Cosmetic Dentistry can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The upper teeth show, usually, only when smiling, while the lower teeth remain hidden. When talking, this is reversed, with the upper teeth remaining hidden while the lower teeth show. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. Any of these can be repaired to provide a stunning look to the mouth.
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 ceramic/porcelain crowns.
Whitening is the procedure of making teeth whiter, and therefore more attractive. We use several methods: 1] In-office, professional-strength whitening with 38% hydrogen peroxide for “instant” results, 2] Prescription-strength, passive tray whitening at home, 3] Over the counter-strength whitening strips at home.
Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the tooth’s outside (visible area). Veneers are usually only used on the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.
The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding.
The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers are made 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 aesthetic.
The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed. Veneers are not recommended for teeth that have large fillings or have little tooth structure remaining.
Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible custom-molded aligners. Using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth with results that you’ll notice sooner than you think. The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, moving your teeth into a straighter position, 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.