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Cosmetic Dentistry

Whitening:  The number one cosmetic procedure in America has become one of the least invasive and most dramatic for many patients. The whitening of patient’s teeth has increased more than 300 percent in the past five years according the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. The traditional method offered by Landmark Dental Care requires approximately one to two weeks and is the most effective.

Porcelain Laminate Veneers:  Thin, strong and beautiful restorations that are placed on the front surface of the tooth. This process is very successful at changing the esthetic appearance of the tooth through a lab designed process. It is a porcelain veneer designed to cover discolorations, broken angles, unsightly spaces and old discolored fillings. It can remove the appearance of tetracycline stains, root canal treatments, etc., and conserves tooth structure while beautifying the smile.

All Ceramic Crown:  Esthetic replacements for broken teeth. With the addition of Zirconia (3 times stronger than metal restorations) and E-MAX, porcelain crowns can now be used for molars as well as front teeth. These restoration methods are used when the tooth is extensively broken down from trauma or root canal treatment.

Full Gold Crown:  Gold still constitutes 60% of the esthetic restorations used in this country. It is always a good idea to ask your dentist which understructure materials are available!

Cosmetic/Esthetic Bonding:  Used where conservative treatment is diagnosed; the chip of a small corner of the tooth, managing small spaces between teeth, etc. This can be accomplished with one visit and is cured with a light for composite material. This particular restoration is not as strong as a lab created procedure and can break down after 5-7 years depending on the patient’s personal hygiene and eating habits.

Tooth Re-Shaping and Re-Contouring:  There are often irregularities in the “smile zone” that can be corrected by simply selectively re-shaping/re-contouring the teeth with diamond stones and polishing them.

Decisions regarding cosmetic dentistry are best made in consultation with Dr. Parekh who has extensively trained for this type of dentistry.

You can learn about the procedures on this page in more detail by visiting the ADA and AACD links below.
American Dental Association (ADA): www.ada.org
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD): www.aacd.com