Veneers vs. White Crowns

You’ve seen the sensational, bright white smiles of Hollywood stars, super models, and your most image-conscious friends and relatives, and you’ve finally decided that it’s your turn. If you want an unforgettable and inspiring smile, modern cosmetic dentistry will deliver. Dr. Ruth Bailey offers a wide selection of cosmetic procedures, including white porcelain crowns and … Continued

Do You Need Dental Veneers or Invisalign®?

Cosmetic dentistry can enhance the appearance of your smile in more ways than one. That embarrassing gap between your teeth can be corrected with dental veneers or Invisalign, but which treatment is right for you? If you’re unhappy with the color of your tooth enamel or shape of your teeth, veneers may be the best … Continued

How to Choose Between a Dental Bridge and a Removable Partial

Missing teeth cause a number of challenges. The good news is that restorative dentistry provides you options for your tooth loss. There are two popular treatments. Each have their advantages and their disadvantages. So, how do you decide between a dental bridge and a removable partial (denture)? First, let’s compare the two. A dental bridge … Continued

The Side of Cosmetic Dentistry You Might Not Be Aware Of

Cosmetic dentistry carries a label. It’s one that often causes a misunderstanding. For example, you might only equate the popular category of dentistry with procedures such as teeth whitening or facial esthetics. You might also give it credit for orthodontics and smile makeovers that include porcelain veneers. You’d be correct. Those treatments qualify as cosmetic … Continued

The Lifestyle Impact of Invisalign®️ and Why It Matters

There’s a reason you might choose to avoid orthodontic treatment. It’s also the same reason you would reconsider and choose Invisalign®️. Next to appearance or cost issues you would likely set aside orthodontic treatment due to its impact on your lifestyle. Invisalign®️ solves that problem. Straightening your teeth with Invisalign®️ is proven to have a … Continued

Teeth Whitening: Pro or DIY?

If you’re an independent type you get it. A DIY (Do-It-Yourself) mindset comes easy to you. But when it comes to certain areas of your life is this a good idea? Let’s talk about teeth whitening. No doubt there are dozens of at-home, over-the-counter (aka DIY) products to scratch your boot-strapping itch. In fact, Americans … Continued

A Dental Implant Obstacle (and a Way Around It)

A back-up quarterback in football or relief pitcher in baseball. These and other sports rely on someone to come in off-the-bench when necessary. You’ve decided to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant. You’re all set…then you discover the one thing that could be a setback to your procedure. A vital “player” on your … Continued

Your Veneer Investment and How to Protect It

You have options with cosmetic dentistry. Each treatment gives you the opportunity to improve your health, your appearance, or both. Let’s talk about veneers. Dental veneers are thin shells that transform the appearance of your teeth. Your veneers can be designed to match your natural tooth color. Porcelain veneers can treat: Teeth that are dull … Continued

Can You Experience Faster Orthodontic Treatment as an Adult?

Adulthood has privileges. This is true for your dental treatment including orthodontics. For years you may have been aware of your crooked, misaligned, or crowded teeth. The decision was easy to delay due to your lifestyle obligations or concerns about the treatment. Life is different now. It seems like the perfect time to do something … Continued

How Invisalign®️ Can Give Your Teen an Edge in School and Beyond

  What parent doesn’t want their parent to succeed in school? Much of their success mindset has to do with their personal sense of well-being. Knowing that, consider this scenario. You inform them that they require orthodontic treatment. It wouldn’t surprise you to hear, “Braces, no way!” Orthodontic treatment has advanced. Invisalign®️ for teens provides … Continued