Highland Family Dentistry

Cosmetic Services

Tooth Color Fillings (composite/bonding)

Tooth color fillings can restore the natural appearance of your tooth. The preparation of the tooth is limited to removing just the decayed part of the tooth which means less removal of healthy tooth structure. This process is more conservative than the silver (amalgam) filling. The tooth color filling material is strong, durable, and can protect your teeth from cracking as they share similar physical properties as the natural tooth. We use the best bonding and filling materials. The doctor also uses correct techniques that greatly prolong the life of your filling, eliminate sensitivity, and prevent leakage and discoloration around the fillings.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are thin shells made of strong and durable porcelain that are bonded over the front part of the teeth. In general, Veneers can be used to restore worn, chipped, discolored, or misaligned teeth and can also be used to close spaces or gaps.

Inlays and Onlays

nlays and Onlays can be used instead of fillings when the remaining part of the tooth is weak, brittle, or too thin to contain a regular filling due to wide and deep decay. Inlays fit into the space remaining after the decay or an old filling is removed. Porcelain or Gold inlays bind onto the tooth and increase the overall strength of the tooth.

An onlay covers most or the entire chewing surface of the tooth and strengthens it to prevent a fracture from occuring. The porcelain onlay is a more conservative option than a crown. It covers only those parts of the tooth that are weak.

Cosmetic Contouring & Reshaping

This is a relatively simple procedure that can correct crooked, chipped, cracked, and over lapping teeth for cosmetic, physiological, or functional purposes. It requires no shots or anesthesia.This procedure makes the teeth look more aligned. Although it is limited to simple cases, the results can be astonishing when combined with bonding.

Endodontic Therapy (Root Canal Treatment)

Treatment option used to save a badly decayed or infected tooth from an extraction. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and infected or dead tissue is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed to prepare it to get a final restoration.

We’re proud to do most of the root canal treatment cases in our office with great success using the most recent techniques with use of quality materials and filling system.

Removable Dental Prosthesis (Dentures or Partial Dentures)

Dentures are removable prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, supported by surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity. Conventional dentures are removable; however there are many different denture designs and materials. Dentures or partials may be supported by dental implants to help improve retention, and be able to be clipped to existing teeth. The best labs are used to fabricate light, metal free, comfortable and natural looking dentures.

Bravo Whitening System – Take Home

Great fast results take approximately 1 week to get brilliant white teeth. Keep your custom fit whitening tray and keep up the bright color for ever!

Zoom is one of the best teeth whitening treatment that you can receive

 

When you visit our dental office for Zoom teeth whitening, you can be confident that your smile will be whitened by eight shades or more. This is the most dependable way to improve the appearance of your smile without undergoing major dental work. In fact, we can complete this procedure on your lunch break; so everyone has time for a whiter smile. If you try a solution at home, it could take weeks for the process to be complete, and your teeth still will not be as white.

How Zoom teeth whitening works

 

When you visit our family dentist office, we will meet with you and examine your teeth and gums to determine if they are healthy enough for a cosmetic treatment. If you have gum disease, cavities, or an infection, we want to treat this first so that you are in good oral health and to prevent you from experiencing any unnecessary sensitivity. Once cleared for the procedure, these are the steps that we will take:

  • Clean and polish your teeth to ensure that the whitening gel is being placed on clean teeth, rather than plaque buildup
  • Protect your lips with a special lip cream to avoid irritation
  • Place a retractor in your mouth to help pull back the lips and expose the teeth
  • Next, you will bite down and rest your tongue on a cup that was placed in your mouth with the retractor
  • We will use a shade guide so that you can determine how white you want your teeth to be
  • After taking a photo of your teeth, we will place gauze inside of your mouth and a bib around your face, while giving you protective eyewear to use. This step can take a few minutes to ensure that the only area exposed to the whitening solution is your teeth
  • Next, we will place a protective solution on your gums
  • A protective solution is applied to your teeth and then the whitening gel is evenly brushed on

As a Zoom whitening dentist, we will shine a special laser light on your teeth to activate the whitening solution. This can usually take about fifteen-minutes so that we can examine your teeth throughout the process, reapply the whitening solution, and wipe away any access to ensure that your gums are not irritated. This is repeated until we are confident that your teeth are as bright and as white as you wanted them to be. A benefit of checking your teeth every fifteen minutes is that it gives us control over how white your teeth become. There is no such thing as a perfect smile or the right shade of white – only what you find attractive and beautiful. With that in mind, we do our best to ensure that the final shade of your teeth is one that you are pleased with.

Once the process has been completed, we will wipe away any remaining whitening gel, remove the gauze and protective barrier then rinse your mouth. We can also apply a finishing product and will take a picture so that you can compare your teeth before and after the Zoom whitening treatment has been completed. The entire procedure can be completed during your lunch break so that you can have a gorgeous smile right away.

Lafayette Tooth Whitening

 

Zoom is better than whitening strips or over the counter treatments you can buy in the store.

At Highland Family Dentistry, we recommend whitening your teeth with the Zoom teeth whitening solution because your teeth will become whiter faster than if you try a kit at home. We will also ensure that your teeth are healthy and prevent any unnecessary sensitivity. This is a significant benefit of whitening your teeth under the supervision of a dentist. If you whiten them at home, you risk overexposure to the whitening solution and your teeth becoming sensitive as a result. Simultaneously, most over the counter solutions like whitening strips, trays, or toothpastes will only remove the surface stains on your teeth. Most of the staining and yellow comes from under the enamel so you need a whitening solution that will penetrate it. Our Zoom solution penetrates the enamel and begins the process of oxidization so that the molecules inside of your teeth reflect less light and appear colorless. This is what produces dramatic results. Most people that whiten their teeth at home see improvements but not to the degree that makes a significant impact. This is mostly due to the quality of the solution that is used while in some cases, like with whitening toothpaste, it is also because the solution is not on the teeth long enough.

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