Our cosmetic dentistry services and dental procedures allow our patients to correct or conceal almost all aesthetic flaws, such as crooked, chipped, or discolored teeth and even gap or spacing issues. View our cosmetic dental services below to learn more!
ZOOM!® is a one-hour, one-visit teeth whitening system that’s great for busy patients! A high intensity light, sometimes referred to as a laser whitening light, is used to enhance the effectiveness of the bleach. The bleaching agent used, however, is the most important element of the process.
Before the whitening, a rubber shield is placed or a special gel is applied to protect the gums. Desensitizers can be applied, as well, to minimize tooth sensitivity. We think you will be impressed by the excellent results that can be achieved by ZOOM! in only an hour!
Take-home teeth whitening trays are custom-made to fit your mouth and enable you to whiten your teeth in the convenience of your own home. The whitening gel is made from a lower concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which allows it to remain safely on your teeth longer (sometimes overnight). Take-home whitening can achieve the same stain-free look as ZOOM! whitening, it just takes a little longer.
Crowns & Fixed Bridges
Dental crowns are often called caps. They cover teeth to restore them to their appropriate shape and size after large fillings, fractures, or weakening forces such as intense grinding. They can also be used to:
- Attach a bridge
- Cover dental implants
- Restore seriously discolored or misshapen teeth
- Serve as a preventive measure to protect a tooth in danger of breaking
In all these cases, crowns not only cover teeth but provide added support as well.
Crowns can be made of all-porcelain (ceramic) material, porcelain fused to metal, gold alloys (high noble), or base metal alloys (non-noble). Each of these restorative materials has its advantages and disadvantages. Porcelain crowns most closely mimic natural tooth appearance, which is one of the reasons we prefer them. To save you valuable time, we can place crowns in only one visit using the CEREC® system. Plus, CEREC Emax® crowns have strength and durability similar to metal crowns!
If a tooth is so decayed or damaged that it needs to be removed, the best alternatives to crowns are bridges or dental implants because they replace teeth. Dental bridges do exactly what their name implies: bridge gaps left by one or multiple missing teeth. The two teeth on either side of the gap to be bridged serve as anchor teeth, also called “abutment teeth.” Each anchor tooth has a crown that attaches to the false tooth/teeth of the bridge. Dental bridges can be supported by natural teeth with crowns on top, or by implant-supported crowns.
CEREC® One-Visit Crowns
Normally it takes 2 or 3 visits to get a dental crown, but the CEREC® system allows us to create and place crowns in just one appointment! With CEREC® we can provide you with a long-lasting, comfortable dental crown in an efficient manner so you can spend less time at the dentist and more time enjoying your restored smile.
Tooth-Colored (Composite) Fillings
Composite fillings, often called “composites” or “filled resins,” are a mixture of quartz or glass filler in a resin medium that makes a tooth-colored dental filling. The material is cured with a special light and the surface is shaped and polished, so the end result is a virtually undetectable restoration that feels natural in your mouth.
Composites are strong and durable. Additionally, because these fillings are bonded to teeth instead of mechanically held in place, the process is more conservative in relation to tooth structure and more healthy natural tooth remains. This results in smaller fillings.
For a Hollywood smile, try dental veneers! With custom, thin sheets of porcelain, we can fix any teeth that are chipped, broken, misaligned, or discolored. The great part about this cosmetic treatment is that you can decide exactly how you want your smile to look, and the results are permanent.
Six Month Smiles® Braces
Six Month Smiles® mean you don’t have to go through an orthodontic treatment for years to get straight teeth. These accelerated braces can correct your smile in just a few months! They also use hardly visible braces and wires for a subtler look than traditional braces.