One of the
first things people notice is your smile. If chipped, stained, or crooked
teeth are "hiding" the real you, it's time for a smile make over with
one of our dental professionals.
A beautiful smile can brighten your life every day, professionally and
socially. And unlike plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry isn't a major
operation. Imagine coming in for a single appointment or two with one of our
highly qualified doctors, and emerging with the smile you've always wanted...no
pain, no strain, no time taken away from your busy
life. The results are immediate and dramatic.
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
can treat discolored, stained or aging teeth with our state-of-the-art whitening
process. The treatment can be completed in just over an hour in our office, or
you can choose at-home treatments. A dazzling smile isn't just for celebrities
any more. It's for you, because you're worth it.
The tray method involves having impressions taken from which laboratory fabricated
custom vinyl trays are made. A carbamide peroxide gel
is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for about 3 hours, or
overnight. The entire process takes 3-4 weeks of daily use. Three different
strengths of gel may be used, however the higher the strength the greater the
likelihood of reactions or tooth sensitivity. The tray method is recommended
for badly stained teeth, such as tetracycline staining, and it may take several
months of use to see significant color improvement. For maintenance of whitened
teeth the trays should be used every several months.
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
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
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.
CEREC, teeth can be restored in a single sitting with the patient, rather than
the multiple sittings required with earlier techniques. Additionally, with the
latest software and hardware updates, crowns, veneers, onlays and inlays can be prepared, using different types of ceramic material.
Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear,
virtually invisible custom-molded aligners. By using a series of clear,
removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth
with results you'll notice sooner than you think. The course of treatment
involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, moving your teeth
into straighter position step by step, until you have a more beautiful smile.
And unlike braces, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat and brush
your teeth as usual.