Cosmetic Dental Procedure
Invisalign is a modern approach to straightening teeth. Custom made for each patient with smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic, Invisalign is a series of clear, removable teeth aligners that you simply wear over your teeth. It is a better alternative to the traditional metal brackets and wires. Instead of periodically tightening wires, you just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until the confident smile that you’ve always wanted is achieved. Please give us a call today and ask about Invisalign.
Whitening And Bleaching
Keeping our teeth white and beautiful is a lot more difficult than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking, and other goods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lacking. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color if you would like.
We use a tray whitening system to whiten our patient's teeth. This tray whitening system is a two-step process. The first step is to make an impression of your teeth. With this impression, we’ll craft you custom whitening trays that you can use over and over. Finally, you will take the whitening gel and put it in the tray for a short period of time. This often results in a whiter smile of 4 – 8 shades!
Please contact us today to see if you are a candidate for this type of whitening.
As we get a little older, our teeth begin to change and are prone to decay. There are many possible reasons for this change in your smile. These reasons can include bruxism (teeth grinding), general decay, cracked fillings, root canals, and a variety of other factors. If your tooth is beyond repair with a filling material, we may recommend that the best viable option to save the tooth is a full crown. Crowns save the badly-damaged tooth and improve durability, cosmetic appearance, and overall support of the chewing function.
Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain-finished crown is the most natural-looking fit for teeth, as this will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.
Bonding is a popular method to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Bonding can be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth, as a filling after a cavity has been removed or to cover up stains or discolored teeth.
The process of placing veneers takes approximately two to three visits. In the first visit, we will go over the new shape and look of what we are going to accomplish by placing the veneers. Once we have put a plan in place, we will carefully prepare the teeth for the placement of the new veneers. As we complete this piece of the process, the next step is to take an impression of the newly prepared teeth. This impression is then sent to our laboratory for the final product to be fabricated. We only utilize the highest-standard laboratory for fabrication of all of our work. This process at the laboratory takes between one to two weeks. While the new veneers are being fabricated at the lab, we will provide you with a beautiful temporary solution to wear for this time.
As the veneers are finalized, we will make every effort to make sure that your new veneers will feel just like your natural teeth. We will bond them into place ensuring that you can enjoy your new smile for a very long time!
Inlays and onlays are typically called partial crowns. The existing tooth is used as a base and fit the inlay or onlay onto the tooth. This is done to strengthen the tooth, restore its shape and prevent further damage. An onlay is done when there is no damage to the cusps of the tooth and the inlay can be placed right on the tooth. Inlays are used when the damage is a little more extensive.
During the procedure, the decayed area of the tooth is first removed. A mold of the tooth is then taken and sent to a dental lab. They create a restoration made from porcelain, gold, or a composite resin. The restoration takes about 2-3 weeks to make, so a temporary inlay or onlay will be placed on the tooth for that time. During your next visit, the inlay or onlay will be placed directly and set with cement. Your tooth will look natural and you or anyone else won’t be able to tell the difference.
Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally create a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. Bridges are typically made of gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure their strength and durability.