Cosmetic Dentistry

Invisalign®
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made by scanning your teeth with our CAD/CAM intraoral camera. Using the camera eliminates the need to take messy impressions. The Invisalign® trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know that you’re straightening your teeth.
Teeth Whitening
Whitening, also known as bleaching, is the procedure used to brighten teeth. To protect the health of your teeth, a dental exam should be done prior to bleaching. The exam enables us to determine if leaky fillings or other tooth disorders could negatively be affected by the bleaching material. There are two different ways to achieve a desired whiter smile: At-home bleaching and In-office bleaching.

In-Office Bleaching usually requires only one office visit. A protective gel or a rubber shield is placed over the gums to protect the soft tissue. A bleaching agent containing carbamide peroxide is applied to the teeth, and a bright light is then used to enhance the action of the whitening agent.

At-Home bleaching requires an impression of the teeth (taken using our CAD/CAM computer camera) in order to fabricate a customized mouth guard to hold the whitening gel (which contains the bleaching agent) against the teeth. Once the mouth guard is made, it is worn for a period of time, as instructed by our office. The amount of time may vary from a couple of hours a day, or all night, for up to four weeks or longer.

Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin “jackets” of porcelain which usually cover the front surface of the 6 anterior upper &/or lower teeth. Veneers can also be placed on only one or two teeth. Veneers are used to recreate the natural look and contour of teeth, while covering stained or darkening teeth. Frequently, a lighter shade is chosen to brighten your teeth to create a “perfect” smile.

In preparing the teeth, only a very small amount of the original tooth enamel is removed. The teeth are then imaged with our CAD/CAM intraoral camera. The veneers are individually designed and than the porcelain is milled for each tooth. Afterwards, an adhesive layer is placed between the slightly prepped tooth and the veneer and set with a curing light.

OUR OFFICE

Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 3:30pm

Friday: 7:30am – 2:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

612 West De Leon Street, Tampa, FL 33606