Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term that refers to various types of dental work that improves the general appearance of patient’s teeth, gums and bite. Procedures vary from small repairs such bonding and white fillings to a complete restorations like dental veneers. Dr. Dipika Shah provides many options for patients to improve their smile. 
Common procedures in cosmetic dentistry include whitening, bonding, crowns, veneers and dental bridges or implants. . Whether patients need a major repair or just a subtle change, we have the ability to treat each patient to fit their individual needs.
Whitening is a common and popular way to whiten teeth quickly and effectively. Discoloration occurs in the enamel and can be caused by medication, coffee, tea,wine, food colors and smoking. We provide take home whitening or in office whitening with laser. Take home whitening involves using custom-made trays, filled with a whitening gel to whiten teeth 4-8 shades in just a few days. In office whitening is done in few minutes couple of shades lighter with the use of laser. Bonding and white filling is another procedure that can improve the cosmetic appeal of your smile. Using tooth-colored material, Dr. Shah will fill in gaps or even change the color of teeth.
. A crown is essentially a “cap” that covers the damaged tooth; a crown can be used to improve appearance, shape or alignment. Veneers are a great option for patient’s hoping to completely change their smile. These thin pieces of porcelain are placed over the existing teeth to create a brand new smile. Dental bridges are a great option for patients who have lost one or more teeth. Bridges use existing teeth to create a bridge to hold the area where the tooth is missing. 
For more information about cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Dipika Shah, visit or call 732-264-8180. 

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