While tooth whitening products are available for home use, the whitening services we offer have several advantages. For one thing, our bleaching materials are stronger, so it doesn’t take as long to brighten your teeth. We also use light and heat to speed up the process even further. We can boost the brightness of your teeth by 3 to 8 shades, but that will require several 30 to 60-minute appointments. However, we also offer techniques that allow us to get the entire process done in one 2-hour visit.
Fillings are used to restore teeth that have suffered damage, such as cavities and tooth decay. In addition to preventing further decay, they also restore the tooth’s natural appearance and functionality. Composite fillings typically consist of powdered glass and acrylic resin. We offer them for both front and back teeth, and since they designed to endure pressure from frequent chewing, they are very durable and resistant to fracture.
Cosmetic contouring, also known as enameloplasty or tooth reshaping, is used to correct minor dental problems such as slightly misshapen teeth. The process is fairly simple and doesn’t take more than half an hour. We use lasers and drills to carefully take off some of the enamel, altering its length or shape. After we form them into the desired shape, Dr. Raptou will polish them to improve their appearance.
Dental veneers are very thin shells made of tooth-colored porcelain or a composite. Cement is used to attach the veneers to the surfaces of your teeth to fix problems like cracks, chips, uneven spacing, worn tooth enamel, and discoloration. Not only do veneers improve smiles by realigning and reshaping teeth, but they also boast durability and protection that can prevent any need for later treatments. We also offer veneers that don’t need any alterations to the teeth under which they are placed.
Composite bonding is a treatment named after the tooth-colored composite resin which bonds to the tooth to which it’s applied to repair missing pieces, fractures, stains, and decay. The resin is shaped and polished until it resembles the surrounding teeth. We typically use this method to enhance the appearance of discolored or damaged teeth, but we also employ it to lengthen and reshape teeth, close gaps, and protect tooth roots if gums are receding.
Ceramic crowns are prosthetic devices that are attached with dental adhesive to a dental implant or damaged tooth to augment its shape and appearance. An all-ceramic dental crown is a crown that consists entirely of a glass-like substance like porcelain. We also use compounds for crowns that use a variety of other materials. Regardless of the material used, the crowns look so much like natural teeth that onlookers can’t tell the difference.
For more information, please contact our office at (614) 427-0449.