A brief summary of cosmetic dentistry with links to the more descriptive information below. I want these service pages to act as landing pages.
Tooth whitening enhances the brightness of natural teeth but it isn't for everyone. If you are interested in whitening your teeth we will go over the different methods and decide if you are a good candidate for it.
If your teeth are already sensitive to heat or cold the chemicals used to whiten your teeth can make it worse. Also, if you have a bridge or crowns on your front teeth you may not want to use this method to whiten your teeth.
We offer both an in-office as well as a take home method of whitening your teeth.
What to Expect
We cover your lips and gums so only your teeth are exposed and apply the whitening gel to your teeth. We then use a special light to help the gel penetrate the teeth. After 15 minutes we remove the light and repeat the procedure 2 more times. You can expect the process to take around 45 minutes. We do have televisions or you are welcome to bring an mp3 player with you to pass the time while you wait.
A pocelain veneer is a tooth-colored overlay that covers the visible front surface of the tooth when it is stained, worn down, chipped, broken, misaligned, uneven, irregularly shaped or gapped. Whith proper care porcelain veneers can last 5 - 10 years.
What to Expect
When you come in for your visit we will numb the area with a local anesthetic. We will then remove a small amount of the enamel from the front of the tooth to make place for the veneer. The veneer is then permanently bonded to the tooth and then a special light is used to harden the surface of the tooth.