide a natural tooth appearance
• Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
• They won’t discolor with age, as normal teeth do
• They require minimal modification to existing teeth
• Many teeth can be corrected at one time
• Veneers are handcrafted to fit your unique smile
• Veneers can make dark or stained teeth brighter
• Minor overlaps and small gaps disappear
• They look and feel just like normal teeth – you can’t tell the difference!
To request an appointment simply call Bohle Dental at (270) 442-0256 or CLICK HERE to request an appointment with our convenient online appointment request form!
 


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Many adults these days are opting for clear aligners to correct orthodontic problems that have long bothered them. Katherine Heigl is a perfect example. She had one tooth that was out of alignment, and wanted to have it fixed before her wedding day.

“I got them [clear aligners] because of this wonky tooth,” Heigl told In Style magazine not long ago. “It's awesome because every two weeks you switch to a new retainer. Pretty much the perfect way to describe Invisalign is Netflix for your teeth.”

That's actually a pretty good way to describe this highly user-friendly form of orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners are transparent, plastic oral appliances that are changed every two weeks so that your teeth can be moved a little bit at a time, according to a carefully staged sequence. Though they cover your teeth completely, clear aligners are barely noticeable.

In fact, when Heigl excused herself before taking out her aligners to eat, her In Style interviewer said, “Who knew you wore them? I guess that's the point of Invisalign.”

Being able to remove the aligners for eating and, more importantly, teeth-cleaning, is another major advantage of this method of straightening teeth. Successful orthodontic treatment for adults depends on good periodontal health (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), and the best way to keep your gums and the underlying bone that supports your teeth healthy is to keep up an effective daily oral hygiene routine.

Clear aligners have been improved in recent years to correct more complicated malocclusions (“mal” – bad; “occlusion” – bite) than previously; they can even work well for teenagers. But there are still some cases that call for traditional braces. We would be happy to explore all the different options for orthodontic treatment with you, whether you have crowded teeth, an overbite or underbite, or just one “wonky tooth.”

If you would like more information about clear aligners, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about clear aligners in general by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Clear Aligners For Teenagers.” Dear Doctor also has more on “Wedding Day Smiles.”


By Dr. Charles Bohle
September 18, 2014
Category: Oral Health

Tips To Prevent Bad Breath

 

  • Brush and floss twice a day and don't forget to brush your tongue to decrease the bad breath causing bacteria in your mouth..  This is Tips to prevent bad breathtrue especially if you are a smoker.
  • Your own saliva and good salivay flow provides a buffer against the acid from your foods.  Chewing gum increases salivary flow, but use sugar-free gum.  Xylitol in the gum is the best artificial sweetner that helps control the acid change during eating. 
  • De-hydration is poor for overall health and especially oral health.  Almost everyone could benefit from dringking more H2O!
  • Guess what?  Aromatic foods will cause bad breath.  Things such as onions, garlic and spicy foods will stay on your breath even if you brush and floss after eating.  If you are going to worry about your breath, maybe you need to avoid those kinds of food.
  • Mouthwashes with an antibacterial properties will increase your oral health.  Even more effective is to add a small amout of hydrogen peroxide then gargle and rinse with that.
  • If you have cavities and especially if you have gum disease your breath will not be fresh.  Those problems are a sign of a high bacteria count and microbes in your mouth.  They are primary causes of bad breath.

Contact Us if you are interested in an appointment.  Click Here for instructions on brushing.

Click Here to see a real patient unscripted video about Bohle Family Dentistry.


By Dr. Charles Bohle
September 08, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dentures   implants  
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While dental implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement, removable dentures are still a viable choice, especially for patients with edentulism (complete tooth loss). Removable dentures have also undergone considerable advancement to improve their function, appearance and longevity.

But even with these advancements, dentures still require a fair amount of skill, experience and — of utmost importance — a sense of art. If you’re considering this option, long-term success depends on a careful process of construction, fit adjustment and regular checkups to maintain that fit.

Our first step is to determine exact tooth placement on each denture. Using facial features (or photos before tooth loss) we establish placement landmarks so that corresponding upper and lower teeth align properly. We also consider tooth size, their orientation in relation to the lip, and the needed space to leave between the upper and lower teeth when they are at rest. We make these determinations based on accepted standards of beauty, but also taking into account your particular comfort level with any features that might alter your appearance.

The denture’s gums must also look realistic when you smile, especially if your upper lip rises above the teeth to expose more gum tissue. We also want to match the color and texture of your natural gums, as well as incorporate palatal rugae, the little ridges behind the upper front teeth that aid with speech and chewing food.

When we first place the new dentures in your mouth, we may need to adjust them for balance between the upper and lower sets when they come together. An imbalanced fit could have an adverse effect on your ability to bite, chew and speak normally.

Your dentures should have a good, comfortable fit. Over time, however, you will encounter some degree of bone loss because you no longer have your natural teeth to stimulate bone growth and absorb the forces created during function when your teeth contact. This and other factors may cause your dentures to become loose and uncomfortable to wear. For that reason, it's important for you to visit us regularly to maintain that good fit and check the health of underlying tissues and bone.

Careful planning and denture construction help ensure your new dentures successfully restore form and function to your mouth. Regular monitoring will also ensure they continue to serve you well for as long as possible.

If you would like more information on removable dentures, 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 “Removable Full Dentures.”


By Dr. Charles Bohle
September 03, 2014
Category: Sedation Dentistry

One of the challenges of running a multi-doctor practice is to make sure the new doctor that is brought in understands how things work.  Theysedation dentistry need to know that sedation dentistry is what makes our practice stand out from most of the others.  They need to know that patient satisfaction is a priority and that happy patients send their friends to see us.

Yesterday in the mail I received a review from a patient who received sedation dentistry from Dr. Sparks, one of our associate doctors.  Let me share with you what she said.  "Dr. Sparks and girls were so nice.  I was scared but they make me so comfortable.  I got my smile back and my teeth are beautiful!  Sedation is the way to go!  Thanks so much for my smile and beautiful teeth!" --Deborah W.That is a happy patient and I am a happy boss.  The staff at Bohle Family Dentistry is what will make you write a letter like that.  We pride ourselves on trying to give the best patient experience as possible.  When the appointment is easy on you, then it is easy on us and everone wins.

If you have any questions about the procedures at Bohle Dental or want to make an appointment, please let us know.