Porcelain Veneers are thin pieces of durable porcelain that are custom fabricated for your teeth by a dental laboratory and bonded onto the front of your existing teeth to create a perfect, white, beautiful smile. Veneers are excellent for completely reshaping your teeth and your smile. Porcelain veneers are ideal for fixing teeth that are crooked, misshapen, discolored, improperly spaced, or damaged/worn.
Veneers preparation and placement typically requires two visits. The first visit involves buffing and shaping the surface of your teeth to make room for the veneers. Also a mold will be prepared for the veneers’ shape and you will consult with the dentist about picking a color shade. During the second visit the teeth will be treated with special liquids that will allow for a durable bond between the veneers and your teeth, and the veneers will be cemented to the teeth with the aid of a special light beam.
Because porcelain veneers are durable, they will last for many years. With proper care you may never need further treatment.
Care instructions are provided for your veneers at the conclusion of your treatment. Maintaining proper oral hygiene and attending regular dental checkups will help your veneers to last longer.
Tooth Whitening is a basic, non-invasive dental treatment that is used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is a very effective way to create a bright, beautiful smile. Tooth whitening treatment is a long lasting solution for a brighter smile, but it is not permanent. Teeth may need to be re-whitened every several years depending on habits such as smoking and the consumption of coffee, wine, or tea.
For most patients, the desire for whiter teeth is the primary aesthetic concern. It is for this reason that there are numerous whitening treatments available. One popular method involves using a home tooth whitening system that dramatically helps to improve the brightness of your smile. Tooth whitening will only be effective for natural tooth enamel, therefore you may need to consider the necessity for replacement of any existing crowns, veneers, bridges, or fillings. Replacement of any previous restorative work should be done after the treatment so that it can be matched to newly whitened teeth.
Treatment typically requires two visits. The first visit involves taking impressions of your teeth so that custom plastic trays can be made to adhere to your teeth when filled with whitening solution. During the second appointment, your trays will be tested for proper fit and any necessary adjustments will be made. The frequency and duration of whitening treatment will depend on the exact solution used and the degree of staining that needs to be reversed.
During your appointment, you will receive instructions for the proper use of your whitening solution and trays. We encourage regular dental visits to aid in maintaining a bright, healthy smile.
A one step, in office whitening procedure is also available, that gives you an immediate whitening result.