Life-like Dental Porcelain Helps Restore Smiles Marred by Unattractive Teeth

Posted On Aug 5, 2018 @ 10:36 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

With its life-like color and texture, dental porcelain can restore a smile marred by decayed or damaged teeth. This durable ceramic material not only matches the varieties of individual tooth colors and hues, its translucence mimics the appearance of natural teeth. But perhaps its greatest benefit is its adaptability for use in a number of different applications, particularly veneers and crowns.

Put an End to Bad Oral Habits to Slow the Rate of Tooth Wear

Posted On Jun 5, 2018 @ 01:40 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

While tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease destroy more teeth than any other causes, both of these diseases are largely preventable with proper oral hygiene and dental treatment. It’s more than possible, then, to enjoy a lifetime of healthy, disease-free teeth.

Veneers are a Versatile Means to Achieving a Confident Smile

Posted On Jul 1, 2014 @ 01:25 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Nothing says confidence like a bright, beautiful smile. But problems with your teeth’s appearance — discoloration, abnormal shapes, or gaps — may be giving you reasons not to smile.

Demi Moore Doesn't Mind the Gap

Posted On Jun 26, 2014 @ 07:23 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Once upon a time, a well-known Hollywood actress might have hired a private eye to keep unflattering pictures from appearing in the media. Today, that’s no longer the case. Take timeless beauty Demi Moore: In a widely circulated set of photos, her gap-toothed grin showed she was actually missing one of her front teeth!

Frequently Asked Questions about Cosmetic Bonding

Posted On Jun 21, 2014 @ 11:20 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Cosmetic bonding is a process in which your dentist uses specially formulated tooth-colored material to repair minor defects on the surface of your teeth.

How Taylor Hicks Keeps His Smile Bright

Posted On Apr 10, 2014 @ 09:29 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Like many who have risen to the top tier in show business, singer Taylor Hicks found that he needed a few things (besides talent, of course) to really succeed: a willingness to seek out opportunities and work hard; a unique and energetic stage presence; and a bright, appealing smile.

The Material Girl and the True Blood Star Flaunt Distinctive Smiles

Posted On Mar 13, 2014 @ 09:40 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

One’s a singer who made her name playing New York clubs in the 1980’s before catapulting to international pop stardom; the other’s an actress from New Zealand who, in 1994, at the age of 11, became the second-youngest person ever to win an Academy Award. Both remain at the top of the A-list today. What other feature do Madonna and Anna Paquin have in common?

Teeth Whitening Safety Depends on the Right Product Used in the Right way

Posted On Mar 6, 2014 @ 10:43 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Tooth whitening procedures and products have become increasingly popular over the last two decades. There are two main sources of application: professional procedures performed in a dentist’s office; and over-the-counter products for performing whitening applications at home. While there are pros and cons to both approaches, neither type poses a significant health risk — that is, if you match the correct product to the type of staining you have, and it’s applied according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Jamie Foxx Gets Into Character With Help From His Dentist

Posted On Feb 7, 2014 @ 08:32 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

If you were a well-known actor, how far would you go to get inside the character you’re playing in a movie? Plenty of stars have gained or lost weight to fit the role; some have tried to relate to their character by giving up creature comforts, going through boot camp, even trying out another occupation for a time. But when Jamie Foxx played a homeless musician in the 2009 film The Soloist, he went even further: He had part of his front tooth chipped out!

Smile Transformation Begins and Ends With Smile Design

Posted On Feb 3, 2014 @ 11:30 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Regardless of culture, the smile is a universal gesture of friendship and openness, and an important communication tool in your social and career relationships. But what if you’re not comfortable with your smile because of misaligned, damaged or missing teeth? That could have a dampening effect on your interactions with people and your own self-confidence.