Today, everyone wants a beautiful smile. People who feel good about themselves interact positively with family, friends and business contacts. A beautiful, confident smile plays a significant role in your self-image. Advances in modern dentistry make it easy to restore a life-like beauty to teeth that are stained, chipped, crooked, missing, or separated by a wide space.
Many adults dislike their crooked teeth and sometimes orthodontic treatment can be provided with braces. Thanks to improved technology and materials, our office can now skillfully and quickly change those crowded, crooked and missing teeth into beautiful smiles. Bonding and porcelain laminate veneers are available to restore and correct teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is no longer just for the front teeth. Those old silver fillings that have made your back teeth dark and unattractive can now be replaced with state-of-the-art materials that will make your teeth stronger, healthier, and much more attractive.
Has coffee, tea, red wine or cola taken its toll on your teeth? Maybe the natural aging process or long-term use of some medications is the culprit. The good news is that you can regain that white smile once again.
There is a wide range of dental products available to today’s consumer to combat discolorations of teeth. They range from whitening toothpastes and adhesive bleaching strips to custom-made bleaching trays and in-office “light-enhanced” bleaching. With all the choices, it certainly can be confusing.
Whitening toothpastes will cause teeth to lighten to some degree. One must be careful with the abrasive nature of some whitening toothpastes. If enough of the tooth’s outer layer is made thin through long-term use of abrasive whitening toothpastes, then the yellow sublayer begins to show through.
In-office, one-day bleaching is a good option for patients who want whiter teeth in an instant. We utilize ZOOM! technology with a quick result with at-home trays to be used for 3 days after treatment.
Another popular method that consistently provides predictable satisfactory results is the at-home method with custom-made whitening trays. First, models of your teeth are made. The dentist makes thin, clear, flexible trays that can comfortably be worn one to two hours a day while the whitening gel is held closely around every curve and corner of your teeth. Most patients arrive at satisfactory results within two weeks. The same trays can be used for a brief touch-up, when needed.
A crown is a permanent covering that fits over an original tooth that is either decayed, damaged or cracked. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials.
This process generally consists of a minimum of 2-3 visits over a three to four week period. Once the procedure is completed, proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, is required to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns.
Veneers are thin, semi-translucent “shells” typically attached to your front teeth. Veneers are customized from porcelain material and permanently bonded to your teeth. Veneers are a great alternative to otherwise painful dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile.
Porcelain Veneers can correct the following situations:
- Spaces between the teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Unsightly, stained or discolored teeth
- Permanently stained or discolored teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Veneers are a great aesthetic solution to your smile that may even help you avoid orthodontic treatment. Subtle changes to your smile can be achieved with veneers, and in most cases, veneer application is completed in only two office visits.
Please contact our office if you have any further questions on veneers.
The Invisalign System utilizes advanced 3-D computer graphics technology. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the final position prescribed. They are precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan and each is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace the aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually – week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. To see if Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you have always desired, just call our office to set up a consultation.