A smile can be the most eye-catching feature of a face. Even the most subtle change in it can make a dramatic difference in the way you look and feel.
You no longer have to settle for stained, chipped, or misshaped teeth. You have choices that can help you smile with confidence.
Whitening is the most common cosmetic dental procedure. While plenty of over-the-counter options are available, professional smile brightening is the most recommended and reliable procedure for lightening discolored teeth.
In our office, we take impressions of your mouth and make custom bleaching trays so you can use a 30-minute whitening material from the comfort of your own home.
Determining whether you’re a candidate for whitening is largely based upon the exact cause of the tooth discoloration. Careful clinical examination and x-rays help determine if whitening is indicated for the strength and condition of the your teeth.
Composite tooth bonding uses materials that match the shade, translucency, and texture of your teeth to create a more aesthetic smile. Gaps between teeth can be closed. Spots, chips, and discolorations can be eliminated. Your self-confidence can be enhanced.
And usually all in one visit. Without anesthetic.
First, we prepare the tooth by roughing the area to be repaired then etching the surface with a gel. A treatment of primers and resins is applied to the tooth, followed by the composite, which we sculpt to the proper shape. The pigments are matched to your tooth and often applied in several layers to duplicate the depth of color that occurs in a natural tooth. The composite is hardened with a high-intensity curing light.
With careful artistry, this composite can be manipulated to mimic the color details and translucency of your tooth, and polished to a beautiful shine. It is excellent for small defects in the teeth, but for smile alterations involving whole or multiple teeth, porcelain is the material of choice.
Porcelain veneers are the classiest way to improve your smile. By bonding thin, ceramic wafers to the teeth, we can change the color, spacing, alignment, length, or shape of your teeth – create a whole new look!
If you need a whole new smile, porcelain veneers are the way to go. Nothing is better for life-like beauty. It mimics natural teeth in color, translucency, and surface texture. It’s also extremely long lasting and doesn’t discolor – even after many years.
With porcelain veneers, you can have the smile you want. The teeth can be re-shaped and re-colored with a great deal of artistic latitude. There are limitations, but the results are fairly predictable. The amount of whiteness you want can be incorporated into the porcelain, up to the limits of the material.
If you want teeth that are as white, radiant, healthy-looking and straight as possible, porcelain is the ultimate choice.
Photos and some text provided courtesy of www.mynewsmile.com.