This can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The upper teeth show, usually, only when smiling, while the lower teeth remain hidden. This is reversed when talking, 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 give 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.
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 indirect.
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 esthetic.
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.
This is the procedure of making your teeth whiter, and therefore more attractive. We offer several options and methods to help you achieve the smile that looks its best. The first method we offer is the Opalescence Whitening System: the tray method involves having impressions taken and fabricated trays are made. Depending on the bleaching gel you have will determine how long you wear them each day. The process will take 2-4 weeks of daily use.
The second method we offer is Opalescence Go: this method comes with preloaded throw away trays that you place upper and lower trays and wear them for 15-20 minutes a day. We recommend this method as a touch up after using the whitening system.
We also offer Opalescence whitening toothpaste that you can use separately or along with the bleaching product of your choice. As a reminder to achieve the best level of whitening we recommend limiting staining products such as coffee, tea, wine as well as some foods that stain your teeth.