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Our Elective Cosmetic Services Will Give You…
Whitening is most effective for teeth that have become discolored due to yellowing from age, tobacco, red wine, coffee or tea. Other types of staining can be treated such as tetracycline staining with fair to very good results.
One hour in-Office Whitening is no longer offered but the take home style is. The take home style of whitening is a better value unless you need white teeth in a couple of hours. Take home style uses custom fit trays which allows you to reuse the trays months later to bleach or whiten your teeth again. Using the take home style over a week or so will whiten your teeth.
Composite tooth bonding is a cosmetic dentistry technique that can work wonders for your smile. Using materials that match the shade, translucency and texture of your teeth, gaps between the teeth can be closed, spots, chips, and discolorations can be eliminated, and your self-confidence can be enhanced through the improved appearance of your smile. This is a virtually painless & inexpensive procedure and is mostly completed in one visit. Our patients are amazed with their new attractive, natural looking smile following the bonding procedure.
This type of crown has the nicest appearance of the choices available. Made out of ceramic, it mimics the appearance of nature to the point where it is difficult to tell that it is not natural. It takes advantage of the new bonding technology, which allows us to bond it to your tooth so that it acts like it is one piece with your tooth–it’s like an enamel replacement. It is metal-free, and thus satisfies the needs of patients with metal sensitivities.
Enamel shaping involves recontouring enamel to create harmony and balance in the mouth. We shape the enamel of those teeth with uneven or pointed edges, or if they have slightly uneven lengths. This procedure does not require any anesthesia and is performed in a single visit. It may need to be combined with bonding in extreme cases.
These are restorations used in cases that require replacement of larger fillings. If we notice that the cavity needing replacement is large for a filling material but not large enough to require a full crown, we may indicate an inlay or an onlay. An inlay & onlay are lab-fabricated restorations that may require two visits. An inlay, like a filling, occupies within the tooth whereas an onlay covers the inside and also a portion of the outside of the tooth. These restorations are bonded to the teeth, which protects the remaining tooth structure from breaking. The porcelain inlays/onlays replace the deteriorating silver fillings and give strength and esthetic enhancement to the smile.
Tooth Colored Fillings
With the recent advances in dentistry, we are now able to place ‘invisible’ fillings or tooth colored fillings in any of your teeth. These fillings being the same color as your natural teeth will blend in the mouth unlike the unsightly silver fillings. These fillings bond to the tooth chemically which helps protect the remaining tooth structure from breaking.
See how beautiful the teeth look after removing the old fillings and replacing them with bonded white fillings. Besides looking better, these teeth are now more resistant to fracture.