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October 8, 2015

A Smile Makeover: Are Veneers My Only Option?

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Joseph Loftus DDS @ 9:14 pm

smile makeoverCosmetic dentistry is a great way to correct any issues you might have with the appearance of your teeth. It can help you feel better about the way you look and give you much-needed self-confidence. One popular cosmetic option is the smile makeover, which combines a number of treatments to give you your best possible smile.

What is a Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover is more than just veneers. Veneers could be a part of your treatment, but you could also choose from several other possible options. The treatments you choose depend entirely upon what you’d like to see improved about your smile.

You and our dentist will work together to decide on the best approach, but some of the most common cosmetic dentistry options employed in a smile makeover include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Invisalign
  • Tooth-colored crowns or fillings
  • Tooth-colored bonding
  • Porcelain veneers

Choosing a combination of treatments allows you to address several issues that might be bothering you. It can also save you time and money, since your dentist can often schedule two or more treatments for the same appointment.

Choosing Your Smile Makeover

Your smile makeover will be designed by you and your dentist to provide exactly the treatment and results you desire. You’ll consult with him to discuss how you want your teeth to look after treatment is completed. There should be before and after pictures of previous clients that you can examine to give you an idea of what your teeth will look like after treatment.

Choosing the right cosmetic dentist is also important. Referrals are the best way to find a reliable dentist you’ll be happy with. During your consultation, ask about anything you’re unsure about. The more knowledge you have about your treatment, the more likely you are to be happy with your eventual results.

Call us at the office of Dr. Loftus to schedule your appointment or a consultation with him to ask any questions you may have.

October 10, 2014

Enjoy the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers in Dallas, TX

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Joseph Loftus DDS @ 9:07 pm

porcelain veneersWhether you are meeting a new person or greeting an old friend, your smile silently speaks volumes about you. Does your smile say what you want? If the answer is “No,” then you may want to consider porcelain veneers. The dental office of Dr. Joseph R. Loftus in Dallas, TX, has helped men and women like you enjoy new smiles that reveal confidence and happiness with porcelain veneers.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers, or dental veneers, fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry and are thin layers of tooth-color dental porcelain or composite that are placed over the surface of one or more teeth. Although veneers are cosmetic, they do provide a protective surface and can sometimes help avoid the need for more extensive repairs. For your porcelain veneers, Dr. Loftus will carefully gauge the color of your other teeth. With this and a mold of your teeth, a dental lab will fabricate your custom-made veneers. Then, Dr. Loftus uses a special dental cement to securely adhere the veneers to your existing teeth.

Porcelain Veneers for Many Reasons

Regardless of how or why your smile needs a boost, porcelain veneers may be the solution to a host of cosmetic issues. Perhaps your teeth show the results of normal wear and tear—chips, cracks or an uneven appearance. Stains to the enamel of your teeth are another common reason why people choose porcelain veneers. This staining may be caused by genetics or the foods and drinks you commonly consume. Porcelain veneers can correct teeth that have gaps or that are made to look worn by teeth grinding and clenching.

With proper care, porcelain veneers are designed to last for years. Brush and floss regularly as with your other teeth, and be sure to avoid biting on hard foods. Your porcelain veneers will speak positively about you!

Call Our Office in Dallas, TX, Today

If you’re ready to talk to the office of Joseph R. Loftus, D.D.S. about porcelain veneers, contact us today. We serve patients in Dallas, TX, Plano, Richardson, Addison, Frisco and throughout the DFW Metroplex.

 

August 14, 2014

Experience the Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening in Dallas, TX

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Joseph Loftus DDS @ 9:03 pm

teeth whiteningYour smile is one of a kind, and it’s important that it sends the right message when you show it off. If your teeth have grown dingy and stained over the years, you may feel self-conscious about your appearance, particularly in photographs. Wouldn’t you love to smile freely knowing that your teeth are white and beautiful, free of discoloration caused by foods, drinks, tobacco, and age? Dr. Joseph R. Loftus helps men and women in Dallas, TX and the surrounding areas achieve their most beautiful smiles with a variety of cosmetic dentistry services, including professional teeth whitening.

Choose Professional Teeth Whitening for Real Results

Though it is easy enough to find teeth whitening products at your local pharmacy or grocery store, it’s safe to say that you can’t expect to find lasting results with over-the-counter solutions. While you may see some initial improvement in the color of your teeth with OTC whitening strips and rinses, these formulas simply aren’t powerful enough to provide the long-lasting, brilliant white results you really want. With Opalescence teeth whitening solutions from Dr. Loftus, however, you will see a dramatically enhanced smile that looks years younger in just a single treatment.

At Joseph R. Loftus, DDS, we know that each patient is a unique individual with different needs and expectations regarding their cosmetic dentistry treatment. That’s why we offer a variety of whitening and smile-brightening cosmetic options that can be customized to suit your desires and expectations. We aren’t satisfied until you absolutely love your new and improved smile!

Reserve Your Appointment Today

Teeth whitening is the single most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment performed in America today, and it’s easy to see why. After all, who wouldn’t want a brighter, more beautiful smile? If you’re dissatisfied with the color of your teeth and you’d like to explore the possibilities afforded by professional teeth whitening, we’re here to help.

Contact our office in Dallas, TX today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Loftus and our friendly, experienced staff. Our state-of-the-art practice proudly serves patients from throughout the entire DFW Metroplex, including communities in Plano, Frisco, Garland, Addison, Cedar Crest, Irving, and more.

June 12, 2014

All-Porcelain Crowns for a Beautifully Natural-Looking Smile in Dallas, TX

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Joseph Loftus DDS @ 8:57 pm

porcelain crownsThe placement of dental crowns is among the most commonly performed restorative procedures in America. Crowns effectively add structural stability and protection to a tooth that has sustained damage due to decay or injury. At Joseph R. Loftus, DDS in Dallas, TX, Dr. Loftus offers a variety of restorative dentistry procedures to help his patients maintain optimal oral health, including all-porcelain crowns for the most natural-looking results possible.

Benefits of All-Porcelain Crowns

Many dental crowns are manufactured using a combination of metal and porcelain, but this combination can often result in an unsightly dark area along the gum line. For the most lifelike results possible, Dr. Loftus offers all-porcelain crowns instead, providing durability and strength while still promoting a beautiful appearance.

When Dr. Loftus places a porcelain crown, he ensures that the size, shape, and color match your other teeth perfectly for a seamless smile that looks completely natural. You’ll leave our office feeling better than ever with a smile you can show off with confidence. Because porcelain crowns are made of such durable material, there is no need to alter your oral hygiene routine in any way; simply brush and floss as you normally would, and visit our office at least twice per year for regular checkups and cleanings.

Discover the Difference for Yourself

Do you currently have a dental crown that makes you feel self-conscious when you smile due to its unnatural appearance? At Joseph R. Loftus, DDS, we want to help you rejuvenate your smile with aesthetically appealing, long-lasting dental restorations, including all-porcelain crowns. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and to learn more about our extensive array of restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry services. We look forward to helping you smile with comfort and confidence once again! Our conveniently located office in Dallas, TX proudly serves patients from throughout the DFW area, including communities in Garland, Cedar Crest, Irving, Plano, Frisco, and more.

February 10, 2014

Achieve the Brilliant Smile You’ve Always Wanted with Porcelain Veneers in Dallas, TX

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Joseph Loftus DDS @ 8:40 pm

Shutterstock Lumineers Close UpYour smile is among the first of your features that people notice upon meeting you, and it is capable of expressing an entire spectrum of emotions and characteristics in a split second. A wide open smile has even been shown to convey qualities like success, confidence, and general wellbeing. If your teeth are cosmetically flawed, however, you may find that showing off your smile is something you actively avoid. At the family-friendly dental office of Dr. Joseph R. Loftus in Dallas, TX, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry solutions to help you achieve your most beautiful smile, including porcelain veneers.

How Will Porcelain Veneers Help Me?

Porcelain veneers are customized sheaths of ultra-thin dental porcelain that are affixed to the front surfaces of your existing teeth. They are fabricated of only the highest-grade porcelain, color-matched to the shade of your natural dentition, and placed in just two visits to our conveniently located Dallas, TX office. Often called dental veneers as well, porcelain veneers can correct numerous cosmetic problems, including the following:

  • Cracks and chips in enamel
  • Mild to moderate misalignment
  • Spacing problems, including gaps between teeth
  • Deep stains and yellowing that are resistant to whitening treatments
  • Teeth that are too small or too large

After your customized porcelain veneers are placed, you’ll leave our office feeling absolutely confident in your new smile and overall appearance. It’s time to enjoy smiling again!

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Don’t spend one more day struggling to hide your smile from the world; Dr. Loftus and his team want to help give you the confidence you need to smile any and every time you feel happy! Contact our office in Dallas, TX today to discover how porcelain veneers can help you reclaim the beautifully white, evenly balanced, perfect smile you dream of. Our cutting-edge dental practice proudly serves the entire North Dallas area, including nearby communities like Frisco, Garland, Addison, Plano, Cedar Crest, Irving, and more. We can’t wait to help you achieve optimal oral health and wellbeing.