Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer a wide variety of cosmetic options. Some of these options are whitening, smile design, recontouring of the shape of the teeth, veneers, bonding, and all ceramic/porcelain crowns.

Whitening

Keeping our teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking and other foods that have can stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster.
Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color if you would like. At Primary Dental, we utilize a tray whitening system. This system is completed in two steps:

  1. We make an impression of your teeth to craft your custom whitening trays for you to use over and over.
  2. You place the whitening gel in the trays and wear them for a short period of time each day, for a few days. This often results in a whiter smile of about 4-8 shades.

Veneers

Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the tooth that is visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect. The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding. The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions are taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetic. The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.

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