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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Treatments

Bonding

Dental bonding is a procedure where a particular type of resin material is used to “bond” to the natural substance of the tooth. After it is applied then a special blue light is used to adhere the material to the tooth. The color is customized, so it blends in with the tooth, giving it a very natural look and feel. This application works great to fix cracked and chipped teeth, or even a small gap. This is perfect for someone who doesn’t need a complete veneer. Sometimes after treatment, the bonded tooth may feel a little sensitive. Rest assured, this sensitivity goes away after a couple of days. The entire bonding process can easily be completed in one visit.

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bonding
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Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers contain layers of materials to form a shell-like structure. The shell is then bonded to the existing tooth and will provide a new aesthetic look instantly. Veneers also help protect the tooth from future damage by covering existing cracks or chips. This procedure can be applied to one or many teeth at the same time, resulting in a new custom smile if desired. Similar to bonding, the color will be customized for each patient’s smile and overall appearance. Porcelain is the premium industry standard when building veneers, as this gives the best aesthetic appearance with superior strength and protection.

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Invisalign / Orthodontic

Orthodontic treatment is a dental procedure that straightens or moves the teeth to improve their appearance and how they function. Proper teeth alignment is important to the overall and long-term health of the teeth, gums and jaw joints by spreading the biting pressure to all the teeth.

Orthodontic treatment involves correcting malocclusion, a condition wherein there is a misalignment of a bite or incorrect teeth spacing. Orthodontic treatment may be accomplished through the use of orthodontic braces or clear aligners. Invisalign is a popular brand and helps with the straightening of the teeth and prevents problems like improper bite, jaw problems, crowded or crooked teeth and speaking or chewing difficulty. Invisible aligners are made of a clear thermoplastic material, are virtually invisible and are removable. For best results, aligners must be worn for 22-23 hours a day.

Invisalign 3 after
Invisalign 3 after
Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening - In Office & Take Home

Teeth whitening is a technique used to make stained and yellow teeth appear more bright and healthy. Many commons items may stain our teeth, for example, coffee, tea, wine, etc. It is always recommended that patients follow proper oral hygiene and routine cleanings, but sometimes professional whitening is necessary to remove those difficult stains. After having the procedure, there might be extra sensitivity or irritation of the teeth and gums. This is a common side effect and will go away within a couple of days. If you have been thinking about teeth whitening, then let us know, and we can discuss options and typical results.

Teeth Whitening