Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Wasilla AK
This involves any procedure to correct defects in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone who is unsatisfied with their smile can have it repaired. The upper teeth show, usually, only when smiling, while the lower teeth remain hidden. This is opposite when talking, with the upper teeth remaining hidden while the lower teeth show. The alignment, spacing and color as well as regularity of the teeth are the attributes that create the overall impression. Any of these can be restored to give an attractive look to the mouth.
We offer a wide array of cosmetic services. Some of these include smile design, whitening, restructuring the shape and size of the teeth, bonding, veneers, and all porcelain/ceramic crowns.
WHITENING-Take home bleaching
The tray technique involves having impressions created from the laboratory manufactured custom vinyl trays. A carbamide peroxide is poured in these trays, then they are placed over the teeth for about 3 hours, or overnight. If used daily, these procedure takes about 3-4 weeks. Three different levels of strength are offered. However, the higher the strength the higher the possibility for tooth and gum sensitivity and reactions. The tray method is recommended for badly stained teeth, such as tetracycline staining, in which case it may take several months of consistent use to determine a significant improvement in color. To maintain whitened teeth, the trays should be used every few months. The cost for this treatment is approximately half compared to Zoom! and has shown to result in fewer post-treatment sensitivity and reaction cases.
Veneers are a procedure in which the visible area of the tooth is covered with a white, gloss finish. These are usually only applied to the portion of the teeth visible during smiling or talking. This process can be either direct or indirect.
The direct method involves a process called bonding, wherein the composite resin is placed on the outside of the tooth.
The indirect technique typically involves two consecutive appointments since the veneers are prepared at a dental laboratory. In the initial appointment, teeth are prepared, impressions are created and teeth are fitted with a temporary covering. Usually within 2-3 weeks the permanent veneers are prepared and replace the temporary coverings. The laboratory designed veneers are typically manufactured with pressed ceramic or porcelain, and are esthetic.
Some of the benefits of veneers over crowns are that less tooth material is removed, and it is far less uncomfortable. Veneers are strongly recommended for teeth with little tooth structure or large fillings.
Invisalign is a process which straightens your teeth with clear, custom-molded, virtually invisible aligners. This method straightens your teeth much quicker than one would expect. Aligners are changed every couple of weeks and replaced with a new aligner in straighter position, moving your teeth into a straighter line, step by step. Also, unlike braces, they can be removed when eating or brushing your teeth making this process far more comfortable and less on corrective display like braces.