Cosmetics

TEETH WHITENING
 
Over time, our teeth can naturally start to lose their brightness. We can easily brighten your smile in just a matter of weeks with our KOR whitening technology. Our process begins with the fabrication of customized trays worn overnight to jump start the whitening process. After as little as 2 weeks (or as many as 8 weeks) of at home whitening you will be scheduled for a one hour in-office whitening visit. Worried about sensitivity? Our unique biocompatible desensitizer helps to greatly reduce the chance of experiencing sensitivity during while you are whitening.

There is NO evidence that bleaching causes long term detrimental effects to the teeth.  KOR whitening is unique in that the whitening agent is kept cold at all times.  This prevents degradation of the product and provides superior results to any other system on the market.  Previously, tetracycline stained and calicfied teeth could only be treated with veneers or crowns, however, KOR whitening can achieve excellent results without the need to remove any tooth structure.  We have done both types of cases in our office with fantastic results. Please visit the 
Kor Whitening website to learn more!
 

INMAN ALIGNER:
The Inman Aligner is a removable appliance that is capable of straightening front teeth. Every person must have an individual consult and set of impressions to determine if they are a good candidate for this type of tooth alignment.  Not all cases of crooked teeth can be fixed with this solution.  Feel free to visit the Inman Aligner Website to know more about it. 
 
   


FIBER REINFORCED BRIDGE:
When a tooth is missing or needs to be removed there are several options for replacement.  The most conservative option is to have a flipper made.  This is a removable device with a tooth attached that covers the palate for an upper tooth or sits on the ridge for a lower tooth.  Many people do not like the removable aspect or the fact that it covers a large portion of the mouth.  An implant is the best option since it does not require manipulation of the adjacent teeth, however it is a long process and can be expensive.  A fixed bridge is another viable option that requires removing tooth structure from the teeth adjacent to the space in order to fit crowns over them.  This is a good option but can be expensive.  I have found another option that works especially well for front teeth.  Instead of removing large amounts of tooth structure from the adjacent teeth, I remove a small slot on the back side of the teeth and fit a small fiber across the space.  I then build up a tooth from resin material and bond it to the fiber.  This is a conservative fixed bridge which works very well.
 

VENEERS:
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain or composite placed over the front of a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. A composite veneer is done by the dentist in one visit.  This procedure costs less, but may not be as permanent as a porcelain veneer.  Composite can stain over time requiring another veneer be placed.  In contrast, a porcelain veneer is prepared chairside and then an impression is made and sent to a laboratory. Porcelain is more durable and resistant to stain and color change.