This can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The upper teeth show, usually, only when smiling, while the lower teeth remain hidden. This is reversed when talking, with the upper teeth remaining hidden while the lower teeth show. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. Any of these can be repaired to give a stunning look to the mouth.
This is the procedure of making teeth whiter, and therefore more attractive. Our office recommends an "at home" tray method to be used by the patients at their convenience.
The tray method involves having impressions taken from which custom vinyl trays are made. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for about 3 hours, or overnight. The entire process takes two weeks of daily use with maintenance of whitened teeth being done every several months. Our regular patients who are on a whitening program usually have done the initial two week treatment followed by "touching up" for a couple of days after each of their six-month check up appointments.
Composite veneers are ideal for patients who have existing restored areas that may be stained, or areas of decay that need to be fixed. This procedure is fairly inexpensive, done in the office, and are easy to maintain. This procedure also may or may not require the patient be numbed depending on the initial condition of the teeth to be veneered.
While more costly, the Lumineers are made in the laboratory to fit the patient's teeth exactly, are bonded on, and can change both the shape and the shade of the teeth.
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