Beautiful Cosmetic Dental Care in Gahanna, OH
Everyone wants a bright, healthy looking smile and tooth whitening. Gahanna Ohio specialists, StoneRidge Dental Care are experts in general dentistry. There are a variety of products that are available to improve the look of your smile. Besides regular cleanings and daily care, tooth whitening may be something you would like to consider to further enhance your smile.
We can help you determine which solution may be right for you. Whiteners may not correct all types of discoloration. For example, yellowish hued teeth will probably bleach well, brownish-colored teeth may bleach less well, and grayish-hued teeth may not bleach well at all. If you have had bonding or tooth-colored fillings placed in your front teeth the whitener will not affect the color of these materials, and they will stand out in your newly whitened smile. You may want to investigate other options, like porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
If you are a candidate for whitening there are several ways to whiten your smile:
In-Office Tooth Whitening - Zoom
This procedure is called chairside bleaching and usually requires only one office visit. The dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect the oral soft tissues. A bleaching agent is then applied to the teeth, and a special light is be used.
At-Home Tooth Whitening
Peroxide-containing whiteners actually bleach the tooth enamel. They typically come in a gel and are placed in a mouthguard. Usage regimens vary. We offer on-the-go, opalescence at-home custom bleaching trays.
Tooth Whitening Toothpastes
All toothpastes help remove surface stain through the action of mild abrasives. “Whitening” toothpastes in the ADA Seal of Acceptance program have special chemical or polishing agents that provide additional stain removal effectiveness. Unlike bleaches, these ADA Accepted products do not change the color of teeth because they can only remove stains on the surface.
Remember when selecting a whitener or any dental product, be sure to look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance—your assurance that they have met ADA standards of safety and effectiveness.
StoneRidge Dental Care offers an excellent solution for an instant smile makeover to straighten teeth, close spaces, reshape, and permanently change the color of your teeth. You can even have that “Hollywood” smile you’ve always wanted. Our Porcelain Veneers Gahanna patients experience amazing results and veneers are a fantastic way to fix front teeth that are crooked, small, or uneven. You can whiten your teeth, close spaces, and create a great smile.
Our dentists can fix:
- Spaces between the teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Permanently stained or discolored teeth
- Unnaturally small or crooked teeth
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Our Porcelain Veneers Gahanna cosmetic dentists at StoneRidge Dental Care take great care to create your veneers. They are made of very thin layers of porcelain and are bonded on the front of your front teeth. These veneers are about 0.3mm to 0.5mm in thickness but are very strong once bonded to your teeth. They have a “life like” appearance with the strength, beauty, and durability only porcelain veneer restorations can give you. Veneers have several advantages over crowns (caps). They transmit light better than bonding and, therefore, have a more translucent appearance giving a natural, esthetic look. Veneers do not require the massive grinding of tooth structure that caps do, yet, they accomplish a very natural esthetic look.
How do I choose the best dentists for porcelain veneers?
First, you should question the training of the dentist. Have they had any hands-on training since graduating from dental school? Have they had extensive experience in placing veneers? All of the doctors at StoneRidge Dental Center have had extensive training in veneer placement for beautiful, natural looking porcelain veneers Gahanna. It is important to choose a dentist who has had extensive training and experience in the placement of veneers. Sometimes we see the “chicklet” effect when patients have had veneers placed by dentists without comprehensive esthetic training. Large, bulky veneers, or too few veneers so that the front four or six teeth literally “pop” out at you is the result of a lack of esthetic training.
What can I expect?
A consult with any of the doctors at StoneRidge Dental Care is the first order of business to determine if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers and to convey exactly what you wish to accomplish. Your smile is important-it is the first thing people notice about you and it is essential that you are able to get exactly what you want from a smile makeover. Usually, impressions are taken and wax-up of what your smile will look like is completed. After you approve the wax-up and your questions are answered, you can proceed. The first appointment with your porcelain veneers Gahanna dentist will involve contouring of the involved teeth and fabrication of a set of temporaries which you will wear for approximately three weeks. At your second appointment, the actual porcelain veneers will be bonded into place and your new smile will be revealed. The results are instant and spectacular! And StoneRidge Dental Care is known as one of the best Porcelain Veneers Gahanna and Columbus dental practices in Ohio! Call StoneRidge Dental Care today, your Porcelain Veneers Gahanna and Columbus Ohio team.