Top 5 Trends in Cosmetic Dentistry

With recent advancements in cosmetic dentistry techniques and technologies, a healthy smile is achievable and affordable for many patients. The global cosmetic dentistry market continues to expand, with the industry expected to grow by 6.6% between 2020 and 2026. As a modern practice, Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry remains on the cutting-edge of the latest trends in the industry. We …

Why Teeth Whitening Should Only Be Performed at the Dentist

Everybody wants a bright, white smile. But teeth can become stained over time due to aging, medications, smoking, and consuming pigmented foods and beverages. With the improvements in teeth whitening products over the past decade, you can have your teeth professionally whitened quickly and easily by your dentist. Professional in-chair tooth whitening is the safest and most effective way to …

What is the Best Material to Use for My Dental Crown?

Dentists often recommend dental crowns as a restorative treatment for damaged, weakened, or discolored teeth. Whether your teeth are damaged due to an accident, genetics, or poor oral health, dental crowns are highly effective at restoring their look, integrity, and function. In addition to the aesthetic advantages, dental crowns help maintain your tooth structure, reduce the risk of further damage …

Are Metal-Free Crowns Strong Enough For Back Teeth?

If you’ve been prescribed a dental crown, whether it is to restore your smile after significant tooth decay or to prep your teeth for a dental bridge, you may be comparing the different materials available for this versatile dental restoration to determine which fits your oral health needs the best. Depending on your dental health and lifestyle habits, your dentist …

Can Dental Implants Save Money?

Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option for patients with severely damaged or missing teeth. They are surgically fitted artificial roots that are attached to the jawbone and fitted with a dental restoration. Factors Contributing to the Cost of Dental Implants Compared to alternative treatments such as bridges and dentures, dental implants have a higher initial cost that can …

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Remake Your Smile After Tooth Damage

Damaged or missing teeth due to decay, trauma, or illness can impact your dental health and appearance, making you self-conscious about your smile. Almost half of US adults above the age of 30 have signs of gum disease, which is the most common cause of tooth loss. Severe dental issues not only impact your smile but can also offset your …

Smile Makeover Treatment: Reinvent Your Smile

A smile makeover involves one or more dental restorative and cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of your smile. You may choose to undergo a smile makeover for many reasons, with treatments customized to your needs. These can include teeth whitening, dental bonding, dental implants, gum contouring, and dental veneers. At Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we …

What to Expect During a Root Canal Treatment

According to the American Association for Endodontics, more than 15 million root canals are performed annually in the United States. If you have recently been prescribed root canal treatment, you may be wondering what to expect. What is a Root Canal? A root canal treatment saves the tooth by removing the dental pulp from the roots. The success rate for …

Trust a Professional: Beautiful Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Your smile says a lot about you and is the first impression people have of who you are. A bright, white smile makes you feel more attractive and boosts your confidence. Even if you have an excellent at-home oral health regimen and see your hygienist twice a year for professional cleanings, your teeth can still become discolored. As we age, …

Top Ways Dentures Can Extend and Improve Your Life

When you are missing teeth, it is customary to hide your smile because it is one of the first things people notice about your appearance. A beautiful smile makes you look and feel attractive and more successful. Dentures are a cost-effective way to cosmetically restore your smile and improve your quality of life if you are missing one or more …