Cosmetic

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Cosmetic

Legends Family Dental is the primary dental resource for patients as they strive to maintain their health, function, and appearance for their lifetime. We believe that esthetic dentistry must complement the overall general and oral health of the patient.
Legends Family Dental's cosmetic dentistry is dentistry aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile. Most think of tooth whitening or porcelain veneers, but a we can provide much more.
Legends Family Dental's experienced cosmetic dentist can help to improve your appearance, your smile, even your self-esteem, and confidence. Today, cosmetic dentistry has continued to evolve to where cosmetic dentists can address functional and esthetic patient concerns.
Smile enhancement can have dramatic results on your overall appearance; even the smallest step can boost your confidence, self-esteem, and make you want to smile more. With Legends Family Dental's modern advances in dentistry, cosmetic procedures can range from a basic color correction to replacing missing teeth, and everything in between. Explore your options at Your Smile Becomes You.

Teeth

A porcelain veneer is a thin piece of porcelain placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. A porcelain veneer is fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement.

Advantages of Porcelain Veneers Arizona
The advantages of using a veneer to restore a tooth are many. Very good aesthetics can be obtained,with minimal tooth preparation (i.e. drilling). Normally a reduction of around 0.5 mm is required for a porcelain veneer on a labial tooth surface. It can be very difficult to match the shade of an individual veneer to the remaining teeth, hence the tendency to place several veneers.
Veneers may be used cosmetically to resurface teeth such as to make them appear more straight and possess a more esthetically pleasing alignment. This may be a quick way to improve the appearance of malposed teeth without need to use orthodontics. However, the amount of malposition of teeth may be such that veneers alone may not be enough to correct the aesthetic imbalance. Instead, orthodontics would need to be used, or orthodontics combined with veneers.
If you’re ready to talk to an experienced, gentle dentist about porcelain veneers Arizona, call the top gentle dentists at Legends Family Dental. Just call (623)561-1191 for an appointment today!

Teeth

Invisalign braces are a innovative orthodontic treatment method “straightening” teeth without using traditional braces. This allows us to correct unevenly spaced teeth, misaligned, misshaped or protruding, teeth. Invisalign uses the same principle as traditional metal and bracket braces, however it a series of clear custom-fabricated aligners designed to gradually and sequentially move teeth to their desired positions. The key difference is that Invisalign braces are practically invisible and do not interfere with your smile.

Advantages of Invisalign Arizona
One advantage of Invisalign is cosmetic: the aligners are difficult to detect and virtually invisible; therefore it has become particularly popular among adults who want to straighten their teeth without the unflattering look of traditional metal braces, which are commonly worn by children and adolescents. Another advantage over traditional braces is that the aligners can easily be removed for eating and brushing teeth. The treatment typically requires fewer visits to the dentist.

Arizona Invisalign Braces Procedure
The dentist begins by taking dental impressions, X-rays and photographs of the patient’s teeth and sending them to Align Technology. The impressions are put through a CT scan from which a computer creates a three-dimensional model. Technicians then individualize the teeth in the computer model and move them to their final position as prescribed by the orthodontist. Custom software then simulates the movement of the teeth in stages. The dentist reviews the simulation online using Align Technology’s ClinCheck via a web browser and approves the treatment. Once approved, a plastic resin aligner is manufactured for each stage of the computer simulation and shipped to the orthodontist.
Custom fit to your teeth, Invisalign braces are made of medical grade clear plastic. Your teeth will begin to move from their original position to a normal straight position little by little. Average treatment time is less than a year, again depending on the complexity of the treatment. Simple treatments (minor crowding, minor spacing) may be as short as six months.
Legends Family Dental is a leader in providing Arizona Invisalign Braces. If you are interested in Invisalign Braces, please give us a call at (623)561-1991 to schedule an appointment today.