Cosmetic

Teeth Whitening 

Philips ZOOM is a professional whitening treatment completed in a one hour visit!

Zoom can correct stains from tobacco, red wine, coffee and other frequent causes of discoloration.

Zoom is done in office by a whitening specialist who will review the process with you and help guide you to the best choices for the various options for whitening your smile, personalized just for you. It is recommended that a routine cleaning be preformed with in a few months of your treatment. Your specialist will apply a hydrogen peroxide based gel which reacts to the Zoom light. Oxygen permeates the enamel and dentin to brighten the appearance of teeth, while not affecting the structure of the natural teeth.

The results are immediately visible and long lasting!

We also offer custom made bleach trays to maintain your beautiful smile, or simply whiten at home!

Proper care includes regular brushing and flossing in addition to office visits.

 


 

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory.  They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.

Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and are the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.

Reason for porcelain veneers include-

  • Creating a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
  • Crooked or misshapen teeth.
  • Severely discolored or stained teeth.
  • Unwanted or uneven spaces.
  • Worn or chipped teeth.

What does getting porcelain veneers involve?

Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.

During the second visit, bonding cement is placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.

 Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.

Porcelain Crowns 

A crown is a covering which encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Porcelain crowns are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.  Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Teeth needing large fillings
  • Root canal therapy.

What does getting a crown involve?

Getting a crown usually requires two appointments.  Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions)  used to create your custom crown.  A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown.  Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.

During the second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.

Fixed Bridges

A dental bridge is a non- removable appliance, and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.   A traditional bridge consists to two crowns placed over two anchoring teeth  and  attached to one or more porcelain teeth, filling the gap created by any missing teeth.

Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.

Reasons for a fixed bridge:

  • Fill space of missing teeth.
  • Maintain facial shape.
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability.
  • Restore your smile.
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.

What does getting a fixed bridge involve?

Getting a bridge usually requires two or more visits.  While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown.  Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated.  In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.

At the second visit, your permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit.  Occasionally your dentist may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge.  The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.

You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of the procedure.  Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.

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