Metal Free Restorations:
You shouldn't have to choose between dental restoration and a natural looking smile. We have advanced dental solutions to help revive your oral health while still maintaining a natural smile you can wear with confidence. We are experienced in creating custom made restorations that blend perfectly with your existing smile. All our restorative materials in the office are metal free composite resins to assure a more natural looking smile.
While porcelain veneers are a more long lasting choice, cosmetic bonding is a faster, easier on the wallet option. Using the same resin used in tooth-colored fillings, we are able to correct the shade of your teeth, fill in small gaps or reshape a small tooth. It doesn't last quite as long but you can typically get the procedure done in one simple visit.
If your teeth suffer from gaps, chips, stains, or continuous breakdown and discoloration of previous composite restorations discolorations you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers, or crowns, a highly effective and minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can achieve beautiful results.
Porcelain veneers or crowns are porcelain tooth coverings facings custom-made of the highest quality ceramic materials that are designed to fit perfectly over the front of your teeth. One of the most conservative cosmetic treatments available, Veneers or Crowns can mask a host of dental imperfections to give you the smile that you have always wanted. Porcelain veneers and Crowns not only enhance and improve the shape of your teeth, they are able to create an overall whiter and brighter smile.
One of the most appealing aspects of the process of fabricating porcelain veneers is that they involve minimal tooth preparation and take just a few visits. Porcelain veneers and Crowns, once they are fabricated and fitted, are permanently bonded to the underlying teeth. The result is a naturally pleasing smile that is both strong and durable.
Teeth are not the only aspect of your smile, sometimes your gums can contribute to your lack of confidence. Gum recontouring is a procedure that reshapes or repositions your gum line. It is a painless procedure and done with laser. Gum recontouring can dramatically affect your smile.
Teeth that have been stained or darkened by food, tobacco use, age, medications or injury can be lightened and brightened by means of a non-invasive process known as teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening simply refers to any process that will make the teeth appear whiter. While there are many over the counter options for teeth whitening, the most effective and safest teeth whitening systems are the professional strength ones available at the dentist’s office. A dental professional whitening system offers a higher concentration of whitening components and delivers them to the teeth in the most efficient manner to achieve optimal results.
At our office, we offer two exceptional options for tooth whitening. You can choose either an in-office tooth whitening procedure or a professional take home system. Both of these are top-of the-line systems. However, the biggest advantage of the in-office procedure is that in as little as one hour you can achieve a smile that is several shades whiter and brighter than the original color of your teeth.
We also have an exceptional offer of our combination In-House and Take Home whitening kit. Our take home kit may be prescribed alone, or after an in-office treatment to perfect or maintain.
MI Paste & Icon Resin Infiltraition of White-Spot Lesions:
MI Paste is a remineralizing toothpaste derived from milk protein. It has been proven to deliver the essential minerals, calcium and phosphate, back into your enamel. MI Paste is not toothpaste, but rather a treatment for enamel that is applied to the teeth after routine brushing and flossing. Key ingredients can make a big difference in your smile. Based on the severity of the white spot lesions on your teeth, the dentist ma recommend MI Paste and/or Icon Resin Infiltration
Icon Resin infiltration is a minimally invasive restorative treatment for post-ortho white-spot lesions (WSLs) and certain congenital hypocalcified enamel lesions (“hypo” spots). WSLs are associated with subsurface enamel porosities caused by a cyclical imbalance between demineralization and remineralization of the enamel, resulting from poor hygiene and associated plaque, bacteria and acids. With time, reminerlization at the outer surface of the tooth decreases the access of calcium and other ions to deeper portions of the enamel, eventually arresting the lesion. The lesions look white because there is a scattering of light at the subsurface of the demineralized enamel. Hypo spots, or enamel bruising, are congenital enamel defects often caused by trauma or infection involving the primary teeth.
Whatever your dental needs may be, we are here to work with you to accomplish your dream smile. We can work on broken down teeth and rebuild that perfect smile. Regardless of how hopeless you may think your teeth may be, we can provide you with a smile you have always dreamed of. Your wish is our command.
If dental decay, cracked fillings, root canals, clenching or grinding the teeth have caused extensive damage to the underlying tooth structure a dental filling may not be a sufficient restoration. The only way to completely restore the cosmetic appearance and function of this tooth is often full coverage with a dental crown. The good news is that a completed dental crown looks and feels like a natural tooth. In addition to restoring a single natural tooth, crowns can be used in other situations including being the supporting ends of dental bridge, covering dental implants, or as coverage for a cracked tooth to prevent further breakdown. A crown may also be indicated when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance. Crowns can be made of either porcelain baked onto a metal substrate, all-porcelain, or many of the new ceramic materials that have been developed.
When teeth are missing, a series of changes that can impact your overall dental health and
jaw function may begin to develop. The adjacent teeth may start to drift or tilt into the space,
and teeth in the opposing jaw may start to shift toward the area of the missing tooth. It is
therefore important to replace either the single tooth or multiple teeth that are missing from
this area. In cases in which dental implants can not be placed, another alternative to prevent the consequences of shifting teeth and to restore full function to a small edentulous section in the mouth is a dental bridge.
A dental bridge replaces the missing teeth with artificial teeth called “pontics,” and is
supported on the ends by prepared natural teeth. Once fabricated and fitted a dental bridge
will be permanently “fixed,” or cemented into place. Like crowns, bridges can be made of
either porcelain baked on to a metal substrate or many of the new ceramic materials that
have been developed.