The color of the teeth can have a dramatic impact on the overall appearance of the smile. Achieving the ideal shade of whiteness for the teeth can greatly improve confidence and oral aesthetics. We offer our patients both in-house and take-home teeth whitening options.
Porcelain veneers are thin restorations bonded to the facial surface of a patient’s teeth. Once in place, porcelain veneers can conceal a number of cosmetic imperfections including discoloration, chips, cracks, misshapen teeth, and minor misalignment.
Lumineers® are similar to porcelain veneers, but are thinner. Because Lumineers® are so thin, they can often be applied without any alteration to the tooth. Like porcelain veneers, Lumineers® are designed to conceal minor imperfections that would otherwise require more extensive treatment.
Rather than focus on a single treatment, a smile makeover combines multiple treatments in order to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals. A smile makeover may combine teeth whitening, gingival contouring, porcelain crowns, or any other procedure that Dr. Tall feels will produce the patient’s ideal smile.
Another way to enhance the appearance of the smile is to create an attractive frame for the teeth with gingival contouring. Gingival contouring allows Dr. Tall to reshape a patient’s gum line. Most often this treatment eliminates excessive tissue so that a patient’s smile reveals more tooth than gum.