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By Drs Bradbury & Amato, PC
June 16, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   Veneers  

What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

By Drs Bradbury & Amato, PC
November 03, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   Veneers  

Looking into options to make over your smile can be a confusing or overwhelming process. However, veneers are one of the easiest and veneersfastest options to give you a dramatically new look. Learn more about veneers and their benefits with your West Hartford, CT dentists, Dr. Robert Bradbury and Dr. Anthony Amato.

What can veneers do for me? 
Veneers improve the appearance of your smile. The veneer itself, which is a thin, porcelain shell, fits over the front of your tooth to cover its imperfections. This process provides dramatic results in just a few dental appointments. Your new look can boost your confidence, making face-to-face encounters a breeze and first impressions stronger.

The Benefits of Dental Veneers 
Veneers differ from other cosmetic dentistry procedures. For example, teeth whitening, which lifts the color of your teeth, cannot change their shape or width. However, veneers change the shape, length, width, height and color of your teeth, allowing you to choose exactly the look you want. Additionally, veneers can close gaps between your teeth or, in conjunction with other procedures like dental contouring, straighten overlapping teeth. You can work with your dentist to choose the exact look and color of your veneers.

Dental Veneers in West Hartford, CT
A dental laboratory designs and creates your veneers. Due to this, you will require at least two dental appointments. At the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth to receive the veneers and take an impression of your mouth. The laboratory uses the impression and your color choice to craft your veneers in such a way that they will fit snugly and seamlessly into your natural smile. Your second appointment allows your doctor to place your veneers and make any last minute adjustments necessary to complete your procedure.

For more information on veneers, please contact Dr. Bradbury and Dr. Amato in West Hartford, CT. Call (860) 561-3050 to schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist today!

teeth whitening If you are one of the millions of people that aren’t satisfied with the way their teeth look, you have the power to change their appearance by talking to your dentist about a cosmetic dental procedure. Over the years as dental technology has advanced, cosmetic dentistry has become an extremely popular practice.
Today, there are a variety of different procedures available to change the appearance of your teeth. With options available to fit almost any budget, there is sure to be a cosmetic procedure available to you if you seek it out. If you are ready to make the decision to change the appearance of your smile, talk to our cosmetic dentists in West Hartford to go over your cosmetic options today.

Dental Veneers Revamp Your Smile’s Appearance

One of the most popular cosmetic procedures available today is the installation of dental veneers. Veneers are thin custom-fitted shells that are attached to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. To install veneers on your teeth, your dentist will have to remove about ½ millimeter of enamel from the front of your teeth. After taking impressions of your teeth, your permanent set of veneers will be created at a dental lab.
One of our West Hartford cosmetic dentists will then permanently cement the veneers onto your teeth. Veneers can change the coloring of your teeth and can remedy small gaps and misalignments in your teeth. Once they are installed, they provide a natural tooth appearance so no one will be able to tell that your teeth are not completely natural. They are also made with a stain resistant material so your teeth stay bright for a long time.


Put the Sparkle Back in Your Smile with Teeth Whitening

Our West Hartford dentists may also give you a take home whitening kit to use. You will receive customized whitening trays from our office that will fit perfectly onto your teeth. After wearing these for an hour every day for two weeks, your teeth will have become much whiter. There are also a variety of over the counter products available to you that can provide some moderate whitening.

Dental Crowns Cap Damaged Teeth

If you have a single tooth that is discolored, chipped or cracked, you can correct the problem with a dental crown. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is installed on top of the affected tooth. By installing a crown, our West Hartford, CT dentists can change the appearance of a single tooth.
To learn more about cosmetic dentistry or to schedule an appointment, talk to one of our West Hartford cosmetic dentists today.