Advances in dentistry mean today’s procedures have never been more comfortable, efficient, and effective. Dr. Rashmi Bhatnagar believes in lifelong learning. Through continuing education and affiliations with organizations like the Academy of General Dentistry and the Spear Education Institute, Dr. Bhatnagar has access to the latest and most effective technologies and approaches, as alternatives to conventional techniques for procedures. Dr. Bhatnagar at BellaVista DentalCare knows there is great responsibility in being your cosmetic dentist in Phoenix AZ; we balance your unique needs for smile improvement with health considerations. Our advanced treatments are safe and gentle, and produce natural results tailored to your unique features, characteristics, budget, and scheduling requirements.
The Smile Zone: Our specialty
The shape, shade, length, and position of your teeth contribute to your overall smile. Moreover, your smile contributes heavily to how others see you. It’s no wonder a nice smile is more coveted than an attractive physique, hair, or eyes. Yet, many people are unhappy with the look of their smiles. Dissatisfaction is often rooted in tooth color. Over time, your teeth may become stained due to favorite beverages like coffee or habits like smoking. Your teeth may also become more lackluster due to wear. As teeth become worn, the white enamel covering shows the darker dentin layer underneath, which creates a yellow appearance. While stained, yellow teeth are a common complaint, the procedure that restores brilliantly white teeth is one of the most transformative services available at the dentist’s office: bleaching. This treatment can whiten your teeth many shades lighter than their natural color.
As with every type of procedure available at BellaVista DentalCare, no sole product or system works for every patient. Dr. Bhatnagar offers alternatives suited to your unique lifestyle, goals, and needs. An initial visit involves talking about what you like and don’t like about your smile and answering your questions. We’ll also review any photos you may have brought with you that feature smiles you find attractive.
Zoom! in-office whitening may be recommended if you have a big event coming up and want dazzling results quickly. We precisely apply powerful whitening ingredients. In about an hour, a many shades whiter smile can be yours. Risks are minimized, because we customize the bleaching agent to your needs and carefully protect surrounding gums and tissues. Likewise, if you prefer more gradual results, prescription home whitening trays are customized to fit your mouth comfortably. Unlike store-bought whitening trays that are designed to fit all mouths, these dental appliances are made from models of your teeth. Since they fit your unique specifications, irritation to delicate tissues and tooth damage are avoided. The whitening gel is also distributed evenly across your teeth for naturally attractive results. Wear the trays as directed, and you’ll notice teeth are a little whiter every day. We will also discuss ways to maintain those beautiful results with periodic touch-ups and slight modifications, such as:
- Avoid or limit some foods and beverages – Think: If it stains your hands or shirt, it can stain your teeth! Overlooked culprits include hard candies, berries, tomato sauce, and sports drinks.
- Drink with a straw – Straws keep stain-producing dyes away from your teeth.
- Rinse, rinse, rinse! – Follow your tea, coffee, soda, and wine with water, and brush and floss as soon as you can after meals.
Our skilled dental hygienists are also polishing away surface stains as they clean your teeth, so keep those regular check-ups! Generally, yellow-brown discoloration can be treated with bleaching, while blue-gray discoloration may be a sign of intrinsic or internal stains that often resist whitening. Dental bonding or porcelain veneers cover very dark stains or stubborn discoloration. Composite resin or porcelain may be shaped to your tooth, and covers chips, fills gaps, and alters the contours of a tooth as effectively as they mask discoloration. Veneers are also stain-resistant, while bonding is also a durable alternative suited to many budgets. For more extensive misalignment or bite-related correction, Dr. Bhatnagar may suggest Invisalign, the removable and discreet alternative to conventional, fixed metal braces. If cosmetic concerns are secondary to oral health-related problems like tooth decay, restorative options such as tooth-colored fillings are indistinguishable from beautiful, natural healthy teeth in form and function. We’ll happily replace old silver fillings with composite resin that looks no different from surrounding teeth!
We look forward to creating healthy and beautiful smiles for you and your family. Contact BellaVista DentalCare to request your appointment.