Jon Frankel Dentistry

Category Archive: Veneers for Teeth

  1. 2018: The Year of Your Smile

    It’s a new year and that means it’s time for a change! Your health should be at the top of the list.

    Did a new smile make your New Year’s Resolution List?


  2. New Year, New You, New Smile! Did you know within two weeks you can change your smile? Do something for yourself this year and invest in your smile. It’s proven that a smile can build self esteem and foster a positive attitude. Veneers are beautifully crafted, custom-made porcelain that restore crooked, malformed, or damaged teeth, allowing for a balanced, enhanced and unique smile while restoring strength and functionality. Placement of such small, porcelain materials takes much skill, precision and artistry of a well trained cosmetic dentist, like Frankel Dentistry.

    Dr. Frankel is passionate about ensuring his patients are extremely satisfied with their smiles. He is dedicated to working with patients on creating the smile of their dreams. With his expertise, he will quickly be able to fix such problems as worn enamel as well as chipped, discolored, misaligned, irregularly shaped, cracked, or uneven teeth, giving you a beautiful, natural-looking smile that you would like to show off to all your friends and family.

    Are you interested in veneers? Here’s what to expect:

    In just three short appointments with Frankel Dentistry, you will have your new smile. First, you will come into the office for consultation. Here, the Frankel Dentistry staff will discuss the different options available to you. We will also take x-rays and go over a treatment plan. Cosmetic digital imaging is also provided to aid you in your decision making process.

    Next, during your second visit, Frankel Dentistry will prepare your teeth by filing off about a 1/2 millimeter of enamel. To avoid the minimal discomfort, you will be given a local anesthetic. Then impressions will be made, allowing us to send them off to our artists who will customize your new, beautiful smile. Finally, the Frankel Dentistry staff will place temporary veneers over your teeth.

    Once your veneers are made, you will come in for a final appointment. Here, the staff at Frankel Dentistry will trim and adjust them to fit your smile. Next, they will clean and polish each tooth, allowing the bonding to stick to your teeth. Then, each shell is secured to your teeth with cement. Once finished, the Frankel Dentistry team will review the care process and you are free to leave with your new smile.

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  3. Quiz! What do the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Mona Lisa, the Fibonacci Sequence, flower petals, sea shells, and your smile all have in common?

    They all follow the Golden Ratio!

    The Golden Ratio is a special number found by dividing a line into two parts so that the longer part divided by the shorter part is also equal to the whole length divided by the longer part. In mathematics this term is often called phi, and is typically rounded off to 1.618.

    Throughout history, this Golden Ratio is seen in many ancient creations including the Great Pyramid of Giza. In 1200 mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci revealed the specific properties of the Fibonacci Sequence, which ties directly to the Golden Ratio. Additionally, several painters during the Renaissance including Leonardo Da Vinci used the Golden Ratio in several of his pieces, including the Last Supper, Vitruvian Man, and the Mona Lisa.

    Today, the Golden Ratio continues to be seen throughout nature. Flower petals, seed heads, pinecones, tree branches, sea shells, hurricanes, and even human fingers all contain sequences associated with this ratio.

    With the new beauty standards of the modern world, this ratio has also been studied in regards to many cosmetic procedures, including veneers. The perfect, natural looking, smile displays the Golden Ratio. The four front teeth from the central incisor to the premolar are the most significant part of the smile and help determine the natural beauty.

    When crafting our veneers, we make sure that each tooth fits with this perfect proportion, giving the illusion of a natural, flawless smile that fits seamlessly into the contours of one’s face, allowing many people to notice that something is different about their smile, yet never realize that their smile has been totally made over.

  4. You are contemplating veneers. Great! The smile of your dreams is only a few short weeks away. You have already researched your local dentists, and have scheduled a complimentary consultation at Frankel Dentistry to gain more information and begin the process of transforming your smile.

    Although veneers have become a common cosmetic procedure, it is important to ask the right questions and have all your concerns addressed before the process begins. Remember that there is no such thing as a bad questions, especially when it comes to your smile makeover. We have noticed, however, that some questions seem to slip our patients mind when they meet us for a consultation. Below are a few common questions that you should remember to ask before you begin the veneers process.

    1.) Ask to see previous work carried out by your dentist, allowing you to vividly see the type of work performed by your dentist. When viewing these images, you should be able to tell the complexity and uniqueness of each case. If you are noticing that many of the ending results are exactly the same, you may want to be sure to ask your dentist how he or she can make your smile personalized for you.

    At Frankel Dentistry, we have a gallery of smiles. You can tour the office and examine many of Dr. Frankel’s smile transformations that line our walls. We are even able to tell you some personal stories of patients love their veneers, or you can watch them now on youtube.

    2.) Ask about hidden costs. Does the quote cover everything? Sometimes dentists may decide to charge you for additional work, giving you unexpected costs. Asking beforehand ensures that you know exactly what you are expected to pay before the process.

    At Frankel Dentistry, our financial manager will sit down and discuss all costs of the process. Additionally, there is a small incentive if you pay for the entire process ahead of time, which means no additional costs can be added.

    3.) Ask if the work is guaranteed.  If so, be sure to find out how long. Get all of these details in writing. If a veneers breaks within the guaranteed time, are you given a replacement veneer for free? Also, you many want to ask if there are discounts available once the guarantee is up!

    4.) Be sure to tell your dentist of any known dental issues or problems; including, sensitivity, grinding, clenching, etc. Ask if these issues will affect whether or not you should have veneers.  It is always advised that people who grind their teeth do not get veneers since they are at a higher risk of damaging their smile.

    5.)  Many times a dentist would like to ensure your smile is healthy before completing the veneers process. Therefore, if you have any issues like cavities or gum disease, these problems should be taken care of beforehand. Not correcting these issues will only mask them and could cost you more money in the long run. Be sure to ask your dentist how they plan on addressing other problems with their smile.

    At Frankel Dentistry, we believe a healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. Before we complete the veneers process, we do a thorough exam and take care of all small issues before giving you the smile of your dreams.

    6.) If you don’t like needles or have other anxiety problems, especially regarding the dentist, see what other ways they are able to sedate you. Just because you have fears, doesn’t mean that you cannot have a new smile.

    Here at Frankel Dentistry, we offer many different options of sedation, including nitrous oxide, a combination of nitrous oxide and medication, as well as IV sedation. If you are choosing one of these more intense options, be sure to discuss all precautions during your consultation.

    7.) Be sure to ask how long you need to wait between the temporary and final veneers if you have not been told. There are also some additional care recommendations for the temporary veneers.

    These are just a few of the many questions that you should consider before completing a smile makeover. Remember you should be comfortable choosing the right dentist for your needs. The more answers you have, the more comfortable you will be before, during, and after the process.

  5. Dental veneers are a quick, permanent way to replace broken, chipped, stained, or crooked teeth. Beautifully shaped porcelain shells, veneers allow for a smile of ideal proportion and color.

    The process is very quick, typically done in just three short visits. After a thorough evaluation, including dental impressions (a mold of your teeth is made by gently biting into a soft plastic material as it slowly hardens), which are then sent to a dental arts lab, where a wax mock up of your teeth is designed.

    Next, your teeth are prepared and your gum line may be redesigned with a water laser, which will even out irregularities and and make  your teeth appear longer. Temporarily, a provisional veneer will be placed and roughly two short weeks later the permanent veneer is bonded to your teeth.

    At Frankel Dentistry, Dr. Frankel has created hundreds of beautiful smiles. Each one of these patients has stated, “I wish I had done this sooner.” You can tour Frankel Dentistry, meet Dr. Frankel and view his gallery of smiles at the Talmadge Road office. Call today to schedule a complimentary consultation to see if veneers are the right solution for you.

    Watch this video by clicking on the link below!

    Veneers Testimonial

    Dental Veneers are a quick, permanent way to replace broken, chipped, stained or crooked teeth. Beautifully shaped porcelain sheaths, veneers allow a smile of ideal proportion and color.

    The process is relatively expeditious, a brief two weeks. After a thorough evaluation including dental impressions (a mold of your teeth is made by gently biting into a soft plastic material as it slowly hardens) a dental arts lab designs a wax mock-up of your teeth.

    The teeth are prepared and the gum line (if needed) recontoured. Often water laser is used to reshape the gum line (lengthening the teeth and evening any irregularities). Dr. Frankel uses Biolase to reduce a gummy smile or keep the gum line consistent with the smile line. Temporary or provisional veneers are placed. Two weeks later, the porcelain veneers are permanently bonded in place.

    Dr. Frankel has created hundreds of beautiful smiles. To a person, each patient has commented, “I wish I would have done this sooner.” A Gallery of before and after smiles line the Talmadge Office of Jon Frankel Dentistry and complimentary consultations are available at your convenience.