We live in an era when it has never been easier to make improvements to many physical characteristics that may leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. Do you hide your teeth when you smile? Are you embarrassed by that chipped tooth or those coffee stains?
Modern cosmetic dentistry offers many remedies to correct, enhance or completely change your smile. Explore your options and learn more about what procedures we can do for you to give you a smile you can be proud to share!
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available to add star power to your smile. Our patients can choose between two methods to obtain a fresh and bright white smile: an in-office procedure or a take-home treatment.
The in-office professional strength treatment is completed in one visit and produces immediate results. We begin by applying a temporary barrier at the base of your teeth to protect your gum tissue from the whitening agent. The whitening gel agent is then applied directly to your teeth. The change is rapid, dramatic and long lasting. Many patients choose to complete the in-office whitening procedure as a “jump start” to whiten and brighten their smile, and then continue with the take-home kit to maintain and enhance their results.
Boost the effects of your professional in-office treatment with a teeth-whitening take-home kit. Or, use the take-home kit by itself to achieve professional whitening results over time. The whitening gel is delivered to your teeth via custom-made teeth fitting trays that we fabricate to fit snugly over your teeth. The gel is placed into the trays and the trays placed over your teeth. The trays are worn for one hour per day. Whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home and according to your own schedule.
If you have stained or otherwise damaged teeth that are clearly visible when you smile, we offer a treatment designed specifically for you. We can bond a thin layer of porcelain onto the stained tooth, which is color-matched to the remainder of your teeth. Porcelain veneers allow us to take a smile which has grown dim and transform it into a mega-watt smile.
Similar to the cosmetic treatment of porcelain veneers described above, but because we use composite in place of porcelain, it is a good alternative for those patients seeking an economical option for improving their smile. Like porcelain veneers, composite veneers can repair chipped, cracked and discolored teeth. You regain the strength, functionality and aesthetics of your natural teeth.
A more aesthetic alternative to traditional amalgam (silver) fillings are tooth-colored fillings using composite material. Because the composite material is matched to your natural tooth color, the fillings are virtually unnoticeable to others. This is a nice alternative to having many dark-colored fillings in your mouth and particularly pleasing when the fillings are necessary in areas of your mouth which will be visible when you speak or smile.
If your tooth is damaged due to being partially broken or cracked, we can restore this tooth back to its original form and function with a restoration that looks completely natural. As a benefit, you have the peace of mind knowing that your tooth is stable and solid, and that you will enjoy the use of the restored tooth for many years to come.
If your smile suffers from un-even or incorrectly shaped teeth, we can re-contour the tooth enamel to improve both the function of your teeth and the aesthetics of your smile.
If you would like more information about any of the above cosmetic procedures, please call our office to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to meet with you and further explain your options for improving your smile!