Improving your smile through cosmetic dentistry is an art which can enhance your entire appearance as well as boost your confidence. We can brighten, straighten and shape your smile to help give you the appearance you’ve always dreamed of. See our full range of cosmetic services below.
Whether you are into coffee, tea, or red wine, you’ve had plenty of options to tarnish the hue of your smile. But don't worry - we can help you brighten those pearly yellows.
Before you decide to get your teeth whitened, you may want to consult with us first. Whiteners will not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellow-ish hued teeth will usually bleach well, brown-ish colored teeth may bleach less well, and gray-ish hued teeth may not bleach well at all. Likewise, bleaching may not enhance your smile if you have had bonding or tooth-colored fillings placed in your front teeth. The whitener will not affect the color of these materials, and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. In these cases, you may want to investigate other options, like porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
If you are a candidate for bleaching, we may suggest a procedure that can be done right here in the office. This procedure is called chairside bleaching and may require more than one office visit. Each visit may take from 30 minutes to one hour.
During chair-side bleaching, the dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect the oral soft tissues. A bleaching agent is then applied to the teeth, and a special light may be used to enhance the action of the agent.
There’s not much we can do for gaps in your toes or gaps in your vocabulary, but gaps in your teeth can be handled with ease at Carroll Dental Clinic. Veneers take care of gaps and much more, including stains, crooked teeth or poorly shaped teeth. Whether you were born with some teeth out of place or they shifted as result of an injury, we are masters in veneers that can help you reclaim your beautiful smile.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials that cover the front side of your teeth. They’re made by a dental technician, usually in a dental lab, working from a model provided by your dentist.
You should know that this is usually an irreversible process, because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell.
Your dentist may recommend that you avoid some foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your veneers such as coffee, tea or red wine. Sometimes a veneer might chip or fracture. But for many people the results are more than worth it. If you have any questions about veneers, please give us a call today.
If you are not confident to show off your smile because of a variety of issues, including crooked, discolored, or worn down teeth, a total smile makeover may be just what you need to completely transform your smile and your confidence.
A smile makeover may consist of various services including dental implants, porcelain veneers, crowns and bridges, and possibly a form of braces, whether they are traditional or the new invisible variety. The process may take a number of visits to complete, and it all starts with a consultation. Here, we'll talk about the results you expect from your smile makeover and the wide range of options that are available to you.
After your smile's structure is in line with your desires, you may be like many of our patients and continue on to have whitening services completed. Once all stages are complete, you won't believe how much more confidence you have… and how much more you will be smiling.
We love to bond with our patients, and sometimes we like to bond their teeth! Bonding is a tooth colored filling material that is extremely versatile. At first, bonding was only used to fill cavities in front teeth. However, the science of dentistry has merged with the cosmetic arts to turn bonding into a makeover miracle. The composite is carefully sculpted over your teeth's imperfections and activated with a high-intensity light to cure the material.
Requiring a single office visit, bonding lasts several years. When teeth are chipped or slightly decayed, bonded composite resins may be the material of choice. Bonding also is used as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities. Additionally, it can be used to close spaces between teeth or cover the entire outside surface of a tooth to change its color and shape.
Bonding is considered an inexpensive alternative to veneers. However, bonding is more susceptible to staining or chipping than other forms of restoration and this lower initial cost is offset by the fact that over several years the bondings will need to be refreshed or replaced, as they age naturally, making their alternative, porcelain veneers, somewhat more economical over a long period of time.