Want straighter teeth? Forget those bulky, noticeable metal braces. These days, adult orthodontics are more discreet than you probably ever thought possible. With Invisalign in Philadelphia, you can enjoy straighter teeth and a better-functioning bite — without everyone else knowing you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, too. Keep reading to learn more about this wonderful option from Dr. Henkel at Horsham Dental Elements today!
April 12, 2016
November 17, 2015
I have a question. If you had to grade your teeth from 1-10 right now, what score would they get? If it’s anything less than a perfect 10, you deserve better — and you owe it to yourself to get the dazzling smile you want. Did you know that porcelain veneers can solve a number of dental issues? Keep reading to learn more about how this fantastic cosmetic solution works, and how you can benefit from porcelain veneers in Horsham today.
September 16, 2015
Great dental health starts and ends at home. There are no two ways about it. True, whenever you come to our office for a dental checkup or any other service, it can improve your oral health and give you a beautiful smile. It’s what we specialize at doing. However, at-home care is just as important as coming in to our office for a checkup. From brushing and flossing to watching what you eat, it all adds up in deciding how healthy your mouth will be.
February 15, 2015
Do you smile easily or do you often find yourself covering your smile with your hand? Well then why not just hide that smile permanently? Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic treatment that cover smile imperfections and give you a beautiful new smile. Using porcelain veneers, Dr. Gary Henkel at Horsham Dental Elements in Philadelphia, PA, and Horsham, PA, has improved smiles for many people in the area, and he can do the same for you.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers, also called dental veneers, are a type of cosmetic dentistry in which a micro-thin layer of dental porcelain is bonded to the outer surface of the teeth in your smile zone. As such, they correct and conceal a number of dental imperfections, including:
- Stains and discoloration that will not respond to teeth whitening
- Chipped or slightly cracked teeth
- Teeth that are unevenly worn
- Teeth that are misshaped or somewhat misaligned
How are Porcelain Veneers Applied?
The first step in building your new smile is a consultation with Dr. Henkel, where the two of you will discuss your smile goals and he will examine your teeth and gums for any concerns that might need to be addressed before the veneers. Then the procedure usually requires two appointments at Horsham Dental Elements.
At the first appointment, Dr. Henkel will likely need to slightly reshape the teeth receiving the veneers, so your new smile will blend seamlessly with your existing teeth. An impression of your teeth is taken in order to create a mold for our dental lab to use as they fabricate your custom veneers. While your permanent porcelain veneers are made, you’ll wear temporaries to protect your teeth. In a few weeks, you’ll return to Horsham Dental Elements for Dr. Henkel to place your custom veneers. You’ll leave our office with a smile you wouldn’t dream of covering!
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’d like to learn more about how porcelain veneers can give you a new smile, then call Horsham Dental Elements in Philadelphia, PA, or Horsham, PA. We also conveniently serve people from Dresher, Springfield and Hatboro, as well as Bucks County and Montgomery County.
January 20, 2015
The New Year has really just gotten started, so it’s not too late to make one more resolution. Resolve to smile more! Smiling isn’t just good for you, it’s good for everyone around you, too—acquaintances and strangers alike. And if you really want your smile to have an impact, then consider teeth whitening with Dr. Gary Henkel of Horsham Dental Elements in Horsham, PA, and Philadelphia, PA.
Teeth can become dull and discolored for a number of reasons, including:
- The natural aging process
- Favorite foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, cola, blueberries, cherries and chocolate
- Certain prescription medications, such as the antibiotic tetracycline
- Teeth grinding, which may cause the biting edge of teeth to darken
- Tooth injury that leads to cracks, which hide stain-causing debris
Teeth whitening doesn’t just improve the appearance of your smile. Numerous studies have shown that people with white teeth are more confident, more socially out-going and are even considered to be smarter than people whose smiles aren’t as white. So, a white smile not only goes a long way aesthetically, it can impact you emotionally and psychologically.
Teeth Whitening Made Easy
Dr. Henkel and his staff at Horsham Dental Elements understand that your schedule is busy enough already. You shouldn’t have to squeeze another appointment onto your calendar to have white teeth. That’s why we offer an at-home teeth whitening kit for you to use in the privacy and convenience of home. We’ll give you custom-fit whitening trays that you’ll fill with the professional grade gel we supply. Then, just wear the trays as Dr. Henkel instructs, and you’ll be on your way to a whiter and brighter smile in no time!
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to learn more about at-home teeth whitening, then call Dr. Henkel at Horsham Dental Elements in Philadelphia, PA, and Horsham, PA. We also serve patients from Dresher, Springfield and Hatboro, as well as Bucks County and Montgomery County.
November 15, 2014
Accidents happen, well, accidentally. Unfortunately, our teeth are sometimes hurt in accidents. Like when you bite down on a hard candy and chip a tooth. On the other hand, accidents aren’t always the culprit of minor tooth imperfections. Perhaps you have a few teeth that are misshapen or slightly misaligned. In either case, cosmetic bonding may be the answer. Dr. Gary Henkel at Horsham Dental Elements in Philadelphia, PA, and Horsham, PA, has repaired the smiles of many patients thanks to cosmetic bonding.
Cosmetic Bonding is a common dental procedure where a tooth-colored plastic dental material is applied to the tooth and hardened with a special light. The bonded material restores the tooth’s natural appearance and functionality. Cosmetic bonding is often the best option for when:
- A tooth is chipped or cracked
- A tooth requires a filling because of decay
- Teeth are discolored
- Teeth are misaligned or have gaps in between them
- A tooth is misshapen or should look longer
Cosmetic Bonding: As Easy as 1-2-3
As dental procedures go, cosmetic bonding is relatively simple. Dr. Henkel will use a shade chart to make sure the bonding material is a match to your tooth color. Then, the tooth’s surface is made slightly rough, which allows the bonding material to adhere more securely to the tooth. After Dr. Henkel applies the resin, he will mold and smooth it to the desired shape. Once the special light hardens the material, the doctor may need to further shape the bonding and polish it to match the existing tooth. In less than an hour, you’ll have a tooth that looks as good as new!
Call Our Office Today
If you’ve been contending with a flawed tooth for a while—or if an accident just happened—then schedule an appointment for cosmetic bonding with Dr. Henkel today. Horsham Dental Elements in Philadelphia, PA, and Horsham, PA, also serves patients in Dresher, Springfield and Hatboro as well as Bucks County and Montgomery County.
September 2, 2014
It is a well-known fact that straight, healthy teeth are the essential building blocks of an attractive smile. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with flawlessly straight teeth, and orthodontic intervention is often necessarily. While traditional braces are certainly a viable option for some, many adults and image-conscious adolescents find that metal brackets and wires simply don’t appeal to them. If you’d like straighter teeth but would prefer to avoid metal braces, Horsham Dental Elements in Philadelphia, PA and Horsham, PA can help. With Invisalign clear aligners, Dr. Gary Henkel effectively and efficiently straightens smiles in a way that truly fits our patients’ lifestyles.
The Numerous Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign treatment utilizes a series of clear, comfortable acrylic aligners that are custom-made to precisely fit your unique dentition. Approximately every two weeks, you’ll move from one set of aligners to the next in the series, following up with Dr. Henkel at routine appointments throughout the course of your treatment. Your new, straighter smile will gradually emerge, all without the hassle, cost, and time investment associated with metal braces. Patients love that they can straighten their teeth in a way that’s virtually undetectable and that their Invisalign aligners work so much more rapidly than conventional braces.
The benefits of the Invisalign system go beyond the realm of cosmetic enhancement. Properly aligned teeth are substantially easier to clean and, therefore, they are typically healthier. Patients with straighter teeth have a considerably lower incidence of tooth decay and periodontal disease, the latter of which has been linked to serious health conditions. When you straighten your teeth, you improve both the appearance of your smile and your overall physical health.
Discover the Difference for Yourself
If you’ve been avoiding orthodontic treatment because the thought of metal braces just doesn’t fit your lifestyle or image, we invite you to contact us today to learn more about Invisalign and its many advantages. Our conveniently located offices in Horsham, PA and Philadelphia, PA proudly serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas in Bucks County and Montgomery County, including Hatboro, Springfield, Dresher, and beyond. We look forward to helping you achieve the straighter, healthier, more confident smile you’ve always wanted with Invisalign clear aligners and our vast array of cosmetic dentistry solutions.
January 28, 2014
A healthy, beautiful smile is a crucial asset when it comes to expressing yourself confidently on a daily basis. If your teeth are flawed in any way – whether it be in the form of stains, uneven spacing or chips – you may feel less inclined to smile around friends, family and coworkers. At Horsham Dental Elements in Philadelphia and Horsham, PA, Dr. Gary Henkel offers the latest in porcelain veneers, allowing patients who are unhappy with the condition of their teeth to once again enjoy a brilliant smile that’s worth showing off to the world.
What are Veneers and How Do They Help?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin layers of porcelain material that are applied directly to the surface of your teeth, custom-fit to cover the many cosmetic imperfections that may cause embarrassment. Teeth that have been stained over the years with wine, coffee or cigarette smoke become instantly lustrous and white. Odd gaps between the teeth disappear, replaced instead by even teeth that align perfectly. Porcelain veneers are a simple solution to a number of common cosmetic problems, including:
- Teeth that are too small or are misshapen
- Crooked teeth
- Staining of all levels and colors
- Gaps between teeth
- Chips and cracks
If you’ve endured years of unhappiness, constantly hiding your smile, take the first step toward beautiful, natural-looking teeth and call us today to schedule your porcelain veneers consultation. In just two office visits, Dr. Henkel can reverse decades of damage, revealing the brilliant, confident smile you deserve. From our two offices in Horsham and Philadelphia, we proudly serve patients from the entire Philadelphia PA area and beyond, including Bucks County and Montgomery County.
July 1, 2013
While Dr. Henkel and his dedicated dental staff believe strongly that optimal oral health should come first, they also understand that many patients are interested in having a more beautiful smile as well. After all, it’s not hard to understand why – white, straight teeth can imply all sorts of positive attributes about you to your peers and coworkers, including confidence, attractiveness, youth, vitality, and much more. Our team at Horsham Dental Elements in Horsham and Philadelphia would be more than happy to help you achieve this dream with the help of multiple cosmetic dentistry options designed to rejuvenate smiles and help them shine again! We offer:
- Both in-office and take-home teeth whitening to accommodate busy schedules
- Cosmetic bonding to reshape broken or worn-down teeth
- Porcelain veneers to cover your teeth and give them a straighter, whiter, and healthier appearance
- Invisalign to quickly and seamlessly realign crooked teeth
Additionally, several of our restorative dentistry procedures have valuable cosmetic benefits, such as dental implants, which seamlessly fill unsightly gaps in your smile with beautiful, durable replacements, porcelain crowns, and tooth-colored fillings. Rest assured that we’ll take every precaution to ensure that any work you receive at our offices is both durable and natural-looking, giving you a look that you can feel proud of for years to come!
Contact either our Horsham or Philadelphia office if you’d like to learn more about we can turn your smile into a stunner, or if you’re ready to go ahead and schedule an appointment. Dr. Henkel is well-known for his thorough, compassionate care that delivers excellent results and sends patients off with a new reason to smile. We’re also happy to serve the areas of Montgomery, Buck County, and beyond.
October 2, 2012
When you feel embarrassed about your smile, you’re less likely to be the fun, outgoing person you want to be. But with a smile makeover using one of Dr. Henkel’s cosmetic dentistry services, you can enjoy a brighter, straighter-looking smile that will improve your self-esteem.
Our cosmetic dentistry services include:
Has a dental injury, decay, or teeth grinding caused your teeth to become broken or worn? With single-visit cosmetic bonding, Dr. Henkel can reshape your smile using a putty-like resin that can be custom-shaded to match your existing tooth color, resulting in a new smile that looks beautiful and natural.
Teeth whitening is one of the most effective and most popular cosmetic dentistry services available. And at Dr. Henkel’s Horsham and Philadelphia dental offices, we offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening options. Both are an effective way of achieving stunning, professional results.
As another of today’s most popular and effective cosmetic dentistry services, porcelain veneers can help you make your teeth appear straighter and whiter, combining the benefits of cosmetic bonding and teeth whitening. What’s more, treatment with porcelain veneers can typically be completed in just two to three visits.
Want To Know More?
Do you want to learn more about how any one of these great services can help you improve your smile? Call Horsham Dental Elements to reserve a consultation appointment with Dr. Henkel. During your appointment, Dr. Henkel can get to know you and your smile and would be happy to recommend the treatment plan that will help you the most.
Call us today! We have offices in Horsham and Philadelphia.