Cosmetic dentistry includes 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 are most visible when smiling. The lower teeth are most visible while talking. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that contribute to the overall appearance of the mouth. Any of these can be repaired to give a beautiful appearance to the smile.
We offer a wide variety of cosmetic options. Some of these options include: whitening, smile design, recontouring the shape of the teeth, veneers, bonding, and all ceramic/porcelain crowns and bridged.
Whitening, also known as bleaching, is the process of making teeth whiter and more attractive. Our office uses several methods: professional in office bleaching, and passive tray bleaching.
In office bleaching is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It is safe and effective. In just over an hour, your teeth can be made whiter. Other bleaching methods often take numerous applications over seven or more days. In office bleaching begins by isolating the lip and gums. A professional strength bleaching agent is then applied to the teeth. This bleaching agent is reapplied to the teeth several times during the procedure. When finished the teeth will be noticeable whiter.
Passive tray bleaching involves fabrication of a custom bleaching tray that fits just your mouth. A bleaching cream is placed in the tray and worn for several hours. Many patients prefer to wear their trays overnight. They trays are worn for a minimum of seven days but may be worn for extended periods of time depending on how severely stained the teeth are.
Veneers are a dental procedure in which a porcelain covering is placed over the font side of the tooth. Veneers can create a beautiful smile by changing the shape and shade of the teeth. The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth structure is removed. Veneers are usually not recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little remaining tooth structure.