This can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The upper teeth show, usually, only when smiling, while the lower teeth remain hidden. This is reversed when talking, with the upper teeth remaining hidden while the lower teeth show. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. Any of these can be repaired to give a stunning look to the mouth.
We offer a wide variety of cosmetic options. Some of these options are whitening, smile design, recontouring of the shape of the teeth, veneers, bonding, and all ceramic/porcelain crowns.
This is the procedure of making teeth whiter, and therefore more attractive. Our office offers Custom Trays (passive tray whitening) with Zoom! Day White bleach, Opalescence® Go™ Pre-loaded Whitening Trays and our in-office treatment, BOOST.
Custom Trays (With Zoom! Day White Bleach) The tray method is recommended for badly stained teeth, such as tetracycline staining. On average, optimal results are seen within 1-2 weeks. For maintenance of whitened teeth, the trays should be used every several months. This method involves having impressions taken from which laboratory fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A 14% Hydrogen Peroxide (38% Carbamide Peroxide equivalent) gel is placed in these trays and the trays are worn for 15 minutes, twice daily.
Opalescence® Go™(Pre-loaded Whitening Trays) New Opalescence® Go™ features ready-to-go convenience with an enhanced UltraFit tray for an even more adaptable and more comfortable whitening experience. These prefilled trays can be worn right out of the package and easily conforms to any patient's individual smile for molar-to-molar coverage. After just 10 minutes, the UltraFit tray softens and molds to the arch to create a custom-like fit that is far more effective than over-the-counter whiteners. Available for purchase from our office is 15% Hydrogen Peroxide with a wear time of 15-20 minutes.
BOOST Ideal for patients who want whiter teeth immediately! Its convenient syringe-to-syringe chemical activation process ensures product freshness and saves patients from the discomfort of lights or lasers. It is an excellent in-office bleaching technique with results in less than 1 hour! For optimal results, we recommend this procedure combined with our custom bleaching trays.
Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.
The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding.
The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetic.
The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.