Restorative Procedures Can Be Cosmetic, Too
Composite fillings repair the structure of your teeth, but also improve their appearance. Composite materials are tinted to match the color of your teeth so that you can remove your old gray amalgam fillings and no one will notice that you have had dental treatment. Crowns are another restorative procedure but unlike fillings, crowns are used to cover the tooth structure entirely. Crown units can also be fused together to create a bridge, allowing Dr. Ranchod to replace a missing tooth.
Straighter, Brighter Smiles
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Orthodontics and teeth whitening are some of the most popular procedures for transforming the appearance of the teeth. Braces guide your teeth into proper position over the course of several months to several years, giving you a straight, even smile. Teeth whitening, on the other hand, can be accomplished in a single session, achieving a brilliant smile quickly and conveniently. While orthodontics and teeth whitening could not be more different, they both deliver excellent results.
A Beautiful Smile in Less Time
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If you have always wanted a beautiful smile but do not want to undergo restorative procedures or orthodontics, then veneers, Lumineers®, or Snap-on Smile® may be for you. Veneers are shells made of porcelain that permanently cover stained, broken, or uneven teeth. Lumineers® are similar to veneers but are thinner and require no removal of enamel, making them a reversible procedure. Unlike veneers and Lumineers®, which are bonded to your teeth, Snap-on Smile® just snaps into place over your own teeth for a removable, yet dramatic makeover.
A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture that is used to restore decayed teeth. Composites can also be used to improve the aesthetics of a smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping a disfigured tooth.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that fits snugly over the tooth, completely covering it. Crowns mimic the shape, color, strength and appearance of a tooth. Bridges are designed to bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth and is typically comprised of two or more crowns fused together and attached to the surrounding teeth.
Braces work by placing a constant, gentle force upon the teeth in a carefully controlled direction. The braces slowly move the teeth to the correct position. The technology in orthodontic services has greatly improved over the years. Today’s braces are clear or metallic and can be made of a variety of materials such as metal, ceramic, or plastic. The wires that are used are far less noticeable than they used to be and, because the latest materials are used, are able to accomplish teeth straightening far faster and with less discomfort than they previously could.
Teeth whitening by dentists is the safest and most sure way to see immediate results. During the procedure, the whitening agent is applied directly to the teeth. Usually, the whitening agent is used in combination with a special light or laser which speeds up the whitening process.
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure that involves wafer thin shells of tooth colored porcelain designed to be placed over the surface of the teeth, typically the ones that show when you smile. Each custom made shell is bonded to the front of the teeth, which completely changes their appearance, color, shape, size, or length.
Like traditional veneers, Lumineers® are designed to give you a beautiful, natural smile. However, unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers® do not require any shots, drilling, or pain. Most importantly, because little to no enamel is removed from the teeth, Lumineers® are reversible!
Snap-On Smile® is a thin, strong, resin material that snaps on over your actual teeth. It can be removed like any dental appliance, allowing you to easily brush and floss your natural teeth. The patented design allows you to eat and drink without any impingement into the gums and can be made for both upper and lower arches. Since each Snap-On Smile® is designed specifically for individual patients, you can customize your smile makeover with different color shades and various smile designs!