Bonding and White fillings
Bonding is a procedure that can be used to fix chipped, cracked or even gaps in your teeth. A special resin material is mixed to match the color of your tooth. The mixture is then applied to the area and using an ultraviolet light, is “bonded” to your tooth. The tooth is then polished so it is seamless with your natural tooth. This bonding procedure can also be used to fill cavities instead of the traditions silver amalgam fillings. The white filling blends in better with your teeth and is much less noticeable than the silver fillings. Bonding is a safe, affordable and easy solution for many dental issues. Most bonding can be completed in one visit.
If you are looking to change the look, shape or color of several or all your teeth, veneers can be a great option. The use of veneers can help correct many imperfections while maintaining a very natural look. Veneers are a very thin shell that is custom made to fit over the front of each tooth. The procedure usually requires two or three office visits. It begins with a consultation with your doctor to determine the new look and shape you desire. Once that is finalized, to prepare for the veneers an impression of your teeth will be made to create a unique mold of your teeth. At this time, any other preparations to your teeth that are necessary to ensure the right fit for the veneers will be made. This mold will be sent to a dental laboratory highly trained in making veneers. Once the veneers are completed, we will bond them on to your teeth to complete your brand new smile. The whole process for veneers takes about 3-4 weeks from start to finish, and the end result is confident natural smile.
Zoom!® Teeth Whitening
It is not easy to keep your teeth looking the whitest they can be. Even with regular brushing and dental visits, coffee, tea, soda and smoking tend to stain our teeth. Even many of the healthy foods we eat each day can result in staining also. These stains tend to leave our teeth feeling dull and yellowish, and can make us feel self-conscious. To help restore your natural tooth color, we offer two types of whitening. Talk to us about whether you are a good candidate for whitening, and which procedure is best for you.
For at-home whitening, we provide a special whitening system using custom made trays that fit to your mouth. First, we will take impressions of your teeth, both upper and lower. We will then make a set of trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. All you need to do is put the whitening gel in the tray, and put it in your mouth for a short period of time each day over the span of a few days. Typical results are teeth that are 4-8 shades whiter! And, the great thing is you will be able to use these trays over and over again, whenever you feel your teeth need a little extra whitening boost.
Sometimes a little straightening is all you need to make you feel great! Invisalign® is a system of straightening teeth without the use of traditional metal braces. It consists of a series of thin plastic aligners which are generated using 3D computer image technology. You change the aligner about every 2 weeks and each aligner is designed to allow your teeth to move gently and gradually each week until you get your perfect smile. You will receive a set of about 18 -24 aligners in total. The aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat, brush your teeth, and easily see the progress of how your teeth are moving. The aligners are comfortable, easy to maintain and almost invisible so no one will even know you are wearing them. The entire process usually takes about 15-18 months.