Cosmetic Dentist in Turlock, CA
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.
We offer a wide variety of cosmetic options. Some of these options are whitening, smile design, recontouring of the shape of the teeth, veneers, bonding, and metal free all ceramic/porcelain crowns and bridges.
WHITENING - including Sinsational Smile
A beautiful smile is an important asset. Not only do white teeth enhance your smile, but they make you feel more confident about your appearance. There are multiple options whitening options on the market, but our office has researched and offers the most effective and patient friendly options only for you.
Sinsational Smile is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It's safe effective and fast, very fast. In just 20 minutes, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. The convenience of Sinsational Smile in comparison to days of using strips or wearing trays makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual. The Sinsational Smile whitening procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to mold a customizable and biodegradable silicone mouth piece. The whitening gel contains a proprietary catalyst which when combined with LED light, activates the whitening gel to work at a faster rate, resulting in a brighter smile and whiter teeth in less time. Teeth typically become at least two to five shades whiter, sometimes more and best of all, in just 20 minutes. Once the procedure is complete, you will take the customized biodegradable silicone mold home with you along self applicator which contains touch up whitening solution to touch up as needed, decreasing the need for future in office whitening procedures.
The at Home Tray Method involves having impressions taken from which laboratory fabricated custom vinyl trays. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for about 1-2 hours, or overnight. The entire process takes 3-4 weeks of daily use. Three different strengths of gel may be used, however the higher the strength the greater the likelihood of reactions or tooth sensitivity. The tray method is recommended for badly stained teeth, such as tetracycline staining, and it may take several months of use to see significant color improvement. For maintenance of whitened teeth the trays should be used every several months.
The end results whether using the at Home Tray Method or the Sinsational Smile is the same. The difference is in cost and length of bleaching time. Ask us to help you determine which is best for you.
Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.
The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding.
The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetic.
The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.