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By Denise A. Perrotta DMD
April 02, 2021
Category: Oral Health

What you need to know about cosmetic dentistry services from your cosmetic dentist in Winston Salem, NC.

Have you been thinking about improving your smile? If so, you need to learn more about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you. Cosmetic dentistry services can give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Dr. Denise Perrotta in Winston Salem, NC, offers a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry services to give you an outstanding smile.

These are just a few of the questions and answers you may have about cosmetic dentistry:

How can I get a whiter smile?

Professional teeth whitening can give you a bright, white smile with lasting results. In fact, you can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades, and your beautiful results can last up to 5 years! Professional teeth whitening is the safe way to a whiter, brighter smile because all materials and methods have been approved by the American Dental Association.

What can I do about my worn-down teeth?

Dental bonding is an excellent solution for tooth wear and small chips or cracks. The procedure uses composite, a material that is matched closely to your natural tooth color and sculpted to match the natural anatomy of your teeth. After a dental bonding treatment, your smile will look whole and new again, with a look that blends into your smile perfectly.

I need a filling, but is there a choice other than metal?

Tooth-colored fillings are an excellent alternative to metal and provide a strong restorative treatment because the material actually bonds with tooth structure. Tooth-colored fillings use composite, which is matched to the color of your teeth. When you choose tooth-colored fillings, you will enjoy the beauty of a completely natural-looking filling that enhances your smile.

I want my smile to be perfect, so what should I choose?

Porcelain veneers can give you the perfect smile you want, in as little as 2 to 3 appointments. They are thin laminates of dazzling porcelain which are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers can hide a wide variety of aesthetic issues including fracture lines, cracks, areas of lost tooth structure, tooth wear, discolorations, and more. Veneers can give you the outstanding smile you deserve, just in time for you to look your best for a special event.

These are just a few frequently asked questions and answers about cosmetic dentistry procedures. To find out more about our cosmetic dentistry services, contact Dr. Perrotta in Winston Salem, NC, at (336) 760-9258. Start working on your new smile by calling today!

By Denise A. Perrotta DMD
February 19, 2020
Category: Dental
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic dentistry procedures have opened up a tremendous amount of ways to improve your smile. No matter what bothers you about your smile, chances are there is an option to correct it and give you the beautiful smile you deserve. Dr. Denise Perrotta in Winston Salem, North Carolina offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry choices to remake your smile.

Let’s consider just a few of the many ways we can help your smile:

Professional teeth whitening is an excellent option to whiten and brighten a dull, aging smile. You can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades, and your amazing results can last for years You can be assured professional teeth whitening is safe too, because the products have been rigorously tested and approved by the American Dental Association.

Cosmetic bonding, contouring, and reshaping are often combined to hide many aesthetic issues. Bonding uses composite, a liquid material that can be matched to the color of your teeth and sculpted to match natural tooth contours. Contouring and reshaping are often combined with bonding to even out chipped edges and minimize the appearance of crowding, tooth overlap, and other issues.

Porcelain veneers are the option of choice if you want a dramatic difference in the beauty of your smile. Veneers are versatile enough to hide many minor and major aesthetic issues. They are thin laminates of beautiful, stain-resistant porcelain that are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. You should consider veneers if you have teeth that are:

  • Chipped or cracked
  • Eroded or abraded
  • Discolored or stained

You can also minimize the appearance of crowded teeth, rotated teeth, gaps between your teeth and other alignment issues. In fact, you can change the size, color, and shape of your teeth with veneers. The choice is up to you!

Dr. Perrotta can help you discover more about your cosmetic dentistry options and which procedure is the right choice for you. To find out more ways to remake your smile, call Dr. Denise Perrotta in Winston Salem, North Carolina today.

By Denise A. Perrotta DMD
February 07, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Teeth Whitening SmileYour dentist in Winston Salem, NC, can help you brighten your smile

Does your smile need a little TLC? It’s only natural for teeth to become dull, yellowed, and stained over time. The good news is you can rejuvenate your smile easily, inexpensively, and quickly with professional teeth whitening. Dr. Denise Perrotta in Winston Salem, NC, can give you the brilliant, sparkling smile you deserve.

When you choose professional teeth whitening, you can experience results which far exceed over-the-counter whitening products. Consider that professional teeth whitening is:

  • Effective, because you can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter
  • Long-lasting, because your white smile can last up to 5 years
  • Safe, because professional teeth whitening products have been rigorously tested for safety and approved by the American Dental Association
  • Quick, because the in-office treatment takes only about an hour

Professional teeth whitening is performed in the office and requires only a very short period of time. The prescription strength whitening gel is applied to your teeth by your dentist. It’s a great solution to achieving a white, beautiful smile and because of the rapid results, it’s the perfect way to look your best before a special event like a wedding, reunion, or even an important job interview.

Whether you have stains from tobacco use or drinking coffee, professional teeth whitening can help you say goodbye to your stains. If you have an aging yellow smile due to the natural thinning of tooth enamel as you age, professional teeth whitening can help you say hello to a younger looking smile.

It’s time to rejuvenate your smile with professional teeth whitening. Take control of your smile and find out more about professional teeth whitening. Just pick up the phone and call dentist, Dr. Denise Perrotta in Winston Salem, NC. You deserve to look your best and teeth whitening can help, so call today!

By Denise A. Perrotta DMD
October 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Cosmetic Dentistry SmileGet the smile you’ve always wanted with a little help from cosmetic dentistry.

We know that nothing feels better than being confident in your appearance and your smile has a lot to do with how confident you feel. So, if certain dental imperfections are keeping you from smiling as often as you should then it’s time our Winston Salem, NC, cosmetic dentist Dr. Denise Perrotta helped you rediscover the power of a beautiful smile.

The purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to enhance and improve the overall color, shape, size and even alignment of one or more teeth. It’s amazing just how much our smile impacts our overall appearance, and cosmetic dentistry can help with everything from minor aesthetic adjustments to full makeovers. Our Winston Salem, NC, dentist can help you determine which cosmetic treatment or treatments will offer your smile the most benefit.

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Options

There are some treatment options that are more commonly desired than others, but all have their place, purpose and benefits in the dental world (it really just depends on what you are hoping to achieve). The most popular types of cosmetic dentistry include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental bonding
  • Tooth contouring
  • Dental veneers
  • Dental implants (both restorative and cosmetic)

Do you want a whiter smile?

Professional teeth whitening will be able to get your smile several shades whiter in about one hour. Patients often turn to teeth whitening when they are dealing with more widespread and visible yellowing that at-home whitening toothpastes and treatments just can’t handle. If you have a special event or occasion coming up and you’re on a time crunch, professional teeth whitening can help you get that dazzling smile in no time.

Do you want to hide cracks, chips and other imperfections?

You have options. A lot will depend on the extent of these flaws. Small imperfections can often be smoothed away through tooth contouring (in which we shave very small amounts of enamel off the tooth to reshape it) or by applying dental bonding resin over these areas.

More drastic imperfections may require help from dental veneers, thin porcelain shells that cover the front surface of a tooth. Getting veneers is certainly more of a process than dental bonding or tooth reshaping but it can be worth it for someone who wants to get a flawless smile.

Do you want to replace a missing tooth?

Even though cosmetic dentistry is used to enhance your smile not to restore it, a dental implant is unique because it also is the closest thing you can get to a real tooth. It both functions and looks like a real tooth, providing a host of cosmetic and well as restorative benefits to the wearer.

Are you ready to chat about your cosmetic dentistry options here in Winston Salem, NC? If so, call Dr. Perrotta’s office today to schedule a cosmetic consultation with us.

By Denise A. Perrotta DMD
April 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

How professional teeth whitening treatment from your dentist in Winston-Salem can enhance your smileteeth whitening

Do you smoke? Do you drink coffee? How about red wine? If you said yes to any of these questions, you probably have stains on your teeth. Your smile probably doesn’t look as beautiful as it could. It’s time for you to say goodbye to your dental stains and hello to professional teeth whitening. Dr. Denise Perrotta in Winston-Salem, NC wants to share how a professional whitening treatment can enhance your smile.

Your teeth can acquire stains from many different sources including heavily pigmented foods like berries, red wine, coffee, and of course, smoking. Your teeth will also begin to look dull and yellow from the natural process of aging.

That’s because as you age, your enamel becomes thinner, exposing the yellow layer underneath, called dentin. The result is your once beautiful white smile is now dull, dingy, and yellow.

You may have tried over-the-counter whitening treatments only to find that the results weren’t dramatic enough, or the results didn’t last long enough. Professional tooth whitening is different because treatment is:

  • Quicker; the in-office treatment takes only about an hour
  • Better; you can whiten your smile up to 8 shades
  • Long-lasting; your results can last up to 5 years

Professional teeth whitening treatments also have a long history of safety and have been rigorously tested and approved for effectiveness. You don’t know what you are getting with over-the-counter products because many contain chemicals and abrasive agents that can actually cause tooth sensitivity. When you choose professional teeth whitening, you know you are choosing a safe product delivered by well-trained professionals.

Dr. Perrotta offers two options for professional teeth whitening. You can choose from:

  • In-office whitening; the fastest way to a white smile because it takes only about an hour
  • Take-home whitening; offering you the convenience of being able to whiten at your own pace, in your own home

You deserve to show the world your best smile, a smile that is dazzling, and interesting, a smile that gets you noticed. To start the process toward a white, beautiful smile call Dr. Perrotta in Winston-Salem, NC today!



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