Veneers are an excellent way to redesign and reshape your entire mouth. Veneers are a very thin ceramic shell that covers your existing tooth structure. In placing these new veneers on your teeth, you are able to fix the look of issues such as staining, cracked teeth, spaces, misaligned teeth, chipped teeth and many other issues. In terms of the process to place veneers, it is a process that usually takes two visits. In the first visit, we will discuss the new shape and look of what we are going to accomplish by placing the veneers. Once we have put a plan in place, we will carefully prepare the teeth for the placement of the new veneers. As we complete this piece of the process, the next step is to take an impression of the newly prepared teeth. This impression will be sent to our laboratory for the final product to be fabricated. We only utilize the highest standard laboratory for fabrication of all of our work. While the new veneers are being fabricated at the lab, we will provide you with a beautiful temporary solution to wear for this time. As the veneers are finalized, we will make every effort to make sure that your new veneers will feel just like your natural teeth. We will bond them into place ensuring that you can enjoy your new smile for a very long time!
Keeping our teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking and other foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. Tooth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color if you would like. To accomplish the whitening of your teeth, we utilize a tray whitening system. This tray whitening system is completed in 2 steps. The first step is to take an impression of your teeth. With this impression, we'll craft you custom whitening trays. You will utilize the trays in the comfort of your own home. This often results in a whiter smile of 2-6 shades! Please contact us today to see if you are a candidate for this type of whitening
Bonding and White Fillings
Bonding is a popular method to enhance the esthetics of your smile. Bonding can be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth, as a filling after a cavity has been removed, or to cover up stains or discolored teeth. A composite resin is used on the affected tooth or teeth. It is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied, an LED light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished to give you a fresh, new smile. Bonding is an obvious improvement over unsightly silver amalgam fillings. With the advancements in dental technology, bonding can last for over 7 years. It is a safe, affordable, and attractive solution for many dental problems.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are often referred to as partial crowns. This preserves more of the tooth structure than a full crown. The bonding procedure utilized to attach the inlay or onlay to the tooth strengthens the tooth, restores its shape, and prevents further damage. An inlay is done when there is no damage to the cusps of the tooth and the inlay can be placed right on the tooth. An onlay is used when the damage is a little more extensive. The decayed area of the tooth is first removed during the procedure. A digital image of the tooth is then taken and the restoration is digitally designed utilizing the CEREC software. The restoration is then milled in the office and polished and bonded into place the same day. This is a one-visit procedure, unlike in most offices where you have to have a temporary for several weeks and a second appointment. Your tooth will look natural and neither you nor anyone else will be able to tell the difference.