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Teeth Whitening vs. Porcelain Veneers

A bright, vibrant smile can have a significant impact on both your appearance and self-confidence. Our patients at The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry often seek solutions for dull, stained, and discolored teeth that can provide them with a whiter smile. Depending upon each patient’s unique dental challenges and goals, Dr.... Read More

When Should I Consider Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are designed to improve the appearance of the teeth by concealing discoloration or damage behind a thin shell of porcelain. Cracks, chips, stains, discoloration, and even mild tooth misalignment can all be addressed with porcelain veneers. Since veneers are custom-made for each patient, the results can look both... Read More

Catherine’s Waterlase® Laser Gum Lift Experience

After completing a teeth whitening procedure for his patient, Catherine, Dr. Robert Rioseco suggested he could quickly fix her uneven upper gum line with a simple laser procedure. Having been bothered by excess gum tissue for some time, Catherine trusted Dr. Rioseco’s expertise and chose to proceed with a laser... Read More

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Dental implants can be a wise long-term investment in the health and beauty of your smile. As an effective method for replacing missing teeth with highly functional, secure, and aesthetically pleasing results, dental implants are the most natural tooth restoration available. For these reasons, dental implants are a popular option... Read More

How Do I Choose the Right Dentist for My Dental Implants?

Dental implants have become a popular method for tooth replacement due to the functional, natural-looking, and long-lasting results than can be achieved with superior implant dentistry. While many dental professionals offer dental implants, it is important to determine which have the necessary qualifications and experience to accomplish your desired outcome.... Read More

How Do CEREC® Crowns and Lab-Made Crowns Differ?

When comparing dental crowns made with the in-office CEREC® system and crowns fabricated by a ceramicist in a dental laboratory, it is important to analyze each method with respect to the following points: Durability - Both CEREC® and lab-made crowns can be constructed from a wide variety of ceramic materials.... Read More

How Long Will My CEREC® Crown(s) Last?

For many individuals, CEREC® crowns have been touted to last over 25 years. The durable ceramic material they are created from and the precision with which they are designed typically result in superior fit and strength. The latest CEREC® software packages and machines create incredibly accurate tooth restorations based on... Read More