Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening  |  Ultra-Thin Veneers  |  Composite Bonding

Teeth Whitening

Your teeth will darken over time. Changes in the color of your teeth can be caused by such factors as the food and beverages consumed (like coffee, tea and soda). Other known factors for discoloration may include childhood medications or illnesses, tobacco use or improper oral hygiene. Restoring your natural white smile is a priority for our dental whitening team. We can provide a variety of options for whitening your smile.

Tooth whitening services are growing in popularity, and it’s one of the most requested services offered by our practice. Everyone sees the growing consumer market focused on whiter teeth. The reality is that over-the-counter, “too good to be true” solutions typically don’t work.

We are trained professionals using industry-approved methods. Our goal is to meet the needs of every patient, and every patient’s needs are different. One of the methods used by our practice is a gentle hydrogen-peroxide gel-activated solution. Our process will whiten your entire smile in one visit. Call us today for a whitening evaluation.

Nothing improves your appearance more than a bright, white smile!

Tooth Whitening

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Ultra-Thin Veneers

Ultra-thin veneers are veneers that are as thin as a contact lens. Many dentists are turning to ultra-thin veneers because they eliminate the need to remove healthy tooth structure.

There are many benefits, including:

  • No grinding, shaving or drilling of your natural teeth
  • Can be bonded directly to the front of your natural teeth
  • Made of porcelain for greater durability
  • Thin as contact lenses

Ultra-thin veneers are designed to fit the shape of your tooth and are layered in porcelain to give it a natural appearance. These veneers are placed for several cosmetic dental reasons, such as lengthening short and worn teeth to simply giving patients a more youthful smile.

Please contact our office if you have any further questions on ultra-thin veneers.

Veneers

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Composite Bonding

Bonding is a common solution for:

  • Fixing or repairing chipped or cracked teeth
  • Reducing unsightly gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Hiding discoloration or faded areas on the tooth’s surface

Often, composite bonding is used to improve the appearance of your teeth and enhance your smile. As the name indicates, composite material, either a plastic or resin, is bonded to an existing tooth. Unlike veneers or crowns, composite bonding removes little, if any, of the original tooth.

Composite bonding has many advantages:

  • It is a quick process, which typically lasts less than one hour.
  • It does not reduce the tooth’s original structure and is relatively inexpensive.
  • Composite resins come in many different shades and provide better matching of shades to the natural color of your teeth.
  • Composite bonds, however, are not as durable and long-lasting as veneers and crowns and may need to be re-touched or replaced in the future.

Composite bonds stain more easily and therefore require proper care and regular cleaning. In order to ensure the longest possible duration of the bonding, composites should be brushed and flossed daily. Common staining elements include coffee, tea, tobacco, foods and candy.