Today's teeth whitening treatments are so easy, convenient and affordable that they've become a regular part of everyone's beauty routine. If you haven't tried one yet, you'll be happy to know that you have plenty of choices. For the fastest, most dramatic results, consider laser teeth whitening. Laser teeth whitening treatments take just an hour and can whiten teeth up to 10 shades. If you're the do-it-yourself type, an at-home teeth whitening kit might be right for you. These professional grade teeth whitening kits produce excellent results over a longer period of time. They can be purchased from your dentist or over-the-counter, but for best results, it's recommended that you always consult with a dentist before trying any over-the-counter teeth whitening system.
Nite White Whitening
Teeth whitening is by far the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. One option for whitening your teeth is a product called Nite White® from Discus Dental®. Nite White offers a long line of gentle, effective teeth whitening products for use at home.
As with any professional teeth whitening product, Dr. O'Leary will first ensure that your teeth are healthy and free of cavities before you begin to use Nite White. Dr. O'Leary will make a custom fit appliance for you to wear while you sleep in tandem the with Nite White product.
How Will It Whiten?
Nite White's active ingredient is carbamide peroxide; this ingredient breaks down into hydrogen peroxide. This allows oxygen to enter the enamel and dentin (hard tissue of the tooth) to loosen tooth stains. The other active ingredient is ACP. Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (ACP) is a proven technology that "rebuilds enamel and aides in the prevention of dental caries."
Nite White is available in several formulas. Many people who use teeth whitening will complain about some temporary tooth sensitivity. Answering this need, Nite White is available in three different strengths.
Nite White is a great option for people with all different types of sensitivity, tooth staining and even taste preference. It can be an amazing tool to capture that dazzling smile you desire.
Years ago, smile makeovers involved multiple dental treatments over a period of several months. That's no longer the case, thanks to porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are ultra thin shells made of translucent porcelain that can be bonded to your teeth for cosmetic purposes. Extremely versatile and durable, porcelain veneers are an excellent option whether you want a total smile makeover or need to cover a chipped tooth, mask a cracked tooth, or close gaps between your teeth. They require little to no prepping and can often be applied in just one dental visit!
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Cosmetic dental bonding is a versatile and affordable way to improve the appearance of chipped teeth, stained teeth and gapped teeth. As one of the most conservative cosmetic dentistry treatments around, cosmetic dental bonding requires little to no prepping and preserves most of the natural tooth structure. And it's fast, too! Dental bonding usually takes just one visit to complete.
During a dental bonding procedure, Dr. O'Leary applies a tooth-colored resin to your tooth and then uses a special light to harden or "bond" the material to the tooth. It may seem simple, but the ability to bond restorative materials to enamel has, in fact, revolutionized our ability to prevent and prepare cavities, as well as improve the overall appearance of your smile.
The dental bonding process is a simple procedure that takes a dentist about 30-60 minutes per tooth to complete. The process is usually painless and is often performed without local anesthesia or sedation dentistry, unless the bonding is being used for a tooth filling.
Cosmetic Dental Implants Restoration
It's almost impossible to feel confident when you smile if you're missing teeth. Cosmetic dental implants can change that. With cosmetic dental implants, you get the best in function and aesthetics. Cosmetic dental implants are securely anchored in the jaw bone for maximum comfort and durability. The replacement tooth, or dental crown, is made of tooth-colored porcelain so that your cosmetic dental implants look, feel and function just like your real teeth!
Simpli5 Clear Aligners
If you feel like braces are too unsightly, or you find yourself wincing at the idea of a mouth of metal, don't worry, our practice offers Simpli5 Clear Alginers. Simpli5 Clear Alginers are a tooth straightening system that is clear, effective, and much lower maintenance than traditional braces. If you need a teeth-straightening solution that's not going to get in the way of your lifestyle, call our office and we can discuss treatment options using Simpli5 Clear Alginers.
Tired of masking your smile because you don't like the way your teeth look? A smile makeover can be a big boost to your confidence and self-esteem. With a total smile makeover, chipped teeth, cracked teeth, gapped teeth, crooked teeth, stained teeth and gapped teeth can be completely transformed into the smile of your dreams. This is done through a combination of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments, including white fillings, cosmetic dental bonding, porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental crowns, dental braces, dental bridges and dental implants.