Dentures are removable false teeth designed to replace missing teeth. Complete dentures can be made after all teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal. Partial dentures are used when some healthy natural teeth remain to support it. The process of making a denture or a partial denture can take up to a few weeks and several appointments to accomplish. Most dental insurance will cover a percent of the total fee.
This cosmetic procedure is ideal for people who have healthy, unrestored teeth and gums. If you are not sure if you are a good candidate for bleaching, just ask! Tray-based tooth whitening consists of customized trays made from molds of the upper and lower teeth. A gel whitening solution is then used in the tray, and worn at home for an hour a day for approximately 10-14 days, or until the desired shade is achieved. Opalescence On The Go is a take home bleaching kit that comes with a ten day supply of upper and lower trays pre-filled with whitening solution. These trays are worn for 30 minutes per day. Both are excellent ways to achieve a whiter smile!
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve appearance. A veneer may be best suited for people who want to change the shape of their teeth more than just a little bit, (as is done with bonding) but not enough to require a full crown. Veneers are not generally covered by insurance.