This can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. The upper teeth show, usually, only when smiling, while the lower teeth remain hidden. This is reversed when talking, with the upper teeth remaining hidden while the lower teeth show. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. Any of these can be repaired to give a stunning look to the mouth.
We offer a wide variety of cosmetic options. Some of these options are whitening, smile design, recontouring of the shape of the teeth, veneers, bonding, and all ceramic/porcelain crowns.
The tray method involves having impressions taken from which the laboratory fabricates custom trays.. A hydrogen peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for about 30 minutes during the day, or overnight. The entire process takes about 2 weeks of daily use. The trays can be used again in the future to touch up your white smile.
The cost of the tray method is about half compared to most in-office whitening procedures, and there is usually less post-treatment sensitivity.
The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding.
The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetic.