Cosmetic Dentistry

The perfect smile with cosmetic dentistry

Teeth whitening is a safe, quick and convenient way to improve your appearance. You may ask your dentist or our knowledgeable staff at any time about the teeth whitening process. It requires only that we take impressions of your upper and lower teeth. Within a few days, your custom bleach trays will be ready for you to pick up.

We provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear trays. With only an hour of wear per day, our special bleaching agent removes stains without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is typically needed to maintain your new smile.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. The ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. Their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.

Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile. With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade. Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.

Your dentist will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.

If your teeth are weak or broken from damage or decay, then you may need a crown. Placing a dental crown is a relatively quick and simple procedure that can strengthen your teeth and your smile. It works as a protective barrier over your tooth, using the existing structure of it while guarding your tooth against further damage.

Dental crowns can be made from several high quality materials including gold, porcelain or a combination of the two. Gold crowns won’t chip or break and can withstand heavy biting and chewing forces well. A porcelain-fused-to-gold crown has an inner metal shell with porcelain baked onto it. These crowns can be a good choice for both front and back teeth. They are strong enough to withstand normal biting pressure and look great, all at the same time. Pure porcelain crowns are also a viable option for some patients and provide the most pleasing esthetic results.

Dental crowns can generally be completed in about two visits with your dentist. The first visit involves filing the existing tooth and making an impression of the area around that tooth for the permanent crown. Our dental assistant will then place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it between visits. During the second visit, the temporary crown is removed and replaced with the permanent crown.

Replacing amalgam or gold fillings with white (or natural-colored) porcelain is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments, restoring the natural beauty of your teeth. Porcelain can be used for several types of dental restorations including inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers.

One of the advantages of porcelain is the superior esthetics that can be achieved versus other types of materials as porcelain closely resembles the look of natural tooth. Like gold, porcelain filings involve two visits, are bonded to your tooth at the second visit.

Bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misaligned.

The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly roughing the enamel surface. An etching and a bonding liquid are then applied to the rough surface. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape. The resin is then trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.

The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of your smile significantly.