Our goal is for every patient to enjoy good dental health. Once we correct any pre-existing oral problems, we can begin a program of cosmetic enhancement. A small cosmetic change can make a dramatic difference in someone’s smile. Bonding and whitening, veneers and invisible braces are safe, easy and affordable. We want you to look as good as you feel, and be happy and self-confident every time you smile.
One of the reasons we can create fresh and youthful smiles is our state-of-the-art dental technologies:
Porcelain Veneers–a thin, semi-transparant shell is permanently bonded to a discolored or misshapen tooth for a cosmetically superior look that feels as natural as your own teeth.
Bonding–a special mixture of glass, silica, quartz and plastic is perfect for filling in tooth gaps. It is a process where we apply an enamel-like composite plastic to the tooth, then expose it to a special light that bonds the plastic to the tooth. One of the advantages of bonding is that we can leave most of your natural tooth intact, and there is very little drilling required. We can change the shape, size, even the color of a tooth. Bonding can also repair a chipped tooth. And most bonding treatments can be done in one appointment.
White Fillings–resin and finely ground glasslike particles are durable and are more natural looking.
CEREC®–Unlike typical restorations, which require you to wear a temporary crown and return for a second appointment, CEREC® restorations are created the same day, right in our practice. Color matched, metal free and highly durable, CEREC® delivers the result you need in a single appointment, whether you need a full crown, a simple filling or veneers.
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Inlays and Onlays
Another technique for brightening the entire mouth is the placement of tooth-colored inlays or onlays where metal fillings were once the material of choice. Especially in the molars at that back of the mouth, cavities and broken teeth are beveled to receive natural-colored materials. These materials are almost invisible to the eye. Most importantly, the tooth becomes strong and whole again.
Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
In light of other cosmetic procedures, the placement of new porcelain is amazing. In fact, the days of ponderous crowns and heavy bridges with metal bases peering through are gone. New porcelain restorations are lighter and much more advanced, with a translucence that’s wonderfully natural. No wonder they play an important role in cosmetic dentistry today. And with Abbett and Associates’ CEREC® technology, same day crowns can be provided to you in a single appointment.
Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. We have a wide range of whitening options that include both in office and at home alternatives.
Because having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea or wine.
In Office–Light Activated Gel
In office tooth whitening is the surest, safest way of creating a smile that’s guaranteed to get noticed. To effectively brighten discolored enamel, you’ll need professional tooth whitening in the dentist’s office, under a dentist’s supervision. We use a special whitening gel that is light activated, and the appointment takes less than an hour. While results vary from person to person, your smile will be noticeably brighter after the procedure. Periodic tooth whitening checkups will keep your smile sparkling white.
Veneers are ultra-thin and very light, bonded to just the front of the tooth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. By removing a tiny amount of enamel and placing veneers, less-than-perfect teeth become better contoured, straighter and more translucent. If your smile has a minor defect, and you would like it corrected without major procedures, veneers just might be for you.
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