COSMETIC DENTISTRY

 

VEENERS are ultra-thin, custom-made porcelain laminates that are bonded directly to the teeth. They are an option for closing gaps, enhance the shape, or change the color of teeth that do not respond well to whitening procedures. In the majority of the cases, some level of tooth reduction is necessary for optimal results.

WHITENING or "tooth bleaching", is the most common cosmetic dental procedure. While many whitening options are now available, including over the counter products, dentist-supervised treatments remain the most-effective and quickest procedures for lightening discolored teeth

BITE RECLAMATION is for patients who have had years of excessive wear to their teeth due to grinding or acid reflux can alter their vertical dimension. This gives them a closed or shorter look to their face and smile. By opening up their bite, a qualified professional can reclaim their vertical dimension.

TOOTH RESHAPING, or cosmetic contouring, removes parts of the enamel to improve the appearance of the tooth. It may be used to correct a small chip, or to alter the length, shape or position of teeth.

The primary difference between Restoration and Cosmetic Dentistry is that the primary purpose of Cosmetic is smile apperance. Frequently the same procedures are used with both. Bonding, bridges or implants that were required for oral health also very often enhance appearance as well. 

Smile enhancement is achieved by altering the aesthetics of tooth color, dimensions and alignment. In addition to those Restoration procedures previously described, the following methods are in our toolkit to help you look your very best. 

 

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