Cosmetic Dentistry - Dr. Michael Dagostino, D.D.S.
Newsletter for October 2007
Fall is here, with the vibrant colors and cool evenings. But how can we
complain? The Tribe is preparing to defeat the vaunted Red Sox for the
right to play in the World Series, and our Browns are playing some really
Cosmetics are defined in Webster's Dictionary as beautifying or
correcting faults in the face, hair, and teeth. Many dental clinicians
tout their cosmetic prowess. Frankly, any restoration whether it be a
small filling or a large bridge should be aesthetically pleasing, so
cosmetic dentistry is what we do everyday.
That said, there are procedures that can enhance or correct flaws in
one's smile. One of the most conservative procedures is the porcelain
veneer. In this procedure a small amount of tooth structure is removed
from the front and biting edge of front teeth and an impression is taken.
Utilizing the impression, the lab fabricates a porcelain facing (veneer)
about the thickness of a thumbnail. This facing can be any shade (color)
the patient desires and can be shaped to correct rotations or fractures in
the patients teeth. These veneers are extremely life-like and can have a
life expectancy of over 20 years.
Should you or someone you love have any questions about porcelain
veneers or cosmetic dentistry please contact our office for a
Michael W. Dagostino, DDS
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