We offer a wide variety of cosmetic options. Some of these options are whitening, recontouring of the shape of the teeth, bonding, and full porcelain crowns.
This is the procedure of making teeth whiter, and therefore more attractive. Our office uses two methods: Gentle Bright Plus whitening and take home trays.
In just an hour and a half, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. The convenience of Gentle Bright Plus in comparison to days of wearing trays makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual. The whitening procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The clinician then applies the whitening gel that is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least three to seven shades whiter, sometimes more. No-post whitening flouride treatments are needed. You'll be amazed with the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure. 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 are worn for approximately 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the strength of the whitening gel. The entire process takes 3-4 weeks of daily use. Two different strengths of gel may be used, however the higher the strength the greater the likelihood of reactions or tooth sensitivity. The tray method is recommended for badly stained teeth, such as tetracycline staining, and it may take several months of use to see significant color improvement. For maintenance of whitened teeth the trays should be used every several months.
The end results whether using trays at home or doing the LumaArch is the same. The cost of the tray method is about half compared to LumaArch and there is usually less post-treatment sensitivity.
Bonding involves placing a tooth-colored composite resin material to the front of the tooth. This is done to repair damage done to the tooth by decay, to alter the alignment of the tooth, close gaps between the teeth, or for cosmetic purposes. First the surface of the tooth is roughened in order to accept the bonding and hold it. A gel is applied to micro etch the tooth surface, and a primer/bond agent is applied so the material adheres to the surface. Then the material itself is placed on the tooth and hardened with an intense light. The composite resin material is shaped and polished to get a lustrous finish as a last step.
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