Cosmetic dentistry improves the function and form of your smile while placing an increased focus on aesthetics. Dr. Ray is committed to combining science and artistry to correct discolored teeth, gaps, chips, missing teeth and other imperfections using the latest cosmetic dentistry methods and materials. Each patient receives tailored treatment designed to provide aesthetically pleasing long-lasting results.
Cosmetic procedures include:
Teeth whitening – Known as ‘day-guard vital bleaching’, teeth whitening is an at-home procedure that can improve the overall look of the smile using advanced brightening and whitening formulas. A custom mouth tray is provided, along with specific instructions, to insure the most comfortable and ideal results.The tray delivers the solution directly to the teeth. Dr. Ray requires a 24-48 hour follow-up evaluation to assure patient comfort and compliance of treatment.
Porcelain crowns – Ceramic crowns are tooth-shaped restorations used to fully cover moderate to severely damaged teeth. A crown ‘candidate’ is accurately described as any tooth having an existing filling that is 3/4’s the width and depth of the clinical crown. Ceramic crowns restore ideal strength, form, function and aesthetics.
Porcelain veneers – A ceramic veneer is a semi-translucent ceramic shell that is bonded to natural teeth. The veneer can correct color, size, shape, alignment or spacing discrepancies. Unlike the crown restoration, veneers frequently require only minimal natural tooth preparation.
Tooth-colored fillings – A tooth-colored composite resin has replaced the silver amalgam filling as the standard of care. The composite material blends seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Tooth reshaping or contouring – If adequate healthy enamel exists, minor enamel defects may be corrected through reshaping or contouring, often providing immediate aesthetic results.
To learn more about all oral health topics, please visit the MouthHealthy website from the American Dental Association.