Teeth Whitening or "teeth bleaching" is a process that lightens discolored tooth enamel and is a proven effective way of enhancing your smile. We offer in-office "power bleaching" and at home tooth whitening kits.
An inlay replaces tooth structure within the cusp tips of a tooth and an onlay covers the entire biting surface of a tooth. While conventional fillings are molding into a tooth preparation, inlays and onlays are custom fabricated in our dental laboratory and then bonded into the tooth for added support and strength. Defective or unsightly fillings and cavities can be replaced with tooth colored ceramic or gold inlays and onlays.
Veneers are a thin layer of ceramic or porcelain that is bonded to the front of your teeth to cover stains, chips, spaces and other imperfections. Dramatic improvements can be made to your smile with dental veneers. Typically, a small amount of tooth structure is removed from the front of your tooth where the veneer will be placed and then an impression is made of the teeth to be veneered. Your veneers are then custom fabricated in our dental laboratory and then bonded in place at your next appointment. Multiple teeth may need to be veneered for optimum esthetics.
Many patients ask us what the difference is between a veneer and a crown. Both crowns and veneers can give you a very attractive smile. A veneer is considerably thinner than a crown and only covers one surface of the tooth, whereas a crown is thicker than a veneer and covers all surfaces of the tooth above the gums. A veneer is therefore a more conservative restoration than a crown.
If you have minimal existing restorations, then you may be a candidate for veneers. If our teeth already have extensive existing restorations, then you are a better candidate for crowns. After a thorough and detailed examination, our doctors will recommend the restorations that they feel are most appropriate for you based on years of training, experience, and proven techniques.
Crowns are an excellent way to rebuild and strengthen broken down, decayed, worn, or cracked teeth. Crowns cover the entire biting surface of the tooth and all sides of the tooth above the gums. This has a protective effect against crack propagation and further breakdown of the tooth. Crowns can also mask unattractive discoloration or imperfections in the tooth and give you a beautiful smile.
Full Mouth Reconstruction or full mouth
rehabilitation is the complete restoration of every tooth in the mouth. It is typically performed on people with severely worn, broken down, and/or missing teeth. Dental implants may be used to supplement your existing dentition when several teeth are missing. Our doctors serve as the "architects" of dental reconstructions and have extensive training and experience in the development of esthetic and well functioning full mouth rehabilitations. We
frequently collaborate with other dental specialists to optimize your
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. If there is adequate bone the area where your teeth are missing, then dental implant treatment may be an option. A dental implant is a metal screw that is placed into the jaw bone in the same area where the roots of your teeth once were. The dental implant forms a very strong attachment to the bone as the bone heals. Dental implants can be used to anchor dental crowns, bridges and complete dentures.
Removable Partial Dentures or "partials" are a treatment option if you are missing teeth but still have some teeth remaining. Removable partial dentures are custom fabricated to fit your mouth and rest on both the soft tissue (gums) and the remaining teeth. Removable partial dentures have a metal frame with clasps and a resin base. Our specialists optimize speech, chewing ability, comfort, and esthetics for each patient.
Complete Dentures are a removable replacement for all of the natural teeth in the upper or lower jaw. The size, shape and placement of the teeth are custom designed to fit your mouth. Our specialists optimize speech, chewing ability, comfort, and esthetics for each patient.
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