Cosmetic Dentistry

Enjoy a beautiful smile with all the confidence it radiates. Teeth whitening will brighten your smile. Porcelain veneers or crowns can help restore the natural appearance and beauty of damaged teeth. Cosmetic dentistry will help you gain a healthy and winning smile. Some of these cosmetic areas combine with general & family dentistry to enhance your dental health.

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Cosmetic Bonding

Bonding uses a material for both the front and back teeth. The use of this material is an effective solution for restoring decayed teeth and making cosmetic improvements. This material can also be used to change the color or reshape your teeth. Bonding will lighten any stains you may have, close up minor gaps and can be used to correct crooked teeth. Basically, bonding covers any natural flaws.

A thin coating of a plastic material is applied to the front surface of your teeth. After this is done your cosmetic dentist will apply a bonding material and sculpt, color and shape it to provide a pleasing result. A high-intensity light then hardens the plastic, and the surface is finely polished. This process results in a beautiful look.

The bonding generally lasts seven to eleven years.

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers offer a permanent solution to minor dental appearance concerns, such as spaces or gaps in the front teeth. Porcelain veneers are a thin shell of porcelain bonded to the front of your tooth. Dental veneers are a natural-looking way to enhance your smile.

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Tooth-Colored Fillings / Porcelain Onlay

The commonly used materials for small fillings are amalgam and composite. There are advantages and disadvantages to each which will be explained to each individual patient so they can make an informed decision.

Amalgam Fillings versus Tooth-Colored Fillings

Both porcelain and composite materials are bonded directly to the tooth, restoring it to near its original strength and function. Both can be custom colored to precisely match your teeth. The porcelain or resin fillings are extremely natural looking. This can make big a difference in your appearance, especially if the filling is visible when you smile.

So if you’re looking for an attractive and effective option for restoring one or more decayed teeth, be sure to ask us about the latest choices in white filling materials.

A Porcelain Onlay is a stronger, higher standard alternative to a large composite or silver filling. The porcelain onlay is prepared similar to a crown, then bonded directly to the tooth.

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Teeth Whitening

Introduction

Whiter teeth, in about one hour! Yes, it’s that simple. Over the years, yellowing and staining from virtually everything you eat, drink, and inhale diminish the whiteness of your teeth. The exciting news is that issue can almost magically be erased in the time it takes to get a haircut, a manicure or lunch. In fact, our new and improved professional teeth whitening treatment gets teeth an average of 9+ shades whiter! And it’s still just one hour.

Our office uses the excellent teeth whitening product called BriteSmile. Brighten your smile in the safety and science of our Ypsilanti dentist’s office complete with all the comforts of a spa.

We begin with a complimentary consultation to answer all your questions. If you are interested in moving forward with the teeth whitening treatment, a BriteSmile dentist will then examine your teeth and gums to ensure that they’re healthy for whitening at that time. Then, while you relax, listen to your favorite music, or even nap, the special gel and blue light treatment work to whiten teeth to their optimal brightness.

The Steps

  1. Your gums and mouth are protected with isolation materials.
  2. Your “Before” picture is taken.
  3. The BriteSmile teeth whitening gel is professionally applied and activated by a light source.
  4. Three 20-minute applications are done over a one-hour period which completes your teeth whitening procedure.
  5. Your “After” picture is taken.
  6. You rinse. You smile. You say, “WOW!”

This is simply a great way to a whiter, healthier looking smile.

Safe and Sound Procedure

You can feel confident in your decision to have BriteSmile dental professionals whiten your teeth. Clinical testing has proven that the procedure is safe and sound. Safety studies conducted at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey found conclusively that BriteSmile teeth whitening resulted in no structural change in teeth; no adverse impacts on fillings and no softening of tooth enamel. These study results were confirmed by senior researchers at New York University. Additionally, a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association validated the BriteSmile Treatment as safe and effective with lasting results.

The pH balanced gel is not harmful to the gums. Also, since the gel is not ingested, the gel does not carry the many other risks or side-effects of other whitening procedures in the marketplace.

Unlike the “do-it-yourself” at-home teeth whitening options, dentists and dental assistants perform every aspect of the BriteSmile process. Before moving forward with the treatment, a BriteSmile dentist examines your mouth and gums to ensure they are healthy. If any problems are detected, you are referred back to your own family dentist. Additionally, BriteSmile’s teeth whitening gel has a very small amount of hydrogen peroxide gel which further ensures the safety of your teeth and gums.

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Complimentary Comfort Menu

REFRESHMENT MENU

Please let our team know if we may treat you to the following:

  • Bottled Water
  • Juice
  • Coffee
  • Tea – Assortment
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Spiced Apple Cider

ENTERTAINMENT MENU

Enjoy one of the following:

  • A selection of movies
  • Soothing sounds machine
  • Relaxing videos
  • Individual choice of music

COMFORT MENU

The following are available for your comfort:

  • Chair Massage (before or after dental treatment)
  • Hand or foot massage chairside (during dental treatment)
  • Parafin wax hand treatments
  • Massaging/Heated chair pad

FRESHEN-UP MENU

Before and after your appointment, the following items are available to help you freshen-up:

  • Warm moist towels
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Mouth rinse
  • Sugarless Breath Mints (SMINTS)
  • Lens Cleaning Tissue for glasses