It is known that a smile can make a lasting first impression. Did you know that you can look older or younger, just by the appearance of your teeth? It is true, depending on the shape, color, size, and length of your teeth, you can look old or young.
Younger looking teeth are whiter, longer, and slightly rounder at the corners. Older teeth have the appearance of worn down, shorter, and are discolored. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. Any of these can be changed to give a stunning, more youthful look not only to the mouth, but also to your overall appearance.
So why not take 5 to 10 years off your face with cosmetic dentistry?
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 all ceramic/porcelain crowns.
WHITENING - INCLUDING ZOOM:
For a whiter, younger looking smile, our office offers two methods: Zoom! and take home tray whitening.
Zoom! is a revolutionary tooth whitening treatment. It's safe effective and fast, very 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 treatment is simple and teeth typically become at least three to five shades whiter, sometimes more. You'll be amazed with the results.
TAKE HOME WHITENING
The take home tray method involves having impressions taken from which laboratory fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for about 30 minutes to an hour. The entire process takes 2-4 weeks of daily use depending on the severity of the discoloration. For maintenance of whitened teeth the trays should be used every several months.
The end results whether using take home trays or Zoom! will be a brighter, whiter smile.
Veneers are a dental treatment 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 treatment 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.
Now we can design a smile that is perfect for you, and you alone. It is amazingly easy to preview a smile that will help you look and feel better about yourself. Call to find out how!
Our office is Invisalign certified and we have been providing our patients with a straighter and more beautiful smile. Having a confident smile can change everything. And the best thing about invisalign is that most people will not even know you are going through treatment.
We also offer complimentary take home whitening at the end of your invisalign treatment as a bonus. Please call our office for a consultation to see if you are a candidate for invisalign!
1416 Professional Drive, Ste 201 Petaluma, CA 94954 Phone: (707) 763-2682