Are you looking for a Cosmetic Dentist in the Willow Grove, Elkins Park and the surrounding areas?
Our team can help you achieve the gorgeous smile you've always wanted. That's what we do best.
Many people who value and take pride in their appearance have experienced the difference our Smile Designs have made in their lives. Our Smile Designs give many patients the appearance that they are 10 years younger -- prompting the frequently heard comment, "I only wish I'd done it sooner!"
There are many cosmetic dentistry services ranging from full mouth reconstruction to Whitening that we offer which will help you achieve a beautiful smile. Below are just a few of the more popular cosmetic dentistry services we provide:
Crowns or bridges
CEREC- One Visit
No Messy Impressions.
One Easy Appointment.
CEREC is an advanced dental technology that is utilized for the restoration of decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth. CEREC can create full crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. The CEREC machine crafts a restoration in a matter of minutes. CEREC restorations are made of compressed porcelain. It is for this reason that they are stronger than laboratory restorations, which are layered porcelain. The most beneficial feature of receiving a CEREC restoration is that it is accomplished in one visit. In addition to the benefit of a one visit restoration, there is no uncomfortable impression material to bite on or temporary to wear.
The procedure for placement of a CEREC restoration is very simple. The first step is to remove all decay from the tooth. The doctor will then shape the tooth in preparation to take a digital picture. The tooth is then sprayed with a very fine powder. This allows the digital camera to take an acceptable image. Once this image is captured, the tooth will appear on a computer screen in 3D. This will allow the doctor to design the restoration right in front of you. Once the design is completed, the CEREC will mill the restoration. This step takes approximately 15 minutes. You can actually watch this process if you would like. When the restoration is finished milling, the doctor will place the restoration. The entire process should take just over an hour.
Teeth that are chipped, cracked, or worn can be perfectly restored with ultra-thin, specially made laminates or veneers. Either option can close gaps or disguise discolored teeth that do not respond well to whitening procedures. Long-lasting porcelain or composite veneers are ultra-thin, specially made laminates that are bonded to the teeth. Veneers are stronger and have a longer life than bonding, but the process requires more time.
There are different ways to whiten your teeth.
1. Over the counter whitening products such as Whitening toothpaste, White strips, gel. all can be found in the local pharmacy. They are usually good for minor teeth whitening, and maintaining a lighter shade.
2. Professional/ dental products- Our office uses the most up to date, advanced whitening products:
Take home whitening- The take home products involve a fabrication of a custom made trays for your teeth. We then give you Tubes with a strong Hydrogen Peroxide, or Carbamide peroxide to use at home. We recommend to use the trays after dinner, one hour a day for a 2 weeks treatment. Most people see tremendous improvement in their whitening shade after two weeks. To keep the light shade of your teeth we also recommend to have a touchup session (1 hour) once a month.
In-office Whitening- The in office treatment is a two hours treatment which involve the creation of a custom made trays as in the Take Home Whitening, and also an hour of intense whitening treatment in the office under a supervision involving isolation of your teeth, application of Whitening products, and using LED light to activate the Gel. . Most people see tremendous improvement in their whitening shade after two hours. To keep the light shade of your teeth we also recommend to have a touchup session (1 hour) once a month.