Cosmetic Dentistry

LUMINEERS® | Porcelain Veneers | Cosmetic Bonding
Porcelain Crowns & Bridges | LUMIBRITE Take Home | LUMIBRITE In-office whitening

LUMINEERS®

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We now have LUMINEERS® by Cerinate® available in our office! LUMINEERS can make everyone’s smile more beautiful without the painful removal of tooth structure. LUMINEERS are a painless, custom-made cosmetic solution for stained, chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth. LUMINEERS are porcelain veneers that can be made as thin as a contact lens and are placed over existing teeth without drilling or requiring removal of painful tooth structure, in most cases (unlike traditional veneers). And in most cases, no anesthesia shots are needed!

Many patients with minor orthodontic problems happily correct their smile with LUMINEERS. These special porcelain veneers are also notorious for their longevity. They are clinically proven to last up to 20 years and even include a 5-year warranty! They are also quite different from traditional veneers as the procedure can be reversed since the tooth structure is still intact after placement.

LUMINEERS are almost as natural as your real teeth. You should continue visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups and also continue a good oral hygiene regimen. You can continue eating and drinking everything you normally did before the procedure!

Each patient’s case is different. Therefore, fees often vary. Your dentist will determine the cost for your treatment plan after a thorough examination. Contact us for more information on LUMINEERS and how they can improve your smile!

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, semi-translucent “shells” typically attached to your front teeth. They are customized from porcelain material that is bonded to your teeth. Porcelain veneers are a great alternative to otherwise painful dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile.

Common problems that veneers are used for:

  • Spaces between the teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Unsightly, stained or discolored teeth
  • Permanently stained or discolored teeth

  • Crooked or misshapen teeth

Porcelain veneers are a great aesthetic solution to your smile that may even help you avoid orthodontic treatment. Subtle changes to your smile can be achieved with veneers, and in most cases, veneer application is completed in only two office visits.

Please contact our office if you have any further questions on porcelain veneers.

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Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic resin bonding is a common solution for:

  • Fixing or repairing chipped or cracked teeth
  • Reducing unsightly gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Hiding discoloration or faded areas on the tooth’s surface

Often, cosmetic resin bonding is used to improve the appearance of your teeth and enhance your smile. As the name indicates, composite resin material is bonded to an existing tooth. Unlike veneers or crowns, resin bonding removes little, if any, of the original tooth.

Cosmetic resin bonding has many advantages:

  • It is a quick process, which typically lasts less than one hour.
  • It does not reduce the tooth’s original structure and is relatively inexpensive.
  • Composite resins come in many different shades and provide better matching of shades to the natural color of your teeth.
  • Cosmetic resin bonds, however, are not as durable and long-lasting as veneers and crowns and may need to be re-touched or replaced in the future.

Resin bonds stain more easily and therefore require proper care and regular cleaning. In order to ensure the longest possible duration of the bonding, cosmetic resin bonds should be brushed and flossed daily. Common staining elements include coffee, tea, tobacco, foods and candy.

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Porcelain Crowns and Bridges

Porcelain Crowns

A porcelain crown is a custom-made covering that fits over an original tooth that is decayed, damaged or cracked. Porcelain crowns are made of porcelain and generally have the most natural appearance.

The treatment plan for a patient receiving a porcelain crown involves:

  1. Numbing the tooth to remove the decay in or around it.
  2. Re-sculpturing the tooth to provide an ideal fit for the crown.
  3. Making an impression of your teeth in order to create a custom-made crown (usually takes one to two weeks).
  4. Making a temporary crown out of acrylic resin and fitting it onto the tooth during the interim period when the custom-made crown is being created.
  5. Applying the custom-made crown (when received from the lab) by removing the temporary crown and fitting the custom-made one onto the tooth.
  6. After ensuring that the crown has the proper look and fit, the dentist cements it into place.

This process generally consists of a minimum of two to three visits over a three to four week period. Once the procedure is completed, proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, is required to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns. This helps in the prevention of gum disease. Given proper care, your crowns can last a lifetime.

Bridges

A bridge is a dental device that fills a space that a tooth previously occupied. A bridge may be necessary to prevent:

  • Shifting of the teeth that can lead to bite problems (occlusion) and/or jaw problems and resultant periodontal disease.
  • Bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.

There are three main types of bridges, namely:

  • A fixed bridge is the most popular and consists of a filler tooth that is attached to two crowns, which fit over the existing teeth and hold the bridge in place.
  • The “Maryland” bridge is commonly used to replace missing front teeth and consists of a filler that is attached to metal bands that are bonded to the abutment teeth. The metal bands consist of a white-colored composite resin that matches existing tooth color.
  • The cantilever bridge is often used when there are teeth on only one side of the span. A typical three-unit cantilever bridge consists of two crowned teeth positioned next to each other on the same side of the missing tooth space. The filler tooth is then connected to the two crowned teeth, which extend into the missing tooth space or end.
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LUMIBRITE Take Home

LUMIBRITE Take-Home Whitening – 3 minutes per day is all it takes!

Other systems require 30 minutes a day, while LUMIBRITE Take-Home is proven to whiten smiles up to 9 shades with only 3 minutes of wear a day for 2 weeks — that's a total treatment time of only 42 minutes!

LUMIBRITE is synonymous with sensitivity-free

You can rely on the LUMIBRITE name to deliver quick results without sensitivity. In a recent clinical study no patient complained of whitening sensitivity — researchers were amazed!

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LUMIBRITE In-office whitening

Fast. Convenient. Effective.

Choose LUMIBRITE Chairside Whitening for fast, convenient, effective and sensitivity-free new smiles. LUMIBRITE Chairside Whitening from DenMat virtually eliminates sensitivity — the most common patient complaint about whitening—and achieves dramatic results quickly.

Brighter, More Beautiful Smiles… Fast

With the used with the Sapphire Supreme Light, there’s no complicated set-up and you are not exposed to harmful UV rays, eliminating the need for sunscreen or facemasks. Integrated fluoride protects teeth from demineralization and caries.

What is the difference between carbamide and hydrogen peroxides?

Carbamide peroxide is approximately 1/3 of the strength of hydrogen peroxide. The Professional Take-Home Kits are a carbamide formulation. The Professional Chairside kits are hydrogen peroxide.

How does peroxide whiten teeth?

When peroxide breaks down (either on its own, or accelerated with a light) it forms oxygen bubbles that get down into the microscopic pores of the tooth to clean out stains.

How white will my teeth get?

Each patient is different and there is not a way to determine before the procedure what type of shade change will result. In general though, we see on average a 7-12 shade difference in one hour!

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