Over time, teeth tend to become discolored or damaged due to a variety of reasons and lifestyle choices. Drinking coffee, tea, dark-colored sodas, and red wine or smoking cigarettes and using tobacco can cause teeth to lose their white, bright shine. Stains also develop from the natural aging process and general wear and tear. Using teeth as tools to help open difficult packaging or bite nails, or even grinding teeth while sleeping also causes damage over time. We don’t realize how much our teeth endure on a day-to-day basis, and this can really begin to show.
Luckily, dentists can perform a host of treatments to help patients obtain the smile that they have always wanted! Whether you are looking to brighten, reshape, or repair your teeth, or even just fix their spacing, the team at Silverman Dental in Annville, PA, has a solution to suit your needs. Our range of cosmetic dental options ensures that our patients achieve a confident smile for years to come!
Years ago, smile makeovers involved multiple dental treatments over a period of several months. That’s no longer the case, thanks to porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells made of translucent porcelain that can be bonded to your teeth to refresh your smile. Veneers are a versatile cosmetic option because they can address a host of aesthetic problems including chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth and can even address spacing issues between teeth. Additionally, porcelain veneers can completely restore your bright and clean smile.
How does it work? When you visit Silverman Dental for an initial consultation, we will perform a complete analysis of your smile and determine which treatment is necessary to achieve your desired look. Often, we will complete a full mock-up of the new smile to ensure that it is in line with your treatment goals. Next, your dentist will customize the veneers to fit seamlessly in your mouth. In some circumstances, a small amount of tooth material must be removed to provide a perfect fit for the veneers and restore tooth function. Other times, veneers can be placed directly onto the tooth’s surface. The approach taken by our team will be dependent on your smile goals. At the end of treatment, you can feel confident that your dentist will provide you with a smile that matches your expectations.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a routine treatment provided to restore chipped, fractured, or cracked teeth. The bond is created by a tooth-colored composite resin, which can be shaped and polished to appear as natural as your surrounding healthy teeth. Many patients prefer bonding to other cosmetic treatments because it is highly convenient and can be performed at a low cost. It requires little prep time to prepare for the treatment and can usually be completed quickly in a single visit to our practice.
If you are considering cosmetic dental bonding, the first step in treatment is to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced dentists. Your restorative dentist will select the composite shade which most closely matches the color of your natural teeth. Next, the resin is applied, molded, and smoothed to create the proper shape, which aligns with your surrounding teeth. Once hardened, the resin is shaped and polished to blend seamlessly with your tooth. The result is a natural-looking restoration that will have you smiling for years to come.
One of the most common concerns that we hear from patients is that they wish they had whiter teeth. At Silverman Dental, we offer the Zoom!® in-office tooth whitening procedure to patients who want to regain their radiant smile. Zoom!® is a fast, safe, and effective way to brighten your smile. Unlike whitening strips or toothpaste purchased in stores, this method of whitening utilizes an innovative LED light to provide you with a visibly brighter smile in under an hour.
When you choose to receive a Zoom!® whitening treatment in our office, we will perform an initial oral exam and take impressions for your custom whitening trays. Following this, your whitening can be completed in just three 15-minute sessions. The best news is that the entire treatment can be completed in a single office visit! Arrive at our office with your current teeth and leave with a visibly whiter smile!
Contact Us Today!
If you want to brighten up your smile, restore the aesthetics of your mouth, or learn more about the Zoom!® whitening process, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dentists. We look forward to caring for you at our state-of-the-art dental facility in Annville, PA.