Cosmetic Dentistry

New-PatientDeForest Dental offers cosmetic dentistry and we feel your smile is one of the most important aspects of your appearance. With the advent of new aesthetic dental treatments, a stunning, memorable smile is now easily within your reach!
Our office can help you achieve your smile goals. Cosmetic dentistry is art and science working seamlessly together to offer smile enhancement, restoration, and maintenance for your optimal dental health. Using cutting-edge techniques and advanced materials, our office proudly offers you a beautiful, natural smile and all the benefits that come with it. You will look and feel better because a beautiful smile is a healthy smile.
You no longer have to suffer missing, chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth.

Our office can help you achieve your smile goals. Cosmetic dentistry is art and science working seamlessly together to offer smile enhancement, restoration, and maintenance for your optimal dental health. Using cutting-edge techniques and advanced materials, our office proudly offers you a beautiful, natural smile and all the benefits that come with it. You will look and feel better because a beautiful smile is a healthy smile.
You no longer have to suffer missing, chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth.

  • Teeth Whitening

DeForest Dental knows everybody loves a bright white smile, and there are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours.

Many people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and regular cleanings at the dental office. However, if you decide you would like to go beyond regular care to make your smile look brighter, ask your Hygienist or Doctor today about your available options.

  • Finding the Best Treatment for You

Schedule a visit with your dentist to learn whether whitening procedures would be effective for you. Whiteners do not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellowish teeth will probably bleach well, brownish teeth may bleach less well, and grayish teeth may not bleach well at all. Likewise, whitening may not enhance your smile if you have had tooth-colored fillings or crowns. The whitener will not affect the color of these materials and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. In these cases, you do have other options, such as porcelain veneers.

 

When selecting a whitener or any dental product, be sure to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance – your assurance that a product has met ADA standards of safety and effectiveness.

  • Teeth Whitening Trays

These products contain peroxide(s) which actually bleach the tooth enamel. Carbamide peroxide is the bleaching agent and comes in several different concentrations (10%, 16%, and 22%). Peroxide-containing whiteners typically come in a gel and are placed in a mouthguard. Usage regimens vary. Some products are used twice a day for 2 weeks, while others are intended for overnight use for 1-2 weeks. If you obtain the bleaching solution from your doctor’s office, they can make a custom-fitted mouthguard for you that will fit your teeth precisely.

Teeth whitening can have minor side-effects and you should speak with your doctor if these become bothersome. For example, teeth can become sensitive during the period when you are using the bleaching solution. In most cases, this sensitivity is temporary and should lessen once the treatment is finished. Some people also experience soft tissue irritation, either from a tray that doesn’t fit properly or from solution that may come in contact with the tissues. If you have concerns about such side effects, you should discuss them with the doctor.

  • Cosmetic Bonding

“The cosmetic bonding process utilizes a tooth-colored composite resin plastic that is applied to the tooth surface and hardened with a special curing light. A bonding agent holds the composite resin material in place. The resin-bonding material is trimmed, shaped and polished to look like a natural tooth.

Dental bonding materials can return your teeth to their original appearance. They often are used to fill and restore small areas that have had decay removed, smooth chipped edges of teeth and eliminate small spaces between teeth.

Resin composite materials are mercury-free. They come in a variety of shades to closely match your own teeth.

Although primarily used for cosmetic purposes, bonding sometimes serves as an alternative to more extensive tooth restoration methods, such as implants, veneers or crowns.”

  • Veneers

There’s no reason to put up with gaps in your teeth or with teeth that are stained, discolored, badly shaped, chipped, or crooked. Today, veneers placed on the surface of your teeth can correct these problems. Veneers are a highly popular solution among our patients because of their dramatic and beautiful results.

A Veneer is a thin, custom-made shell crafted of porcelain. It is designed to cover the front of your tooth. This thin shell is then bonded to your tooth and becomes one with your natural smile. Often times, we find multiple veneers are needed to meet the esthetic goals of our patients.

Before starting veneers we like to meet with our patients to discuss their treatment expectations. We gather information and make stone models of your existing teeth so we can form a plan that will exceed those expectations.