Cosmetic dentistry is elective, so it is important to understand each procedure, potential outcome, and how to best to maintain your new look long-term.
Digital smile design is a tool Dr. Justin uses to collaborate with patients on building their ideal smile. You can sit side-by-side and see how your smile can look by manipulating an image. Smile design allows you to make a step-by-step treatment plan to get you the smile you created digitally. Typically the journey will begin with getting your teeth and gums 100% healthy. Then, the fun begins. If you see a whiter smile in your future, you may start with tooth bonding and whitening. If you want a smile that will stop traffic, veneers are a perfect option. The best part about digital smile design is seeing the possibilities before making a commitment.
With the overwhelming number of teeth whitening products on the market, it can be difficult to separate the hype from the truth. Activated charcoal toothpaste, over-the-counter whitening strips and subscription whitening systems are constantly showing up in our news feeds, but what does Dr. Justin recommend? First, if you want to brighten your smile, the quality of the product matters–as does the delivery method and aftercare. At Birch Dental, we provide prescription-grade whitening that is affordable and safe and can make your smile up to 8 shades whiter in a single appointment.
Philips® Zoom! is the most asked for teeth whitening system by patients for good reason. It is convenient and effective. You don’t have time to sit for multiple sessions; with our in-office whitening system you can see your smile improve up to 8 shades during your lunch break. Using a powerful yet gentle whitening formula, you sit back and relax while it does all the work. 99.3% of people do not experience sensitivity during this procedure, however, Dr. Justin will send you home with special products and instructions to alleviate any sensitivity you may experience.
If you prefer a grab and go option, Dr. Justin can prescribe a take-home tooth whitening system that is more powerful than any product you can purchase on your own. He will create custom trays that fit your teeth seamlessly for a better application of the whitening gel.
A lesser-known cosmetic procedure called tooth bonding is perfect for slight imperfections that can be patched with tooth-colored material. If you have a chipped tooth, cracked tooth, gapped tooth, or cavity it can be fixed with bonding.
The tooth bonding procedure is minimally invasive. It rarely requires use of anesthesia. It’s affordable and can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Dr. Justin will color-match the resin material to match your natural teeth. Then, he will prepare your teeth for the resin by buffing the affected area with a special gel. Then, the tooth is ready for the resin to be applied. Once on, he will ‘cure’ it with a special light. The procedure is quick and when finished your smile will be 100%.
If you have any insecurity about your smile, porcelain veneers can transform your life. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are attached to the front surface of your teeth. Each veneer is crafted to look like your natural tooth, only whiter and straighter to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Anyone who would like a whiter, straighter smile in as few as two appointments should explore veneers. Veneers cover a multitude of issues including:
When you come for your veneer consultation, Dr. Justin will examine the health of your gums and teeth. If you are a qualified candidate, you will start by describing your perfect smile. Dr. Justin will take 3D images of your mouth and lay out an action plan, complete with photos of what your final smile will look like and discuss timeline and cost.
Once you have chosen the color, shape and overall look you want, you will come back for an appointment where your teeth will be prepped, and temporary veneers will be placed. During your appointment you will be 100 percent comfortable while Dr. Justin buffs and etches the teeth in preparation for the veneers. Once ready, he will place your temporary set of veneers and let you know when your final veneer placement will happen.
In your final appointment, your permanent veneers will be placed, and your smile and your confidence will shoot through the roof.
Taking care of your veneers is just the same as taking care of your natural teeth. Brush and floss regularly and be sure to see Dr. Justin every 3-6 months. We are so confident you’ll love your new smile We offer x% discount to our in-house membership, and several third-party options to make sure you get the smile you deserve.