Projecting a healthy image is important. While bright eyes and an attractive hair style contribute to this image, it is your smile that speaks volumes about you and helps others establish a first impression. Experiments show that all it takes is a tenth of a second to form an impression of a stranger from their face and this impromptu analysis dictates the tone of the relationship. A dazzlingly white, straight smile projects an air of confidence that can’t be beat.
Improving your smile can include whitening, white fillings, cleanings, Invisalign and braces, dental implants, and high strength pure ceramic crowns and veneers. We offer these advanced services to help you create the smile of your dreams.
Brighten Your Smile
Have you ever noticed that your favorite television and movie personalities have pearly-white teeth? Improved teeth-whitening methods of the past decade have proven to be both simple and effective. In most situations, yellowed, discolored and aged teeth can be whitened in just a few hours at the dental office. Or, if you prefer, several weeks of home whitening can give similar results. A combination of at home and in office whitening will give you the whitest and brightest smile. When properly performed, modern teeth-whitening procedures are quite safe and can be repeated periodically to maintain a dazzling, white smile.
A New Look for Traditional Restorations
In the past, when broken-down or missing teeth required repair or replacement, visible metal crowns and bridges were used. In an effort to create more realistic teeth, dentists began fusing porcelain to the surfaces of metal crowns and bridges. While these metal-based crowns and bridges were very strong, they lacked the color and warmth of natural teeth. Under certain lighting conditions, these restorations looked artificial, often displaying a gray, crescent-shaped shadow at the gum line. Dentists now use all ceramic crowns made with biocompatible medical-grade zirconia. These new advanced technology, non metal-based restorations are not only incredibly strong but give the warmth and appearance of natural teeth giving you a healthy, beautiful smile .
Silver amalgam has been traditionally used to fill cavities. It does not enhance the appearance of teeth, but it does a good job restoring teeth. Over time, silver amalgam may darken the appearance of the repaired teeth. In most situations, modern dental materials are strong enough to eliminate the need for any visible metals. For example, metal-free fillings made from all-ceramic or composite materials are more natural looking and are often completely undetectable. Small composite fillings have an additional benefit in that they can often be completed in a single appointment with no numbing.
Porcelain Veneers for a Beautiful Smile
Similar to putting a thin layer of decorative marble on the front of a plain building, porcelain veneers are used to repair broken down, chipped, stained or uneven front teeth. Porcelain veneers can change an unattractive smile into one that is absolutely beautiful. To allow for the thickness of the porcelain veneer and bonding material, about one millimeter of the tooth’s surface is removed. Resulting in a breathtaking cosmetic change, porcelain veneers can produce a dramatic smile.
Putting it All Together
Our general dentists will always allow you to decide the best course of action for beautifying your smile. Make the smile of your dreams a reality, and call us today for a courtesy in-office consultation!
Disclaimer: Patient response to care may vary. We are not guaranteeing your perceived response to our care. We are general dentists that provide a wide range of services, but have no specialty license in an ADA-recognized specialty area.