Having a bright, white smile is something most people desire. Studies have actually shown it makes you appear happier and more successful. Many of the things you enjoy can stain your teeth and leave you with a stained, yellow smile. Aging, injury to the teeth, illness, medicine and some antibiotics, and stain causing food and drinks over time (such as berries, sauces, coffee, soda, red wine, etc.) can cause discoloration to occur. Our in-office teeth whitening services allow us to safely and effectively whiten your teeth in just one visit.
Veneers are an ideal solution for anyone who wants a beautiful smile with minimal invasions to their teeth. Veneers are made out of porcelain which look and feel like a natural tooth. Porcelain veneers offer patient’s excellent esthetics they can feel good about to transform their smile. Unlike crowns which cover the entirety of a tooth, a veneer offers a more minimalist approach. A veneer consists of a thin shell that is simply placed over the front or visible parts of the tooth to revitalize your smile.
A dental crown is a covering that is placed over a tooth when that tooth has lost its strength, form, or stability. We see many patients with cracked, worn teeth, or teeth damaged by tooth decay. A tooth may become decayed to the point that a tooth-colored filling is not an adequate repair. In these cases, we typically recommend placing dental crowns to strengthen the tooth by providing protection and renewed function. The crown looks and feels like a natural tooth, which we’re able to achieve with porcelain.
Sedation dentistry refers to the use of sedation during dental treatment. Sedation is most commonly used during extensive procedures, for patients with dental phobia or for patients who find it difficult to sit still. There are different types of sedation, including nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”), IV sedation, oral sedatives and general anesthetic.
Sedation can range from the use of nitrous oxide to calm a patient to general anesthetics used to put patients to sleep.