Veneers are an excellent way to redesign and reshape your entire mouth. Veneers are a very thin ceramic shell that covers your existing tooth structure. In placing these new veneers on your teeth, you are able to fix the look of issues such as staining, cracked teeth, spaces, misaligned teeth, chipped teeth and many other issues.
In terms of the process to place veneers, it is a process that takes approximately two to three visits. In the first visit, we will discuss the new shape and look of what we are going to accomplish by placing the veneers. Once we have put a plan in place, we will carefully prepare the teeth for the placement of the new veneers. As we complete this piece of the process, the next step is to take an impression of the newly prepared teeth. This impression will be sent to our laboratory for the final product to be fabricated. We only utilize the highest standard laboratory for fabrication of all of our work. This process at the laboratory takes between 10-14 days. While the new veneers are being fabricated at the lab, we will provide you with a beautiful temporary solution to wear for this time.
As the veneers are finalized, we will make every effort to make sure that your new veneers will feel just like your natural teeth. We will bond them into place ensuring that you can enjoy your new smile for a very long time!
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are often referred to as partial crowns. They use the existing tooth as a base and fit the inlay or onlay onto the tooth. This is done to strengthen the tooth, restore its shape, and prevent further damage. An inlay is done when there is no damage to the cusps of the tooth and the inlay can be placed right on the tooth. An onlay is used when the damage is a little more extensive.
The decayed area of the tooth is first removed during the procedure. A mold of the tooth is then taken and sent to a dental lab. They create a restoration made from porcelain, gold, or a composite resin. The restoration takes about 2-3 weeks to make, so a temporary inlay or onlay will be placed on the tooth for that time. During your next visit the inlay or onlay will be placed into your mouth and set with cement. Your tooth will look natural and you or anyone else won't be able to tell the difference.
Maintaining a sparkling white smile is often more difficult than one might think! Popular drinks such as coffee, red wine, and soda have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis. Even with proper maintenance such as brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist regularly, the teeth can still remain stained. Teeth whitening can remove stains to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color if you would like.
Our office offers both whitening trays and in-office ZOOM whitening. If you come in for ZOOM whitening, we will apply a prescription strength bleaching gel to your teeth in segments over the course of 2 hours to instantly whiten your teeth and provide you with whitening trays to take with you so you can maintain your new white smile at home. To make the bleaching trays, we will take impressions of your teeth and make them in our office that day for you to pick up later. We will provide you with the bleaching gel for your new trays at your visit, and it is available for purchase if you ever run out of your gel.
Please contact us today to see if you are a candidate for this type of whitening