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By Denise A. Perrotta, D.M.D.
February 17, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Countouring  

Are your teeth crooked, misshapen, bent, or otherwise out-of-line in your mouth? Unfortunately, many people today suffer from teeth that are far from perfect, sporting an unflattering smile that won't leave anyone with a good impression.

But help is on the way with Denise A. Perrotta, D.M.D., as she and her helpful cosmetic dentists are on a mission to fix the dental Cosmetic Dentistryproblems residing in your mouth so that you can have that winning smile you've been searching for! Whether your teeth are discolored or bent out of shape, crooked or cracked, chipped or misaligned, don't worry - these cosmetic dentists have got your (teeth's) back!

One of the leading methods Dr. Perrotta and her crew of trusted dental associates use for constructing the perfect grin is contouring and reshaping, which involves expert cosmetic dental techniques that gently transform each asymmetrical tooth into one that leaves your entire set something to marvel at! After all, any and every stray tooth has to be brought back into place if you want a smile that turns heads and drops jaws.

You'll know you're a candidate for contouring and reshaping your teeth if:

  • You have a healthy bone density
  • You don't have any underlying tooth or periodontal decay
  • You have the time and the resources to maintain good dental hygiene once your teeth have been taken care of, which includes:
    • Brushing at least twice daily
    • Flossing daily
    • Seeing your dentist for regular check-ups

If you meet these simple requirements, you'll have no problem maintaining the perfect teeth that contouring and reshaping will bring your mouth.

For more information on how you can achieve the perfect smile with Dr. Perrotta and her expert cosmetic dental staff, give her office a call today at (336) 760-9258 for all the dental answers you've been looking for right here in Winston Salem, NC!

By Denise A. Perrotta, D.M.D.
February 04, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: No Prep Veneers  


People looking for a quick, pain-free route to a whiter, straighter smile may want to explore no-prep or minimal-prep veneers. They're not a solution suitable for everyone, but they're definitely worth asking your cosmetic dentist about. Patients in the Winston Salem, NC, area can consult Denise A. Perrotta, DMD, about all sorts of cosmetic dentistry options, including no-prep veneers.

Porcelain Veneers

Traditional porcelain veneers are used to fix imperfections like gaps, chips, malformations and discoloring of the teeth, and No prep Veneersthey require the dentist to remove enamel from your natural teeth in order to effectively and comfortably attach the thin shell to the front-facing surface of your teeth. As a result of this preparation, the patient may experience heightened tooth sensitivity. Veneers are not a reversible cosmetic dentistry treatment and sometimes require a few appointments to complete.

No-prep or minimal-prep veneers

are pretty much what you'd assume they'd be: Materials that cover tooth imperfections that don't require your cosmetic dentist to grind down any (or as much) of the tooth before attaching the exterior shells. Some patients may not need to receive anesthesia during the procedure, which makes it even quicker than the already speedy process that makes no-prep veneers attractive to many dental patients.

As with all cosmetic dentistry solutions, no-prep veneers may not be the best option for you, and there are pros and cons to be aware of. By eliminating the removal of part of the natural tooth, it's possible no-prep veneers will give your teeth a larger appearance. Because of the lack of (or minimal) preparation work on your natural teeth, no-prep veneers are likely not the best solution for severely malformed or misaligned teeth — even traditional porcelain veneers may not be the best option for such patients.

No-prep veneers certainly appeal to people as a quick way to improve their smiles, but before setting your sights on a cosmetic dentistry solution, you should have a professional assess your smile and help you review all the options available to you. Visit our veneers page to learn more about veneers in general. To schedule an appointment with Denise A. Perrotta General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Winston Salem, NC, call (336) 760-9258.

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