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Porcelain Veneers are a step forward in cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are thin, durable “shells” of porcelain that are bonded to the surface of your teeth, enabling you to change the color, shape, and alignment of your teeth. Placing veneers is a more conservative procedure than crowns. Because they are made of porcelain, they are very strong and resist staining and chipping.
Porcelain Veneers are a cosmetic treatment for:
- Spaces or Gaps
- Broken or Chipped Teeth
- Stained or Discolored Teeth
- Crooked Teeth
Tooth Colored Fillings
Filling materials have undergone continual improvements in durability, aesthetics and material handling. They mimic the natural appearance of tooth structure and may also be used cosmetically to change the size, color and shape of teeth. This quality is particularly useful in closing gaps between teeth, repairing chipped teeth and making teeth straighter or even.
Should you get your mercury fillings removed?
The answer to this question will be different for each person. We only recommend removing mercury amalgam fillings that are damaged or broken. Although there is no scientific evidence that replacing them will improve your health, many patients are eager to have the material removed from their mouths for health reasons anyway, or for aesthetic reason.
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Porcelain (All-Ceramic) Crowns are an improved type of crown that appears natural and are an aesthetically pleasing alternative for front teeth. Since they do not have a metal substructure, they don’t leave you with a black shadow at the gum line. Another advantage is that Porcelain Crowns are bonded to the tooth for added strength and longevity.
Porcelain Crowns are a treatment for:
- Large Cavity
- Broken/Chipped/Fractured Tooth
- Tooth that has had a Root Canal
- Large, Weak Filling on Tooth
- Failing Existing Crown
- Cosmetic Improvement
You may be noticing that your teeth aren’t as white as they used to be. Over time, teeth commonly begin to turn a shade of yellow. This can be due to factors like smoking, diet, coffee, tea, sodas, wine, and even blueberries or blackberries. Dr. Paris can help you have a gorgeous smile with a simple step.
Custom Whitening Trays
We have found that the most effective whitening is with a home bleaching kit using professionally made custom-fitted bleaching trays. The whitening is often more even looking and creates less sensitivity than other whitening products. Most patients get to their desired shade in about two weeks. Sometimes it takes three to four weeks.
It is important to note that fillings, crowns, or other restorations will not whiten with your teeth. If you have existing restorations on your front teeth, you may choose to replace them to match your new, whiter teeth. If you plan to have any fillings, crowns, or other restorations on your front teeth, it is a good idea to whiten to your ideal shade before having the restoration done. This way, we can match the restoration to your white teeth!