The past decade has brought dramatic growth in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Bae understands that having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances a patient’s appearance and allows them to smile with confidence. Thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Bae and his team are able to improve patient’s teeth and smiles with quick, painless, and surprisingly affordable treatments.
What are custom-made porcelain veneers?
Custom-made porcelain veneers are very thin molded and shaped porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of your anterior teeth. At Enhance Dental, there are several options to find the porcelain veneer that works best for patients. Porcelain veneers require no or minimal tooth reduction with maximum aesthetics. Advances in dental laboratory techniques and materials have come a long way—current veneers are about 0.1mm to 0.7mm in thickness but are very strong once bonded to your teeth. They have an authentic appearance with the strength, beauty, and durability only porcelain restorations can afford.
What is tooth whitening?
Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, safe, and non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Tooth whitening has been extensively tested and is deemed very safe and highly effective.
Having whiter teeth has now become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, so there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. Many patients have had great success using an at-home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed over the years, and more often if you smoke or drink coffee, tea, or wine.
What does tooth whitening involve?
The Zoom 3 power bleaching technique is an in-office procedure that takes about two hours. It uses a UV light source to increase the effectiveness of the special bleach gel. Most patients like the immediacy and effectiveness of the in-office power whitening of the Zoom 3 system.
Patients at Enhance Dental usually opt for a combination of in-office and custom home trays. The custom home trays are used as maintenance bleaching for just five to ten minutes per week. It can be used more often—in case a special occasion arises—so you can get that pearly white smile with minimal sensitivity.
At your visit with Dr. Bae, you will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and you will be encouraged to visit the office regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.