Porcelain veneers restore the natural beauty of your smile in as few as two visits to our office. Veneers are thin custom-made ceramic shells that are placed in front of your teeth using very strong cement. They can be used to correct a variety of dental conditions such as:
Because they are made specifically for you, veneers feel and look natural, working in harmony with the geometry of your face. The process to create a custom veneer includes:
Designing a new smile for you is a delicate process that requires an artistic eye and unique attention to detail. Our dentists personally design and prepare each porcelain veneer treatment to ensure your satisfaction.
We have the advanced Smile-Vision Cosmetic Imaging System, which allows you to see what your treatment will look like on you before we even start.
Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform tooth whitening.
There are two main types of whitening procedures. Vital whitening is performed on teeth that have live nerves. Non-vital whitening is done on a tooth that has had root-canal treatment and no longer has a live nerve.
Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color.
When you visit us for a teeth whitening consultation, we care about much more than just the appearance of your teeth: we seek to improve your overall dental health and well-being. You can choose between multiple whitening options, to fit your expectations and budget.
Professionally done, this option provides the most noticeable results in the shortest time. You will walk out of our office with significantly whiter teeth in less than an hour.
We will take an impression of your teeth and create custom trays that fit you exactly. Using the bleaching gel at home, you will see results even after the first night. Complete a week to ten days of use for maximum natural whiteness.
Innovative treatment trays are specially designed for home use and come preloaded with a treatment gel membrane that adheres to your teeth for the 60 minutes of wear time. Results are visible from the first day.
Quicker and simpler than porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding is often an effective way of correcting:
Once applied, hardened and polished, this dental composite is safe, long-lasting and consistent with your natural teeth color, making it virtually undetectable.
Both technical skill and dental artistry are required for a successful cosmetic bonding treatment. It involves the careful application of an enamel-like high-tech dental composite onto specific parts of your teeth to sculpt your ideal smile. Our time-proven success with hundreds of satisfied patients is your best assurance that you are in good hands.
As technology has improved, new and better materials and techniques have become available for tooth fillings. Replacing discolored or metallic fillings with these advanced dental composites can provide you with:
Tooth-colored fillings are a simpler and faster procedure than porcelain crowns and are an optimal choice in many cases. You can get a complete dental filling treatment in just one visit to our office.
Only the best dental fillings are beautiful, long-lasting and protect your teeth from future decay. Many of our patients have known us for decades, and our work speaks for itself.
In certain cases, the best choice to give your smile a natural, youthful appearance is a porcelain crown. Porcelain crowns are porcelain coverings cemented into place over an entire tooth. They provide:
Crown restorations require incredible precision and craftsmanship. An error of even a fraction of a millimeter can make your crown uncomfortable, unstable, unhealthy or short-lived. State-of-the-art crowns with professional care, on the other hand, can last for decades. Our dentists have the experience, training, skills and artistic eye that can give you a crown restoration with a perfect fit, great looks and longevity.
In order for a tooth to properly receive a crown and support it, some of the natural tooth tissue needs to be sculpted and removed. Crowns are mostly recommended:
We seek to build a consistent relationship with our patients, where year after year, as part of your preventive care plan, we monitor and maintain your restorations in an optimal state. Our patients know us and know that we stand behind our work. We know we can deliver the quality care you deserve.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are inserted directly into your jawbone, replacing the roots of missing teeth. They can provide firm and lasting support for single-tooth restorations (crowns), multiple teeth restorations (bridges) or entire dentures. If you have lost a tooth or several teeth, nothing performs better than a successful dental implant.
Once fully integrated into your jawbone, a dental implant has none of the problems associated with bridges (wear of the neighboring teeth, pain and unnatural appearance) or dentures (tilting and shifting, pain, discomfort, periodic re-fittings and difficulty chewing). Implants look and feel almost identical to natural teeth!
After a tooth is lost, the jawbone below it gradually loses strength and eventually recedes. Using implants is the only way to avoid this deterioration: implants connect the jawbone to the natural forces that keep it healthy and strong.
Dental implant restorations never get cavities, and gum disease is very rare in patients that follow the standard preventive care guidelines. Dental implants, while relatively straightforward in concept, involve sophisticated aspects of the biology and physics of the mouth. Your chances of a successful implant increase dramatically if your caretaker has the necessary knowledge and experience to deal effectively with the complexities of the human mouth.
New technology offers a 3-dimensional picture of the jaw bone making it possible to plan the most ideal implant placement and achieve the most ideal esthetic and functional results. Whether a back molar is placed in the strongest bone for function or a front tooth is replaced to restore appearance and comfort, the 3D scan is critical for the ideal result.
Our Carestream( Kodak) 3D imaging system is the state of the art. Planning and completion of the final crown can be completed digitally in many cases. Please ask us about this exciting technology.
When your health is at stake, the doctors at Art & Science Dentistry’s steady, experienced hands are your best assurance that you are receiving the highest level of care available, from some of the most respected dental practitioners in the region. Come visit us and ask our doctors directly if dental implants are a good choice for you.
Our doctors understand the important uses of dental implants in restoring missing teeth on an entire dentition. The success of dental implants is described very well in the following excerpt from The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry:
“Osseointegrated dental implants become a predictable treatment option for single, partially edentulous, and completely edentulous spans in selected patients. The survival rates for implant-supported single- and multiple-tooth restorations have been reported to be comparable to those for implant-supported prostheses in completely edentulous patients. However, the goal of modern implant therapy entails more than just the successful osseointegration (survival) of the implant. A successful result must also include an esthetic and functional restoration surrounded by stable peri-implant tissue levels that are in harmony with the existing dentition. Stable levels of peri-implant bone represent one defining parameter of implant success. In fact, Albrektsson et al, Albrektsson and Isidor, and Roos et al defined a successful implant in terms of bone loss around an implant restoration, which after the accepted crestal bone loss of no more than 1.5 mm during the first year after placement should be no more than 0.2 mm during each subsequent year.” – Wagenberg, B., DMD. and Froum, S.J., DDS
Please discuss with our doctors how dental implants may help you to maintain the best dental health.
Complete Oral Rehabilitation
All of the Available Resources
Complete oral rehabilitation is our service for individuals who are looking for a comprehensive restoration of their smile / mouth. It is a good option if you are looking for a full esthetic makeover, or if you have multiple dental functionality issues that you wish to address at once. Oral rehabilitation combines all of our restorative and cosmetic techniques, as required by your particular goals. There are many options to investigate and many opportunities to reach these goals.
A Strategic Approach
Our doctors understand that besides the quality of dental work, most patients also are concerned with their health, the financial impact of the procedure and their comfort. After a careful evaluation, he will recommend the procedures and approaches that will help you achieve your goals with long-term effectiveness and in the shortest possible time.
Regarding finances, our expert staff will provide you with clear, understandable options to make your treatment affordable. Come talk to us!
Artistic Sense Worth Smiling About
An important part of a successful dental restoration is the art of sculpting a beautiful smile. Beyond technical ability and medical know-how, the best dental restorations are an expression of the dentist’s artistic sense: a subtle ability to harmonize proportions and color to enhance the way you look. The hallmark of the best cosmetic dentistry is that it is NOT noticeable: it simply looks naturally beautiful.
Lasting Results Through Professionalism
The very best cosmetic dentistry is, unfortunately, hard to distinguish with the naked eye. You can only tell years or decades later how, comparatively, you have saved yourself money, hassles and health complications by choosing your dentist carefully. We pride ourselves in doing work that, with proper preventive care, will keep you out of our office, and enjoying your beautiful smile.
Complete Dental Reconstruction
The Dental Makeover
How can a smile be esthetically reconstructed and restored to enhance the comfort and pleasure of eating, talking, and smiling? The effects of time, injury, or poor tooth growth and development can be devastating. Smiling, eating, and even speaking can be difficult or embarrassing. Restoring the dentition to proper form, function and appearance can be life-changing.
The First Step to Your New Smile
We offer an initial comprehensive evaluation and esthetic consultation as a courtesy for anyone seeking information, advice, and options about how to achieve a healthy and attractive smile. We invite you to explore how you can have the smile and comfort you have been missing. With a practical sequence and an affordable treatment plan designed specifically for you, we know that we can help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of.
Why Choose Us?
Our dental team has performed comprehensive dental restoration procedures to replicate the natural comfort and appearance of healthy teeth for many of our patients. Complete dental reconstruction offers a long-lasting solution for many types of dental issues. The staff at Art & Science Dentistry are committed to providing state-of-the-art facilities and the latest technologies to create perfectly beautiful smiles for all of our patients.