Thursday, November 8, 2007

Smile Makeover - Bulimia

Eating disorders can create extreme amounts of damage to someones smile. The physical as well as mental strains begin to show up years after the disease is under control. My name is Dr. Richard O'Braitis and I am a practicing dentist in Mission Viejo, CA. I have been practicing for over 11 years and have been in Orange County for the past four years. More information may be found on my website at

As a cosmetic and restorative dentist, I see easily the damage that is done to teeth. A smile is eroded from the constant exposure of stomach acids. To restore someones smile, we often use porcelain ceramic veneers. Veneers and or porcelain crowns can be used to rebuild the lost tooth structure and improve a smile that has been worn down. It may be necessary to have some teeth root canaled prior to having porcelain veneers or crowns placed. When the outside enamel is worn, and the dentin can no longer protect the nerve, the nerve of the tooth is removed by root canal procedure.
It is a priviledge to be part of the community of Mission Viejo, CA. Whether you live in Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, Newport Beach, or Ladera Ranch, our office is ready to care for your smile. Let us know if you live outside of Orange County so that we can help you with your needs. Creating beautiful smiles using zoom teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns and great patients gives us wonderful enjoyment. Please call us to discuss your smile makeover today at 949-770-9533.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Dental Trauma

What to do when your 7 year old knocks out his tooth.
My name is Dr. Richard O'Braitis and I have a cosmetic dental practice in Mission Viejo, California. We place veneers on our teeth to create a beautiful exciting and rejuvenated smile. But we are not able to place porcelain cosmetic veneers on a 7 year old child when their teeth are knocked out. To find out more about our office and the prevention or restoration of a smile after a traumatic incident, see us at

If your child falls and loosens a tooth ( avulsion) the most important factor is timing. Bring your child to the dentist as soon as possible. If a tooth is avulsed from the tooth socket, a clot will begin to form in the socket, and reimplantation becomes more difficult. Long term success and the ability to save the tooth for a life time comes with proper response time.

The use of a professional custom fitted sports guard can help prevent trauma to the mouth. Sports guards need to be worn during almost all sporting activities. To restore a tooth with an implant or replace a missing tooth with a porcelain bridge could cost between $12,000 - $16,000 over the lifetime.

As a dentist in Mission Viejo and caring for patients in the surrounding communities of Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, San Juan Capistrano, prevention of potential sports injuries is our goal. Our dental office has provided over 400 sports guards for the Mission Viejo Diablos Football Team. If we can answer any dental questions for you, please call our dental office at 949-770-9533.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Cosmetic dentistry is a very rewarding profession for me to practice. My name is Dr. Richard O'Braitis. After 11 years of practice, I strongly believe that giving someone a beautiful smile is the most rewarding part of my profession. Our smile creates the symmetry of our face and by using porcelain veneers in my cosmetic dentistry, the results are wonderful. See more information at Practicing in Mission Viejo allows me to have some of the best patients I could possibley have. Orange County patients, consisting of families from Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, San Clemente, and Newport Beach are some of the most educated patients regarding cosmetic dentistry. I am proud to be a dentist is in South Orange County and the community of Mission Viejo.
Our patient presented to the office wanting to have her smile brighter and whiter. Cosmetic dentistry was discussed and the use of all porcelain material in her smile makeover was considered as some of our options.
As a cosmetic dentist, the use of all porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns gives us our optimal results. With porcelain veneers and crowns, we no longer get the silver band of metal that shows at the gum line ( as seen in the photo above).
For our dental patient above, we began by whitening her smile using our laser whitening procudure called Zoom. Zoom whitening allows us to whiten the stains in someones smile. We can whiten teeth by 8-10 shades in one visit. Zoom whitening is a great way to start to makeover your smile. After the Zoom teeth whitening procedure on our patient. We placed two all porcelain crowns on her to front teeth. Her front teeth had been previously root canal treated. In cosmetic dentistry, veneers may or may not be the ideal option. In this dental case, veneers could not be used. We chose two all porcelain crowns to achieve our desired cosmetic smile results.
To learn more about your options for cosmetic dentistry and achieving the cosmetic makeover that is right for you, visit our website or call for an appointment at 949-770-9533.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Extreme Smile Makeover

Actual patient of Dr. O'Braitis - Porcelain Cosmetic Veneers

My name is Dr. Richard O'Braits, I am a cosmetic dentist in Mission Viejo, CA. While practicing over 11 years, my real passion has been to create beautiful smiles in Orange County for the past 4 years. My office concentrates on smile makeovers to bring back a brighter and whiter smile using cosmetic porcelain crowns and veneers. More information can be found about our office at

This particular gentleman presented to our office with fractured teeth from grinding. He was interested in creating a natural brighter smile. To create a smile with porcelain veneers, we for first had our Orange County resident complete a Zoom laser whitening procedure that created a brighter and whiter smile. By using state of the art dental procedures, our office used cosmetic porcelain veneers to rejuvanate his smile. Our goal was to make sure that his cosmetic smile looked natural, and I am happy so say that this smile makeover has been a success. By using laser zoom in office whitening and the simple conservative dental procedure of cosmetic porcelain veneers, you too can have a brighter and whiter smile that you can call your own.

My office is proud to help the residents of Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and the surrounding Orange County cities with their dental concerns. Please call our office at 949-770-9533 for a consultion today.

Sports Dentistry

My name is Dr. Richard O'Braitis. I am a dentist in Mission Viejo and have been practicing dentistry for 11 years, and in Orange County for the past 4 years. As a resident of Orange County it gives me great pleasure to care for the surrounding communities of Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch and Newport Beach. Find out more about our office at

I am the dental consultant for the Mission Viejo High School Football team. Our office considers prevention of dental injuries as a vital position in the local community of Mission Viejo and other cities of Orange County. Custom fitted sports mouth guards provide ideal protection for your teeth. They allow for easier breathing, communication and protection of your bright beautiful smile. For the past four years, as the dental consultant for Mission Viejo Football team, we have provided over 400 professional sports guards.
Sports guards are a vital piece of equipment in protecting your smile. Sports mouth guards need to be used in Lacrosse, Football, and even sports like soccer and basketball. Teams such as Laguna Hills, JSerra, St. Margaret's, and Mission Viejo have been proactive in protecting their athletes. Call our office to learn more about how we can help protect your wonderful smile at 949-770-9533.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

brighter smile

Dr. Richard O'Braitis is a dentist in South Orange County. His office is located in Mission Viejo, California. His dental office specializes in creating a beautiful, brighter smile using the state of the are technology. By using intraoral digital cameras and digital x-rays, new brighter smiles are created using ceramic porcelain veneeers.
Our 62 year old patient presented to our office wishing to brighten her smile and creat what she called an "extreme makeover". We were able to whiten her teeth first with Zoom laser whitening. We then created the smile she always wanted using porcelain crowns and veneers. Dr. O'Braitis enjoys practicing dentistry in Orange County. His patients are from the surrounding areas, such as Newport Beach, Mission Viejo, San Clemente and Ladera Ranch. If you are looking for a new dentist or would like a consult at our website:

porcelain veneers

Great patient today. Porcelain veneers were placed using tooth colored porcelain to rejuvenate a smile. This smile makeover took 10 years off of her life . The new veneers created a smile that looks great Check out more information on my web site at

cosmetic veneers

Cosmetic veneers are a wonderful way to rejuvenate your smile. A brighter and whiter smile creates a youthful appearance that will enhance your life and give you the confidence to walk into a room and make your presence know.