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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your appearance. A beautiful, bright, healthy smile can increase self confidence and overall life satisfaction.

Many regular dental treatments can be cosmetic. Modern tooth-colored fillings are virtually invisible when compared to traditional silver fillings. Tooth-colored crowns or caps can be placed instead of gold or silver. In this section, we will look at some of the best treatments we can use to greatly improve your smile and the way you feel about yourself.

ClearCorrect

The clear alternative to metal braces.

ClearCorrect is a breakthrough technology that straightens teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible, custom-molded aligners. These aligners replace the wires and brackets of the past, making orthodontic care practically unnoticeable to others. And, unlike braces of the past, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat and brush your teeth.

The average ClearCorrect course of treatment takes about a year. During that time, you will change to a new set of aligners every two weeks. Each set of aligners gently moves your teeth one step closer to their optimal position until you develop a beautiful, healthy smile.

Unlike traditional braces, few people will even know you’re wearing ClearCorrect. That’s because each aligner is nearly invisible. So you can have the confidence you need while looking great at work, at school, and with friends. It’s a new type of orthodontics, helping you look good now to look great in the future!

ClearCorrect has been proven effective in both clinical research and in dental practices nationwide and can treat:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps in teeth
  • Shifting of teeth after braces

Best of all, ClearCorrect helps improve your overall health, including:

  • Healthier gums
  • Easier cleanings
  • Improved chewing
  • Reduced risk of abnormal tooth wear
  • Improved speech
  • Greater sense of well-being

Please call us to schedule a consultation to see if ClearCorrect is right for you. Remember, with ClearCorrect, there’s nothing to hide.

Zoom!

A great smile is one of the first things people notice about you.

However, if you have ever worried about having dull, gray or yellowed teeth, you’re not alone. Many everyday things like coffee, tea and wine can significantly dull teeth. Some foods, such as berries and chocolate, can stain teeth. And the dulling effects of both aging and smoking are easy to see.

Fortunately, Zoom! Whitening enables us to significantly brighten your smile in just one visit with our cosmetic dentistry.

The advantages are excellent:

  • Significant whitening results in just one visit
  • Long lasting
  • Low sensitivity
  • Proven safe

Comparison of Whitening Options

 

Treatment Length

Avg. Result

Zoom!

45 minutes/one visit

8 shades

Professional Home trays

7 – 14 days

6 shades

Whitening strips/Paint on gel

7 – 30 days

3 – 4 shades

Whitening Toothpaste

30 days +

1 – 2 shades

A shade is a color matching key used by dentists to determine the brightness of teeth. An 8-shade shift in whiteness is excellent and can be achieved with Zoom! Whitening in just one office visit.

Please join us today for the whiter, brighter smile you have always wanted.

Other whitening systems don’t compare to the Zoom! Chariside Whitening System. Nothing whitens better or faster.

Read more at the Zoom! FAQ.

Porcelain Veneers

Completely reshape your teeth for a beautiful, white smile.

The Problem:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Unsightly gaps between front teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Rough or jagged edges on front teeth
  • Teeth that are too small or large in proportion to rest of the mouth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Worn teeth

The Solution:

A porcelain laminate (often called a veneer) is a thin shell of porcelain that covers the front of each tooth. They bond directly to the front of the tooth, similar to the way artificial fingernails work. Each porcelain laminate is a work of art, carefully crafted in a laboratory to fit your individual smile.

Advantages:

In the hands of a highly skilled dentist, porcelain laminates can provide you with an incredibly natural, beautiful smile. They are virtually undetectable and can dramatically improve your appearance. They are durable and long-lasting when compared to othercosmetic treatments.

Disadvantages:

Although they are highly durable, porcelain laminates are not permanent. Well crafted laminates will last many years, but will eventually need to be replaced.

 

Alternatives:

Porcelain laminates are an excellent investment. However, they are not appropriate for teeth with excessive decay. In those cases, porcelain crowns are the only alternative. In the event that you desire only to improve tooth alignment, orthodontic treatment may be another alternative.

 

Bonding

Restore chipped teeth and fill gaps between teeth.

The problem:

  • Unsightly gaps between front teeth
  • Slightly chipped teeth
  • Rough or jagged edges on front teeth
  • Dull colored or stained teeth

The solution:

Composite resin is a white, tooth colored material that can be shaded to match your teeth. This material is applied to your teeth and sculpted to cover or replace the problem area. The material bonds to the surface of your teeth like a glue. It is often “cured” or hardened with an intense ultraviolet light.

Advantages:

When skillfully applied and sculpted, this material allows you to have a natural, beautiful improvement in your smile.

Disadvantages:

Bonding is initially less expensive than porcelain veneers. However, it tends to break down and discolor in several years and will need to be replaced. For this reason, porcelain restorations are usually more cost effective over time

Alternatives:

Porcelain laminates or crowns are an excellent, longer lasting alternative.

Bonding is initially less expensive than porcelain veneers. However, it tends to break down and discolor in several years and will need to be replaced. For this reason, porcelain restorations are usually more cost effective over time with our cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry