Porcelain laminated veneers or simply “veneers” are custom made, ultra thin porcelain shells which are placed in front of the teeth to enhance their appearance and also repair the damages which helps for smile design. These can mask discolorations, brighten teeth and are a much conservative approach to changing tooth color, shape or size. They are great for correcting uneven or crooked teeth, closing spaces between teeth, restoring broken or chipped teeth.Imagine a whiter, brilliant smile! Porcelain veneers are conservative cosmetic dentistry that makes a dramatic difference in the appearance of your teeth. If you have chipped teeth, crooked teeth, gaps in teeth or dull or stained teeth, veneers may be the perfect solution for you.
Veneers are nothing but very thin pieces of porcelain that are cemented over your existing teeth in order to cover them up. If you choose to have veneers installed, you will need to visit our dental office only twice. When you have your initial visit, we will analyze your teeth, your personal goals for a better smile, and your face structure. Once we have that information, we will select the type of veneers which will best suit your needs.
The next step in the process is for us to remove a bit of the enamel from your teeth. We will give you a temporary set of veneers while you wait for the dental lab to craft your permanent ones. After your permanent veneers are crafted and delivered, you will need to visit our dental office again. We will then install your permanent veneers. After you complete that last visit, you will leave our office with a fancy new smile! If you properly care for them, your new veneers will last anywhere from ten to fifteen years.
Lumineers are similar to veneers, but require less preparation of the teeth. These contact lens-thin “smile shapers” are bonded to the front surface of your teeth painlessly giving you a beautiful, bright and straight smile. There are no shots and no drilling involved!
Bonding is a tooth-colored material applied and adhered to the surface of the tooth without reducing the structure of the tooth in most cases. Then, we sculpt the material to create a natural-looking tooth.
Bonding corrects chipped and broken teeth, discolored teeth and in some cases can correct gaps. It is less expensive than veneers but doesnt last as long and can stain. A benefit of bonding is that generally, the natural structure of the tooth can be maintained.
A beautiful smile shows about 8-10 upper teeth with almost no gum above the two front teeth. In certain situations too much of gum above the upper front teeth will shown while smiling. This bulk of tissue can be safely modified in position and shape so that more of your natural enamel and less of gums show when you smile.
Tooth Shaping / Enameloplasty
Tooth shaping involves removal of small amount (generally 1-2 mm) of enamel of teeth. This procedure can shorten long teeth, round off pointed teeth and help create a pleasing smile that gently follows the contour of lower lip.
Instant Orthodontics is a series of procedures used to create an “orthodontically balanced smile” especially in cases where the patient is not interested in traditional orthodontic treatment. In most cases, advanced dental technologies and dental ceramics are used.
Tooth Coloured Restorations
Composite fillings are not only used to restore decayed areas but are also used for cosmetic and smile improvement. Tooth coloured restoration- After the decay has been removed from tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth. With advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings. You may even elect to remove your old silver fillings in favor of new, undetectable tooth-colored fillings.
People turn to teeth whitening kits to brighten their smile and whiten their teeth for many reasons. The most obvious reason is that a person’s smile is one of the first things that people notice when they meet someone. Yellowed teeth is a sign of aging, and as people age, their teeth naturally gets dull and yellowed. Whiter smiles by teeth whitening kits make people look younger, healthier, and more attractive, and that is something that people can pay a dentist to do or they can do it themselves at home when it is convenient for a mere fraction of what a dentist charges.
Technology in dentistry today has given us many great innovations and ways to take care of our teeth, and one of these is the home teeth whitening kit. There are many different types of kits. The one provided at our clinic uses peroxide and gel strips and takes 3 days per treatment with dental trays with gels. A home teeth whitening kit can be a very useful tool for people who wants to get their teeth whitened at the comfort of their home. The home teeth whitening kit is revolutionary in dental care treatment at its best, and it uses the latest techniques that are also used by professionals. In general,the teeth whitening kit that people use at home is designed to be quick and simple . The kit includes a special gel , the applicator to use with it, the dental tray that is specifically designed for the kit, and of course, instructions. Basically, you apply a small amount of gel inside the dental tray and insert it into your mouth.
The in-office kind of teeth whitening kit is one that uses a special light and a special gel that will whiten teeth several shades in minutes. These kits are becoming more and more popular every day. Such whitening systems that use advanced light can remove not only surface stains, but also the deep, embedded stains that have set in for years. The light used in a teeth whitening kit penetrates deep into the teeth to remove coffee stains, stains from drinking tea, ones from smoking, drinking red wine, fruit juice, and normal discolorations due to aging. In office bleaching,it is just as effective and offer the same advantages that laser whitening systems provide and there is no harm to your teeth, because nothing touches them but light.