The laser whitening system, is a photochemical process activated by plasma light and is the latest technology to be available in the U.S. Tooth whitening can be carried out in the dentist chair effectively and efficiently. The treatment takes approximately 1 hour, dramatically reducing treatment time and only requires 1-2 visits. It can whiten teeth by up to 10 shades on the Vita shade guide used by dentists to match teeth to crown and bridge work.
It’s advantages are: safer (gum, tongue and saliva is not in any contact with any agents)- painless-good performance- high quality treatment with quick results. No bulky trays to wear during the procedure or at home.
It should be pointed out that some stains, though reduced cannot be removed entirely i.e. Tetracyclin, fluorosis & myosin. Occasional banding is apparent due to denine/enamel intrinsic staining, density thickness and areas of less calcification. The results are improved through variable from case to case.
Nicotine staining may mask the effects of the bleaching and a regular visit to the dentist is advised. A bleaching consultation is highly recommended in order to assess which technique best suits your requirements.
The principle of veneers is similar to that of placing false fingernails. Veneers are laboratory-constructed custom-made facings, which are bonded to the tooth surface. Veneers provide excellent aesthetics because the laboratory can actually incorporate characteristics such as greater opacity and special stains and colors that allow an almost perfect match to your own tooth structure.
One of the most exciting techniques in cosmetic dentistry today involves bonding a thin veneer made of porcelain to the etched enamel tooth surface. The primary advantages are the beauty, durability and flexibility of the material. Because porcelain doesn’t stain like composite resin, it remains attractive for a much longer period of time. In addition, gum tissue tolerates porcelain well, thus reducing the likelihood that gum problems will develop.
With correct preparation, veneers can be used to give a straighter appearance to crowded teeth, close gaps and spaces, cover stained teeth and fillings and generally brighten and improve your smile.
With bonding, the process of repairing broken teeth has been revolutionized. Now, a new tooth can be formed simply by applying moldable resin composite to its remaining structure. This rebuilds the tooth to its original shape.
Bonding or chair-side hand –carved veneers is an ideal solution to many dental problems.
The bonding process can be carried out in the one visit and often without the need for local anesthetic.
Invisalign is a custom-made system of clear, plastic teeth aligners. They are completely undetectable so no one knows you’re wearing them. We will take impressions and photos of your teeth and then a set of aligners will be created, based on your mouth’s exact measurements and desired results.
Invisalign braces work in a unique way. The plastic trays that are created are designed to be swapped out every few weeks. These aligner trays slowly and painlessly move your teeth into the desired positions. Most patients visit us about every six weeks for a check-up, and most appointments are a quick in and out visit to simply check on your progress.
Although the trays are designed to be worn the majority of your days and nights, it is recommended that you take them out when eating, drinking or brushing your teeth.
Over half a million Americans have taken advantage of Invisalign. The system can fix problems such as overly crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, cross bite, overbite and under bite. Taking advantage of Invisalign braces can also help prevent serious dental concerns such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. Be sure to ask us how.