Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry
Your smile says a lot about you. It is, after all, the first thing most people look at when they meet you. It creates a major part of the first impression you make.
Cosmetic / Esthetic dentistry is dentistry aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile.
Most think of tooth whitening or veneers when cosmetic dentistry comes to mind, but a cosmetic dentist can provide much more. There are many exciting techniques we can utilize to correct each patient's treatment problem.
Enamel shaping is a process of shaping or contouring of the natural teeth to improve their overall appearance. When teeth are slightly crowded, uneven, or appear too long, enamel shaping may be used to correct the flaws. The conservative technique attempts to create harmony and balance in the visual appearance of the teeth and the smile.
Porcelain veneers are thin custom made shells that are designed to cover the front of teeth. Porcelain is the most successful of all the dental materials in reproducing the natural appearance of tooth enamel. We can duplicate natural tooth details of translucency, colors, and contours and at the same time close spaces between the teeth , cover teeth that are permenantly stained or poorly shaped, or even correct alignment of teeth. Learn more »
Tooth Whitening and Bleaching
Tooth whitening is a safe and easy way to lighten teeth that are discolored or stained, or darkened because of injury or medication taken during tooth development. Ther are two methods of tooth bleaching: at-home or in-office bleaching. Learn more »
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
The bonding of tooth-colored nano-particle composite resin materials to a tooth surface can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, or stained, or even close spaces between them. Bonding is also used to protect and repair exposed and damaged tooth root surfaces. Learn more »
Sirona CEREC 3-D CAD/CAM Technology
This high-technology, computerized system enables us to make ceramic inlays, onlays, and crowns - in one office visit in many cases. Using a blue CAM video camera, a computer, an integrated milling unit, we can prepare, fabricate, and cement tooth-colored ceramic inlays, onlays, and crowns. Complex cases may require more than one visit. The entire procedure can be completed in 60-90 minutes. Learn more »
Dental implants are an effective way of replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are composed of three parts: the implanted titanium "root", the abutment extension and the crown. The artificial roots are made of biocompatible titanium and are implanted directly into the jawbone. They integrate into the bone over three to six months and form a solid platform to support the new tooth crown. Learn more »