Professional Whitening (or tray bleaching) is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dentistry procedures today. In as little as two weeks, using tray whitening systems most stains from aging, foods, drinks, and smoking are removed. It is important to realize that bleaching restores your teeth to their optimal whiteness which is similar to how your teeth looked when you were a teenager. However, to get your teeth many shades whiter than ever before or "Hollywood White" it is necessary to place porcelain veneers.
In-Office Whitening (using ZOOM) is rapidly becoming more popular for patients who want whiter teeth faster. This in-office whitening procedure takes only two hours to complete but does not require any dental anesthetic. Using a special light to accelerate the whitening process this technique allows patients to get the benefits of two full weeks of tray bleaching in only 1 hour underneath this special light. In most cases results are immediate!
Bonding is the use of tooth-colored resin material (also called composite) to restore teeth. This material can be used to restore teeth with cavities, to replace small chips in teeth or to close spaces between teeth.
Veneers are small thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to a tooth to improve color and shape. This process can be used to drastically whiten teeth, replace missing teeth, fill spaces, and restore worn or broken biting edges. All these conditions can be corrected in as little as 2-3 visits and without braces.
Tooth colored fillings are a durable and long lasting alternative to silver amalgam fillings. Tooth colored fillings bond to the teeth and therefore add strength to the teeth unlike mercury silver fillings. An additional advantage of the tooth colored filling is that less tooth structure is removed to prepare for the filling. These fillings are custom colored to match your teeth and look natural. Ask us about replacing your silver amalgam fillings
with attractive tooth colored fillings.
Crowns (sometimes called "caps") are used to restore a tooth when it is decayed or broken. Crowns cover and protect teeth and are an option to improve your smile. Crowns can either be made to match your teeth or change your smile.
Sealants are an innovative procedure to protect the biting surfaces of back teeth from decay. They are clear or white plastic material that is placed in the grooves and pits of the teeth. This preventive treatment is effective and does not require any numbing.
We see many children in our practice for routine cleanings, cavity-detection x-rays, fluoride treatments, and routine dental procedures. We make every effort to help apprehensive children feel at ease during their visits with us. Parents are welcome to come back with their child during each visit if they prefer. We also offer nitrous oxide gas and oral sedation to help your child relax during dental treatment. It is recommended that your child have his or her first dental visit with us no later than age 3 if not sooner.
An option to replacing a missing tooth is a bridge. A bridge is similar to crowns that are attached to each other. Replacing a missing tooth with a bridge will prevent other teeth from shifting.
A partial denture is another option in replacing missing teeth. This option is not permanent, but is removable. Partials prevent teeth from shifting and add support to cheeks and lips when several teeth are missing. Partials are custom fit and produced from the best quality materials available.
Custom fit dentures to replace missing teeth are produced from the best quality materials available. They are removable and provide support to the lips and cheeks. We also provide the option of custom dentures attached to mini implants. These may sometimes be referred to as "snap on dentures". Dentures attached to mini implants provide stability and ease of chewing.
An excellent choice to restore a damaged or decayed tooth is an indirect restoration called onlays or inlays. This restoration is porcelain and fabricated by a laboratory. It is tooth colored, strong, and durable.
Through innovative techniques, root canals are performed in single visits without discomfort. When a tooth becomes infected, it is sometimes necessary to remove the infection and seal the tooth canals. This therapy saves the tooth and prevents the spread of infection.