Having a beautiful, healthy smile can help to improve your mood, boost your confidence and enhance your social skills. Today’s cosmetic dentistry combines finesse and technology to create and restore a beautiful smile lasts.

Teeth Whitening

Discolored, stained teeth resulting from coffee drinking, tobacco, poor oral hygiene and aging
While there are many over-the-counter whitening options, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry recommends using custom-fit trays made by a dentist, as over-the-counter whitening trays may fit your teeth improperly, causing gum irritation and ineffective treatment. Custom trays are filled with a whitening gel and worn in your mouth at home for one to two weeks, resulting in a beautiful, white smile.
For a quicker and more effective whitening result, we can provide an in-office gel treatment.

Sometimes stains are an outward appearance of a deeper issues. While teeth whitening would simply mask the problem, porcelain veneers or crowns may be a better treatment.

Bonding

Chipped, gapped, uneven or discolored teeth.
Tooth bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored resin material directly to the tooth. Using a high intensity light, the resin is hardened or bonded to the tooth. The resin is sculpted to create a beautiful, complete smile, eliminating gaps, chips or discoloration. This process is often finished in one visit.
Although more expensive, porcelain veneers or crowns are great, long-lasting options for restoring chipped, gapped or decaying teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Chipped, gapped, uneven teeth, or stained teeth that have not responded to whitening procedures
The original tooth enamel is replaced with several wafer-thin ceramic layers that adhere to the front of the tooth. Porcelain veneers are uniquely sculpted for each patient, making it impossible to tell a veneer from an original tooth, and resulting in a bright, white smile.
Veneers may not be the best option for every patient. Dependent upon the tooth’s structure, alignment and health, orthodontic treatment, porcelain crowns or other procedures may be recommended.

Fillings

A cavity, or small hole, is found in the tooth resulting from tooth decay.
Your dentist will remove the decayed tooth material, clean the area and fill the cavity will either silver amalgam or a composite resin. Composite resin is made to match your teeth color, allowing the newly filled cavity to look completely natural.
Dependent on the extent of decay and damage, porcelain inlays or crowns may be advised.

Porcelain Inlays & Onlays

A weakened, decaying tooth structure
A porcelain inlay or onlay may be used in place of a filling when the tooth structure needs reinforcement. After removing and cleaning the decayed area, your dentist will use an impression of the area to create an inlay (covering one or more tooth surfaces) or an onlay (covering the chewing surface of the tooth) out of porcelain. These inlays and onlays are long lasting and help to stabilize and restore the tooth.
If tooth decay is too advanced to be healed with a filling or inlays/onlays, a porcelain crown may be recommended.

Porcelain Crowns

Badly decayed and structurally weak teeth
A porcelain crown covers the entire tooth, protecting it from further decay and providing reinforcement. After removing and cleaning the decayed area, your dentist will create and send an impression of your tooth to be crowned to the laboratory. Once the lab has formed the crown, it will be placed on top of the decayed tooth, creating a completely natural-looking smile.
Tooth extraction may be recommended if the decay is too advanced to be restored. In such a case, porcelain bridges and implants would be suggested for a complete, beautiful smile.

Porcelain Fixed Bridges

One or more teeth are missing resulting in an undesirable smile, trouble eating or talking and pain.
Porcelain bridges complete your smile by replacing the missing tooth with a new one create from porcelain. The surrounding teeth provide stability as the artificial tooth is secured to them, creating a bridge between the missing tooth and the remaining teeth. The bridge restores your smile and allows for full functionality in eating and speaking.
Dental implants may be used to replace missing teeth. Implants do no rely on the stability of surrounding teeth.
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