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By Eagle Creek Dentistry
November 20, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Cosmetic Dentistry ProceduresIf you could change one of your physical features, what would it be? For many people, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the answer is their smiles. If you agree, why not let Dr. JW Valentine at Eagle Creek Dentistry in Naples, FL rejuvenate your smile? He offers many tailor-made treatments which improve the size, shape, color and alignment of healthy teeth.

Your best smile

You had it years ago, but time and a chip or two have marred its appearance. Plus, your tooth enamel has taken on some stains--probably from your morning coffee. Could cosmetic dentistry help you?

Together, you and Dr. Valentine can discuss your smile goals--in other words, what you would like to change and how your dentist can meet those needs. When you come to a cosmetic dentistry consultation at Eagle Creek Dentistry, Dr. Valentine will perform a complete oral examination to confirm your gums and teeth are healthy. Then, considering your aesthetic goals, he'll suggest ways to create your best possible smile.

Available services

Dr. Valentine and his team use the latest in imaging techniques (intraoral cameras and DEXIS digital X-rays, as examples) to put together your treatment plan. Restorative and cosmetic materials are of the highest quality, and you can rely on Dr. Valentine's years of experience and his artistic skills to remake your smile beautifully. Your treatments will last with your good oral hygiene habits at home.

Cosmetic services include:

  • At-home professional teeth whitening, a supervised and effective treatment which improves tooth color by several shades
  • Porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays, to restored decayed and damaged teeth to full strength and natural aesthetics
  • Orthodontics, to align teeth and correct bite for long-term health and smile aesthetics
  • Porcelain veneers, to disguise the front side of teeth marred by chips, cracks, pits, gaps, mild overcrowding and more

Additionally, Dr. Valentine offers dental implants and tooth-colored fillings, restorative services which complete and strengthen smiles. They have the added benefit of beautification, too.

Contact us

At Eagle Creek Dentistry, we take every aspect of your oral health very seriously--including how your smile looks and makes you feel. To arrange a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Valentine, please contact the office at (239) 417-6453.

By Eagle Creek Dentistry
December 18, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates knows how important it is to present your best face to the world — and one of the most important features of that face is a beaming smile. But there came a point when she noticed something was a little off. “I've always had good teeth, but it seemed to me as I was getting older that they weren't looking as good,” Kathy explained in a recent interview with Dear Doctor magazine.

That's when she decided it was time to take action. Kathy had orthodontic treatment when she was in her fifties, and she keeps her smile bright with tooth whitening treatments. She uses a kit provided by her dentist with a safe, effective whitening solution.

Of course, a bright, healthy smile looks great anywhere — whether you're on the red carpet or “off the grid.” And you don't have to be a Hollywood star to have professional whitening treatments. In fact, teeth whitening is one of the most popular and affordable cosmetic treatments modern dentistry offers.

The basic options for professional teeth whitening include in-office bleaching or take-home kits. Both types of dentist-supervised treatments offer a safe and effective means of getting a brighter smile; the main difference is how long they take to produce results. A single one-hour treatment in the office can make your teeth up to ten shades lighter — a big difference! To get that same lightening with at-home trays, it would take several days. On the plus side, the take-home kit is less expensive, and can achieve the same results in a bit more time.

It's important to note that not all teeth can be whitened with these treatments. Some teeth have intrinsic (internal) stains that aren't affected by external agents like bleaches. Also, teeth that have been restored (with bonding or veneers, for example) generally won't change color. And you can't necessarily whiten your teeth to any degree: Every tooth has a maximum whiteness, and adding more bleach won't lighten it beyond that level. Most people, however, find that teeth whitening treatments produce noticeable and pleasing results.

What about those off-the-shelf kits or in-the-mall kiosks? They might work… or they might not. But one thing's for sure: Without a dentist's supervision, you're on your own. That's the main reason why you should go with a pro if you're considering teeth whitening. We not only ensure that your treatment is safe — we can also give you a realistic idea of what results to expect, and we will make sure that other dental problems aren't keeping you from having a great-looking smile.

How often does Kathy Bates see her dentist for a checkup and cleaning? “I go about every four months,” she noted. “I'm pretty careful about it.” And if you've seen her smile, you can tell that it pays off. If you would like more information about teeth whitening, please contact us or schedule an appointment. You can learn more in the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Important Teeth Whitening Questions Answered” and “Teeth Whitening.”

By Eagle Creek Dentistry
November 21, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Implants   Bonding   Teeth Whitening   Veneers  

Are you ready for a brand new smile? Cosmetic dentistry can give you the beautiful smile you've dreamed of. Eagle Creek Dentistry, located in Naples, FL offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Dr. JW Valentine is one of the top cosmetic dentists in Naples. Read on to learn more about the different types of cosmetic dentistry treatments available.

1. Dental Implants

Dental implants replace missing teeth and their roots. Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed in the jawbone and allow your cosmetic dentist to mount a dental bridge or replacement teeth into that area. Dental implants are strong and durable. They can last a lifetime when properly cared for.

2. Composite Bonding

In dental bonding, a tooth-colored resin is applied to the teeth and hardened with a laser light. Composite bonding can repair cracked, chipped, misshapen, or decayed teeth.

3. Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is a great way to brighten your smile. Your teeth can be bleached in your cosmetic dentist’s office or you can use a take-home teeth whitening kit from your cosmetic dentist to whiten your teeth at home.

4. Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are custom-made shells of resin or porcelain that cover the front surfaces of the teeth. These wafer-thin shells are cemented to the front of the teeth changing their size, shape, length, or color. People who are considering dental veneers are typically looking to address multiple issues with their teeth, such as tooth discoloration, chips, or gaps between teeth.

5. Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover will enhance your smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures. Once your cosmetic dentist devises the blueprint for your smile makeover, the real reconstruction begins. Your cosmetic dentist can make your smile over into something you can be proud to show off.

Invest in your smile... you wear it every day. Call Eagle Creek Dentistry in Naples, FL at (239) 417-6453 right now to schedule your next dental appointment. If you want a more attractive, confident smile, this is your chance. It's never too late to improve your smile.

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