A smile can be the most eye-catching feature of your face. Our dentists can help make a big difference in the way you look and feel just by making subtle changes. New techniques like bleaching, enamel shaping, veneers, and white fillings allow us to create a beautiful smile with minimal changes to existing teeth.
We can also fabricate veneers to improve the shape and shade of your teeth, crowns to restore broken down teeth or bridges as an option to replace missing teeth. Many crowns and bridges can now be made from porcelain to give you the beautiful, natural smile you have been wanting.
Veneers are custom, porcelain facings that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to whiten teeth, close spaces, straighten teeth, or repair chipped or worn teeth. The veneers are only about 1 mm thick (the thickness of a fingernail). That same thickness is “shaved” off the natural tooth surface so when the veneer is bonded to the tooth, the tooth doesn’t feel or look “thicker”.
Dental crowns are helpful in increasing the strength and durability of a single tooth. Whether the tooth has been damaged in an accident, or weakened over time by grinding or decay, a crown is often the best treatment to strengthen the remaining tooth structure, restoring its form and function and saving the tooth from being lost.
Dental bridges are an effective way of filling in a gap in the smile after the loss of a tooth. Aside from the cosmetic purpose, dental bridges also allow for proper eating and talking, and give stability to the remaining teeth by preventing them from shifting into the space.
Bridges are made from durable material made to match the color and texture of your natural teeth. The teeth on either side of the gap act as anchoring support for the bridge. By taking impressions of the patient’s teeth, a natural looking bridge is created, improving the overall smile and appearance.
If you are missing one or more of your teeth, there are several options for replacing them. A dental implant is a durable, titanium-alloy post which serves as an anchor to hold a natural-looking artificial tooth in place.
Dental implants offer several key advantages over traditional tooth replacement solution:
• Unlike dental bridges, implants do not rely on altering the adjacent teeth.
• Unlike dentures, dental implants do not slip or rock while the patient is chewing or talking.
• Since the titanium-alloy posts are designed to be biologically compatible and resistant to wear-and-tear, this treatment is considered by many dentists to be today’s best solution in replacing missing teeth.
Teeth whitening can dramatically brighten up a person’s smile by removing discolorations caused by tea, coffee, red wine and other factors. Whether it is to put your best smile forward for a special occasion or just to look your best every day, a tooth whitening treatment can improve your overall appearance and confidence.
We offer safe effective treatments to give you a whiter smile in one appointment in the office, or with a take-home kit of trays and gel, which will gives great results in a matter of days. We can discuss which technique would be the best option for you.