The Miracle Of Modern Cosmetic Dentistry

The Miracle Of Modern Cosmetic Dentistry

Modern dental science has revolutionized cosmetic dentistry over the last 50 years. With permanent dental implants to replace missing or broken teeth and sophisticated oral surgery techniques, we are able to create complete facial reconstructions on a scale that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. As an example, our Chicago dental office recently saw a patient who we had treated when she was a young woman. She had been involved in a massive car accident and had horrible injuries: she lost all her front teeth, bone, and part of her nose and tongue. She had seven fractures of the upper and lower jaws. Her comprehensive treatment involved extensive bone grafts and multiple implants. She’s since married happily, has four children, and she credits her...

Composite dental veneers to help patient suffering from enamel dysplasia

Composite dental veneers to help patient suffering from enamel dysplasia

Cosmetic dentistry can help our patients at Vesta Dental Associates to restore and reveal the smile they have always wanted. In this patient case, Dr. Buglione provided composite dental veneers to help a young patient who had been suffering from a genetic condition call enamel dysplasia. Enamel hypoplasia is defined as an incomplete or defective formation of the organic enamel matrix of the teeth in the embryonic stage of the tooth. The cosmetic veneers helped to provide a bright white smile that has made our patient very happy and she no longer has to feel shy or hesitant to smile. See the before/after photos here   About the Author Dr. Michael Buglione is an experienced and award winning family, cosmetic and sedation dentist based in Vestal, NY. Connect...

I Was Told That I Have Bad Breath. What Causes It And How Can I Get Rid Of It?

I Was Told That I Have Bad Breath. What Causes It And How Can I Get Rid Of It?

Bad breath or halitosis, can be embarrassing. You may not realize it at first, but eventually someone close to you will work up the nerve to tell you. What causes bad breath? Bad breath can be caused by a number of sources or a combination of them. These include: Food Gum or periodontal disease Dry mouth Sinus drainage Smoking/ tobacco Medical conditions Food- we’ve all heard about onions and garlic causing bad breath. This is only temporary while the odors from these foods are still in your stomach and are being digested. Eventually, the odor is expressed in your breath. But if you don’t brush or floss food particles can remain in your mouth and this odor can linger.   Gum disease- The bacteria in plaque that causes gum disease gives off noxious odor...