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Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front side of your teeth.

Veneers are made from composite resins, acrylic material, or porcelain.

Placing veneers is often an irreversible process because a small amount of enamel is usually removed to accommodate the thickness of the veneer.

An anesthetic may be required, depending upon the way the tooth is being prepared. The procedure requires just a few appointments.

Like any restoration, it is possible over time the veneer to wear or chip off. In these cases, a new veneer may be required in the future.


Teeth Whitening

How white is your child’s teeth?

Actually, no one has “white” teeth. Some are naturally yellow-white, while others are grey-white with a variety of shades in both groups. But none are white-white.

What teeth whitening does is eliminate stains caused by food, drink, tobacco, etc. It also changes, in moderate degrees, the natural color of your teeth. They will not become white-white, but they will definitely be cleaner looking accompanied by a natural brightness.

So, how much cleaner and brighter looking will your teeth be after you complete this treatment? You can reasonably expect a two- or three- shade change. The end result will depend on the structure of your teeth and the type of stain.

If you suffer from tetracycline, fever-induced or mineral stains, your treatment time most probably be extended. These types of stains are very difficult to eliminate completely, but this procedure can lessen the severity of such stain. With determination and practice, you will experience a significant change.

Typically, it takes anywhere from 2 to 5 years after treatment before your teeth return to the condition they were prior to the treatment. How you take care of your teeth has a lot to do with this particular longevity issue.


Dental Implants

Tooth loss can have a far-reaching effect on your dental health and personal appearance. When you lose one or more teeth, your remaining teeth can drift out of position. This can lead to a change in the bite, the loss of additional teeth, decay, and gum disease.

Dental implants can be an effective method to replace one tooth or several teeth. Each implant consists of a metal anchor that is inserted into the jawbone, and a protruding post, which is outfitted with an artificial tooth.

Implants can also support a bridge, replace a partial denture, or secure a fixed denture. The process requires surgery and may take up to a year to complete.

See Dental Implant Procedure

Endodontics or Root Canal

If your tooth’s nerve chamber becomes infected by decay, then a root canal treatment may be the only way to save your tooth.

Inside your tooth’s hard outer shell is a nourishing pulp of blood and lymphatic vessels, and nerves. Deep tooth decay or injury can damage these nerves and vessels.

In a root canal or endodontic treatment, the infected pulp is cleaned out and the damage is repaired.

Bridges & Crowns

When a tooth is fractured, has a large or old fillings, or is severely damaged by decay, we will recommend a crown or a cap be fitted.

Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. They come in many types, including full porcelain crown, porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, and all-metal crown.

Fitting a crown will require at least two office visits.

See Dental Crown Procedure


Periodontics is the dental treatment of periodontal or gum diseases.

Your teeth are supported by gum tissue (or gingiva), connective fibers called the periodontal ligament that anchors the tooth root into its socket, and bone.

With proper gum care, these tissues can help you keep your smile for a lifetime.

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