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By Cary J. Limberakis, DMD
December 19, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have teeth that are crooked, chipped, or discolored, fillings, veneers, and bonding material can repair them to look brand new! Here at Limberakis Family Dentistry in Abington, PA, Dr. Cary J. Limberakis and Dr. Jonathan C. Limberakis can help you decide which cosmetic dentistry option is the best choice for your situation.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

If you have teeth that are broken, misaligned, or have gaps, cosmetic dentistry can restore the color, shape, and size of your smile. At our office in Abington, PA, veneers, dental bonding, and a few other methods are available to amplify your oral health and self-esteem.

Cosmetic Dentistry Options

During your consultation, Dr. Cary J. Limberakis and Dr. Jonathan C. Limberakis can determine if one of the following is right for you:

  • Veneers - wafer-thin porcelain shells that cover the front of tooth enamel
  • Dental Bonding - a tooth-colored putty-like resin that is applied to the tooth and hardened with ultra-violet light
  • Cosmetic Contouring - a minor procedure that shapes your teeth to fix minor imperfections
  • Whitening - a safe bleaching gel that can be applied in the office or the comfort of your own home
  • Tooth-colored fillings - made of composite material, they are made to closely match the shade of your teeth

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic procedures are not only designed to improve the color, shape, size, and position of your teeth but they can also give your oral health a boost. Dental procedures like porcelain veneers carry a host of benefits, including:

  • Preventing dental damage by making teeth stronger
  • Reducing rates of periodontal disease
  • Boosting your self-confidence with a flawless smile
  • Your smile will make a great first impression

Interested? Give Us a Call

To learn more about the cosmetic dental services provided by Dr. Cary J. Limberakis and Dr. Jonathan C. Limberakis, visit our website. For questions or appointment scheduling, please call our office in Abington, VA, today by dialing (215) 886-8866.

By Cary J. Limberakis, DMD
November 04, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Find out what makes someone an ideal candidate for invisible braces.

While the ideal time to get braces is childhood, there are many reasons why someone may not be able to get them early on in life. InvisalignFortunately, our dentists, Drs. Carl and Jonathan Limberakis of Abington, KY, make it possible for adults of all ages to still get a straighter, healthier smile thanks to options like Invisalign. Wondering if Invisalign is right for you? Here are some factors to consider:


Your Age

According to the American Academy of Orthodontics, almost 25 percent of people that wear braces are adults. Here at Limberakis Family Dentist in Abington, PA, we routinely help patients of all ages achieve beautiful results with both traditional orthodontic systems as well as Invisalign.

One factor that plays into whether or not Invisalign is right for you is your age. Older teens and adults are the ideal candidates for Invisalign; however, children and teens whose teeth are still growing will not be right for Invisalign.


Your Dental Issues

This is the biggest factor that helps our Abington, PA, Invisalign dentists determine whether this is the best way to straighten your smile. While Invisalign can handle a wide range of issues, it won’t be able to address problems that are too severe.

If the situation isn’t too severe, then this clear orthodontic system can fix most malocclusions (e.g. overbites; underbites), slightly crooked teeth, uneven spacing, and crowding.


Your Discipline

This might seem like an odd factor to consider, but since Invisalign aligners are removable, you may be enticed to remove them more often than you actually wear them; however, if you want to see results the only way to do that is to wear your aligners. Yes, you can remove them prior to eating and brushing your teeth; however, the rest of the time aligners should be in your mouth.

If you don’t see yourself being able to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day then you may want to talk to us about other options that won’t have you as tempted.


Interested? Give us a Call

Are you living with a crooked smile in Abington, PA? If you are wondering whether you are the ideal candidate for Invisalign, call Limberakis Family Dentist today at (215) 886-8866 to schedule a consultation with us.

By Cary J. Limberakis, DMD
May 30, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Get ready to get a new and improved smile thanks to porcelain veneers.

There aren’t many people out there who are born with perfect smiles. If you notice someone with a flawless set of teeth chances are good veneerthat they’ve turned to cosmetic dentistry to improve their smiles. The great news is that cosmetic dentistry could also give youthe new and improved appearance you’re looking for. Want to enhance the shape, size, or color of your smile? If so, our Abington, PA, dentists Drs. Carl and Jonathan Limberakis are here to help.

What are dental veneers?

Veneers are thin tooth-colored layers, often made from porcelain, that are bonded to the front of a tooth to alter its appearance. In most cases, veneers are placed on several teeth and are ideal for patients dealing with more widespread imperfections in their smiles that teeth whitening, bonding or tooth reshaping can’t address.

The porcelain used to create your custom veneers offer the same appearance and translucency as real tooth enamel, so no one will be able to tell the difference between veneers and your natural teeth.

How can dental veneers improve my smile?

There are many ways in which your smile can benefit from getting porcelain veneers in Abington, PA. Here’s what veneers can offer you,

Get a brighter set of teeth: If you have internal stains or stains that aren’t responsive to professional teeth whitening then you’ll need to find another option for getting a whiter smile. While dental bonding is great for someone dealing with one discolored tooth, if you have significant stains on several teeth then you may want to consider getting veneers, which can give you an instantly brighter smile. Better yet, porcelain veneers are stain resistant.

Hide gaps between teeth: If your smile is just a little off-kilter or crooked, it may not seem bad enough to warrant wearing braces for several months. Plus, we also know that the idea of wearing braces for many adults is out of the question. If you’re dealing with gaps between teeth, or minor crowding or crookedness, getting dental veneers could actually give you a straighter smile without having to resort to braces.

Cover imperfections: Along with hiding discolorations and giving you a straighter smile, veneers can also hide cracks, chips, misshapenness, or worn teeth. Just about any flaws that affect the overall appearance, length or size of a tooth can be improved by getting veneers.

Limberakis Family Dentistry in Abington, PA, is happy to provide a variety of cosmetic dentistry options to meet all the needs its patients. Whether you are interested in getting dental veneers or you want to talk to us about other treatment options we offer, call us today to schedule your free consultation.

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