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November 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

How porcelain veneers from your dentists in Tannersville and the Pocono area can give you an outstanding smileveneers

Are you living with a dull, boring smile? Do you want to have an outstanding smile that you will be proud to show off? If you answered yes to these questions, it’s time to give yourself the outstanding smile you deserve. The answer is porcelain veneers!

Your dentists at Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates - Family Dentistry want to share how to show off your best possible smile with porcelain veneers. They proudly serve residents of Tannersville and the Pocono Mountain area of Pennsylvania and they can help you too.

Porcelain veneers are the go-to, high-tech treatment to enhance your smile by covering up major aesthetic and cosmetic issues like these:

  • Fracture lines and cracks from dental trauma or an accident
  • Chips and breaks from a sports injury or facial trauma
  • Excessive chipping and worn tooth edges from aging or bad habits
  • Heavy staining from lifestyle habits like smoking or drinking coffee
  • Dark discolorations from genetics or medications like tetracycline
  • Enamel defects, gaps or overlapping teeth due to genetics

There are many reasons why people choose porcelain veneers to improve their smiles. When you choose porcelain veneers, you can count on:

  • Natural, dazzling beauty because porcelain reflects light, just like your natural teeth
  • A stain-free smile because porcelain resists staining, so even if you smoke or drink coffee, you can still maintain a brilliant white smile
  • Minimally invasive treatment because porcelain veneers require little or no removal of tooth structure, just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneers
  • Rapid results because you can have a completely new smile in as little as two to three appointments

Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice if you want to show off your best possible smile for a special event like a wedding, reunion, or even an all-important job interview. Your smile is your ticket to getting noticed and standing out in a crowd. Porcelain veneers can make your smile memorable.

You owe it to yourself to find out more about porcelain veneers by calling your dentists at Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates - Family Dentistry, serving the residents of Tannersville and the Pocono Mountain area of Pennsylvania. Get your outstanding smile by calling today!

June 26, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Teeth whitening treatment can revitalize your smile. Our Pocono, PA, area dentists in Tannersville, Dr. Jeffrey Wert and Dr. Thomas Hart, teeth whiteningshare several benefits of in-office teeth whitening.

Whitening transforms your smile

It only takes about an hour to brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening treatment. The professional-strength whitening agents we use in our Pocono area office in Tannersville quickly remove stains that dull your enamel. Whether your teeth are stained from drinking coffee or cola or have gradually gotten darker as you've gotten older, teeth whitening can restore their natural color.

Professional whitening offers a safer option

If hydrogen peroxide, the ingredient used to whiten teeth, gets on your gums or roots, you may experience sensitivity. The problem can happen if you use trays that don't fit well or accidentally spill the whitening agent on your gums. When you visit our office, your cheeks will be pulled away from your teeth with retractors to ensure that they don't come in contact with the hydrogen peroxide. We'll also apply a special gel to your gums to protect them.

You'll experience better results with professional whitening

We'll clean your teeth before we whiten them to ensure uniform whitening. Because hydrogen peroxide can't penetrate plaque and tartar, this steps prevents your teeth from taking on a speckled appearance. Do you have weeks to spend on improving the color of your teeth? Many drugstore products require frequent applications. Sometimes, you might not even notice much of a difference after you've spent months faithfully using the product.

Kits that use trays are only successful if the tray fits your mouth well. If that doesn't happen, some areas of your teeth will appear darker than others. Because hydrogen peroxide gel is brushed on to each tooth individually during your in-office whitening session, you won't have to worry about two-tone teeth.

In-office whitening treatments offer impressive results. In fact, your teeth will probably be at least three shades whiter after treatment. Many people experience a difference of up to eight shades. Although most people only require one whitening treatment, sometimes two in-office treatments are needed to produce the optimum results.

Are you ready to improve your smile with teeth whitening? Call our Pocono, PA, area dentists in Tannersville, Dr. Wert and Dr. Hart, at (570) 629-1570 to schedule an appointment.

By Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates
February 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Do you want a radiant smile? Make your smile shine with professional teeth whitening. Dr. Jeffrey Wert, Dr. Jeremy Olen and Dr. Thomas teeth whiteningHart at Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates in Tannersville, PA, offer state-of-the-art teeth whitening treatments.

The Benefits of Whiter Teeth
There are many benefits that come from having your teeth professionally whitened. A beautiful smile will improve your appearance, boost your self-confidence, and make you feel good about yourself. ​

At-Home Teeth Whitening
At-home teeth whitening involves custom-made dental trays filled with a whitening solution that you can use at home. Whitening solutions used by dentists usually have a 30% to 40% concentration of hydrogen peroxide. At-home teeth whitening kits provide amazing results in 1 to 2 weeks of use. 

In-Office Teeth Whitening
For in-office bleaching, your Tannersville dentist will combine a bleaching gel with a light source to speed up the whitening process. The light and bleaching gel work together gently to break up the stains on your teeth. One in-office teeth whitening session can make your teeth about eight shades lighter. 

Teeth Whitening Consultation
Before deciding whether professional teeth whitening is right for you, your dentist will conduct an examination of your teeth and gums to ensure proper health. Teeth whitening is ideal for patients who have healthy gums and teeth and want a brighter smile. Individuals with periodontal disease or teeth with worn enamel are generally discouraged from undergoing a teeth whitening procedure.

Ready to make a change in your life? Say goodbye to those unsightly dental stains for good. Call Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates in Tannersville, PA, at (570) 629-1570 to schedule your dental appointment today. Professional teeth whitening won't just enhance your smile; it will also change your life for the better!

By Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates
January 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

You can achieve the ideal smile with this simple, non-invasive cosmetic dentistry.

You want to improve the appearance of your smile but you really aren’t interested in cosmetic dentistry that is going to make you come cosmetic bondingback for multiple visits, or require tooth preparation or local anesthesia. Sometimes you are just looking for an easy and painless way to boost the look of your smile. Our Pocono, PA family dentists--Dr. Jeffrey Wert, Dr. Jeremy Olen and Dr. Thomas Hart--can help with a simple procedure called cosmetic bonding.

What is cosmetic bonding?

Cosmetic or dental bonding simply means that our Pocono dentists will apply a tooth-colored resin over problem areas of a tooth. This procedure is designed to help improve small aesthetic issues on one or more teeth. However, this same resin can also be used as a dental filling. When performed for cosmetic purposes only, bonding can be done in just one visit.

What issues can dental bonding fix?

While bonding won’t be able to fix more serious issues like overbites it can hide chips, cracks, fractures, discolorations and small gaps between teeth. In essence, if you are looking for a cosmetic solution for improving the shape or color of your otherwise healthy teeth then dental bonding might be a good option for you.

What are the benefits?

This is one of the simplest and most inexpensive cosmetic procedures available. It doesn’t require tooth enamel to be shaved down or anesthesia to be used. It can be completely painless and non-invasive and can finally give you the more beautiful smile you want in just one visit.

How is bonding performed?

After your consultation where we will determine whether you are a good candidate for bonding, we will then decide the right shade for your resin so that it matches the rest of your teeth. Then we will apply a liquid over your teeth that will rough up the surface so that the bonding resin sticks to the tooth. This allows us to better shape and contour the bonding resin to get the right look. Then we will harden the resin in place with a dental resin.

How should I care for my newly bonded smile?

Stay away from any foods or drinks that can stain your teeth such as wine, dark sodas and tomato sauce for at least 48 hours. You should also avoid smoking cigarettes during this time. Also by brushing and flossing your teeth often you can also prevent stains from dulling the resin over time.

Are you ready to find out if cosmetic bonding is right for you? Then call Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates Family Dentistry in Pocono, PA, to schedule your cosmetic consultation. Get a beautiful smile for the New Year!

By Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates
August 18, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Dental ExamMany people’s self-esteem issues are rooted in what others see first: their teeth. Having a smile to be proud of is important to men and women of every age. In today’s appearance-obsessed world, we often turn to celebrities as the standard of beauty. Fortunately, the same procedures those stars use to achieve their Hollywood smiles are widely available, relatively painless and easier than ever to undergo.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is an umbrella term that refers to any category of dental work used to improve the appearance of one’s teeth, gums or bite. The most common types of cosmetic dentistry are:

  • Tooth whitening: Tooth whitening is a chemical process used to whiten yellowed or stained teeth, and can show drastic results after just one session.
  • Veneers: Veneers are thin, porcelain shells, custom made to be bonded to the front of the tooth, and can take patients’ smiles from one extreme to another in only a few appointments.
  • Dental implants: Implants are used in cases of missing teeth, usually after an extraction. These implants, which are small titanium posts, are surgically placed into the bone tissue, and a fabricated tooth is permanently attached atop them.
  • Dental crowns: Crowns are caps that fit over an entire tooth. While most commonly used to strengthen teeth previously weakened by root canal therapy, they can also be used to reshape broken or decayed teeth.
  • Tooth shaping: Tooth shaping is achieved by filing or removing parts of the outer layer, or enamel, of the tooth to reshape the tooth, and can provide immediate effects that last a lifetime.
  • Orthodontic treatment: Modern dentistry provides many choices for braces, used to straighten teeth and realign bites. From traditional braces to Invisalign, the options range from metal brackets to almost invisible aligner trays.
  • Bonding: Dental bonding consists of using composite resin, or tooth-colored materials, that are bonded to the tooth. This resin can be used to reshape chipped teeth, improve staining, or even fill holes left from repaired tooth decay.

What stars have undergone cosmetic dentistry? 

Many stars have undergone cosmetic dentistry, and most have even seen career benefits from it. Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Victoria Beckham, Demi Moore, Celine Dion and even Mike Tyson are all reported to have had cosmetic dentistry procedures done to improve the looks of their smiles.

If you want to improve your smile and feel confidence on a whole new level, Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert in Tannersville, PA can help. An expert in cosmetic dentistry with years of experience under his belt, he will aid you in achieving the Hollywood smile you deserve!