Cosmetic Dentistry by Dr. Anthony Hoffman
Cosmetic dentistry will give you healthy, radiant teeth. It is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve confidence and make you want to share your smile.
With state-of-the-art materials, and tried and true dental techniques, cosmetic dentistry improves appearance and enhances self-esteem. Composite fillings have replaced traditional silver-colored amalgams, while porcelain is the preferred choice in the creation of crowns and bridges. Other techniques like teeth whitening and veneers can improve the color and shape of your natural smile.
Teeth whitening is a dental treatment used to brighten the color of your natural tooth enamel. Whitening can improve your smile in a relatively painless manner. There are different methods of whitening teeth that vary in duration, cost and effectiveness.
Dr. Hoffman's preferred method of bleaching teeth to achieve that "wow" factor is to take an impression of your teeth which will then be used to create stone models. Custom trays with bleaching gel reservoirs will then be fabricated for night time use. We have found this process to provide the most profound and longest lasting teeth whitening effect. Contact Us for more details!
Cosmetic bonding restores chips and fills gaps with tooth colored filling material that will be colored to blend with the surrounding teeth. The bonding adheres directly to the surface of the tooth, and is hardened in place with a bright blue wavelength light. Cosmetic bonding is an attractive option because it is cost effective, looks natural and improves tooth shape.
Cosmetic bonding may require replacement due to wear and gradual discoloration over time. For this reason, some patients prefer more permanent solutions such as crowns, bridges or veneers. All these options can and will be discussed by Dr. Hoffman if appropriate.
Veneers are custom porcelain covers for the visible portion of existing teeth. First, the teeth are prepared for the veneers and impressions are taken. After the dental lab has completed your custom veneers, you will return for a visit where the veneers will be bonded to your teeth. Porcelain veneers improve smile appearance and are effective in enhancing the shape and color of your teeth.