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The Basics: Veneers are thin, but strong, beautiful shells or coverings that are adhered to the front of teeth. They are usually made of porcelain, glass ceramic, or zirconia material. Veneers can be used to improve and idealize tooth color, shape, position, and texture. Each veneer is custom made based on your individual teeth.
When to consider veneers:
You have cracked, chipped, or fractured teeth.
Your teeth are discolored and you are unable to achieve your ideal whiteness through bleaching alone.
You want to correct minor spaces, crowding or misalignments without orthodontically moving teeth.
You want to change an irregular tooth to match and blend with the rest of your dentition.
You desire a flawless, harmonious smile.
Veneers are a very effective way to transform a smile in a short amount of time.
The material properties of veneers closely mimic that of the natural tooth which makes this a beautiful and natural looking treatment option.
Veneers are made from materials that are longer lasting than bonded composite resin.
Veneers are more financially costly, per tooth, than composite resin bonding, due to the workmanship and superior materials used to create the veneer.
Sometimes small amounts of enamel must be removed from the natural tooth to create appropriate space for and adhesion of the veneer.
Veneers require two appointments. The first is for preparing the teeth, making impressions or molds of the mouth, and creating temporary veneers. The second appointment occurs about one week later, in which the temporary veneers are taken off and replaced by the permanent veneers.
Related procedures: Many people who consider veneers also consider composite resin bonding, teeth whitening, and straightening the teeth using Invisalign.
The Basics: Invisalign is a method of correcting crooked and misaligned teeth. It is a series of clear, thin plastic aligners that discretely fit over top of your teeth and gradually and gently straighten them. After an initial consultation, your dentist plans out your course of treatment, and your Invisalign aligners are then custom made for you. With Invisalign, there is minimal discomfort and interference of daily life. Not only do straight teeth look more beautiful, but having straight teeth can also help to improve your oral health by allowing your gums to fit more securely around your teeth and facilitating easier cleaning.
When to consider Invisalign:
You have spaces or gaps between your teeth, your teeth are crowded or overlapping, or your teeth are not straight.
Your bite is not well balanced.
The misalignment of your teeth is causing oral hygiene challenges.
You want a visually pleasing smile that you can display with pride and confidence.
Brushing and flossing your teeth is much easier with Invisalign than traditional metal bracket and wire braces, which can lead to plaque build-up and tooth decay. You simply remove the aligner, clean your teeth, and place the aligner back in the mouth.
The Invisalign aligners are hardly noticed when you wear them.
Your smile can be transformed in a matter of months.
There is minimal to no discomfort.
With straighter teeth, better results are achieved with other dental treatments, such as whitening and veneers.
In some very complex cases, an ideal outcome cannot be achieved with just Invisalign. Sometimes surgery and/or other orthodontic appliances, wires and brackets are needed.
A patient who is not compliant, and often forgets to wear their aligners, will not achieve the most ideal treatment outcome and their best smile.
Related procedures: Many people who consider Invisalign also consider veneers, composite resin bonding, and teeth whitening.
The Basics: Teeth can darken, stain and become discolored over time. Whitening toothpastes, chewing gum, and mouth rinses do not very effectively whiten teeth because they cannot reach the intrinsic stains within a tooth. Intrinsic stains are stains that lie deep within a tooth in microcracks in the enamel, and even in the dentin layer- below the enamel layer of the tooth. Professional whitening works by using a formula that safely penetrates the enamel. The whitening agent acts by distributing oxygen molecules that break the bonds that hold together the molecules causing discoloration. The result of this is whiter teeth and a brighter smile. Professional teeth whitening utilizes whitening agents with active ingredients of hydrogen peroxide, carbamide peroxide and fluoride. Unlike store-bought whitening systems, professional whitening systems are only available through a dentist, due to the superior high concentration of active ingredients, and customized treatment and delivery methods. There are two options of professional whitening systems: In-office and take-home. In-office whitening, as the name implies, is performed at the dental office using a higher concentration of active ingredient and dramatically boosts your teeth many shades whiter in about an hour. A special barrier is applied to the gums around your teeth to protect the soft tissues during whitening. For this reason, this treatment cannot be done at home, and must safely be carried out under a dentist’s supervision. The take-home whitening system involves having impressions or molds made of your teeth at the dentist office. From these models of your mouth, clear plastic trays are made just for you. Often times with store-purchased whitening strip systems, patients will see streaking or uneven whitening of the teeth, as the strips cannot perfectly adapt around every tooth angle. With your custom-made trays, the whitening agent can reach every surface of each tooth. Your dentist will give you these trays and syringes of whitening gel to take home with you. You will place a small amount of whitening gel in each tooth space within the tray, then wear the tray for 30 minutes or even all night as you sleep. You may do this only a few days a year, for maintenance, or everyday for two weeks to get dramatically whiter, or if it is your first time. The amount of time is determined with your dentist and is based on your starting tooth shade, sensitivity, and concentration of product. The take-home whitening gel even comes in a variety of flavors.
When to consider whitening your teeth:
You have yellow, brown, or grey stained and discolored teeth.
You want a boost to show your sparkling smile for an important occasion or event.
You want to maintain the nice white shade you already have, and prevent darkening of your teeth.
Whitening your teeth can really help your beautiful smile to sparkle and stand out, with minimal cost and time involved.
Working with a dentist to whiten your teeth is safe, non-damaging, and effective.
Some people who are prone to sensitive teeth may develop increased sensitivity to whitening. To combat this, many patients choose to use an anti-sensitivity toothpaste during the times of whitening their teeth.
Related procedures: Many people who consider teeth whitening also consider veneers, composite resin bonding, and Invisalign.
The Basics: Often when people have irregular tooth shapes, minor chips or discolored teeth, they want a quick and non-invasive solution. Composite resin can be bonded to teeth to close gaps between teeth, change the shape of teeth, restore chipped edges, and cover discoloration. Your dentist carefully selects and blends the appropriate composite, which comes in a variety of shades and opacities, for your teeth. Then employing the use of a special adhesive system, your dentist, like an artist, applies and sculpts the composite directly on your tooth. This composite, which starts out in a putty-like consistency, is hardened on the tooth using a special light that activates the material.
When to consider composite bonding:
You want to correct minor chips, shape or color irregularities of your teeth in one appointment.
You have spaces or gaps between your teeth that you want to close without having to go through orthodontic teeth movement.
Composite resin can be bonded to your teeth with removing little or no enamel.
Composite resin, in most cases, can be reversibly removed with no resulting damage to the teeth.
Composite resin is less costly than porcelain or ceramic.
Composite resin can be bonded to your teeth and completed in one appointment.
Composite resin stains and wears more, and does not last as long as porcelain or ceramic veneers.
Related procedures: Many people who consider cosmetic composite resin bonding also consider veneers, Invisalign, and teeth whitening.
The basics: Having regular, professional dental cleanings every three to six months, along with proper home-care, is the most cost effective way to preserve excellent oral health, and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. The goal of dental cleanings and exams are to prevent the need for more serious dental treatment in the future and maintain the function and beauty of your teeth for a lifetime. Studies have shown that oral health is intimately related to systemic or overall health. During a dental cleaning, special instruments are used to remove any build-up and mineral deposits (plaque and calculus) on the teeth and below the gums. If needed, the tongue may also be cleaned or scraped. The teeth are then flossed and polished to a high shine. Regular dental cleanings are also highly effective treatments in preventing bad breath (halitosis). An exam is then performed by your dentist who will inspect your teeth and oral tissues, using powerful magnifying glasses and light. Should any problems or concerns be identified, your dentist will discuss treatment options to resolve the issue immediately.
When to consider a dental cleaning:
It has been 3-6 months, or more, since you have had your teeth cleaned last.
Your desire is to keep your teeth and mouth healthy, functional, beautiful, and smelling pleasant.
Dental cleanings not only help prevent diseases of the mouth, such as cavities and gingivitis, but may also play an important role of prevention of diseases and conditions that affect the rest of the body.
Dental cleanings are cost effective, and typically require no more than an hour of your time.
If it has been quite some time since you have last had a cleaning, or you have a considerable amount of build-up, you may find that you are more sensitive to having your teeth cleaned. If you are concerned with the discomfort of the cleaning, mention this, and your dentist can use local anesthetic to get you numb and comfortable.