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By Your Family Dentist, PC
November 25, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

When you are confident and love how you look, it will certainly show. And because your smile is usually the very first thing that other people notice, it is very crucial that you keep it in perfect shape. Having a smile that you love isn’t all about appearances either because when your teeth look dull or damaged, they actually are.

This means that caring for your teeth will help improve their structure and function, boosting your dental health. Here at Your Family Dentist, PC, in Glendale, AZ, your dentist, Dr. Yati Yadav, can craft a comprehensive cosmetic dentistry treatment plan to correct flaws in your smile.

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Benefit You

The most significant benefit of cosmetic dental treatments is improved confidence and self-esteem. Feeling self-conscious about your smile can likewise make laughing, eating, and smiling in public embarrassing. With the right cosmetic dentistry procedures, however, you can get your old smile back or get a completely new one that will bring back confidence not only in your smile but your overall appearance as well.

Certain cosmetic dentistry treatments can likewise make your oral hygiene easier, and hence, more effective by getting rid of spaces in the teeth and leaving you with an easier-to-clean and more even smile. New research has also found that patients who’ve undergone cosmetic dental procedures are more likely to care for their oral health better to maintain their results.

How We Create The Perfect Cosmetic Dentistry Plan For You

Here in our practice, we believe that cosmetic dentistry isn’t “one-size-fits-all” so we offer a more thorough and customized care plan to make sure that we address all the concerns you have about your smile. In this light, your dentist in Glendale, AZ, will discuss the wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments that may fix your issues to help you determine the best procedures for your specific circumstances. These treatments might include one or a combination of the following:

  • Cosmetic Fillings
  • Professional Teeth Whitening
  • Dental Veneers
  • Dental Bonding
  • Contouring and Reshaping
  • Dental Crowns
  • Crown lengthening
  • Gum Grafts
  • Ridge Augmentation
  • Bridges
  • Specialty Dentures
  • Dental Implants

Based on your wishes, preferences, dental health, budget, and other vital considerations, your dentist will be able to create the perfect cosmetic dentistry treatment plan that’s unique to your case.

Reach Out to Us So We Can Get Started On Your Personalized Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Plan

Schedule a meeting with your dentist in Glendale, AZ, Dr. Yati Yadav of Your Family Dentist, PC, in Peoria, AZ, by calling (623) 878-3300.


The big day you've waited for all your life is just around the corner — your wedding day! And to make that day as special as possible you've been working on making yourself more attractive.

In all your preparations, don't forget your smile. There are many ways to make it shine, some requiring little time or effort. A professional dental cleaning and polishing, for example, can do wonders for brightening your smile. If you have above normal staining, you can also undergo professional whitening to remove stains and enhance your teeth's natural color.

Some problems, though, like chipped, slightly misaligned or heavily stained teeth may require more than a cleaning or whitening session. In these cases, you might consider covering these less attractive teeth with porcelain veneers to transform their appearance. As the name implies, veneers are a thin layer of tooth-colored, translucent porcelain custom designed for you and bonded permanently to the visible tooth.

While veneers can significantly change your smile, it can't fix every appearance problem. Some teeth require more extensive dental work, like a porcelain crown that completely covers a tooth, or dental implants to replace missing teeth. In more complex situations you may want to look at orthodontics to repair an unattractive bite, or plastic surgery to change the look of a gummy smile.

Keep in mind, though, many of such treatments take time: installing dental implants can take months and some orthodontic treatments, years. As soon as you can, you should discuss your smile appearance with your dentist and what can be done to enhance it in the time you have.

With the help of your dentist, orthodontist or other specialist, you can change your smile. And that, along with all your other preparations, will help make that once in a lifetime day even more special.

If you would like more information on undergoing a smile makeover, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Planning Your Wedding Day Smile.”

By Your Family Dentist, PC
March 26, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

A strong, attractive smile is essential to your self-esteem and oral health. Unfortunately, damaged, stained or missing teeth can affect your appearance and make eating difficult. Cosmetic dentistry services and treatments offered by Your Family Dentist cosmetic dentist, Dr. Yati Yadav, can restore and enhance your smile. Dr. Yadav cares for patients in the Glendale and Peoria, AZ areas. Contact our office today to learn more.

How can cosmetic dentistry treatments help me?

Fillings are certainly an important dental service, but they're not the only treatment your cosmetic dentist offers. Have you stopped smiling due to a tooth imperfection? Improving your smile can be as simple as trying one of these solutions:

  • Bonding: Bonding involves adding a flexible, tooth-colored material called composite resin to your teeth and hardening it with a curing light. The treatment is often used to repair the damage, close gaps, cover discolorations, lengthen teeth, or change their shape.
  • Veneers: Veneers are thin porcelain shells no thicker than a fingernail. Once they're attached to the fronts of your teeth with dental cement, they conceal uneven surfaces, cracks, chips, and discolorations. Veneers also offer a simple way to improve the shape and length of teeth.

Dull teeth may not affect tooth function, but they can certainly make you feel self-conscious about your stained smile. Professional teeth whitening treatment performed at the Glendale area and Peoria, AZ, dental office removes stains in about as little as an hour and brightens your smile for several years. Veneers offer a longer-lasting whitening alternative. They are a staple of our cosmetic dentistry services.

Lost teeth alter your appearance and may even affect your ability to chew or speak clearly. If you've lost teeth, one or more of these options can restore your smile:

  • Bridges: Bridges are comprised of one or two artificial teeth sandwiched between two dental crowns. Hollow crowns slide over supporting teeth and anchor bridges in place.
  • Dentures: Removable full and partial dentures enhance your appearance and improve your biting, chewing, and speaking ability.
  • Dental Implants: Implants, the newest tooth restoration option, add brand new, fully-rooted teeth to your mouth. Small titanium posts serve as roots and bond to your jawbone. They're topped with dental crowns to restore chewing ability and fill the visible gaps in your smile.

Don't let a dull or damaged smile keep you from smiling! Call your cosmetic dentist in the Glendale area and Peoria, AZ, Dr. Yati Yadav, at (623) 878-3300 to schedule your appointment at Your Family Dentist.

By Your Family Dentist, PC
February 12, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

When you smile, you should feel relaxed and confident about how your teeth look. After all, a great smile can open doors professionally,cosmetic dentistry socially, and personally. Read on to learn how cosmetic dentistry services can help improve your smile, and contact Your Family Dentist, PC for treatment. We are located in Peoria, AZ, and serve patients in the Glendale and Phoenix area.

About Cosmetic Dentistry
Dentists who specialize in cosmetic dentistry are concerned with giving you the best-looking smile possible while also helping to ensure that your teeth work together optimally for chewing and speaking. The concepts behind cosmetic dentistry have been around since ancient times, when early humans tried to use shells and stones to beautify their smiles. Modern treatments range from braces to straighten teeth, to whole makeovers using veneers.

How Cosmetic Treatments Can Improve Your Smile
Having a cosmetic treatment at your Glendale and Peoria, AZ, dentist’s office is an investment in your future. Many treatments last for five to 10 years or longer. These are some of the ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile:

- A restorative treatment, like dental crowns, can strengthen teeth that have become weak or unattractive due to neglect, injury, or aging.
- Covering the teeth with veneers or adding ceramic bonding material can make the teeth look whiter and fuller.
- Wearing Invisalign braces helps close small gaps and tame errant teeth.

Smile Benefits
The quality, whiteness, spacing, and general appearance of your smile matters in more ways than you might realize. A survey sponsored by the American Dental Association found that most people believe a nice smile outranks all other physical features. It makes you more poised and self-assured when you find yourself in close company with other people. Also, the better your smile looks, the more likely you will be to do everything you can to keep it looking great and healthy.

Feel Good About Your Smile Again
If it’s been a while since you’ve been happy about how your smile looks, explore your cosmetic dentistry options with a dentist at our Glendale and Phoenix area office. Call (623) 878-3300 today to schedule an initial visit with Dr. Yati Yadav.

By Your Family Dentist, PC
July 04, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Our main focus as your dentist is to keep your teeth and gums healthy and functional. But there’s another important aspect of care — your teeth’s appearance. It’s not just a superficial concern: your smile can have a profound effect on your self-image, as well as your personal and professional relationships.

This is the realm of cosmetic dentistry: served by both specialists and general dentists, it focuses on altering your teeth’s appearance with treatments as basic as teeth whitening or as comprehensive as dental implants. The goal, however, is the same: a new, more attractive smile.

In a way, cosmetic dentistry begins with you and oral hygiene. The twin tasks of brushing and flossing to remove dental plaque not only lowers your risk for tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease, they also improve the appearance of the tooth surface. There are, however, circumstances where otherwise healthy or repaired teeth may need extra cosmetic attention due to chipping, misshape or staining. In these cases, a truly cosmetic approach may be necessary.

One approach is to cover a tooth’s blemishes. Veneers, for example, are thin, layered pieces of dental porcelain shaped and colored like natural teeth that are bonded to the outside of an unattractive tooth. In other cases, a tooth may require a life-like porcelain crown that completely covers it to gain the same effect.

Missing teeth, of course, pose a different challenge, but here there are a wide range of solutions: dental implants, fixed bridgework or removable full or partial dentures. Advancements in dental materials and techniques can produce new teeth that are so life-like and natural that they’re imperceptible from the real thing.

 These and other measures like orthodontics can all be used to turn a smile you find embarrassing into one you’re confident to share with the world. It begins, though, with both you and us taking a good, close look at your current smile — a smile analysis, if you will.

After assessing both your current needs and your expectations for change, we can develop an appropriate treatment plan. It might be quite simple or with multiple treatment stages, but it will be the best plan for you. Through cosmetic dentistry we have the means to help you achieve a new, more confident smile.

If you would like more information on the many ways to transform your smile, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Cosmetic Dentistry: A Time for Change.”