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By Monroeville Dental
February 07, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   crowns  

Broken TeethFor years, dentists have been using dental crowns to improve damaged, broken, or decayed teeth. Crowns provide both restorative and aesthetic benefits to patients who have problems with their teeth. If you have a tooth that doesn’t look right, doesn’t feel right, or doesn’t fit in with the rest of your smile, don’t hesitate to talk to Dr. George Trask at Monroeville Dental in Monroeville, OH (and serving patients near Norwalk, OH) about having a crown placed.

The Strength of Dental Crowns
A dental crown is a small wonder in the field of dentistry. It is a device that is usually formed from a block of porcelain, which is one of the most resilient materials that closely resembles the look of natural tooth enamel. Porcelain crowns contain zirconia, making them among the strongest of all ceramic materials. In addition to its consummate durability, a porcelain crown has a very attractive, polished, contoured appearance.

How Dental Crowns Help
Because of its strength, a crown provides the ultimate in security for a previously damaged or infected tooth. It serves the same purpose as the outer dentin and enamel layers, but with a more reinforced surface. A dental crown will also be less likely to stain compared to your natural enamel. Your Norwalk area dentist will color-match your crown so that you can smile knowing that it looks just like your other teeth—no one will be able to tell the difference.

How Will the Procedure Go?
You may be surprised by how simple it is to get a crown made and fitted to your smile. The first step is removing the damaged outer material so that the crown, also called a cap, can completely cover the tooth. The remaining part of the tooth, called an abutment, will be measured so that a custom crown can be designed by a skilled technician. The process is complete when your dentist bonds the crown and adds contouring so that it looks as natural as possible.

Update Your Smile with a Dental Crown
Dental crowns can make a major change in the resilience and looks of your smile. Call (419) 465-2574 today for an appointment with Dr. George Trask at Monroeville Dental in Monroeville, OH (also serving the residents of Norwalk, OH).

By Monroeville Dental
September 21, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental VeneersSay Goodbye to Feeling Self-Conscious About Your Smile.

Is your wedding coming up? Are you back on the job market and wanting to wow those potential employers? If so, you may be considering a physical spruce. What better way to bolster your confidence and improve your appearance than with cosmetic dentistry? If you are dealing with discolorations, chips, awkwardly shaped teeth, or other cosmetic issues and live near Norwalk, OH, our cosmetic dentist at Monroeville Dental, Dr. George Trask, has the treatment to help you out.

What makes dental veneers so great is that you can have a new and improved smile with absolutely no needles, drilling or pain. Veneers are made from very thin porcelain, and these shells are adhered to the front of your teeth to improve the appearance of one or more teeth. As you might imagine, veneers are designed to cover those imperfections in your smile to give you a smile that looks more symmetrical and more attractive overall.

Here’s what porcelain veneers can do for you,

  • Cover Gaps in Your Smile: If you have minor misalignments that cause small gaps between your teeth, then porcelain veneers can be placed over your smile to “close up” these gaps. Now you’ll have a more evenly spaced smile.
  • Hide Chips and Cracks: Even minor cracks or chips in your smile can leave you feeling embarrassed. In some cases, they could even cause the tooth to weaken more quickly over time. To improve the shape of the tooth while also strengthening it, our Norwalk dentist can cover the tooth with a veneer.
  • Straighten Your Smile: There are many people out there dealing with crooked smiles but aren’t sure they are ready to take the plunge and get braces. If this sounds like you and you are only dealing with slightly crooked teeth, then dental veneers could actually make your smile appear straighter.
  • Whiten Your Teeth: As you might imagine, porcelain can be quite radiant. This means that along with hiding other cosmetic flaws in your smile we can also give you a whiter smile, too. If you are dealing with stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening then dental veneers could be right for you.

If you are living in Monroeville or within the Norwalk, OH, area and want to find out whether dental veneers will meet your smile needs, then it’s the perfect time to call our office for a consultation. Monroeville Dental is ready to make you feel confident about smiling again.

By Monroeville Dental
March 31, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
ItsSpringCleaningTimeforYourTeeth

The arrival of spring often serves as inspiration to clean house and create an environment that’s bright and fresh. Here at the dental office, we can do the same for your mouth as well! Having clean teeth, healthy gums and fresh breath helps you look and feel your best. Here are some ways we can help you freshen up your smile:

Dental Exam. The best place to start is with a dental exam. Finding and treating tooth decay in its earliest stages will help you avoid more costly and invasive dental treatments later on. It could even save a tooth that might otherwise be lost! Plus, oral cancer screenings are important for everyone—even young, non-smokers. Regular dental exams also give you a chance to bring up any issues you may be concerned about, and to ask for pointers on hygiene.

Professional Cleaning. Having a good oral hygiene routine at home goes a long way towards keeping your mouth healthy. But routine professional cleanings are still very important. Your dental hygienist uses specially designed tools to reach into places where your brush and floss can’t, and remove disease-causing dental plaque and tartar. A polishing provides the finishing touch for a squeaky-clean feeling.

Teeth Whitening. Teeth tend to get duller with age; that’s why teeth whitening treatments can give you a more youthful appearance. Bleaching your teeth is safest when supervised by a dental professional. We recommend two methods: either a professional treatment at the dental office, or a take-home kit we can provide, which includes custom-fitted bleaching trays. The first way will give you the fastest results, while the second is more economical.

Smile Makeover. Sometimes whitening alone is not enough to fix what’s keeping you from flashing a big, bright smile. For example, maybe your teeth aren’t straight, or they have been worn down over the years. Perhaps a tooth is chipped or is missing entirely. Or maybe there are multiple cosmetic issues. If this is the case, we can help you figure out what’s really bothering you about your teeth and how you can achieve the smile of your dreams.

If you have questions about oral hygiene or cosmetic dentistry, please contact us or schedule a consultation. You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Daily Oral Hygiene.”

By Monroeville Dental
November 15, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Dental veneers help you show off your best possible smile. Veneers are placed over the front of problem teeth to conceal a variety of veneerscosmetic imperfections, such as chips, cracks, and stains. Once installed, veneers look just like your natural teeth. With dental veneers, your teeth will be transformed and you’ll have a smile you love. At Monroeville Dental, Dr. George Trask is your experienced dentist for installation of dental veneers in Monroeville and Norwalk, OH.

Placing of Veneers

Dental veneers are thin covers placed over the front of teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can be made from various materials, such as porcelain, resin, or metal. Porcelain is a popular choice because it closely resembles the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Whether porcelain or another material is used to create the veneers, the material can be color-matched to your existing teeth so the veneers readily blend in once installed.

Veneers are custom made for each individual patient for the best fit. Veneers are created using either a digital image or a physical impression of your teeth. The size, shape, and color of the veneers are tailored to your teeth for a perfect fit. To install veneers, a thin layer of enamel is first removed from the teeth. The veneers are then permanently applied to the surface of the teeth using a dental adhesive. Removing a bit of enamel allows the veneers to sit back in the proper position flush with the surrounding teeth rather than protruding outward.

Benefits of Veneers

Concealing cosmetic imperfections in teeth is a major benefit of veneers, but there are others. For instance, veneers are a cost-effective alternative to other procedures for improving the appearance of your smile. In Monroeville and Norwalk, dental veneers are available at Monroeville Dental where Dr. Trask can help you decide if veneers are right for you. Some of the benefits and ways in which veneers can improve your smile include:

  • Transforming chipped or cracked teeth
  • Concealing unsightly stains and discolorations
  • Improving the shape of teeth that are misshaped
  • Smoothing out uneven surfaces
  • Closing gaps and correcting uneven spacing
  • Functioning just like natural teeth
  • Blending in since they are custom-made for each patient
  • Remaining securely in place since installation is permanent

Show off your best possible smile with dental veneers by concealing a number of cosmetic imperfections. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Trask, your Monroeville and Norwalk, OH dentist for dental veneers, call Monroeville Dental at (419) 465-2574.

By Monroeville Dental
September 26, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental bonding is one of the fastest, least invasive and affordable methods available for improving damaged teeth. Similar to porcelain dental bondingveneers, cosmetic bonding can be used to change the size, shape and color of your teeth to improve cosmetic appearance and function. Dr. George Trask, your Monroeville and Norwalk, OH area dentist, offers cosmetic and general dentistry services to help you achieve your healthiest, most attractive smile.

Improve Your Smile with Dental Bonding in Monroeville and Norwalk

Even if you do everything right, like flossing every day and going to the dentist for a check up and professional dental cleaning at least once a year, your teeth are still susceptible to accidents or wear and tear over time. Cosmetic bonding is the perfect solution for small to moderate cosmetic imperfections like chips, cracks, stains and discolorations, uneven teeth, and gaps between teeth (significant spacing or alignment and bite issues may require orthodontics). Cosmetic bonding is also used to seal and fortify a tooth after treatment with root canal therapy or to treat tooth decay.

How Does Cosmetic Bonding Work?

Composite resin (a combination of plastic materials designed to match the color and texture of natural teeth) is bonded directly onto the tooth. Bonded teeth look and function just like your natural teeth, and can last for a while depending on a number of factors like oral hygiene, professional dental care, and avoiding habits that can damage the surface of your teeth, like nail biting or teeth grinding. Bonding is generally considered less permanent than veneers, which are mostly made of porcelain. If you are looking for a quick, affordable and effective solution to common cosmetic problems like chips and stains, bonding may be the right option for you.

Find a Dentist in Monroeville and Norwalk

A new and improved smile can be a simple phone call away. For more information on cosmetic bonding and other cosmetic and restorative dentistry options, contact our office by calling (419) 465-2574 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Trask today.



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