Our cosmetic dentistry services can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. We offer a variety of services including whitening, veneers and crowns. Expand the menus below to read more.
A white, bright smile can help create a youthful appearance. There are several whitening options available to help you achieve the whitest smile possible. Midwest Dental offices offer several options for whitening:
- In-Office Whitening: If you are a candidate for whitening, your dentist may suggest a procedure that can be done in his or her office. This procedure is called chairside or in-office whitening, and may be completed in as little as one visit. During an in-office whitening procedure, the dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect the oral soft tissues. A whitening agent is then applied to your teeth, and a special light may be used to enhance the action of the agent.
- Custom Whitening Trays: Custom take-home whitening products typically come in a gel which is dispensed into a tray or mouthguard. These trays can be made by your dentist to fit your teeth precisely. Usage may vary depending on the product. Some products are used twice a day for approximately 2 weeks, and others are intended for overnight use for 1-2 weeks.
- Opalescence Go Whitening: Opalescence Go is the professional alternative to over-the-counter whitening options. It’s a simple, fast and great-tasting way to start a whitening treatment or for whitening touch-ups. With prefilled, disposable trays, no impressions or custom trays are necessary. Opalescence Go is ready to use right out of the package!
We recommend that you consult with your dentist to determine which option is best for you. Your dentist may need to perform an exam to determine if your teeth are healthy enough for whitening.
Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic (porcelain) or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia and may be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Composite resin veneers can generally be done in a single appointment. After a small amount of preparation, the dentist will bond and sculpt composite filling material onto the teeth.
Porcelain veneers are created in a dental laboratory from a mold that is taken after the teeth have been prepared. A second appointment is required for placement of the porcelain veneers.
Lumineers are a brand of porcelain veneers that require little to no removal of tooth structure. They require 2-3 dental visits and are a great solution for stained, chipped, discolored, or misaligned teeth.
A crown, sometimes referred to as a cap, covers a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving its appearance. A crown may be recommended to cover and support a tooth with a large filling. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking, or restore one that is already broken.
Snap-On Smile is a non-invasive option for replacing missing teeth or for smile enhancement.