Will veneers only on my top teeth make my bottom teeth look even more yellow?


My teeth are not the best. I want veneers on my top teeth but I am afraid that they will make my bottom teeth look even more yellow than they already are? Is this the case or will the top veneers have to be somewhere in between white and yellow? Traci

Traci – All of your teeth should be whitened before you receive porcelain veneers. A skilled cosmetic dentist can guide you through the process of getting your teeth as white as you want them, and then at the appropriate time, starting the process for porcelain veneers.

The veneers for your upper teeth will be crafted to match your whitened smile and the characteristics of your natural teeth—but without the flaws that you want to conceal. Your natural teeth and the veneers will complement each other and look natural. Be certain to have the work done only by an experienced cosmetic dentist.

This post is sponsored by Lowell dentist Dr. Michael Szarek.

When is a sinus lift needed to receive dental implants?


I went to 2 implant dentists and both of them said that I need a sinus lift. I didn’t anticipate this. I have 3 missing upper teeth. They explained the whole thing to me. I just want to be sure that I was not misinformed. So my question is: When is a sinus lift necessary to receive dental implants? Thank you. Daneen


Daneen – When teeth are missing, your body resorbs your jawbone. When upper molar teeth are missing, in addition to jawbone resorption, your sinus cavity expands, leaving inadequate bone density for dental implants.

A sinus lift, or sinus augmentation, adds bone below the sinuses so that dental implants can be placed and properly supported. The bone can take four to twelve months to heal. After it’s completely healed, your dental implants can be placed. A sinus lift helps to ensure the success of your dental implants.

This post is sponsored by Lowell, MA cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Szarek.