Cosmetic bonding is the process of filling or restoring teeth with a tooth-colored material in order to maintain a natural appearance.
Our office uses semi-custom fit trays as the perfect option for young patients who are looking for convenient, ready-to-go whitening. A professional whitening gel delivered in prefilled, disposable trays, that feature an enhanced fit tray and can deliver dramatic results in as little as 15 minutes per day. This bleaching material warms with the temperature of the body so that it comfortably molds and adapts to any patient’s smile for an even more effective and enjoyable whitening experience. With no impressions, models, or lab time required, this is the professional alternative to less-effective over-the-counter options and is an excellent introduction to whitening as well as a perfect follow-up to in-office whitening.
Spots on teeth can result from a number of causes including accident, trauma, developmental abnormalities, braces, tooth decay, or medications. Removing these stains can be difficult and teeth whitening or bleaching may not be effective.
Microabrasion is a quick and painless solution for removing yellow, white, or brown spots, stains, and discolorations on the teeth. This procedure uses hydrochloric acid and pumice to gently remove thin layers of tooth enamel, removing the stains.
Before the procedure begins, the teeth being treated are isolated with a rubber dam to protect the gums from the acid and pumice materials. The microabrasion materials are then gently rubbed onto the surface of the tooth using a very slow speed rubber cup. After a few layers of enamel are removed, the mixture is rinsed from the teeth and the results evaluated. This process may be performed repeatedly until the desired results are achieved.
After the procedure is completed, the teeth are bathed in a fluoride treatment to remove post-operative sensitivity and the rubber dam is removed. The procedure usually takes less than an hour and is permanent. Only micro layers of enamel are removed so it is very safe.