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Looking Good at Any Age

Older Woman SmilingThese days, ordinary people are cosmetically enhancing their appeal, stripping years from bodies, faces, and smiles. And dentistry can go a long way in helping you look as young as you feel!

Cosmetic vs. Restorative Dentistry

What’s the difference? Both have to do with individual wants and needs. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to get your smile as dazzling as possible. It might include procedures like tooth whitening, orthodontics, veneers or gum surgery.

Restorative dentistry, on the other hand, seeks to rebuild broken or missing teeth. These procedures include dental implants, white composite fillings, and more natural looking crowns and bridges. One great side effect of these restorations is the cosmetic enhancements that come along with them.

New Technologies Mean More Cosmetic Options

One reason we can now create such fresh, youthful smiles is the wealth of newly emerging dental technologies at our disposal. Some of these tools and techniques have only become available in the past decade or so. They include:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Bonding
  • White (not silver) fillings
  • Our own tooth-whitening programs

Dental Implants: Restoration With Cosmetic Appeal

Once teeth are missing from the jaw, two important things are missing as well: tooth stability and a general sense of self-confidence.

For qualified patients, today’s dental implants can provide both tooth security and personal security. They’re the next best tooth replacement option to the real thing, because they’re rooted in bone just like your original teeth.

You Can Have It All

Restoratively and cosmetically, dentistry has come a long way. With all the options available, you can have the smile you want. And when you smile—we smile!

About R. Shawn Kelly, DDS

Dr. Kelly has been in private practice in the Sacramento area since 1981. Dr. Kelly received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from The University of Arizona and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Dr. Kelly is competent in all aspects of general dentistry including sedation for fearful patients and reconstructive dentistry. By drawing upon his many years of experience in the profession, Dr. Kelly is able to give his patients a thorough assessment of their needs and thoughtful explanation of his findings. He and his staff strive to communicate in easily understandable terms all the while trying to help every patient feel comfortable with their treatment decisions.

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