Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.
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.
The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.
Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible custom-molded aligners. The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks in order to move your teeth gradually and create a more beautiful smile.
This can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. 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.This is the procedure of making teeth whiter, and therefore more attractive. Our office uses several methods: In office chairside whitening, passive tray whitening, and professional strength white strips.
Chairside whitening is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe, effective, and fast. The convenience of chairside whitening in comparison to days of using strips or wearing trays makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual. With chairside whitening, teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter. Trays with gel are recommended afterward for maximum whitening and maintenance.
The tray method involves having impressions taken from which laboratory fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for 1 hour. The entire process takes 1-2 weeks of daily use.
The end results whether using trays at home or doing chariside whitening is the same. The cost of the tray method is the same as chairside whitening, however, there is usually less post-treatment sensitivity.