Making Your Smile Look Mah-velous, Darling

Most of us older than our 40s probably remember Billy Crystal’s impersonation of Fernando Lamas on Saturday Night Live back in the mid-80s. His catchphrase was “It’s not how you feel, but how you look. And, darling, you look mah-velous.”

That’s kind of the basis of cosmetic dentistry. Both Drs. Kalil and Kress are trained in cosmetic dentistry techniques along with their general dentistry background.

Their goal? To make your smile look mah-velous, darling.

Here are some cosmetic procedures you may want to have done to beautify your smile.

  • Porcelain veneers— These thin porcelain shells are placed onto the front surfaces of your teeth to cosmetically cover imperfections, such as small chips, irregular-shaped teeth, discoloration, and the like. They give you a perfect, bright while smile.
  • Porcelain crowns— Porcelain crowns can be simply cosmetic or functional. A crown covers the entire tooth, down to the gumline. They can allow a patient to keep a badly damaged tooth that would otherwise be in danger of extraction. Or they can simply be used to improve the look of a tooth or two.
  • Orthodontics— While orthodontics can be completely functional, they are also cosmetic. After all, every great smile needs straight, even teeth. Whether traditional metal bands and wires, or the popular clear acrylic aligner trays worn with Invisalign, we can straighten your teeth.
  • Dental implants— A missing tooth or two is anything but aesthetically pleasing. It’s fine if you’re trying out for a remake of the Beverly Hillbillies, but not for the rest of us. We place dental implants to replace missing teeth. Implants have a titanium base that screws down into the socket occupied formerly by the tooth root. The jawbone accepts titanium and grows around the implant, making it a part of the jaw. We then attach a post to the implant and an artificial tooth to the post. Voila — new tooth! And implants look and function exactly like natural teeth.
  • Composite fillings— Who wants molars full of silver? If you’re older, you may have just that. Silver amalgam fillings were the filling of choice up until about a decade ago. Now we replace old amalgam fillings with composite resin fillings. These are also called tooth-colored fillings because you can’t see them when in place.
  • Teeth whitening— We all like our coffee, red wine, and raspberries here in Nashua, but our tooth enamel shows our love with stains and an overall dingy color. Our teeth whitening options remove the stains and whiten your teeth up to eight shades!

Could your smile use a little cosmetic dentistry love? Call the experts, Dr. Kalil and Dr. Kress, and we’ll give you a smile to, well, smile about. Call us at (603) 880-7004 to make your appointment.

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