Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental implants are surgically placed into the gums and underlying bone to replace missing teeth or teeth that need to be extracted. Implants are alternatives to bridges, partials dentures and full dentures. Dental implant replaces the root of the missing tooth as single body without any compromise to the adjacent dentition. Once the implant is stable and integrated into the bone, an abutment and a crown are fabricated to replace the missing tooth.
Dental implants generally require one surgical procedure with a healing time of approximately three to six months. In selected cases, implants might be placed and restored with temporary restoration at the same day “Teeth in a Day Protocol”.
Dental Implants have an overall success rate of about 95% or greater, and consist of a life time treatment.
Just like your appearance, posture, and eye contact, a good smile is a sign of self-worth and self-confidence, and everyone enjoys being around a person who exudes these qualities.

Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.

Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.

As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.

Reasons for porcelain veneers:

  • Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
  • Crooked teeth.
  • Misshapen teeth.
  • Severely discolored or stained teeth.
  • Teeth that are too small or large.
  • Unwanted or uneven spaces.
  • Worn or chipped teeth.

What does getting porcelain veneers involve?

Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.

On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.

You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.

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  • Teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

    Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after whitening so they will match the new color of your teeth.

    Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

    Reasons for teeth whitening:

    • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
    • Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
    • Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
    • Yellow, brown stained teeth.

    What does teeth whitening involve?

    This type of teeth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.

    At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped.

    You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged to visit your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.

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If your teeth are chipped, broken, stained, or have unsightly gaps, bonding may be a good solution for you. Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that uses tooth colored material that is “bonded” to your teeth to smooth, reshape, or resurface them, providing a great aesthetic result in minimal time and with minimal expense. Bonding can also be used to fill small cavities.

The process begins with the application of an etching solution which allows the bonding solution (a resin-based composite material) to adhere better to the surface of the tooth. The resin is applied and shaped, then smoothed and polished to achieve optimal function and natural beauty. Results can usually be attained in a single visit.

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CEREC Restorations CEREC restoration is becoming increasing popular. CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction. Ceramic construction restoration works great for any patient that requires ceramic restoration dental work. This includes but is not limited to crowns, inlays, onlays, and bridges.

CEREC is not only beneficial for people who have older restorations that need to be repaired but also works great for people who happen to have one or more cracked teeth.

Benefits of CEREC

Ceramic construction restoration provides a number of marvelous benefits for dental patients. Since CEREC can be completed in just one visit, it saves you the hassle of finding the time to visit the dentist and saves you money because you only need to take one day off of work. Ceramic construction restoration allows you to keep more of your natural tooth than many other restoration techniques and procedures in today’s market.

CEREC is very strong and durable as it is comprised of a compressed ceramic material as opposed to a layer ceramic material which is quite resilient. Ceramic construction restoration is more economically feasible compared to other available restoration options.

How Ceramic Construction Works

Your dentist will begin by first preparing your tooth for the restoration process. Your tooth is then sprayed with a special dust. The special dust makes it easier for the camera to take a detailed picture of your actual tooth. The image that the camera generates is later sent to a computer. Once the image is transmitted to the computer the dentist views the picture of your tooth on the computer screen and begins to design the final restoration.

After the dentist has finished the final restoration design of your tooth the completed design is sent to the milling unit. The milling unit is the place where the ceramic construction restoration is made. It takes approximately 15 minutes for the restoration to be complete. After this is done your dentist will make sure that both the restoration size and color are correct following careful examination of the restoration. If the restoration size and color are both correct the dentist will proceed to polish the restoration and will affix it with dental cement. The ceramic construction restoration process is now officially done.

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