COSMETIC DENTISTRY This can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. Any of these can be repaired to give a stunning look to the mouth.
We offer a wide variety of cosmetic options. Some of these options are whitening, smile design, recontouring of the shape of the teeth, veneers, bonding, and all ceramic/porcelain crowns.
WHITENING - INCLUDING Zoom! This is the procedure of making teeth whiter, and therefore more attractive. Our office uses two methods: Zoom! and passive tray whitening. Zoom! is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It's safe, effective and fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of using strips or wearing trays makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual. The Zoom! Whitening procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom! whitening gel that is activated by a specially designed light. A fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You'll be amazed with the results. Trays with gel are recommended afterward for maximum whitening and maintenance.
The tray method involves having impressions taken from which laboratory fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A bleaching gel is placed in these trays and are then worn for about 30 minutes to one hour. The entire process takes 2 weeks of daily use.
A couple of common side effects of teeth bleaching are temporary tooth sensitivity to hot and cold and burning sensation in the tissues. Bleaching maintenance varies between patients.
VENEERS Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.
The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding.
The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetic.
Diamond Dental Office, Lannie S. Zarate-Reyes, DDS, Inc
579 Coleman Ave Suite 10 San Jose, CA 95110 Tel (408) 588-1271