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Cosmetic

Whitening

Dental whitening can remove stains and get your teeth their most attractive yet. If you didn't know, you can even whiten your teeth while wearing braces! Whitening gel can also be used to fight cavities as the gel destroys cavity-causing bacteria. While in-office whitening, or the procedures done at the mall, sound great, studies show that many times these procedures just dehydrate your teeth, giving them the appearance of being whiter. The color returns when your teeth rehydrate, which usually happens within a week.

To achieve and maintain your teeth their whitest, and healthiest, our office fabricates custom whitening trays. We first create molds of your teeth that are used to create very thin, flexible, and comfortable trays. You then fill the inside of the tray with a whitening solution. Each patient is different, and there are different types and concentrations of whitening gels available. We will work with you to find the best material for you and your lifestyle. 

Bonding

Dental composite or "bonding" is refers to tooth colored filling material that can be used to fill cavities, replace silver (amalgam) fillings, fill in gaps, or change the shape or shade of your teeth.A composite resin is used on the affected tooth or teeth. It is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied an, LED light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished to give you a fresh, new smile.

Crowns, Onlays, And Veneers

Porcelain veneers, onlays, and crowns, can give you the beautiful, long-lasting smile of your dreams, and can also help strengthen your teeth. There are a number of different porcelains, or ceramics, available, and whether you've chipped, broken, cracked, or stained your existing teeth, these restorations may be the right solution for you. Whereas composite filling material can stain over time, porcelain does not stain to coffee, tea, wine, or smoking. When doing cosmetic porcelain to change your smile, we first look at your existing smile and decide on a shape and shade of your new teeth. We may then send models of your teeth to our dental lab technician who builds up your new smile on the models in wax. We then make any changes that we need to of your existing teeth, and we "try-out" your new teeth with a natural-looking composite material. We make any changes to the length, shape, color, and bite, and then we take models and pictures of these teeth and our ceramist creates the final, beautiful results. We then get them back from the ceramist and make sure we like everything about them. When we agree we love the way they look, we place them on your teeth.

Snap-On Smile

Snap-On Smile is a great product for patients looking to quickly and affordably improve their smiles without undergoing extensive dental procedures. It works exactly like it sounds: a new set of "teeth" are created that are placed over your current teeth by snapping them in place. You can have a beautiful new smile in just two quick and comfortable visits to our office. Your friends and family will be amazed by your transformation. You will be able to eat and drink with your Snap-On Smile, and caring for it is very easy. We will supply you with a cleaning solution during your final appointment. It can also be easily removed to clean your natural teeth, to participate in sporting events, or before you go to sleep. With proper care your Snap-On Smile can last from 3-5 years. Bonding Dental composite or "bonding" refers to tooth- colored filling material. 

Composite bonding is used to fill cavities, replace silver (amalgam) fillings, fill in gaps, or change the shape or shade of your teeth. A composite resin is used on the affected tooth or teeth. It is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied an, LED light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished.