Cosmetic Dentistry

DENTAL BONDING

Dental bonding is a highly conservative treatment that many patients can complete without the need for local anesthetic. While straightforward, bonding is a phenomenal way to improve the appearance of the smile, most of the time, treatment can be completed without reducing natural tooth material. This not only creates a very comfortable process but also makes tooth enhancement virtually reversible.









There is a variety of concerns that can be resolved with dental bonding:
  • Minimize sensitivity caused by gum recession
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Worn down teeth that have become shorter or poorly shaped
  • Small gaps
  • Discoloration
  • Cracks and chips
  • Tooth decay

Bonding can achieve significant improvement in the smile. This treatment, however, is not suitable for every situation. During your consultation at Cerés Dental Clinic, you can discover the cosmetic treatment that is best suited to your smile and your expectations.
 

 


TEETH WHITENING



Statistics show that the smile is the first feature that is noticed. Of course, we would all like a smile that is noticed for looking bright and attractive. Unfortunately, nature does not always cooperate. Discoloration and staining are very common dental problems. While routine hygiene and dental care may ward off a bit of staining, there are some aspects of the smile that are beyond your control. For example, you cannot prevent tiny particles of color in foods from settling into the microscopic pores of enamel. This is a natural occurrence at most meals, even if the foods you eat are all natural and healthy. You may not be able to prevent discoloration but, with our help, you can attain the bright smile you want.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth can be safely whitened through the application of a chemical whitening agent that penetrates the pores of enamel. Most professional whitening treatments use either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide. As the peroxide solution sits on teeth, it seeps into pores to break apart deposits of pigment in the dentin, located just beneath enamel.

Exploring the Options

You have most likely seen teeth whitening kits at your local retailer. The options seem endless. Though the commercial home whitening kit looks as easy as placing whitening strips over teeth each day (and it really is that easy), the problem with these inexpensive treatments is that they rarely produce the results consumers seek. Only professional whitening with a powerful gel solution can reach deep stains and lift the color of teeth several shades.

Are You an Ideal Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Most people can safely complete teeth whitening under their dentist's supervision. Learn more about teeth whitening in a consultation with Dr. Sandeep at Cerés Dental. Call (289) 554-2100.
 


VENEERS



The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to recreate the natural characteristics of the smile while perfecting overall proportions, color, and more. Veneers give us the opportunity to address cosmetic concerns in a conservative manner over just a few visits. Perhaps the most important step in the process is the consultation.

Veneers, which are thin sheaths of material bonded to the front of teeth, have become exceedingly popular in recent years. Their popularity does not mean that veneers are right for you. Every smile is different. Dr. Sandeep performs a thorough consultation with each patient as well as an examination of teeth, the jaw, and other structures to ensure the right cosmetic treatment is planned.


Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers look like a very thin sheet of material. Each porcelain veneer is made of several thin layers of high quality ceramic. For the veneer to lie flush against the gums and function optimally, it is necessary to prepare teeth through slight reduction. The amount of enamel removed is typically less than a millimeter.

Another critical aspect to successful veneer treatment is the bond between the tooth and veneer. A strong bond is not only important to the overall esthetic result but also to the overall function of the veneer for biting and chewing. To bond veneers to teeth, we place a light-sensitive resin on the natural tooth structure before situating the veneer into place. The resin is then cured with special light. There are a number of concerns that can be addressed with cosmetic veneers:
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Gaps
  • Discoloration from medication or other factors
  • Shortened teeth
  • Slight turning
  • Poor contours or odd size or shape


Benefits of Veneer Treatment

After completion of treatment, veneered teeth look no different from natural teeth. Unlike natural teeth, however, the high-tech materials from which veneers are made do not stain.

Veneers are very conservative. In the past, improvements may have been made using crowns, which require a more extensive alteration of tooth structure. In our process, the natural tooth looks the same because it is only slightly reduced. You deserve to feel great about your smile.

Contact Cerés Dental Clinic at (289) 554-2100.