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Wadsworth Family Dentistry
(330) 335-2525

 

Cosmetic Dentistry


Cosmetic Dentistry refers to procedures done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth.  The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are some characteristics contributing to the overall appearance. Any of these can be improved to give a stunning look to the mouth.

We offer a wide variety of cosmetic options. Some of these options are whitening, smile design, recontouring the shape of the teeth, veneers, bonding, all ceramic/porcelain crowns, and Invisalign.


WHITENING 

Tooth whitening involves having impressions taken from which custom bleaching trays are made. A carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for a few hours, or overnight (depending on the specific whitening agent chosen). The entire process takes 2-4 weeks of daily use.  For maintenance of whitened teeth the trays should be used every several months.  Tooth whitening is safe and effective, however tooth sensitivity is a common side effect.  This is usually temporary and can be minimized with the use of anti-sensitivity toothpaste and fluoride rinses.

 

VENEERS
Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.

The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth. This method is usually referred to as bonding (see "bonding" under Dental Health heading).

The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks, the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed, and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetic.


INVISALIGN
Invisalign is an orthodontic product that straightens your teeth with a series of clear, virtually invisible custom-molded aligners. By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth with results you'll notice sooner than you think. The course of treatment involves changing aligners approximately every two weeks, moving your teeth into straighter position step by step, until you have a more beautiful smile. And unlike braces, these clear aligners can be removed while you eat and brush your teeth.  For more information, visit Invisalign's website:


www.invisalign.com

 

                                                                                    

 

1374 Reimer Rd
Wadsworth, OH 44281
(330) 335-2525
Wadsworth Family Dentistry | 1374 Reimer Rd | Wadsworth, OH 44281 | (330) 335-2525