Cosmetic Dentistry in Colts Neck, NJ
ZOOM!® Teeth Whitening
Teeth naturally become dull and yellow over time. If you drink tea or coffee, use tobacco, or eat such staining foods as blueberries, or if you took certain childhood medications, you may be at risk for tooth discoloration even faster than usual.
Teeth whitening cannot fix badly stained and pitted teeth. For the majority of tooth discoloration, though, whitening is an easy way to brighten your smile. We use ZOOM! whitening, available in both in-office and at-home systems.
In-Office: In-office teeth whitening takes just one visit. After protecting your gums with a rubber shield or a gel, we will apply a powerful whitening agent directly to your teeth and use a laser light to boost its bleaching power.
At-Home: We can take your dental impressions and use them to create a custom-fitted mouth tray. Just add the whitening gel to the tray and insert it in your mouth at night. Depending on your needs, you may be instructed to wear the tray for 2 to 8 hours per night, every night for up to 4 weeks.
Clear Correct uses a custom-made series of smooth, clear plastic aligners to gently straighten your teeth. Removable and nearly invisible, Clear Correct aligners do not interfere with your life. You can take them out to eat and perform oral hygiene, and you will change them at home as directed. They are far more comfortable than braces, as there is no metal to poke and scratch your mouth. Best of all, no one needs to know that you are straightening your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for those whose teeth are healthy but do not look their best. After the teeth are prepared by removing a thin layer of enamel, these porcelain shells are tightly bonded onto them. You and your dentist will determine the color, shape, size, and length of the teeth, as well as the fit. Porcelain veneers are strong and durable, and closely mirror the translucency and sheen of natural teeth.
Cosmetic bonding is less expensive than porcelain veneers, and is also used to improve the appearance of one or more teeth. A strong, composite, tooth-colored material is applied to the tooth and carefully shaped by hand, and then hardened with a specialized curing light.
Microabrasion is a quick and painless way to remove stubborn spots and stains from the teeth. After protecting the gums with a rubber shield, we apply a mix of hydrochloric acid and pumice directly to the teeth to gently remove a very thin layer of tooth enamel. We then thoroughly rinse the teeth and apply a fluoride gel to reduce sensitivity.
If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry in Colts Neck, please call 732-677-2777 to schedule your appointment.