The Blog of Dr. Firouzi Babak, D.D.S.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cosmetic Dentistry Benefits

The decision to see a cosmetic dentist is not always an easy one to make. Often looked at as a luxury for many people, cosmetic dentistry is something you may not even consider. At Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, we believe that cosmetic dentistry should be available to everyone who wants to improve their smile. With our flexible financing, and devotion to service, we are pleased to be able to bring the benefits of cosmetic dentistry to everyone who wants it.

Cosmetic Dentistry Benefits

Cosmetic dentistry corrects both functional and aesthetic issues with teeth. Having a beautiful smile will restore self-confidence, and allow you to face the world without having to worry about what people are thinking about your teeth.

Additionally, missing, misshapen, gapped, and chipped teeth can provide problems that are often painful, and almost always embarrassing. Functionality can be restored through cosmetic dental procedures that also make your smile more beautiful and radiant.

Common Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry includes aesthetic procedures like:

Functionality and appearance can be improved with procedures such as:

With so many options to restore your smile to its most beautiful and functional, the benefits of cosmetic dentistry cannot be overstated.

If you live in or around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and are interesting in learning more about how cosmetic dentistry can benefit you, please contact experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Firouzi at the Center for Aesthetic Dentistry to schedule an initial consultation.

posted by Tiffany at 12:18 PM

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist

Cosmetic dentistry can have a profound impact on your life, and like all choices that can positively impact you, you will want to head into your initial consolation with the appropriate questions. At Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, we encourage you to ask as many questions as you need to make yourself comfortable.

Here are some general questions you may wish to ask:

  • How long have you been practicing cosmetic dentistry?
  • What schools did you attend to receive your degree?
  • What procedures would you recommend for me?
  • How long will the entire process take?
  • Will my procedure require anesthetic, and if so, what do you use?
  • Do you offer affordable financing options?

Of course, we encourage you to come equipped with your own questions as well. We're certain you will be pleased with your decision to become a patient of Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, and want to make sure you are comfortable and happy with your decision. Cosmetic dentistry is our passion, and as our customer testimonials suggest, we're good at what we love.

If you live in or around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and are looking for a cosmetic dentist that is professional, courteous, and recommended by his patients, please contact experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Firouzi today for an initial consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and put you at ease about your decision to join our growing list of satisfied customers.

posted by Tiffany at 12:15 PM

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dentist Office Tooth Whitening vs. Take Home Kits

Years of drinking red wine, dark colas and coffee can leave your teeth looking dark or yellow. Tooth whitening can brighten your mouth, enhance the aesthetics of your smile, and increase your overall self-confidence. There are two primary methods available for tooth whitening through your dentist: in-office power bleaching and custom-designed take home kits.

In-Office Power Bleaching

The most powerful, effective method for whitening your teeth is in-office power bleaching. This method utilizes a concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel that is activated with a light source, and can whiten your teeth by 16 shades. After the in-office treatment, you will be given touch-up trays to use at home to keep your smile bright and dazzling.

At the Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, we offer the Dr. Rod Kurth's Deep Bleaching system, a highly effective procedure that provides permanent, predictable results every time with little or no tooth sensitivity.

Customized Take-Home Kits

If you are looking for a more affordable tooth-whitening option for one-third of the price, customized take-home trays may be right for you. The trays are created in a dental laboratory using impressions of your teeth, and can brighten your smile about five shades.

The primary difference between these two options is the strength of the peroxide and the cost of treatment. In-office power bleaching provides immediate, permanent results (with touch-ups needed every few months), costing between $750 and $1,500. Customized take-home trays cost between $200 and $600, with results lasting several months.

If you live in the Pittsburgh area and want to brighten your smile, please contact highly trained Pittsburgh cosmetic dentist Dr. Babak Firouzi at the Center for Aesthetic Dentistry to arrange a complimentary consultation.

posted by Tiffany at 12:48 PM