Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry that will Change the Way You Look and Feel
Are you unhappy or embarrassed by your smile? Cosmetic dentistry can dramatically improve your appearance or correct imperfections. At Dental Care Associates of Buffalo, we can repair or enhance the color, alignment, spacing and regularity of your teeth to give a stunning look to your mouth!
Tooth whitening is a procedure that makes your teeth whiter and brighter, and therefore more attractive! At Dental Care Associates of Buffalo, we offer tray whitening, which is a safe and relatively painless procedure ideal for most patients.
Tray whitening is a less expensive whitening treatment you can use while in the comfort of your own home to gradually whiten teeth. We will first take an impression of your teeth to create a customized clear tray that you will wear to whitening your teeth. Within a few days your trays will be ready to be picked up and we will show you how to apply the special bleaching material to the trays. The whitening gel trays should be worn 30-60 minutes up to twice a day. At the end of this period, you will see maximum whitening results that are nothing short of dazzling. Occasional treatment can be used at your convenience to maintain your new smile.
Bonding involves adhering composite resin material that is matched to the color of the tooth, to the front of the tooth. This is done to repair damage done to the tooth by decay, to alter the alignment of the tooth, close gaps between the teeth, or for cosmetic purposes.
First, we roughen the surface of your tooth so that it can accept the bonding and hold it. A gel is applied to micro etch the tooth surface, and a primer/bond agent is applied so the material adheres to the surface. Then the material itself is placed on the tooth and hardened with intense light. The composite resin material is shaped and polished to get a lustrous finish as a last step.
Tooth Alignment & Straightening with ClearCorrect
Tooth straightening is generally considered orthodontia work. However, many corrections can be made in our dental office using ClearCorrect. ClearCorrect invisible braces are customized clear teeth straightening aligners that are customized to your mouth. Each aligner in a series moves your teeth steadily toward the ideal placement. To create your ClearCorrect braces, we will take an impression of your mouth and create a complete treatment plan to help you achieve the beautiful smile and straight teeth you desire. Contact us to learn more about this great option!
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. The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.
There are two ways that we can do veneers: the direct technique or the indirect technique:
Direct Technique for Veneers
The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding.
Indirect Technique for Veneers
The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory-fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetic.