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Patient education is a very important part of the services offered at Springbrook Family Dentistry. Our team will always go out of their way to explain the need for any procedure and how it will benefit your oral health. But you still may have questions, and we encourage you to share with us anything that is a concern to you. We believe that the only silly question is the one that goes unasked!
We've shared a few questions that we hear most frequently from our patients, but you may not see the exact information you're looking for here. If that's the case, please don't hesitate to contact our office. A knowledgeable member of our team will be happy to find the answer you need.
Depending upon your smile and the reasons for your dissatisfaction with your teeth, there are a number of options available to improve your smile. Sometimes just one of these treatment options alone is enough to get you a beautiful looking smile. In other situations the treatment options may need to be combined for an optimal result.
Whitening can be a great option if your main concern with your teeth is the color. Whitening is a fairly simple treatment that can be done primarily from the comfort of your own home. At Springbrook Family Dentistry we will take a mold of your teeth, which will be used to make whitening trays fit precisely to your mouth. You will also be given prescription strength bleach which you will use in your trays over a couple week span for about 1 hour a day. Whitening alone often produces some excellent results!
If you are unhappy with your smile because of crowded and misaligned teeth or large gaps between your teeth, braces or invisalign may be just what you need. Invisalign is a newer technology that uses clear, plastic aligners to move the teeth into a better position. By doing so we can straigten your teeth into the smile you always wanted without the unsightly appearance of metal braces.
For patients that do not like the shape of their teeth or for patients that have discoloration in their teeth that cannot be corrected with whitening, veneers are an excellent way to obtain a beautiful smile. Porcelain veneers are fairly conservative in nature and only require the removal of a small amount of tooth structure. Your veneers will be made precisely to our specifications by a highly skilled lab technician and permanently cemented on to your teeth. With good homecare, porcelain veneers can last many years with a beautiful result. If your teeth need repositioning, sometimes it will be recommended to complete orthodontic work prior to receiving veneers in order to get the best result possible.
If you have any concerns about the appearance of your teeth we would be happy to provide you with a consult and discuss with you the best options for improving your smile!
If you’re not happy with the color of your teeth, the simplest, most cost-effective way to a better smile is with teeth whitening. When you visit your dentist for teeth whitening in Elma, NY, you will be amazed by how easy the process is.
First, your dentist will evaluate you to determine if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening. People with healthy teeth and gums and a yellowish tone to their teeth respond best to teeth whitening. Also, children under 16 and pregnant women should avoid teeth whitening, as should those with allergies to whitening gel or those with front restorations that are discolored (teeth with artificial restorations do not whiten with the bleaching gel).
Next, your dentist will take impressions of your mouth to create custom-made bleaching trays for you. A dental lab will create the trays using precision technology. When you return to the dental office pick up your trays, your dentist will give you the professional bleaching gel along with instructions for home teeth whitening.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
You will use these bleaching trays at home each day for about 60 to 90 minutes. It typically takes about two weeks until you notice a brighter, whiter smile. If it sounds easy, that’s because it is! Call our office if you have any further questions or would like to schedule your appointment.