COSMETIC DENTISTRY

COSMETIC DENTISTRY
This can be anything done to correct imperfections in mouth appearance. 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, re-contouring of the shape of the teeth, veneers, bonding, and all ceramic/porcelain crowns.

INVISALIGN
Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible custom-molded aligners, giving results you'll notice sooner than you think. The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, moving your teeth into straighter positions step-by-step, until you have a more beautiful smile. And unlike braces, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat and brush your teeth as usual.

WHITENING-INCLUDING Zoom!
This is a procedure of making teeth whiter, and therefore more attractive. Our office  uses two main methods: Zoom! and passive tray whitening.

Zoom! is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It is safe, effective, and fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of using strips or wearing trays makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual. The Zoom! Whitening procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The clinician then applies ther proprietary Zoom! whitening gel that is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You'll be amazed with the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure. Trays with gel are recommended afterward for maximum whitening and maintenance. For more information, please visit the Phillips Zoom! website: http://www.zoomwhitening.com/en_us/teeth_whitening.

The tray method involves having impressions taken form which laboratory fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A Ccarbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays, and the trays with gel are worn for about 3 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.

VENEERS
Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the visible area of the tooth when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.

The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on teh outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referenced 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 aesthetic.

The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that more tooth structure is preserved, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.

 




 


 

39271 Mission Blvd.
Ste. #200
Fremont, CA 94539
Tel:(510) 792-7707