Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening | Veneers | Invisible Braces | Composite Bonding

 

What is your “Dream Smile?” For some, it’s Hollywood-style perfection. The cover of Vogue or Glamour. For others, it’s simply the confidence that comes from having brighter, whiter, straighter teeth. Whatever your ideal smile, we can help you…often in as little as two visits! Affordably! Creative payment plans are available.

With cosmetic imaging, you can see what you might look like after cosmetic dental treatment before any work is done. Our computer-assisted imaging system can simulate your “Dream Smile.” We can also show you photographs of patients whose smiles (and in some cases, lives) have been transformed.

Your cosmetic options are numerous. You may choose to whiten and brighten with veneers, crowns or bleaching. Or you may decide to place white fillings or ceramic inlays as a cosmetic alternative to silver fillings. New porcelain materials eliminate the need for metal in many crowns and bridges. They are virtually undetectable in most cases.

 

Teeth Whitening

Your teeth will darken over time. Changes in the color of your teeth can be caused by such factors as the food and beverages consumed (like coffee, tea and soda). Other known factors for discoloration may include childhood medications or illnesses, tobacco use or improper oral hygiene. Restoring your natural white smile is a priority for our dental whitening team. We can provide a variety of options for whitening your smile.

Tooth whitening services are growing in popularity, and it’s one of the most requested services offered by our practice. Everyone sees the growing consumer market focused on whiter teeth. The reality is that over-the-counter, “too good to be true” solutions typically don’t work.

We are trained professionals using industry-approved methods. Our goal is to meet the needs of every patient, and every patient’s needs are different.

Deep Bleaching is the newest tooth whitening technology. In addition it is the most predictable way to achieve bright white teeth. Deep bleaching is a combination of in-office and at-home bleaching that can whiten even previously bleach resistant teeth. We also offer other bleaching options to fit each patient's individual needs.

Home Bleaching has been used for many years. You simply wear custom made trays filled with a whitening gel while you sleep. Although usually effective, Home Bleaching, is not as predictable as Deep Bleaching, and can take several weeks of treatment to obtain a satisfactory result.

Nothing improves your appearance more than a bright, white smile!

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Veneers

Veneers are thin, semi-translucent “shells” typically attached to your front teeth. Veneers are customized from porcelain material that is bonded to your teeth. Veneers are a great alternative to more invasive 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

Veneers are a great aesthetic solution to your smile that may even help you avoid orthodontic treatment. 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 veneers.

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Invisible Braces

The clear and simple way to straighten your teeth without wearing braces

Looking for an alternative to braces? Invisible braces are the clear and simple choice. No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort – every reason to smile.

With ClearCorrect, Dr. Perlstein can straighten your teeth with a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves the teeth just a little bit at a time until you eventually get straight teeth. The aligners are virtually undetectable, which means no one will know you are straightening your teeth.

If you would like to learn more about ClearCorrect or Invisalign and how it works, please visit their website at www.ClearCorrect.com or www.Invisalign.com

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Composite Bonding

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

Composite 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.
  • Composite 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.

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

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