Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Bridges (Dental Partials) - A dental bridge (or pontic) is a custom-made false tooth or teeth, that permanently placed between two healthy teeth.
Average Cost
Candidate: Missing tooth or teeth
Length of Procedure: 1-2 hours
Number of Treatments: Two
Results: Permanent
Back to Work: No downtime

BriteSmile™- Over time, teeth gradually yellow in color. BriteSmile™ is a gentle hydrogen-perixide whitening gel activated by a patented blue light. Other whitening systems include At-Home, In-Office, Zoom!tm Whitening, Rembrandt.
Average Cost
Candidate:
Stained, yellowed or discolored teeth
Length of Procedure: 1 hour
Number of Treatments: One
Results: Long lasting
Back to Work: No downtime

Composite Resin Bonding - Bonding is a method of restoring decayed teeth, changing color or reshaping teeth with a composite material.
Average Cost
Candidate:
Stained, or decayed teeth
Length of Procedure: 1 hour
Number of Treatments: One
Results: Long lasting
Back to Work: No downtime

Crowns and Bridges - A crown (or cap) is a custom-made restoration that repairs and strenghtens a tooth that has factured, has a large cavity, has an old filling that has failed, or has had root canal therapy.
Average Cost
Candidate:
Large cavity, tooth that requires or has had root canal therapy, or tooth that has factured.
Length of Procedure: Reasonably long
Number of Treatments: Minimum of two visits
Results: Long lasting
Back to Work: No downtime

Crowns and Bridges - A crown (or cap) is a custom-made restoration that repairs and strenghtens a tooth that has factured, has a large cavity, has an old filling that has failed, or has had root canal therapy.
Average Cost
Candidate:
Large cavity, tooth that requires or has had root canal therapy, or tooth that has factured.
Length of Procedure: Reasonably long
Number of Treatments: Minimum of two visits
Results: Long lasting
Back to Work: No downtime

Cerec Crowns - Cerec CAD-CAM technology enables the crown to be made while you wait. Eliminates the laboratory and temporary crown step.
Average Cost
Candidate:
Large cavity or factured tooth
Length of Procedure: 1 - 2 hours
Number of Treatments: Minimum of two visits
Results: Long lasting
Back to Work: No downtime

Dental Impants - Versatile, strong and natural-looing, dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, or a number of teeth.
Average Cost
Candidate:
Missing tooth or teeth
Length of Procedure: 5 - 6 months
Number of Treatments: Minimum of two visits
Results: Long lasting
Back to Work: No downtime

Dental Sealants - Prevents further tooth decay
Average Cost
Candidate:
Early stage of tooth decay and/or need to prevent further decay
Length of Procedure: 15 minutes
Number of Treatments: One
Results: Up to 10 years
Back to Work: No downtime

Dental Veneers - Porcelain veneers change the shape,color,lenght of teeth
Average Cost
Candidate:
Crooked, uneven, chipped or broken, discolored, missing teeth
Length of Procedure: One hour
Number of Treatments: Minimum of three visits
Results: Long lasting
Back to Work: No downtime

Dentures - Replaces missing teetha and adjacent tissues. Removable.
Average Cost
Candidate:
Missing tooth or teeth
Length of Procedure: One - two hours
Number of Treatments: Minimum of three visits
Results: Long lasting
Back to Work: No downtime

Gum Recontouring/Shaping - Laser treatment to scuplt excessive and uneven gums. Immediately seals tiisue.
Average Cost
Candidate:
"gummy smile"
Length of Procedure: One - two hours
Number of Treatments: One
Results: Permanent
Back to Work: No downtime

Inlays and Onlays - Porcelain of composite inlays used to restore inside cusps of tooth. Increases tooth strength. An onlay extends over one or more sides.
Average Cost
Candidate:
Cavity within the cusps or failing metal amalgam in cusp of tooth
Length of Procedure: One - two hours
Number of Treatments: Minimum of two visits
Results: Long lasting
Back to Work: No downtime

Mouthguards/Nightguards - Flexible plastic molded to the shape of your teeth.
Average Cost
Candidate:
Needing teeth protection at night or during physical activity
Length of Procedure: 10 minutes
Number of Treatments: One
Results: Permanent
Back to Work: No downtime

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) - Sun damage, fine lines and blotchy pigmentation on the face
Average Cost
Length of Procedure: One to two hours
Number of Treatments: One to six
Results: Long lasting
Back to Work: 2 - 5 days

Porcelain Veneers - Porcelain veneers change the shape,color,lenght of teeth
Average Cost
Candidate:
Crooked, uneven, chipped or broken, discolored, missing teeth
Length of Procedure: One hour
Number of Treatments: Minimum three visits
Results: Long lasting
Back to Work: No downtime

Rembrandt Whitening - Over time, teeth gradually yellow in color. Rembrandt uses the latest in power light bleaching. Other whitening systems include At-Home, In-Office, BriteSmile™, Zoom!tm Whitening.
Average Cost
Candidate:
Stained, yellowed or discolored teeth
Length of Procedure: 1 hour
Number of Treatments: One
Results: Long lasting
Back to Work: No downtime

Root Canal (Endodontic Therapy) - A root canal is performed when the pulp inside the canal of the tooth becomes damaged and infected.
Average Cost
Candidate:
Infected root or severely damaged pulp.
Length of Procedure: One to two hours
Number of Treatments: Several vists
Results: Long lasting
Back to Work: No downtime

Tooth Contouring $ Reshaping - Eliminates pits and grooves in tooth enamel, worn edges or small ships by tooth contouring and reshaping.
Average Cost
Candidate:
Gaps between teeth, crooked or cracked teeth
Length of Procedure: 15 to 30 minutes per tooth
Number of Treatments: One
Results: Permanent
Back to Work: No downtime

Tooth Whitening - Over time, teeth gradually yellow in color. Whitening systems include At-Home, In-Office, BriteSmile™, Rembrandt, Zoom!tm Whitening.
Average Cost
Candidate:
Stained, yellowed or discolored teeth
Length of Procedure: 1 hour
Number of Treatments: One
Results: Long lasting
Back to Work: No downtime

Zoom!tm Whitening - Over time, teeth gradually yellow in color. Zoom!tm Whitening gel is activated by light. Other whitening systems include At-Home, In-Office, BriteSmile™, Rembrandt.
Average Cost
Candidate:
Stained, yellowed or discolored teeth
Length of Procedure: 1 hour
Number of Treatments: One
Results: Long lasting
Back to Work: No downtime

 

 

 

 

 

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