Cosmetic Options for a Beautiful Smile.
- Zoom! Teeth Whitening
- At-Home Whitening Trays
Brighten your smile up to 10 shades.
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “bleaching” procedure. It’s safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin bleaching. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much of each shows when you talk and smile. Dental bleaching can be used to correct many tooth discolorations. These discolorations may have been caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful, “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice. But because of the low cost of bleaching treatments, bleaching is nearly always worth a solid try.
The Zoom! Whitening procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. Then we apply the Zoom Whitening Gel, which is activated by a specially designed light. The gel is placed and activated with the light for three 20 minute sessions. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You’ll be amazed with the results. At the end of the appointment you will be given custom trays to take home for future touch ups. It is ideal for anyone who wants to immediate results.
An impression is taken to make a specialized “mouthguard” or “stent” to hold the bleach against the teeth. In only a day or two your custom bleach splints will be ready for you to pick up. We provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear, almost invisible stent. With only a few hours of wear per day, our special bleaching agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the brightness you want, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. We’ll want to take “after” photos at your next appointment. Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can harm the gums and teeth, itís better to use products that our practice recommends..
Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.
The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as composite veneers.
The indirect technique usually involves multiple appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. After discussing the color and shape desired by the patient the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory-fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very natural looking.