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By Z Dentistry
April 05, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental bonding is a treatment available at Z Dentistry in Reno, NV that is an option for patients who have relatively minor cosmetic dental bondingproblems. You may find that dental bonding is all you need to help take your smile to the next level. It provides you with a temporary smile solution so that you can make future plans with your cosmetic dentist for other treatments, like veneers or braces. 

What Is Dental Bonding?
A dental material called composite resin, the same material used for tooth-colored fillings, can be used to improve the cosmetic appearance of your front teeth. The material is painted onto the surfaces of the teeth where needed and bonded in place using a curing light. After the bonding process is complete, your dentist can shape and contour the teeth to match your desired aesthetic.

Dental Bonding Uses
You may be wondering if you are a candidate for this cosmetic treatment, which is offered at Z Dentistry in Reno. Here are some of the most common uses for dental bonding:

- Filling in small gaps between the teeth so that they don’t shift.
- Covering up cracks in the enamel.
- Restoring broken or chipped teeth.
- Polishing rough tooth surfaces.
- Covering discoloration or staining.
- Protecting an exposed tooth root due to gum recession.

Reasons to Choose Dental Bonding
When you visit the dentist for cosmetic help, it’s good to know that you have choices. There are a few reasons why you might decide to opt for dental bonding over other solutions at the moment:

- You need a quick fix that only requires one short dental appointment.
- Budget (dental bonding is usually more affordable compared to veneers or crowns).
- You’re concerned about tooth movement due to wisdom tooth eruption or the after effects of gum disease.

Dental Bonding Can Help
Now that you know that dental bonding is an option, make an appointment at Z Dentistry in Reno, NV to learn more about this cosmetic treatment. Call (775) 331-1616 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. George Zatarain.

By Z Dentistry
December 22, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Don’t let dental issues make you feel embarrassed. Turn to cosmetic dentistry to help.cosmetic dentistry

Are you ready to revamp your smile? Want to improve your appearance before the New Year? Then look no further than our Reno, NV, cosmetic dentist, Dr. George Zatarain, to help you achieve the look you want to welcome the start of a new year and a new you.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Whether you’ve hated that gap between your front teeth or you’re a coffee drinking dealing with nasty stains, there are many reasons someone may turn to our Reno dentist for help.

Of course, in most cases, cosmetic dentistry may be the best option to turn to when it comes to altering and improving the color, shape, size and even alignment of one or more teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can make minor adjustments or give you a full-on makeover, depending on the problems you are facing and how severe they are.

Remember that the main goal of cosmetic dentistry is to enhance the look of your smile. Of course, while cosmetic dentistry may also be able to make minimal repairs such as buffing out small chips or cracks or applying dental veneers to protect enamel from wear and tear, the overall purpose is to enhance the look of your smile.

What types of cosmetic dentistry are available?

We believe that our patients should have choices when it comes to cosmetic dentistry options, which is why we offer a full range of services including:

Dental bonding: A simple, non-invasive procedure that applies a tooth-colored material over small discolorations, gaps and chips to hide problem areas.

Tooth reshaping/contouring: Shaving off small bits of enamel can help improve the overall length and shape of a tooth as well as smooth out pitted, uneven surfaces.

Gum contouring: If you are dealing with an uneven, gummy smile and want to make teeth appear longer then we can also reshape and remove excess gum tissue.

Teeth whitening: If you are dealing with yellowing teeth, stains and other external discolorations then professional teeth whitening could quickly and painlessly remove these stains in about one hour. Teeth whitening can also get your teeth several shades brighter in just a single session.

Dental veneers: Looking to hide more obvious imperfections such as larger gaps between teeth, visible chips or cracks, minor crookedness or overlapping, or teeth that are misshapen or worn down? These thin tooth-colored shells are bonded to the front of your tooth to hide these flaws and to improve the overall appearance of your smile.

Z Dentistry in Reno, NV, prides itself on offering only the very best in cosmetic dentistry. Call our office today to schedule your consultation and find out what option is right for you.

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At the first-ever Players Weekend in August 2017, Major League Baseball players wore jerseys with their nicknames on the back. One player — Cleveland Indians shortstop, Francisco Lindor — picked the perfect moniker to express his cheerful, fun-loving nature: “Mr. Smile.” And Lindor gave fans plenty to smile about when he belted a 2-run homer into the stands while wearing his new jersey!

Lindor has explained that he believes smiling is an important part of connecting with fans and teammates alike: “I’ve never been a fan of the guy that makes a great play and then acts like he’s done it 10,000 times — smile, man! We’ve got to enjoy the game.”

We think Lindor is right: Smiling is a great way to generate good will. And it feels great too… as long as you have a smile that’s healthy, and that looks as good as you want it to. But what if you don’t? Here are some things we can do at the dental office to help you enjoy smiling again:

Routine Professional Cleanings & Exams. This is a great place to start on the road toward a healthy, beautiful smile. Even if you are conscientious about brushing and flossing at home, you won’t be able to remove all of the disease-causing dental plaque that can hide beneath the gum line, especially if it has hardened into tartar, but we can do it easily in the office. Then, after a thorough dental exam, we can identify any problems that may be affecting your ability to smile freely, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or cosmetic dental issues.

Cosmetic Dental Treatments. If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help. These range from conservative procedures such as professional teeth whitening and bonding to more dramatic procedures like porcelain veneers or crowns.

Tooth Replacement. Many people hide their smiles because they are embarrassed by a gap from a missing tooth. That’s a shame, because there are several excellent tooth-replacement options in a variety of price ranges. These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants. So don’t let a missing tooth stop you from being Mr. (or Ms.) Smile!

If you’d like more information about oral health or cosmetic dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Beautiful Smiles by Design” and “The Impact of a Smile Makeover.”

By Z Dentistry
September 11, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   Veneers  

Choosing the best dental restoration for you can often prove to be a challenge if you are not familiar with your options. However, veneersunderstanding some of these procedures can help you come to a conclusion which best fits your needs. Dental veneers can do many things to beautify your smile. Find out more about dental veneers with Dr. George Zatarain at Z Dentistry in Reno, NV.

Do I need dental veneers? 
If you feel as though your teeth could use a boost due to small imperfections or discolorations, you may benefit from dental veneers. Some of the most common uses for veneers include repairing:

  • chipped teeth
  • cracked teeth
  • uneven teeth
  • slightly overlapped teeth
  • slightly gapped teeth
  • yellowed teeth
  • stained teeth

Veneers can also alter the size and shape of the teeth, giving you the big, Hollywood smile you have always wanted.

The Benefits of Dental Veneers
The biggest benefit of dental veneers is that they allow you to choose the kind of smile you have. Whether you are repairing a single tooth or opt to renew your entire smile, veneers put you in control of the way you look. Thanks to their materials and the customization process, porcelain dental veneers blend in with the rest of your smile and look just like natural teeth. Dental veneers are stain-resistant, helping you keep your teeth whiter for longer. The natural teeth remain almost entirely intact with veneers, as opposed to other porcelain restorations like dental crowns.

Dental Veneer Treatments in Reno, NV 
Dental veneers require that the patient have healthy teeth free from decay and gum disease. Additionally, veneers patients should have a strong, committed at-home oral care routine consisting of brushing at least twice and flossing at least once per day. This oral care routine should occur alongside regular dental examinations and cleanings every six months. If you think you could benefit from veneers, you should determine if this is the best treatment for you at a consultation with your dentist.

For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Zatarain at Z Dentistry in Reno, NV. Call (775) 331-1616 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Zatarain today!

5WaystoMakeYourSmileMoreConfidentandInviting

One of the most important aspects of social interaction is smiling, showing others we’re confident and outgoing.  Many people, though, are hesitant to use this important social skill because their teeth are unattractive.

But even the most unattractive teeth can be dramatically transformed through cosmetic dentistry. Here are 5 prominent ways we can restore beauty to your problem teeth.

Enamel shaping. Sometimes teeth can have an irregular shape that makes them stand out like a sore thumb. With this “sculpting” technique, we remove very small amounts of enamel, the outer protective layer of a tooth, which improves the tooth’s overall shape without harming it.

Bonding. Recent developments in acrylics now make it easier to repair chipped, broken or decayed teeth with minimal preparation. The acrylic material can be molded to resemble a natural tooth and colored to precisely match its shade and that of neighboring teeth. It’s then bonded to the tooth with a durability that can last through years of daily biting and chewing.

Veneers. These thin layers of dental porcelain are bonded to teeth to cover minor defects. Otherwise healthy teeth that are slightly chipped, stained or a bit out of alignment can get a more attractive “face” that’s durable and lasting.

Crowns and Bridgework. Sometimes teeth are too heavily decayed or lost altogether to use bonding or veneers. With porcelain dental restorations that have a strong inner core and an outer life-like appearance, we can completely cover an individual damaged tooth with a custom-made crown or replace one or more missing teeth with fixed bridgework.

Dental Implants. Introduced over thirty years ago, implants are a popular tooth replacement choice.  Its inner titanium post is surgically inserted into the jaw where bone cells grow and adhere to it to form a strong, lasting bond. Implants can be used for single teeth or as supports for fixed bridgework or removable dentures.

Regardless of your teeth’s appearance problems, cosmetic dentistry has a solution. The first step is a comprehensive examination — from there we can advise you on the best options for turning your embarrassing smile into a more beautiful and confident one.

If you would like more information on the various techniques for smile transformation, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Beautiful Smiles by Design.”