A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is bonded to the top of your tooth. Veneers can be used to close spaces between teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth, or change the color of dark/stained teeth due smoking, coffee, tea and other sources. The main advantages of porcelain veneers are that they are extremely natural looking and are resistant to future staining. In fact, porcelain veneers are custom-made in our dental laboratory to look exactly like the patient's teeth. Preparation is minimal and there are instances when no tooth reduction is needed.
You've probably seen someone with a dark stain around the gum line. Chances are that they have a crown composed of metal underneath the porcelain and after a while, the metal begins to show. We can now provide our patients with metal-free crowns which are just as strong as the metal ones, but will not show a dark line after a few years. All-porcelain dental crowns provide the best natural color match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies.
Dental bleaching, also known as tooth whitening, is a widely employed procedure in cosmetic dentistry. The goal of this procedure is to revitalize the luster and brightness of the teeth. In our office we offer two ways to whiten your teeth to fit the convenience of your schedule.
ZOOM!® whitening in office is the system featured on the show extreme makeover. It is a chair-side whitening system that is a safe, effective and fast way to brighten your teeth in a single office visit. The ZOOM! procedure is an alternative to wearing trays or strips, making it a great choice for our busy patients. ZOOM! is done in the office during one visit lasting 1-2 hours.
For those patients who prefer to whiten at home, we offer take home trays using the ZOOM!® Day White. With this system you can whiten your teeth in the convenience of your home using the trays and materials we provide. You wear the trays for 15 minutes twice a day for about 2 weeks. This provides a good alternative to patients with time limited schedules.
Smile Makeovers rejuvenate and beautify the entire smile by correcting "gummy" smiles, gaps between teeth, and stained, yellowed, chipped, worn, uneven or missing teeth. The procedure widens and brightens the smile, providing support to the lips and helping make the entire face appear younger and healthier. At the initial consultation, a cast of your mouth will be made so the dentist can determine which treatments are best (i.e. whitening, bonding, veneers/laminates, crowns, inlays and onlays). In as little as one visit, patients can stop being self-conscious and enjoy the freedom and confidence of an attractive and natural smile.
For more information on our cosmetic services, please use our online form or call us at 305-598-9072 to schedule a consultation.