Cosmetic Dentistry

Composite Resin Fillings (White tooth colored fillings)

Tooth-colored restorative material composed of plastic with small glass or ceramic particles, usually “cured” or hardened with filtered light or chemical catalyst. Resin is a great cosmetic alternative to silver amalgam fillings. Typically, composite fillings are used for chipped teeth, closing space between two teeth, cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth. Most are durable and will last you many years, but they are not permanent and may need to be replaced in the future. No dental restoration is permanent due to the difficult environment of the mouth and the every day wear and tear all restorations take.

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Porcelain Veneers

A thin, custom-made shell of tooth-colored plastic or porcelain that are bonded directly to the front side of natural teeth to improve their appearance — for example, to replace lost tooth structure, close spaces, straighten teeth, or change color and/or shape. Like other dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may need to be replaced in the future, but are very durable and will last you many years. Many people choose veneers for cosmetic reasons to have uniform white teeth. They are also used in cases of crooked, misshapen, discolored or stained teeth, or for those that are too small or large with unwanted or uneven spaces or to cover worn or chipped teeth. Not every patient is a candidate for veneers and some preparation of the teeth is needed to achieve optimum results. Please consult your dentist to see if you are a candidate for veneers.

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Bleaching

Tooth Bleaching and Whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment which is used to change the color of natural tooth enamel to enhance the aesthetic look of teeth. In-office bleaching is a chemical or laser treatment for your natural teeth that uses peroxide to produce the whitening effect. There are many types of bleaching options available, including at-home whitening kits and in-office options. To find the best option for you, please visit with your dentist. This is not a permanent procedure and may need touch-ups especially if you drink coffee, tea, or are a smoker.

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Invisalign

Invisalign is an alternative to conventional braces; however, it is tooth movement.

Invisalign is the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life.

Invisalign was designed with leading orthodontists and is FDA cleared.

Invisalign has the experience of over 1,000,000 patients worldwide, and has a 96% patient satisfaction rating. Also, 9 out of 10 patients would recommend Invisalign to their friends and family.

In today’s busy and aesthetically-conscious world, many patients prefer Invisalign’s clear and removable orthodontic solution to traditional brackets and wires. There are a number of other clear aligners out there; however, none have the product experience, efficacy and customization of Invisalign.

According to Invisalign’s website, www.Invisalign.com, your Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place. And since your Invisalign system is custom-made for your teeth and your teeth only, with a plan devised by you and your dentist or orthodontist, you know you will end up with a smile that truly fits.

Call your local Family 1st Dental office to inquire about Invisalign and see if it is right for you!

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