We offer several treatment options to help you achieve the smile of your dreams! When you join us for your consultation, we can discuss your goals and together we can decide the proper treatment option for you to help you achieve them. Whatever they may be, we are sure to have the right option!
Here are a few of our cosmetic options:
Bonding – Using a composite resin, we can alter the shape of your tooth to fix cracks, chips, staining and even gaps. This treatment is very affordable and provides excellent results! It is a simple procedure, beginning with your dentist making small etchings in the selected tooth or teeth so the composite resin can have a solid foundation. The resin is then molded to the desired shape and then hardened.
BriteSmile – BriteSmile can help you achieve that bright, white smile you want and can take you up to 14 shades whiter in just an hour long appointment! The best candidates for BriteSmile are those with healthy teeth and gums who have staining from simple lifestyle habits. The BriteSmile whitening method utilizes a bleaching gel and a small blue lamp that lifts shades brighter. There is no radiation involved.
We will administer the gel and the light in three intervals of twenty minutes and check the progress between each session to make sure you are reaching your desired whiteness. Your teeth may look much more white immediately after the treatment due to dehydration, but the true shade will be apparent 48 hours after treatment.
CEREC – Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) has revolutionized repairing teeth with inlays, onlays, crowns, or veneers. Typically, these treatments require multiple office visits. CEREC allows us to create your restorations within minutes using a computer-assisted design (CAD) program. The results are quick and accurate, so we can restore your smile with just one office visit. We take images of your mouth, create the design of your restoration and then it is milled using a special machine. It will then be fitted and cemented to your tooth!
Crowns – A crown is a restoration that covers the entire tooth to restore it to its natural look and function. Crowns are excellent solutions for problems such as broken or fractured teeth, decay, broken fillings, fixing large fillings, or if your tooth has had a root canal. The procedure usually requires two appointments. During your first appointment, we will take highly accurate molds that will help us create a perfectly fitted restoration. Then, we will rid the tooth of the decay or any filling that already exists. We will then fit you with a temporary crown while your permanent replacement is being made. Once your final crown is finished, we will make sure it fits perfectly and firmly cement it into place.
Porcelain Fixed Bridges – A dental bridge is a solution for replacing missing teeth. Unlike a removable denture, the dental bridge will be fixed into place. The most common type of fixed bridge has two crowns placed over the surrounding teeth that will act as anchors for the replacement tooth. The abutment (anchor) teeth and the pontic (artificial tooth) are all held together with sturdy metal.
The placement of your fixed bridge will take two visits. During the first, the abutment teeth will be prepared for the crowns and accurate impressions will be made to ensure that everything fits together properly. We will fit you with a temporary bridge while your permanent bridge is being made. When it is finished, it will be placed and cemented into place. Giving you a beautiful, whole smile again!
Porcelain Inlays – An inlay restoration is a filling made of either composite material, gold or tooth-colored porcelain. They are excellent solutions for dental problems such as broken or fractured teeth, decayed teeth, fractured existing fillings, large fillings or simply for cosmetic purposes.
The procedure will require two appointments. The first will be to take impressions of the affected area to prepare for the filling. When the tooth is numbed, we will remove any decay or existing fillings and fit you with a temporary restoration. Upon your second visit, your permanent filling will be placed.
Porcelain Onlay – An onlay is also known as a partial crown, and in some cases can be an ideal alternative to a crown because it requires less tooth material to be removed. They are essentially identical to inlays, the only difference is that one or more of the tooth’s cusps has been affected and requires covering with the filling.
The procedure is the same as that of an inlay, requiring an initial appointment to prepare the tooth with molds and decay/filling removal. The final restoration will be placed during your next appointment.
Porcelain Veneers – Veneers are thin, porcelain sheets that cover the surface of the tooth to enhance your smile. Veneers can fix heavy staining, cracks, chips, and crooked or misshapen teeth. The process usually takes two visits, the first to prepare the teeth with light buffing and a mold is then taken of the teeth. Once your veneers have been created, we will place them using an incredibly strong cement that will ensure a sturdy bond to the teeth. Then you will be able to leave with your new, beautiful smile!
Procera Crowns – Procera crowns are made entirely of porcelain, unlike traditional crowns that are made of both metal and porcelain, making them look far more natural. There will be no unsightly metal band at the bottom of your crown. No one will know you even have a restoration! The process is just like that of a normal crown, with the first appointment preparing the tooth and taking molds to create a perfectly fitted restoration. You will be fitted with a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent crown to be made. When it is ready, it will be placed perfectly.
Tooth Whitening – Having a brighter, whiter smile is important for many people, which is why teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic procedures. We offer several methods for our patients to achieve the shade they desire, both in-office and at-home whitening systems. For at-home whitening, we will need to take impressions of your teeth in order to customize your clear trays for your whitening gel. Your dentist will then give you instructions on how to properly use the whitening gel for best results.