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Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentist Philip J. Calabro, DMD, Inc

Doctor Philip CalabroThis can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The upper teeth show, usually, only when smiling, while the lower teeth remain mostly hidden. This is reversed when talking, with the upper teeth remaining hidden while the lower teeth show. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. Any of these can be repaired to give a stunning look to the mouth. We offer a variety of cosmetic options. Some of these options are whitening, bonding and veneers.

WHITENING - At home Zoom! This is the procedure of making teeth whiter, and therefore more attractive. Our office uses Philips Zoom! The tray method involves having impressions taken from which laboratory fabricated custom vinyl trays are made. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for about 45 minutes. The entire process takes 2 weeks of daily use. For maintenance of whitened teeth the trays should be used every several months.

BONDING Dental bonding can be performed for various reasons weather it is to close a space between teeth, reshape a chipped tooth or even change the color of a discolored tooth. Bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the tooth, usually just front teeth and cured with a UV light. This ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth and improves the overall appearance of the teeth.

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. This procedure is performed either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.

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