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April 28, 2018

Picking the correct porcelain for veneers

by Dr. Olitsky
Material Choices for Porcelain Veneers Porcelain veneer treatments used to improve the looks of a smile became popular in the 1980’s. This was due to dentists increased ability to predictably bond the porcelain materials to peoples teeth. The first type…

April 22, 2018

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

by Dr. Olitsky
If your teeth feel like they are deteriorating, chipping and wearing away while the front teeth are getting shorter and shorter, there is a solution to restore your smile. Commonly patients and their dentists are doing “One crown at a…

April 7, 2018

Treating Tetracycline Stained Teeth

by Dr. Olitsky
Tetracycline stained teeth are a challenge for dentists to properly treat. Anyone who has Tetracycline stained teeth knows how the dark discoloration can negatively effect self confidence. Because the staining occurs during adult tooth development, it is common to see…

March 2, 2018

The difference between crowns and veneers

by Dr. Olitsky
The answer is nothing and everything. It depends. Veneer refers to the surfaces of the tooth being treated. Traditional veneers only cover the front and biting edges of teeth and often times the surfaces between the teeth. The term veneer…

February 19, 2018

Choosing a color for your new smile

by Dr. Olitsky
From years of experience placing hundreds and hundreds of porcelain veneers on teeth, the color of the new teeth is usually the most important decision a patient will make for their new smile. How do doctors and patients choose the…

February 17, 2018

Bridges or dental implants to replace missing teeth?

by Dr. Olitsky
The first choice of most dentists would be to place dental implants to replace missing teeth. The decision is based on dental implants having a higher success rate, lasting longer and often times looking better than ceramic bridges. Dental implants…

February 17, 2018

Why get braces before veneers?

by Dr. Olitsky
Most people are surprised that porcelain veneers can make crooked or gapped teeth look perfectly straight in one appointment. This treatment is called instant orthodontics. Patients often wonder when they should straighten or move their teeth with Invisalign or braces…

February 17, 2018

Treating top and bottom teeth together

by Dr. Olitsky
Many patients wonder about the process and how many teeth to treat when getting a smile makeover. There are multiple reason to treat the top and bottom teeth together at the same time when consider improvements to the smile. Some…

February 2, 2018

Elements of Smile Design

by Dr. Olitsky
I love music. I can tell if it sounds pleasing to the ear or if it sounds wrong. I even play the bass guitar, but I don’t consider myself a musician. I can’t write music and if it sounds wrong,…