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By Bohle Family Dentistry
July 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
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ChangeYourSmilefortheBetterwithPorcelainVeneers

Are you tired of those stained, chipped, slightly crooked or—in a word—unattractive teeth? We have an effective solution for you: cover them with life-like porcelain veneers.

As the name implies, a veneer is a thin layer of dental porcelain custom-made to match your tooth’s shape and color and permanently bonded to the outside enamel. With its translucent, light-reflective quality similar to tooth enamel, dental porcelain looks completely natural. Veneers are well suited for minor to moderate imperfections, and can even be used to correct slight gaps between teeth.

We begin the process by performing a comprehensive dental exam to begin planning the exact shape and color of your new veneers. We can now do much of this planning with computer imaging, which may also give you the chance to see how your veneers will look on you after treatment.

We often will also need to prepare the teeth to accommodate the veneers when we bond them. Although the alterations shouldn’t be anywhere near as extensive as with a porcelain crown, we will still often need to remove some of the enamel layer so the veneer won’t look bulky. Even though we’ll remove as little as possible, if needed it will still permanently alter your teeth—so they’ll require some form of restoration from then on.

Once we’ve prepared the teeth, it’s then time to create the veneers. This is typically done by a dental laboratory technician through a manual process that may take several weeks. Increasingly, though, equipped dental offices are now able to generate their veneers in-house with computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture (CAD/CAM) milling technology.

Once the veneers are ready, they’re bonded securely to the teeth with a detailed process that helps ensure they’ll endure biting and chewing forces for a long time. Still, you’ll need to avoid biting into hard objects or using your teeth for such things as cracking nuts. If you have a clenching or grinding habit, we may also recommend you wear a night guard to prevent excessive forces against not just your veneers but your teeth as well.

By taking good care of them, your new veneers can give you many years of service. Most of all, they can transform your embarrassing appearance into a smile you’re proud to show.

If you would like more information on porcelain veneers, 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 “Porcelain Veneers.”

By Bohle Family Dentistry
March 14, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
JimmyFallonCanrsquotCatchaBreak-ExceptinHisTooth

Want to know the exact wrong way to pry open a stubborn lid? Just ask Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC-TV’s popular “Tonight Show.” When the 40-year-old funnyman had trouble opening a tube of scar tissue repair gel with his hands, he decided to try using his teeth.

What happened next wasn’t funny: Attempting to remove the cap, Fallon chipped his front tooth, adding another medical problem to the serious finger injury he suffered a few weeks before (the same wound he was trying to take care of with the gel). If there’s a moral to this story, it might be this: Use the right tool for the job… and that tool isn’t your teeth!

Yet Fallon is hardly alone in his dilemma. According to the American Association of Endodontists, chipped teeth account for the majority of dental injuries. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a number of great ways to restore damaged teeth.

If the chip is relatively small, it’s often possible to fix it with cosmetic bonding. In this procedure, tough, natural-looking resin is used to fill in the part of the tooth that has been lost. Built up layer by layer, the composite resin is cured with a special light until it’s hard, shiny… and difficult to tell from your natural teeth. Best of all, cosmetic bonding can often be done in one office visit, with little or no discomfort. It can last for up to ten years, so it’s great for kids who may be getting more permanent repairs later.

For larger chips or cracks, veneers or crowns may be suggested. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain coverings that go over the entire front surface of one or more teeth. They can be used to repair minor to moderate defects, such as chips, discolorations, or spacing irregularities. They can also give you the “Hollywood white” smile you’ve seen on many celebrities.

Veneers are generally custom-made in a lab, and require more than one office visit. Because a small amount of tooth structure must be removed in order to put them in place, veneers are considered an irreversible treatment. But durable and long-lasting veneers are the restorations of choice for many people.

Crowns (also called caps) are used when even more of the tooth structure is missing. They can replace the entire visible part of the tooth, as long as the tooth’s roots remain viable. Crowns, like veneers, are custom-fabricated to match your teeth in size, shape and color; they are generally made in a dental lab and require more than one office visit. However, teeth restored with crowns function well, look natural, and can last for many years.

So what happened to Jimmy Fallon? We aren’t sure which restoration he received… but we do know that he was back on TV the same night, flashing a big smile.

If you would like more information about tooth restorations, please contact us or schedule a consultation. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Porcelain Crowns & Veneers” and “Artistic Repair Of Front Teeth With Composite Resin.”

By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
September 15, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

There are lots of ways to improve your smile through Cosmetic Dentistry!

Improving your smile through cosmetic dentisry What is the best way to improve you smile?  Of course that depends on  your particular problem.  This great infographic reviews some of the best ways to make your smile its best.

If your are a smoker, the number one thing to do is STOP SMOKING!  Get your teeth cleaned then have a professional whitening done.  Even if you are not a smoker, time and your diet will darken your teeth.

If you are unhappy with the shape of your teeth, porcelain veneers might be a good option.  Using veneers will improve the color, shape and position of your teeth.  Think of them of false finger nails on your teeth but much tougher.  They can be a great option.

Another great option is dental implants.  If you are missing one or more teeth, this could be a great choice.  Getting implants has become an easy option for people who don't want bridges or removable partials.

Lastly clear braces or Invisilign could solve your problems.  Many, many adults use this instead of traditional braces to get the smile they have always wanted.

If you would like to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry options at Bohle Family Dentistry, click here.  To make an appointment call 270-442-0256 or click here.  Please visit our Google+, Facebook and YouTube pages.  #paducahkydentist

Graphic from Pintrest and www.thedentalofficeatchestnuthill.com

 

By Bohle Family Dentistry
November 11, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: porcelain veneers  
PorcelainVeneersCouldChangeYourAppearancefortheBetter

We now have an amazing repertoire in dentistry to restore the look and function of damaged or missing teeth. From tooth-colored crowns to life-like dental implants, we can turn an embarrassing smile into one you’re confident to show the world.

But what if your teeth are visually unappealing but structurally sound? Perhaps they’re slightly irregular or discolored — do you still need the “heavy artillery” in our arsenal of restoration options?

Not at all — dental veneers that provide amazing aesthetic results with minimal tooth preparation may be an appropriate restoration choice for you. As the name implies, veneers are a thin layer of dental material (usually porcelain) that’s permanently bonded to the outside of a tooth. Veneers can be shaped to resemble natural teeth — especially effective for changing the appearance of small or slightly misshapen teeth — and can be customized to match an individual patient’s tooth color.

Veneered teeth require very little preparation compared to other restorations; still, most veneer applications do require some permanent enamel removal so that the applied veneers appear natural. In recent years, however, changes in veneer design and materials have made it possible for some patients to receive veneers without some tooth prep.

If taken care of properly, veneers can last anywhere from seven to twenty years (in some cases, more). While their material composition and the bonding process can withstand normal biting forces, wearers need to keep in mind porcelain is a form of glass — excessive twisting or pressures from excessive grinding habits could cause them to shatter.

And because veneers are made of an inert, non-living material, they can’t adapt to any changes that may occur biologically to your teeth and gums and may need to be updated at some point in the future. The good news is that a loosened veneer can often be repaired.

If you’d like to know if you’re a good candidate for this cost-effective, minimally invasive option, visit us for an examination. Balancing all the factors, porcelain veneers just may be your answer to achieving a better smile.

If you would like more information on porcelain veneers, 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 “Porcelain Veneers.”

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!
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