Something to Smile About with Porcelain Veneers from Dr. Fitzgerald

smileYou want a dazzling smile free of gaps, chips, or stains and Dr. Fitzgerald can help. After just two visits to Fitzgerald Dental Center, you can look forward to enjoying a brand new, natural-looking smile for years to come.

How’s this possible? With porcelain veneers. Handcrafted just for you, veneers are made of durable porcelain and placed over the front of your teeth, enhancing their appearance and, in the process, boosting your self-confidence.

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News in Cosmetic Dentistry

As published in the September Addition of the Dallas Beauty Book

Cosmetic_DentistryWE KNOW WHY A SMILE IS IMPORTANT. It is your most memorable feature. When the smile is attractive, it adds to your overall beauty and allure. For some, a smile means confidence. For others, it means finding love or landing a dream job. Having an attractive smile is no longer a luxury meant for the wealthy. It is a must that is affordable to most anyone. Today, you can have a beautiful smile quickly, conveniently, and affordably.

The details of an attractive smile go beyond the color of the teeth. The gum shape must be pleasing to the eye as well, and the size, shape, and position of the teeth are critical. Most cosmetic dentists are trained to evaluate each of these areas in order to guide you toward having a better smile. The practice of cosmetic dentistry has evolved where we can give our patients improved smiles with the latest in proven technology.

Whitening is the No. 1 cosmetic dental service today. New to the market is Kor deep bleaching. Unlike some of the other bleaching treatments on the market today, Kor offers a more permanent whitening effect with very little, if any, sensitivity. The most exciting aspect about Kor is the ability to whiten even the most challenging dental bleaching cases. Kor can even brighten teeth with tetracycline or dark staining. This product who thought veneers were their only option for a whiter smile.

Dental veneers remain one of the best ways to make a permanent change to your smile when whitening is not enough. Today’s dental veneers are stronger and can be made thinner with improved cosmetics. They are used to change tooth color, alignment, and size. The ceramics of the 21st century are natural in appearance, with the translucency and whiteness of natural teeth.

Porcelain crowns are now metal free. In almost every area of the mouth, we can use crowns that contain no metal. This avoids the dark lines and poor matching you see with old-style porcelain crowns. Another advantage is a more natural look with crowns that are virtually imperceptible. The crowns blend with your other teeth as if they’ve always been there. EMAX and Zirconium are new options in porcelain crowns that offer these advantages. Dental implants have improved significantly and remain a great option in helping create an ideal smile. If you are missing a tooth, the best solution is a dental implant. The most ideal way to make dental implants look and feel like natural teeth is with the use of zirconium connectors which can be custom designed and made using computer-guided CAD CAM technology.

What The Dentist Knows
(and you should, too)

+ Most cosmetic dentists will tell you their smile results are only as predicable as the dental laboratory they use. The closer the cosmetic dentist works with a lab, the more ideal your smile will be. A qualified and experienced technician and dentist will work together to help you attain the smile you want.

+ Most cosmetic dentists have photographs of their work in their office or on their website. Evaluate their work, as pictures are truly worth a thousand words. This will help you and the dentist communicate about your smile.

+ Will you need to see a specialist for dental implants, gum treatment, or braces? Ask your dentist about each referral and why the specialist is recommended. Also, find out what to expect when you see the specialist.

+ Not all porcelains for veneers and crowns are created equal. Some are stronger and more natural looking than others. Ask your dentist about the type of porcelain veneers they offer. Typically, the stronger porcelains last longer, but are more expensive. The weaker porcelains are less expensive and don’t last as long.

+ Many people use the term “dental implant” as a generic term, much like a crown. An implant is a permanent change to your body. There are hundreds of implant types and brands, and only a few are widely used. Talk to your dentist or go online to educate yourself before having implants placed, and choose from reputable brands.

D Magazine Names Dr. Fitzgerald Best In Dallas

dmagazineThe March 2010 issue of D Magazine named Dr. Fitzgerald as the Best of D in the category of cosmetic and implant dentistry.  Dr. Fitzgerald was named as the best cosmetic dentist in Dallas through the Best of D in 2003, 2005, 2007 as well.

D Magazine
Best In Dallas
March 2010

Lee Fitzgerald, D.D.S., FAGD, FICOI, FICD
Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Facts show a healthy smile adds years to your life and life to your years. Dr. Fitzgerald is well known for his expertise for creating beautiful and healthy smiles. He is one of the few dentists in the country with a cosmetic in-office dental laboratory that customize your smile based upon your desires. Dr. Fitzgerald is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and among the Best Dentists in Dallas three years running in D Magazine.

Discover the Secret to a Flawless Smile

porcelain veneers Do you ever wonder how celebrities achieve those bright, beautiful smiles? Do you think they were simply blessed by nature? News flash! Porcelain veneers are the number one cosmetic dental solution to erase stains, repair chips and breaks, and create a more uniform appearance. This revolutionary cosmetic treatment can be completed in just two or three office visits. As a cosmetic dentist in Plano, I’ve seen firsthand the transformational power of porcelain veneers. These restorations can radically improve your appearance and give you a flawless smile faster than you thought possible. [Read more...]

What Is a Cosmetic Dentist?

cosmetic dentistry dallasDid you know that any dentist can claim to be a cosmetic dentist? Cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty recognized by the American Dental Association, and many dentists use the term freely, without actually considering what it means to be a cosmetic dentist. A truly cosmetic dentist must meet several criteria to create smiles that discerning dental patients praise. I’ve been practicing cosmetic dentistry in the Dallas area for many years and have extensive training in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Here are a few important distinctions that help set a cosmetic dentist apart from the rest. [Read more...]

Dr. Fitzgerald Gives Dallas-area Sleep Apnea Sufferers a Good Night’s Sleep

Did you know that snoring can signal a serious condition called sleep apnea? Snoring by itself is hard enough to deal with. Any bed partner of a sleep_apneasnorer can tell you that it’s difficult to sleep while lying next to someone who is making so much noise! But for many people with sleep apnea, snoring may be the only sign of an underlying problem. At my Plano cosmetic dentistry practice, I treat sleep apnea and snoring sufferers with custom snoreguards, or oral appliances. [Read more...]

Plan Your Ideal Smile with Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Lee Fitzgerald

For years, I’ve been creating patients’ dream smiles in my Plano office. I’m Dr. Lee Fitzgerald, and as a cosmetic dentist who’s passionate about improving the way people look and cosmetic-girlfeel, I make it easy for new and prospective patients to meet with me. A free consultation at Fitzgerald Dental Center will give you an inside look at our office and our team, and we’ll be able to discuss your goals and expectations at length.

If you decide it’s time to improve your image, your free consultation will involve a discussion of your ideal smile. I’ll want to know what aesthetic attributes you find appealing, and to facilitate the process, we may review patients’ before-and-after photos. [Read more...]

Give Your Smile a Makeover with Teeth Whitening from Fitzgerald Dental Center

The holiday season is upon us. The atmosphere of joy and goodwill, the family, friends, and traditional food all make this a time of year eagerly anticipated. You’ll have great reasons towoman64 smile. If dull or stained teeth are keeping you from spreading that holiday cheer, though, consider teeth whitening treatment at Fitzgerald Dental Center. Professional teeth bleaching with me, Dr. Lee Fitzgerald, is a fast, easy way to rejuvenate your beautiful smile.

Have you ever been disappointed by over-the-counter teeth whitening products? The whitening kits you can buy at the drugstore are less powerful than the bleaching available at my office, only lifting your tooth color by one to three shades. Those trays aren’t customized to fit your teeth and gums, as professional trays are. [Read more...]

Dr. Fitzgerald Enhances Dallas Smiles with Cosmetic Bonding

As a cosmetic dentist, I’m equipped with the experience and tools to provide you with diverse options for aesthetically improving your smile. smile-makeover-girl-3Based on your needs and finances, I will help you find a solution for the cosmetic oral issue you’d like to correct. For many people who are looking to transform their smiles, porcelain veneers are an excellent choice. But veneers aren’t for everyone. If you’d like me to conservatively fill a gap between your front teeth (diastema), or correct stained, misshapen, or widely spaced teeth, cosmetic bonding could be a good solution. [Read more...]

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry from Fitzgerald Dental Center

love-smileIf you’re unhappy with your smile, I can help. I’m Dr. Fitzgerald, a Dallas cosmetic dentist who has created sensational smiles for patients from all walks of life. Every day, I help people achieve beautiful smiles through modern esthetic dentistry.  Whether you want to brighten your smile, eliminate chips or gaps, or create a completely new look, I’ll combine clinical skill with artistic vision to rejuvenate your appearance, your confidence, and your life! [Read more...]