I'm Interested in changing my smile. What are my options?
Several different options are available to change the shape of teeth, make teeth look longer, close spaces between teeth and repair chipped or cracked teeth. Among the options are bonding, crowns, veneers, re-contouring, and Invisalign(R).
- BONDING - A procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied to the tooth surface and hardened with a special light, which ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth.
- CROWNS - Tooth-shaped "caps" that are placed over teeth. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
- VENEERS - Also sometimes called porcelain veneers, or dental porcelain laminates are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials that are designed to cover the front surface of teeth. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth.
- RE-CONTOURING - Reshaping of the teeth (also called odontoplasty, enameloplasty, stripping, or slenderizing) is a procedure in which small amounts of tooth enamel are removed to change a tooth's length, shape or surface.
- INVISALIGN® - A clear form of traditional braces, which consist of a series of removable aligners that are changed approximately every two weeks. While every case is unique to each patient, treatment typically takes approximately a year for adults.
Each patients treatment may differ with regard to cost and the number of appointments necessary to complete the procedure. You and the dentist will discuss the best cosmetic approach for achieving a healthy and beautiful smile. After your specific treatment plan has been determined, our financial coordinator will review the investment of your new smile.