This can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The upper teeth show, usually, only when smiling, while the lower teeth remain hidden. This is reversed when talking, with the upper teeth remaining hidden while the lower teeth show. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. Any of these can be repaired to give a stunning look to the mouth.
We offer a wide variety of cosmetic options. Some of these options are bonding, whitening, orthodontics, recontouring of the shape of the teeth (Odontoplasty), and all ceramic/porcelain crowns.
Bonding involves adhering composite resin material that is matched to the color of the tooth, to the front of the tooth. This is done to repair damage done to the tooth by decay, to alter the alignment of the tooth, close gaps between the teeth, or for cosmetic purposes. First the surface of the tooth is roughened in order to accept the bonding and hold it. A gel is applied to micro etch the tooth surface, and a primer/bond agent is applied so the material adheres to the surface. Then the material itself is placed on the tooth and hardened with intense light. The composite resin material is shaped and polished to get a lustrous finish as a last step.
The tray method involves having impressions taken from which laboratory fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for about 30 minute. The entire process takes 3-4 weeks of daily use. Three different strengths of gel may be used, however the higher the strength the greater the likelihood of reactions or tooth sensitivity. The tray method is recommended for badly stained teeth, such as tetracycline staining, and it may take several months of use to see significant color improvement. For maintenance of whitened teeth the trays should be used every several months.
In office whitening is also offered in which a gingival barrier is applied and the teeth are whitened in 2-3 sessions that are 10-15 minutes in duration using the carbamide peroxide gel. Patients are then instructed to whiten at home with our take home trays until their level of whitening has been established. We then offer a complementary fluoride varnish post whitening treatment to aid with any possible sensitivity as well as to decrease likelihood of stain formation.
Odontoplasty involves reshaping and recontouring the enamel edges of your teeth to improve your overall appearance of your smile. This is painfree and does not require you to be numb.
White spot removal is aimed at removing the white spots that can form onto teeth due to orthodontic brackets. This is also tpainfree and does not require you to be numb.