Chapter 11: The Smile Trial | New York, NY

When investing in a major purpose, it is always nice to have a “try before you buy” test run. You test drive a vehicle; you try on an outfit – but what about surgeries? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to have the same options when it comes to surgery? There is one that does give you that sneak peek – dental surgery. With today’s technology, you can now test drive your smile before you buy with a trail smile.

Temporaries, or provisionals, are the templates created so a patient can see a preview of their options, and there are plenty. Color, brightness, size, shape and texture can all be realized without a single ounce of pain or inconvenience. It is a great way to show patients that may be leery about a smile makeover, just what to expect. If they don’t like a certain aspect, we change it. We are in the search of designing YOUR perfect smile.

For the first level of the trial smile, we create an intraoral mock-up. Materials are sculpted to create a visual for the patient. Resin is used to visualize the length and color of the teeth and take measurements. The second level is the shaping and sculpting of each tooth. This is where the patient can give their thoughts on the way their teeth look. The third and final level is for those patients with more difficult cases, like flared teeth. It is an easier way to adjust the tooth’s angle without moving the entire root. Experience what your new smile would feel like with a trial smile.

To learn more about smile trials, get your copy of Open Wider from Amazon.com today!

If you are interested in dental college courses, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

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Chapter 10: The Smile Lift | New York, NY

We all fear the aging process. No one wants to get older, much less look older. But sadly, time waits for no man. As we age, our face begins to change. Our teeth begin to discolor and shift, the muscles in our face begin to lose its youthful elasticity. And as our face begins to sag, a phenomenon called facial collapse, oftentimes causing us to feel self-conscious.

When this happens, where is the first place we turn? Yes, the cosmetic surgeon. We want face-lifts and augmentations to various areas of our faces, in the hopes that we miraculously hold onto the last days of our youths. The problem is, when your procedure doesn’t turn out the way you wanted, it’s difficult to repair the damage.

This chapter discusses another option to the cosmetic surgery – a smile lift. It is likely that you’ve never heard of this dental procedure, but it can make a 50-year-old person look ten years younger with little invasive techniques or pain. Sound impossible? It’s time to make an appointment with your dental professional.

During this consultation, you will get together and design your smile. Size and color of teeth, the shape, everything is now in your hands. Afterwards you will receive what is called a trial smile as a template. This way you can take a “test drive” with your new smile. When all is perfect, your smile is created and there you have it – the smile you’ve always wanted, all yours for at least the next eight years!

To learn more about a visual guide to the smile, get your copy of Open Wider from Amazon.com today!

If you are interested in dental college courses, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

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Chapter 8: The Artistry of Dentistry | New York, NY

Georg Simmel said it best when he wrote, “There is no other structure like the human face which merges such a great variety of shapes, and surfaces into an absolute unity of meaning.” After all, the anatomy or our beauty is directly linked to science – because we are natural beings. Leonardo da Vinci proves this with his famous drawing Homo ad circulum and carries it forward by creating one of the world’s most famous smiles on the Mona Lisa. That said, aesthetic dentistry seems to be the dental way to enhance a typical face with cosmetic dental procedures.

In Dr. Larry Rosenthal’s eyes, the smile is a stage. And thus, he looks at a patient’s smile in a bigger picture. It isn’t simply the teeth showing, but how the face contours that smile and how each facial feature combines to create a complete “masterpiece”. Not only does this benefit the patient cosmetically, but it also helps with the aging process we all go through. As with any artist, the canvas must present the art in the most ideal way.

In this chapter, we learn how to create a larger canvas of a patient’s face in order to design a more aesthetically pleasing look. He breaks down the various areas, from the horizontal divisions of the face, inter-pupillary line and facial midline. Based on what these lines dictate will help your dental professional figure out the proper treatment program to give you, not only a fixed smile, but the best smile for your face.

To learn more about a visual guide to the smile, get your copy of Open Wider from Amazon.com today!

If you are interested in dental college courses, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

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Chapter 7: Secrets to a Brighter Smile | New York, NY

Because we cannot escape the constant presence of the “selfie”, having a great smile is key to looking your best. Unfortunately, most of us do not have the whitest teeth possible. This is likely due to some type of lifestyle choices we are making, both good or bad. Bad habits like smoking are obviously hurting the shade of your teeth but taking certain prescriptions can also cause some coloration damage. The good news is that we can do something about brightening our smile, from basic dietary changes to a professional treatment session. Simple changes to our lifestyle can not only improve our dental health, but our overall health as well.

In this chapter, Dr. Larry Rosenthal shows us some tips to keeping our smiles as bright as we can. We present Doctor Larry’s Guide to Whitening…

  • Use a straw when drinking dark-colored, carbonated, or acidic beverages.
  • Eat detergent foods high in roughage that stimulate saliva flow.
  • Brush after every meal with a soft toothbrush or electric toothbrush.
  • Cut out sugary beverages or limit them to mealtime.
  • Floss daily or use an oral irrigator.
  • Use toothpastes and mouthwashes with fluoride whitening agents.
  • Change your toothbrush every month or two, tops.
  • Get your teeth professionally whitened no more than once a year.
  • Ask your dentist about using home whitening products between professional sessions. Use bleaching agents in moderation.

To learn more about the visual guide to a smile, get your copy of Open Wider from Amazon.com today!

If you are interested in dental college courses, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

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Chapter 5: The Smile Assessment | New York, NY

In the age of the selfie, it is important to many that their appearance is ready for a candid shot at a moment’s notice. We get our nails done and our hair cut on a regular basis, we find the nicest clothes we can afford to always look our best. But more important is our smiles. For most of us, we have plenty of things we would like to change.

What if you could have that smile you always dreamed of? It is important that you take a good look at what exactly you would like done so you can properly discuss an appropriate treatment plan with your dental professional. Before your initial consultation, think about these six questions:

Priorities. What would you like to accomplish? Give a basic but honest idea of what you your goals are at the end of this process.

Health. How is your health? Do you have any toothaches or irritations developing inside your mouth? Your dental health will play a part in what dental procedures are available to you.

Hygiene. How is your dental hygiene? As a reminder of the previous question, keeping your dental hygiene routines is very important.

Appearance. How do you feel about your appearance? Really take a look at your features, both facial and your smile and express your concerns.

Fear. How do you feel about visiting the dentist? While many have some type of fear of the dentist, today’s technology can relieve any concerns you may have.

Cost and convenience. What are your views of the time and money involved? Dental work can become expensive and time-consuming, depending on your particular case. Take this into consideration as well when deciding on your next step.

To learn more about a visual guide to the smile, get your copy of Open Wider from Amazon.com today!

If you are interested in dental college courses, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

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Chapter 4: A Visual Guide to the Smile | New York, NY

Everyone wants to have a smile that can light up a room. Y’know, one of those Hollywood smiles we see every day on our favorite tv shows and movies – a bright, gleaming white set of perfect pearly whites. The great thing is, with today’s dental technology, you can have that smile with the help of your dentist. Need it brighter? There are whitening treatments. Need some straightening? There are braces, or if necessary, dental implants that can help out. All you need is a visit to your favorite smile doctor.

Now when it comes to the various method used to repair your flawed grin, there are plenty to choose from and you and your dentist will decide together the best plan of attack. Here is a quick rundown of what you can expect. Of course, every patient is different, so these options may vary:

Missing teeth. A dental implant with veneers will likely be recommended.

Worn teeth. This will either entail some bonding or veneers in affected areas.

Gummy smile. If you have excessive gums showing when you smile, you may need a smile lift.

Discoloration. Whitening will be the first option but may need bonding or veneers.

Tooth erosion. Grinding may cause your teeth to wear. Veneers and/or crowns will fix that.

Old restorations. Old restorations may need to be re-sculpted to give your smile a renewed look.

Old bonding and cavities. You would be surprised by how much your smile can change by changing the color and shape of your teeth.

Crowding. Braces or a crown/bridge combination will make your smile more aesthetically pleasing.

To learn more about a visual guide to the smile, get your copy of Open Wider from Amazon.com today!

If you are interested in dental college courses, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

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Chapter 3: The Power of a Smile | New York, NY

When you meet someone, what is the first thing you notice about them? Is it their eyes? Chances are, you are going to say their smile. Not only is it the most obvious feature of the face, but it is the most universally studied of all the facial expressions. Not only because they are beautiful, but because smile mean so much more than a happy thought. Smiles can tell someone about their health and can even lead to more success than you can imagine. It’s true – your smile is the window to your soul.

Smiles are like snowflakes. You have a smile that is unmatched by any other. It is distinct and is likely the feature that is remembered by others in networking situations. A great smile can boost your confidence and make you seem more intelligent, successful – someone that you want to know.

When you have flaws in your smile, it can affect your overall demeanor and health. As we age, our skin begins to sag and our bones begin to weaken. This will inevitably change the way our smile appears and can make us look sad when we don’t feel that way. This is where cosmetic dentistry comes into play.

Cosmetic dentistry has grown leaps and bounds from your grandparents’ dentistry. Nowadays, your dental experience is less invasive, less time-consuming and even sometime pain-free. Through the use of state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Rosenthal has revolutionized the smile. It is no longer an issue that concerns even the most timid of dental patients; cosmetic dentistry can give someone their confidence and zest for life.

To learn more about the power of a smile, get your copy of Open Wider from Amazon.com today!

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Chapter Seventeen: The Aesthetic Consultation

When it’s time to get the smile you’ve always wanted, there are a few things you need to do. Because before anything can happen, you need a dental consultation. Not only will you both be able to sit with your dental professional to discuss what you’d like your smile to look like, but they will offer you various options that you qualify for based on your particular case. It also gives you time to address any questions or concerns you may have regarding the procedures and what type of aftercare will follow. So, before you make your dental appointment, ask yourself these questions:

  • How would you describe what you want to achieve?
  • What are your goals? What would make you happy?
  • What’s really bothering you the most? Everything, really? Or just this tooth or that tooth?
  • If you had a magic wand, what would you change and how?

When it’s time to see the dentist, there are things you should keep in mind. The goal is to give you your best smile. It may not mean that you get your entire wish list, but you may not need your entire wish list. Make sure you have realistic expectations but can be flexible to what your dental professional is suggesting.

Once your treatment plan has been set and all of your concerns have been addressed, it’s time to put the plan into play. The important point of this chapter is to realize that a plan is necessary in order for things to run smoothly. Speak up about your needs and concerns – the more you know, the less anxious you’ll be once things get going.

To learn more about Dr. Rosenthal’s personal dream team, get your copy of Open Wider from Amazon.com today!

If you are interested in dental college courses, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

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Chapter Fifteen: The High-Tech Practice

For many people, thinking about going to the dentist leads to a bit of anxiety. The reasons behind it can vary, but for many it is the stigmas that really send chills down the spine. After all, dentists haven’t been presented to us in a kind fashion when it comes to the entertainment industry. In fact, a butcher or a barber are shown as similar occupations to the dentist, and this is what sticks in our memories. So, of course there is apprehension when it comes to keeping dental appointments.

The good news is that there really is nothing to fear about being in the dentist chair. Tons of advancements have been made to not only relax the patient, but to make a dental procedure practically painless. It’s true – what was once perceived as loud, painful drills and bleeding gums is now more assimilated to a day at the spa.

But that’s not all – the dental field has revolutionized the way we understand dental issues. We know how to improve bone growth and how periodontal bacteria attacks your gums the way they do. We have a new way to examine your mouth with 3D technology. Traditional x-rays are now a thing of the past. So, not only can our smiles be completely remade, but the process isn’t as extensive as you may be think it would be based on past experiences.

Oral surgeon Gary Ruth, DDS, sums it up nicely: “Dentistry is the only area of the medical professional that can replace missing body parts – tooth and jawbone – with something that’s stronger and better looking than the original.”

To learn more about Dr. Rosenthal’s personal dream team, get your copy of Open Wider from Amazon.com today!

If you are interested in dental college courses, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

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Chapter Fourteen: Wearable Art, Wearable Technology

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, dental professionals need to be creative when it comes to their patients’ treatment options. Thankfully, today’s technology has given license to do be innovative with the tools they use. In this chapter, Dr. Rosenthal discusses today’s “wearable technology”.

Braces. What was traditionally metal brackets and wire, braces have taken a huge leap. Now there are lingual braces and invisible aligners to move teeth to a desired position.

Crowns. The materials used to create restorations like crowns has advanced tremendously over the years to not only provide a stronger replacement, but to make them look as natural as possible by replacing the metal previously used.

Veneers. A perfect combination of ceramic and adhesive has allowed veneers to become a leading solution for many dental issues, making them much stronger and less invasive than a crown.

Implants. Implants have improved from the traditional version because they are now more durable and biologically compatible.

Bridges. When creating bridges, it is important to secure the ends, in order to reinforce it enough to handle the pressure needed. These anchors now come in a variety of fixed and removable options.

Mouth guards. It is important to protect your mouth when doing active sports. Today’s mouthguards now have accelerometer sensors and gyro sensors to track g-force and angular velocity.

Night guards. Patients that suffer from obstructive sleep apnea need help keeping their airway open while sleeping. Night guards now have devices that keep this area clear.

Cosmeceuticals. Cosmetic dermatology rounds out the wearable technology chapter, as the topical and injectable treatments have had major innovations made to tighten, smooth and fill in aging skin issues.

To learn more about Dr. Rosenthal’s personal dream team, get your copy of Open Wider from Amazon.com today!

If you are interested in dental college courses, contact Aesthetic Advantage at 212-794-3552 to register today! Or visit www.aestheticadvantage.com for additional information.

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