Cosmetic Dentistry

Is generally any dental work that improves the appearance, though not necessarily the function, of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite. It primarily focuses on improvement dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance. Cosmetic dentistry helps “improve” one’s smile.

Anterior Crowns:

A crown that replaces a front tooth/teeth either on the upper or the lower teeth. A crown is an artificial replacement that restores missing tooth structure by surrounding the remaining coronal tooth structure, or is placed on a dental implant. It is made of metal, ceramic or polymer materials or a combination of such materials. Crowns are either retained by a type of cement or mechanical means.

Veneers:

A thin covering of the facial (front) surface of a tooth usually constructed of tooth colored material used to restore discolored, damaged, misshapen or misaligned teeth.

Whitening:

Process of lightening of the teeth, usually using a chemical oxidizing agent and sometimes in the presence of heat. Bleaching has been achieved through short and long term applications of pastes or solutions containing various concentrations of hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. Normally applied externally to teeth; may be used internally for endodontically (Root Canal) treated teeth. In our office, we typically take impressions to have custom trays made for our patients, in which the patient then can whiten their teeth at home, without any heat, and using only a whitening solution.