Posts for: July, 2014


cosmetic dentistryAt Dental Designs, we offer different options for you to get the beautiful, sparkly smile that you deserve. Our cosmetic dentistry treatments have proven to be an important aspect to the dental profession in helping to make your mouth look gorgeous.
 

Dental Treatments in Winnipeg: Treating More Than Esthetics 

As well as giving you a shiny smile, cosmetic dentistry is also used to repair a defective mouth such as an overbite or crooked teeth, chipped teeth or missing teeth. Listed below are four common cosmetic dental procedures:
 
  • Whitening - One of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry. It is a simple and effective technique to obtain a whiter smile.
  • Bonding - Tooth colored composite is placed to “fill in the blanks.” It is commonly used to fill in the gap between front teeth.
  • Contouring - The process of shaping your natural teeth to improve their appearance.
  • Veneers - Porcelain facings that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth. Veneers can be used to whiten teeth, close spaces, straighten teeth, or repair chipped or worn teeth.
 
While these options are the most popular, there are many other procedures that can be done to perfect your smile. Click on the services link on our website to see all of the services that we provide.
 
You deserve a dazzling smile. We can change your smile for the better that will make you feel more confident. Having a dentist in Winnipeg that you can trust to be friendly and personal is what we strive for. Call Dr. Dulat today to discuss your dental need. Our main point of contact is (204) 888-3384.

BillRancicsSmileHelpsClosetheDeal

Can having a great smile help land you a high-level business position, a TV show, and a bride? Maybe — at least if you go by the example of Bill Rancic.

The 42-year-old Chicago native is well known as the first winner of NBC-TV's The Apprentice, a reality show where contestants vied for a job with Donald Trump's organization. Shortly after his selection as Trump's newest hire, Rancic met his future wife, Giuliana, when she interviewed him for E! News. Flash forward a few years, and the couple is now hosting their own reality TV show on Style network.

So how much has Bill's winning smile helped?

“I think a great smile says a lot about a person — especially in our professions,” Bill recently said in an interview with Dear Doctor magazine. He also mentioned that having a few cosmetic dental treatments helped him close the deal.

As a child, Bill wore braces to correct an overbite. For both kids and adults, orthodontic treatment is often the first step toward getting the smile of your dreams. The practice of orthodontics has changed dramatically in the past 20 years and there are now a number of choices available in lieu of traditional metal braces.

Not Your Father's Braces
For those who need to maintain a “professional” image, tooth-colored braces offer a less noticeable way to straighten your teeth. Lingual braces are another option that's suitable in some situations. These are truly invisible: bonded on the tongue side of the teeth, they can't be seen from the front.

Or, you may be able to forego braces altogether and use a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually bring your teeth into alignment. Not only are these difficult to notice, but they can be completely removed for short periods of time — at important board meetings, for example.

Red-Carpet Tooth Whitening
More recently, Rancic had tooth whitening treatments. Depending on the degree of lightening needed, these can range from custom-fitted bleaching trays that you wear at home under the supervision of a dentist, to in-office whitening treatments that work in far less time. Both can be effective in lightening your teeth by six shades or more.

But if you need the ultimate in whitening, veneers may be the best option. These are fingernail-thin coatings, made of pearly-white porcelain or composite material, that are placed directly on the tooth surfaces. Realistic and durable, they can provide a “Hollywood white” smile that's ready for the red carpet.

Did Bill's cosmetic dental work really improve his life? We can't say for sure — but as his wife Giuliana recently told Dear Doctor, “First impressions are very important, and having a beautiful smile will help anyone make a great impact on others.” So perhaps it worked on her!

If you would like more information on how cosmetic dental treatments can improve your smile, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can learn more about this topic in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “The Magic of Orthodontics” and “Important Teeth Whitening Questions Answered.”