Invisalign, Vaneers, Implants, Teeth Whitening Clearwater Florida

Creating Smiles Dental - Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists

Though the appearance of crooked teeth can cause a loss of self-confidence, the truth is that a misaligned smile can also affect your oral health. At Creating Smiles Dental, Cindy Brayer, DMD, PA, and Phong Phane, DMD, understand that both appearance and health matter when it comes to creating bright smiles. The team in Clearwater Florida also knows that traditional wire braces are sometimes painful and cosmetically unappealing. That’s why they offer the highly-effective, nearly invisible Invisalign® system to shift your teeth into proper alignment.

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Though the appearance of crooked teeth can cause a loss of self-confidence, the truth is that a misaligned smile can also affect your oral health. At Creating Smiles Dental, Dr. Cindy Brayer, Dr. Phong Phane, and Dr. Anna Shoopak understand that both appearance and health matter when it comes to creating bright smiles. The team also knows that traditional wire braces are sometimes painful and cosmetically unappealing. That’s why they offer the highly-effective, nearly invisible Invisalign® system to shift your teeth into proper alignment. Call the office in Clearwater, Florida, for your Invisalign consultation, or request your appointment online. If you would like to read more about Invisalign, click here to read about the Invisalign advantages.

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Invisalign Q&A

The Invisalign system uses clear aligners made from a specially developed thermoplastic material. These custom-made aligners are designed to slip over your teeth and essentially “disappear” once in place. Invisalign moves your teeth into alignment in a staged sequence that’s determined by your dentist.

If you’ve been told you aren’t a candidate for Invisalign, visit Creating Smiles Dental for a second opinion. They believe virtually everyone is a candidate, can work with you on a solution that fits your needs.

In your first appointment, you’ll have an impression of your teeth taken so your aligners are shaped specifically for your mouth. Creating Smiles Dental uses the advanced digital technology of the iTero Element® 3D Scanner, which takes a detailed impression of your teeth and gums from which your aligners will be based on.

Each set of aligners uses controlled force to gradually shift your teeth from their current position and into appropriate alignment. You can expect to switch aligners about every two weeks, continuing the process until your teeth have reached the desired goal.

Your dentist discusses expectations with you before you begin treatment. It’s generally recommended for optimal results that you wear your Invisalign for 20-22 hours a day.

The length of the process generally depends on your age and the severity of your case. It varies for teens, but adults can generally expect treatment to take about 5 months. Most patients will come back every 4-6 weeks for a new set of aligners for the duration of their treatment.

Invisalign has many advantages over traditional metal braces.

Discreet
Because they’re virtually invisible, no one may even notice you’re wearing the aligners.

Removable
Unlike the restrictions of metal braces, you can always remove your aligners for daily brushing, flossing, and whenever you’re eating and drinking. And because Invisalign aligners don’t require the metal and wire adjustments necessary for traditional braces, you can also expect to spend less time on dental visits.

Improve Oral Health
Straightening your teeth with Invisalign can also help your overall oral health since dental issues like crowded or misaligned teeth can leave your gums more susceptible to the build of plaque and bacteria.

To learn more about whether Invisalign is right for you, call Creating Smiles Dental today for an appointment or request one online.

Invisalign Before and After

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Porcelain Veneers

If you’re looking to perfect your smile, consider porcelain veneers in Clearwater Florida. Porcelain veneers is an extremely thin porcelain tooth that is placed over your actual tooth, resulting in a full, beautiful, one of a kind smile. At Creating Smiles Dental, led by Cindy Brayer, DMD, PA, and Phong Phane, DMD, the team uses the renowned Componeers®, which custom fit right over your teeth to correct cracks, discoloration, or misalignments.

Veneer Q&A

Veneers are thin overlays of porcelain that perfect the appearance of your teeth, creating a natural, radiant smile. Your dentist at Creating Smiles Dental bonds the veneers directly to your teeth for a permanent solution to an imperfect smile. 

Veneers vastly improve the look of your teeth and , as a result, can boost your self-confirdence. Your dentist only needs to remove a small amount of tooth enamel to apply the veneers, leaving most of your teeth intact. Plus, the material used to make veneers is resistant to stains from coffee, red wine, and other foods that can yellow your natural teeth. 

Creating Smiles Dental also offers Componeers® as an alternative to traditional veneers. Componeers are much thinner so your dentist removes less enamel when applying them. They also require fewer office visits since they don’t involve custom molding, and are made of a composite material that’s durable and easier to repair. 

Componeers are also half the cost of traditional porcelain veneers, and may qualify as a restorative treatment that’s covered by some insurance companies. 

 

Veneers can be an alternative to crowns or other more invasive dental work. They’re often the best way to:

  • Create a uniform, white smile
  • Correct crooked or misshapen teeth
  • Whiten discolored or stained teeth
  • Even out tooth size, shape, and spacing
  • Enhance the look of worn or chipped teeth

Your dentist will determine whether you need a local anesthetic to numb the area before the procedure. To apply veneers, your teeth are adjusted minimally, allowing the overlay to fit naturally on your teeth. You’ll have impressions of your teeth taken, and sent home with temporary veneers while your permanent veneers are made. 

Your first visit may take anywhere from 1.5 to two hours. When the permanent veneers come in after about two weeks, they’re bonded to your teeth using a special cement. To ensure they’re fitting properly, your dentist may recommend a follow-up visit in a few weeks.

You care for veneers just as you would your natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings keep them pristine and help you maintain good oral health. Once they’re applied, you must avoid chewing very hard objects, such as ice, as it can damage the veneers.

To find out if you’re a candidate for veneers, call Creating Smiles Dental today for an appointment, or request one online.

Composite Veneers

If you’re looking to perfect your smile, consider composite veneers. Composite veneers are extremely thin “caps” that are bonded directly to your teeth, resulting in a beautiful smile. At Creating Smiles Dental, led by Cindy Brayer, DMD, PA, and Phong Phane, DMD, the team uses composite veneers, which custom fit right over your teeth to correct cracks, discoloration, or misalignments. If you’ve been thinking about getting veneers or want to learn more, call Creating Smiles Dental near you in Clearwater, Florida, today for an appointment or request one online. 

Composite Q&A

Composite veneers are a prefabricated, composite shell that is manufactures by a machine so it has no air bubbles, which is very important because it makes them more resistant to staining and discoloration. 

The benefits of composite veneers are endless!

  1. They are very thin, measuring at .3mm, making them feel and look more natural and not as bulky.
  2. We don’t have to remove any amount of the tooth in order to apply the composite veneers, meaning your teeth can stay exactly how they are.
  3. They are also less expensive than traditional porcelain veneers.
  4. They are extremely convenient as we can place them all in one day. 

Have a crooked tooth you don’t like? Perhaps you have a gap in between your two front teeth? Or maybe you just want a perfect, white smile. Either way, composite veneers can help you reach your desired result in less time than traditional porcelain veneers! They can also help smiles that have experienced tooth decay, attrition, abrasion, and erosion. 

Composite veneers are very easy to place on the teeth, since they are bonded directly onto enamel using a composite material that is very resistant to abrasion. In order to stay conservative, I do not remove any tooth structure and bond the thin composite veneers directly onto the teeth, then smooth them to ensure a natural feel and bite when they are finished. 

Composite veneers are very easy to take care of! You just have to brush and floss regularly, just as you would with your natural teeth. If you happen to chip a composite veneer, don’t worry! Come on into our office and we’ll fix you right up. 

Composite Veneers Before and After

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Composite Veneers- A Hollywood Smile in One Visit

Do you long for the perfect smile every time you look in the mirror? Is there an important event approaching in your life or are you constantly interacting with the public and desire the confidence associated with a perfect smile? If so, composite veneers might be the right choice for you. This simple, minimally invasive procedure aesthetically restores your teeth and is proven to be an excellent option that yields immediate results for most patients. More often than not, patients walk away after a single session with the smile they have always dreamed of. Who is a candidate for composite veneers? We recommend this procedure for a number of dental problems, including brightening teeth that have yellowed over time, or more serious ailments like a tooth fracture or abrasion of anterior teeth. Over the years, natural wear and tear can take its toll on your enamel, leaving unsightly pitting no matter how much you brush. A consultation will yield the best information for your individual dental health and aesthetic goals call the office near you in Clearwater, Florida,

Teeth Whitening

Over time, teeth can become yellow and dull from years of drinking dark beverages like coffee, tea, or red wine. If you’re ready for a brighter smile, Cindy Brayer, DMD, PA, Phong Phane, DMD, and the team at Creating Smiles Dental offer comprehensive whitening solutions. Offering a wide variety of teeth whitening options, we customize your teeth whitening treatment plan to your exact needs and desires! Schedule an appointment in Clearwater, Florida by calling or booking online.

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Teeth Whitening Q&A

If your teeth are dull, discolored, or slightly yellow from years of colorful beverages, smoking, or medications, teeth whitening may be the perfect solution to improve your teeth’s appearance. Good oral hygiene and in-office cleanings from the team at Creating Smiles Dental can leave your teeth bright and sparkling, but if you’re looking to take your smile to the next level, you may be interested in the benefits that professional teeth whitening has to offer.

Creating Smiles Dental offers a few options for teeth whitening, including Kor® whitening in-office and at-home whitening trays. Your dentist at Creating Smiles Dental performs a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth and oral health to determine to what extent you can benefit from whitening treatments.

Creating Smiles Dental offers effective solutions for teeth whitening, including in-office and at-home solutions. One of the most popular choices is the Kor® whitening system:

The Kor whitening system
The Kor whitening system provides superior results for even the most stubbornly discolored teeth. Kor whitening is easy to use. Before coming in for your whitening appointment, you’ll have impressions of your teeth taken for your custom-made whitening trays. When you come back to Creating Smiles Dental, the whitening gel is added and the trays will comfortably seal around your gums.

Kor tackles deep stains with a non-irritating formula, and the KoR-Seal™ Tray helps protect the whitening gel from saliva and other contaminants that could weaken its formula. The bleaching agents in the formula work their magic to break down pigments and stain molecules. Kor provides lasting effects by fully rejuvenating and restoring teeth and allowing them to better absorb the whitening formula. There’s no need for any special lights, lasers, or gimmicks.

At-home whitening
Creating Smiles Dental also gives you the option of whitening your teeth from the comfort of your home. You’ll first be fitted with trays customized to your mouth that you can take home with you. At home, you apply a thin ribbon of the gel into the tray and wear it while you sleep. In the morning, you brush normally.

Most whitening occurs in 1-2 weeks, but for stubborn discoloration, you may need to wear the trays for up to six weeks. The Creating Smiles Dental team ensures each patient gets a customized treatment plan that best suits their needs.

The results of whitening are highly variable, but professional teeth whitening yields whiter, brighter results than store-bought methods and can generally last up to two years before you need a touch-up whitening session. Plus, with the Kor system, you don’t have to worry about avoiding beverages like coffee and tea that tend to stain your teeth with the profound effects that professional whitening can offer.

Restore your radiant smile. Call Creating Smiles Dental or use the online tool below to schedule a teeth whitening consultation.

KöR Teeth Whitening is a state of the art teeth whitening system that uses a Dual-Activated, Tri-Barrel Hydremide Peroxide formulation that can brighten your teeth by multiple shades. With the KöR Teeth Whitening system, there is no use of lights or lasers… you’ll simply get your trays and wear them as directed!

We are often asked why patients should get professional teeth whitening done at a dentists office instead of using over the counter teeth whitening trays. While there are many great answers, the biggest one is that you simply cannot by the same quality teeth whitening products or get the same outstanding results at home than in a professional setting. However… there’s a catch! Here are Creating Smiles Dental, we use the KöR Teeth Whitening system, which can be used in our office or at home, letting you get back to your daily life with a brighter, whiter smile! 

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Dental Implants

Do you have a missing tooth that compromises your smile or prevents you from enjoying eating or laughing? We can help with a little something that a dental implant! A dental implant is an implant that acts like your tooth’s natural root to help hold a crown, bridge, or denture in place. To replace your missing tooth with one that looks and feels just like a natural tooth. For a knowledgeable team near you, contact the team at Creating Smiles Dental led by Cindy Brayer DMD, PA, and Phong Phane, DMD. Creating Smiles Dental expert periodontist, Dr.Perera, works hand in hand with Dr.Brayer and Dr. Phane to ensure seamless communication. 

Dental Implants Q&A

A dental implant is a cylindrical or tapered post surgically placed in your jaw to substitute for the missing root. It looks very similar to a small screw.

In three months’ time, the implant fuses with your bone to form a sturdy and robust foundation for the prosthetic tooth placed on top of it.

Dental implants are the ideal solution for tooth loss due to any cause. They promote oral health and allow you to have an artificial tooth that looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

There are a couple types of dental implants. A single dental implant is an implant that replaces a singular tooth. Additionally, there are dental implant bridges, which use multiple implants to replace multiple missing teeth. Lastly, there are implant supported dentures, which are dentures help in place by implants, allowing you to “snap” them in and out, without having to use adhesive. 

Anyone with a missing tooth and in good general health is an ideal candidate for a dental implant. After taking your detailed medical history, your dentist examines your jaw, teeth, and gums. Next, they take any necessary X-rays and evaluate your medical and dental health.

Men and women with poor oral health or loss of jaw bone and those who have diabetes or are smokers may not be candidates for implant surgery. In some cases, your dentist may recommend a bone graft to ensure you have a healthy jaw bone to support an implant. 

Dental implant surgery is usually an outpatient surgery performed in stages. In the first stage, your dentist provides local anesthesia and places a metal post in your jaw where the new tooth will be attached. In the second stage, your dentist cements the artificial crown over the implant.

Between these two appointments, you can carry on with your daily life. It takes weeks to months before the metal post fuses with your jawbone. Then, your dentist affixes the artificial tooth to the metal post.

A dental implant is an ideal solution for your missing tooth or teeth. This procedure has several benefits over dentures and bridges. Dental implants:

  • Last a lifetime
  • Are cost-effective in the long run
  • Retain your natural smile and face shape
  • Prevent bone loss
  • Protect the health of other teeth

A dental implant is a perfect solution for maintaining oral health and achieving a fantastic smile. To schedule a personalized consultation at Creating Smiles Dental, call or book an appointment online today.

Dental Implants Before and After

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