Not All Smile Makeovers Are Created Equal

Centennial Hills cosmetic smile makeover

Hello, Las Vegas! Welcome to the Providence Dental dental blog. Let’s talk about smile makeovers. Some Las Vegas patients wonder if  the term is synonymous with general cosmetic dentistry.

Are the placement of four veneers considered a smile makeover? Well, yes and no. If your smile is attractive and healthy except for some chips in your upper front teeth, veneer placement may remedy the few cosmetic problems and result in a remarkable smile.

Generally, however, a complete smile transformation combines several carefully-chosen cosmetic dentistry procedures performed at the same time for a complete smile renewal. In other words, the sum is greater than the parts.

For example, one treatment plan could include crown restorations, veneers for teeth that are misshapen but otherwise healthy, tooth-colored filling replacement for old amalgam fillings, and teeth whitening for the crowning touch.

I am Dr. Steven Do, and I have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in Las Vegas, Nevada since 2016. Performing successful smile makeovers makes my profession extremely fulfilling. Patients who plan to receive a smile makeover should take their time choosing a dentist to perform it. I invite you to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your needs and wishes. During the consultation, I can tell you about my extensive experience and show you before and after pictures of satisfied patients.

When I design a custom smile makeover, I study several elements in addition to the teeth. After all, the teeth are just one component of the patient’s face. The gumline, lips, mouth, facial shape, facial structure, coloring, and patient’s age affect the scope of the design. This comprehensive approach to a smile makeover achieves fantastic results and sets our practice apart.

If you are interested in learning more about cosmetic dental smile makeovers, call us today at 702-984-2547.

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2547

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Healthy Lifestyles


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Dental health and a sensational smile depend on much more than simply brushing regularly. In today’s Providence Dental post, we present a quick refresher course on essential lifestyle practices that affect oral health. You are probably familiar with most of these recommendations, but it is helpful to get a reminder once in a while. We encourage all of our patients to maintain a lifestyle that promotes dental health as well as overall physical health. After all, the two are inseparable.

DO:

Eat a nutritious diet.
Eat calcium-rich dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt to neutralize acids that attack enamel.
Brush gently but meticulously at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
Make sure you clean thoroughly between teeth with dental floss or interdental cleaners such as flossing picks.
If you have children, talk to your dentist about water fluoridation. If your municipal water supply is not fluoridated, you may want to give your children fluoride supplements.
Get your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year.
Have a dental examination twice yearly with your dentist.

DON’T:

Eat a sugar frequently. Sugar triggers the production of detrimental cavity-causing acids that weaken enamel.
Snack throughout the day. This speeds up plaque production and subjects the teeth to constant bombardment with acids.
Chew on ice.
Use your teeth as tools. Ever.
Drink energy drinks.
Get oral piercings.
Ignore tooth pain or sensitivity.

If you have oral pain or haven’t visited a dentist in a while, call Providence Dental  at 702-984-2547 to schedule an appointment with Steven Do. Tooth problems get worse over time – especially if there is decay or gum disease.

At Providence Dental, we serve the Las Vegas area with exceptional dental care including general and cosmetic dentistry. Ask us about family and pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and oral surgery.

 

Contact Providence Dental: 702-984-2547

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Water Fluoridation Prevents Tooth Decay

Water Fluoridation In Nevada Prevents Tooth Decay

Hello! Welcome to our dentistry blog. Today’s critical message from Providence Dental concerns fluoride and children’s dental health. I’m Steven Do and I have been practicing dentistry in Las Vegas since 2016.

When I examine a new patient for the first time, I can usually tell whether the person drank fluoride-adjusted municipal water while growing up. Generally, their teeth are healthier than people who had lower fluoride levels in their tap water.

Ideally, adequate fluoride intake combined with proper oral hygiene, good nutrition, and regular dental visits keep teeth healthy and protects teeth from cavities.

However, this mighty element also helps teeth remineralize if acids have already compromised the vital enamel. For decay prevention and teeth strengthening, sufficient fluoride is indispensable.

If you have children and your Nevada municipal water supply does not have the recommended level of fluoride, you may want to consider giving your kids a fluoride supplement. The fluoride will strengthen the primary teeth that have already erupted and also the adult teeth that are forming.

The American Dental Association supports water fluoridation:

‘More than 65 years ago, on January 25, 1945, Grand Rapids, Michigan became the world’s first city to adjust the level of fluoride in its water supply. Since that time, fluoridation has dramatically improved the oral health of tens of millions of Americans. Community water fluoridation is the single most effective public health measure to prevent tooth decay.’ http://www.ada.org/fluoride.aspx

At Providence Dental, we provide trusted dental care for all members of the family including general and cosmetic dentistry. We serve the Las Vegas area.

If you are interested in children’s fluoride supplements, call Providence Dental at 702-984-2547 to schedule a pediatric dental evaluation.

 

Contact Providence Dental: 702-984-2547

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

Has your smile lost its luster? Are your teeth discolored? If flashing a pearly white smile is important to you, I can help. My name is Steven Do and I have been creating whiter, brighter smiles for patients in the Las Vegas area since 2016 at Providence Dental.

Whether your teeth have been stained through sipping dark-colored drinks such as red wine or coffee, or if smoking has left your teeth brown and dull, my staff and I can illuminate your teeth and enhance your smile.

Maybe you have injured a tooth causing it to turn gray. We offer several solutions to restore the color to a tooth. When you come in for a consultation we will determine which cosmetic dental procedure is optimal for your teeth.

Your smile the first thing people notice. I will make sure your smile is brilliant and absolutely stunning!

We not only offer tooth whitening to our patients; we also offer family and pediatric dentistry. Invest in a white, bright smile! Call Providence Dental in Las Vegas today at 702-984-2547 or visit https://www.providencedental.com.

 

Contact Providence Dental:702-984-2547

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


The Most Important Procedure For Smile Makeover Patients

Centennial Hills cosmetic smile makeover

If you want to enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry, I invite you to visit Providence Dental for an exam and consultation. I believe that the initial consultation is the most critical component of a smile makeover.

During your no-pressure smile transformation consultation we will discuss the following issues:

  • Your vision and expectations of how you want your smile to look and feel after the makeover.
  • The current condition of your oral health.
  • The characteristics of your teeth and gums that you wish to fix.
  • The combination of treatments required to reach your goal.
  • A detailed explanation of each procedure such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, inlays/onlays, gum contouring, crown lengthening, tooth implants, or teeth whitening.
  • You can see before and after pictures of cosmetic dental smile makeover patients.
  • Your options for how to schedule the makeover process (all at once or over time).
  • Information about oral conscious sedation.
  • Answers to all of your questions and concerns.
  • Cosmetic dentistry prices and financing options.

By listening carefully, communicating clearly, and asking the right questions, I can fully assess the many vital variables unique to your needs. Effective cosmetic dentistry consultations ensure complete patient satisfaction. If this is your first visit to Providence Dental, you’ll discover whether you feel comfortable with my Las Vegas practice and the skilled and friendly members of my treatment team. (We are confident that you will!) Your unforgettable smile begins with an exam and consultation at Providence Dental; give us a call at 702-984-2547.

 

Contact Providence Dental: 702-984-2547

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Using Nature As Our Guide At Providence Dental In Las Vegas

smile design Las Vegas

Our practice, Providence Dental, performs complete smile re-designs that turn ordinary teeth (or even teeth with significant problems) into stunning smiles. If you have been considering a smile makeover, you probably want to make sure you’ll still look like yourself.

The answer is “Yes! Only better!” Your dentists use nature as a guide–nature at its best–when improving smiles. It is important to bring multiple components into harmony when designing a a terrific smile makeover. Here are a few:

  • Tooth Shape – includes proportion and alignment
  • Tooth Size – this also includes the unique dimensions of the spaces between the teeth
  • Tooth Color – hue, value, intensity, and color variations between teeth
  • Tooth Bite – how upper and lower teeth fit together
  • Gumline – shape and color
  • Face Shape and Bone Structure
  • Skin Tone
  • Lips – color, shape, size
  • Age
  • Gender

This list is not comprehensive, but gives you an idea of the complexity. Though advanced cosmetic dentistry is multifaceted, it follows the esthetic principles expressed in naturally beautiful smiles.

But you don’t have to worry about midlines and microesthetics because we are passionate about the details. We invite you to schedule a smile design consultation to communicate with dentist Do about your current smile and the remarkable smile you desire.

“Adults’ and Children’s Dentistry”

 

Contact Providence Dental: 702-984-2547

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Test Your Cosmetic Dentistry IQ

Cosmetic Dentistry Las Vegas

Are you up on the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by your NW Las Vegas, Las Vegas, or Centennial Hills dentist? Take our quiz and find out!

1. This popular treatment uses a dental composite that resembles enamel. This composite is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted, and then hardened and polished.

A. Veneers
B. Flossing
C. Defanging
D. Bonding

The correct answer is D, bonding.

2. This procedure, which can be done by your dentist or at your Las Vegas, Nevada area home is very common and its main purpose it to lighten the color of one’s teeth.

A. Teeth Bleaching
B. Teeth Whitening
C. Inlays and Onlays
D. Buffing the Ol’ Pearly Whites

The correct answer is B, teeth whitening, though it is also called teeth bleaching.

3. These thin, porcelain coverings are custom-made for each mouth and are usually used to close gaps or cover discolored teeth.

A. Wax lips
B. Bleaching trays
C. Veneers
D. Tooth socks

The correct answer is C, veneers, however, tooth socks do sound cozy!

4. Which dentist serving the Las Vegas area can skillfully perform state-of-the-science cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you a celebrity-caliber smile?

A. Dr. Steven Do at Providence Dental
B. Dr. Bertha Bicuspid
C. Dr. Leo Spaceman
D. Dr. Whitey Toothson

The correct answer is A, Dr. Steven Do.

At Providence Dental, we serve the Providence, NW Las Vegas, and Centennial Hills areas with superior experience and care. If you have any questions about our services or about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as tooth whitening or smile makeovers, please contact us today.

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2547

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


The Providence Dental Guide To Teeth Whitening

teeth whitening Las Vegas

So you want to whiten your teeth? Teeth whitening is a cost-effective way to brighten your smile, look younger, and feel more confident when you interact with people in business or social settings.

Here are 5 things Providence Dental recommends when it comes to teeth whitening:

  1. Meet with your dentist for a consultation first. There are several different teeth whitening systems and a consultation will help you determine which protocol is best for you.
  2. It is critical to know that whitening does not affect existing fillings, veneers, or crowns.
  3. During your consultation, decide how many shades lighter you want your teeth to be at the end of the treatment. Depending on the whitening technique chosen, your teeth can be improved three to eight shades. An in-office procedure achieves a degree of lightening that cannot be achieved with an OTC product. During your treatment, your dentist may apply a coating to protect your gums and roots while the bleaching agent is applied.
  4. An alternative procedure is to have your dentist customize a take-home kit for you. Make sure you follow the instructions perfectly. First, molds are made from your upper and lower arch. Then the lab creates trays to hold the bleach. While this procedure may take longer, it is more cost-effective and more convenient for many patients. Teeth whitening results from either method can last from six months to two years.
  5. With any of the teeth whitening systems, tooth sensitivity may occur. In most cases, it won’t last for more than a day or so. Call Providence Dental if it lasts longer.

Providence Dental offers general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services including family and pediatric dentistry, dental implants, and oral surgery. At Providence Dental, quality care and a comfortable patient experience are our top priorities.

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2547

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Do Whitestrips Work?

Do Whitestrips Work in Las Vegas? If you have visited the toothpaste aisle at your grocery store, you have probably noticed dozens of products that claim to whiten your teeth. A few years ago, the only over-the-counter tooth whitening options in Las Vegas were whitening toothpastes and Crest Whitestrips. Now there is a wide variety of products at every drugstore counter in the area.

Whitening Rinses
Whitening rinses are similar to mouthwashes. They kill bacteria, freshen breath and may help remove plaque. Whitening rinses, however, contain tooth-whitening ingredients not found in mouthwashes. Manufacturers advise taking a mouthful of the rinse and letting it slosh around on your teeth for one minute twice a day. Though this method is manageable, many users never notice a lightening of their teeth. This is probably because the rinse does not touch your teeth long enough to truly whiten them.

Whitening Strips
The whitening strips you can buy in grocery stores have a couple of drawbacks. Though they contain a bleaching agent, it is much less potent than those used in dental offices. Another trouble is that they do not whiten between teeth because the strips only touch the front surface. Though it is possible to remove stains, it can take months to see any whitening. By that point, you have probably spent more money than you would have if you’d have chosen the professional system at your dental practice.

Teeth Whitening Gels
Whitening gels are painted onto teeth with a small brush. One problem with whitening gels is that they only stick to dry teeth. If any saliva gets on the teeth during treatment, the gel is more likely to slide off.

If you are serious about dramatically whitening your teeth, the safest, quickest, and most reasonably-priced system is at your Las Vegas dental office.

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2547

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, NV
89166

 


How Can You Improve Your Smile Quickly?

Porcelain Veneers With porcelain veneers, you can revamp your smile without significant restorative dental work.

Porcelain veneers are glass-like, wafer-thin covers that are attached to the front of your teeth. Porcelain has been used in dentistry for many years because no other restorative material is such an excellent match for natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is translucent and can be matched to the color of any tooth. It is stronger than enamel and resists stains.

Dental ceramists who fabricate porcelain veneers are both artists and technicians. They create beautiful paper-thin wafers that adhere to teeth, correcting chips and stains. Porcelain veneers can also straighten crooked teeth for patients who don’t need orthodontic work.

Patients who receive porcelain veneers appreciate the less-invasive process of enhancing their smile. Newer techniques require no removal of healthy tooth enamel.

We would be happy to show you what veneers can do for your smile.

Providence Dental is located at 7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105 in Las Vegas. We provide skilled dental care for patients in the greater Las Vegas area. Our phone number is 702-984-2547. You can visit https://www.providencedental.com/blog/ for information about our practice and our convenient team.

Smile – sunshine is good for your teeth!

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2547

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166