Even though you brush and floss on a daily basis, your teeth will become stained over time. From the cup of coffee and blueberry muffin in the morning, to the last glass of Merlot and square of dark chocolate in the evenings, colors from foods and drinks are constantly staining your teeth. While brushing and flossing are a must, they cannot remove the deep stains in your teeth.
Having yellow teeth or gray teeth can be both unappealing and cause embarrassment. Today there is a quick and easy fix for stained teeth-professional tooth whitening.
At home kits may promise you whiter teeth within a week or two, seem easy and convenient, they often use harsh chemicals that can damage or weaken your enamel. Weakened enamel can lead to sensitivity to hot or cold drinks and even some foods. The slight bit of whitening they at home kits provide, it is nothing compared to the dazzling results a professional teeth whitening treatment will achieve.
Having your teeth professionally whitened is a one of the easiest most cost effective ways to improve your smile. The long lasting results will impress you and everyone who sees your sparkling smile.
If you’re looking for professional tooth whitening in Delray Beach, or the surrounding area, you will find no better cosmetic dentists than those at Delray Beach Family Dentistry. Don’t wait to show off a gorgeous white smile.
Tooth Colored Filling
In the past, tooth fillings were generally made of metal. Metal fillings often caused problems with sensitivity to hot and cold beverages, and were incredibly noticeable in the mouth.
At your Delray Beach Family Dentist, we use a composite resin filling, frequently called white fillings that are matched to the natural color of your teeth, and are virtually invisible. No one else will know you never had a cavity.
Composite resin fillings are an inexpensive way to cover a cavity, or repair other, minor tooth defects. The composite resin fillings are incredibly strong, and can even help strengthen the remaining part of your natural tooth to stop further damage and decay. Composite resin fillings have the added bonus of not being as sensitive to extreme hot and cold drinks, since they do not conduct temperatures like traditional metal fillings.
At Delray Beach Family Dentistry, we use only the highest quality composites to fill your cavities. With proper care, including daily brushing and flossing, and regular dental checkups, composite resin fillings can last 8-12 years.
Inlays & Onlays
When a cavity in the back of the mouth is left untreated, it can damage the tooth so much that a simple filling cannot take care of the issue. Instead of losing the tooth though, the professionals at Delray Family Dentistry can use dental inlays or onlays to keep your mouth healthy.
Dental inlays and onlays are usually made of a porcelain or composite resin. Since these materials are tooth colored, they are usually undetectable, and can even be used to replace old, or damaged, metal fillings. They can also be used for aesthetic reasons to replace metal fillings for a more natural look.
While placing a dental crown on a damaged tooth can help when there is a large cavity present, it removes more of the remaining tooth structure than necessary, and can weaken an already damaged structure. A standard dental filling that is large can also weaken a tooth, possibly causing it to crack, break, or require a root canal later. The best option is something between these two options.
Dental inlays fill the gaps inside the tooth where the cavity has been drilled out. Onlays are used on the outside of the tooth, when the cavity has extended over the top of the tooth. They both help strengthen weak teeth, and are incredibly durable. With proper care, they can last up to 30 years.
Since only select dentists use inlays and onlays, you can be assured that our dentists are some of the most qualified in Delray Beach.
Before veneers, people with chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth often hid their smile. Today, dental veneers can give you an all-new smile that you’ll look forward to showing off.
Veneers are thin, custom made, porcelain or composite overlays that are attached to the front of your natural teeth.
When installing veneers, a small amount of the enamel on the front of the teeth must be removed-usually les than a millimeter-creating room for the veneers. Proper fit is important to make your teeth look natural function as they normally would.
Since they are custom made for each patient, it is difficult to tell the difference between a natural tooth, and a tooth covered by a porcelain veneer.
Veneers resist stains cause by food, because they are made of advanced materials. By resisting stains, veneers give you a dazzling white smile that lasts, and lasts.
Porcelain veneers are popular in cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are minimally invasive, and the procedure virtually pain free, making them the perfect choice for minor alterations.
Many people are unhappy or embarrassed with their teeth, and do what they can to hide them. Why hide though, when you can have the smile you’ve always wanted? Cosmetic dentistry can improve almost any problem, and give you the confidence to show off your dazzling new smile.
A smile makeover is about more than just looking good. A smile makeover can give you self-confidence, and a warm smile will almost always get an answering one in return.
Smile makeovers improve your smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Options our Delray Beach patients can choose from include:
• Teeth whitening
• Porcelain veneers
• Dental crowns
• Inlays and Onlays
• And more
The skilled cosmetic dentists at Delray Beach Family Dentistry can give you a complete smile makeover.
Whether your teeth are chipped, cracked, stained, we can find a way to improve your smile. Our experienced cosmetic dentists provide comprehensive care, and take pride in giving their patients the smile they always wanted.
One thing all patients should know is that while smile makeovers may be elective, our cosmetic dentists cannot ignore the overall condition of your teeth and gums. If there are issues, such as severe plaque build up, decay, or unhealthy roots, and nerves, these must be addressed before any cosmetic work is done. Should a problem be noted, our dentists will go over the things that must be done before you can proceed with your smile makeover. We want your teeth to be healthy as well as beautiful.