John W. Bristow D.D.S

Changing the world, one smile at a time…
(707) 642-3319

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

It can really make a difference. Have you ever asked yourself, “Could my smile be brighter?” or “Is it possible for me to get my discolored, (misshaped, chipped or crooked) teeth to look good?” Thanks to the wonders of modern cosmetic dentistry, the answer is very likely to be, “ Not only is it possible, but in many cases, it’s quick, painless and surprisingly affordable.” You may be able to spruce your mouth up with one, maybe two, of the vast array of cosmetic dental procedures available these days:

Bleaching: lightens teeth that have been stained or discolored by food and age, or darkened as a result of injury. There are two ways to professionally bleach teeth. We can apply a bleaching solution to one or more of your teeth per visit, over the course of several appointments. Or, you can be fitted with a custom-made bleaching tray that you wear for a couple of hours every night at home. This process can take one to six weeks.

Bonding: involves applying tooth colored material called composite resin to the surface of your chipped, broken or discolored teeth. The composite resin can also fill in gaps between your teeth and protect roots that are exposed due to gum recession. The entire procedure is virtually painless and is usually completed in one visit. However, complex cases may require several appointments.

Porcelain Veneers: They are egg shell thin, tooth colored laminates, custom made to cover your front teeth. One in place, they “melt in”, to your smile. They are difficult to distinguish from your other teeth. They correct or camouflage misaligned, poorly shaped, damaged, or discolored teeth. The process of applying veneers usually involves two visits to our office.

Cosmetic Re-Contouring: When teeth are a bit uneven, chipped, or overcrowded, they can be reshaped, or evened up to present a more pleasing smile For instance, a tooth looks much longer than the rest, some enamel can be removed and your tooth can be reshaped. The process is usually quick and painless.