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 Invisalign, whitening, smile design, recontouring of the shape of the teeth, veneers, bonding, and all ceramic/porcelain crowns.
If you have mild to moderate crowding of your teeth, Invisalign may be for you! Invisalign uses very thin, clear plastic trays instead of traditional metal braces for straightening teeth. Call us today for more information!
Teeth whitening is offered in our office in two types:
The 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 the gel are worn for about an hour. The entire process takes 2-3 weeks of daily use, depending on the severity of the stain. Different strengths of the 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 about once every six months.
Whitening strips are a one size fits all pieces of light plastic with the whitening gel already on them. They are placed over the upper and lower teeth, and worn for about an hour per day, depending on the strength of the gel. The process can take several weeks, depending on the severity of the stain.
It takes two appointments to restore a tooth with a crown. In the first any decay is removed from the tooth and it is shaped to accept the crown. Then an impression is made of the tooth for use in fabricating a crown. Between the two visits the crown is made, usually of high-strength porcelain over gold alloy, all ceramic material, or gold. During this time a temporary crown is worn. In the second visit this temporary is removed. Then the permanent crown is adjusted as needed and then cemented in place.
Salisbury, MD 21804