The world of cosmetic dentistry has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Today’s new procedures are faster, more efficient, and produce better results than ever before. At Perfecting Your Smile – Dr. Pete DDS, we’re passionate about helping people have the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted. Below are the cosmetic dental care treatments performed by Dr. Pete designed to give you a smile makeover.
Dental veneers are perhaps the simplest way to give you the smile you deserve, with no shots, drilling, or pain involved. After we prime and take impressions of your teeth, our lab will fabricate the razor-thin veneers that will be placed over your natural teeth.
Our porcelain veneers can be customized to match the color of your natural teeth, ensuring that any attempt to close gaps, reshape chipped teeth, or whiten discolored smiles looks as natural as possible.
Lumineers® are ultra-thin veneers patented by DenMat. Lumineers are made of a special porcelain called cerinate, which is as thin as the material used in contact lenses but just as strong as regular porcelain, if not more. The thinness of these dental Lumineers means very little priming or preparation of the teeth is required before they are attached. It also means that your teeth’s natural structure stays intact.
Dental crowns protect teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay, blunt force, and extensive wear and tear, preventing any further damage from happening. The crown, also known as a dental cap, covers and strengthens the damaged tooth, preserving its functionality. The dental crown covers the entire tooth surface, acting as a jacket of sorts.
One of our revolutionary teeth whitening procedures is the EZ White™ Pro In-Office Whitening System. EZ White™ Pro uses an oxygen-rich gel and light-activated technology to gently break down tooth stains in seconds, giving patient instant results they can see themselves. This innovative, light-activated bleaching process results in teeth whiter by up to eight shades and can last for as little as 30 minutes.
Dental bonding is a procedure in which a resin material blended to match the color of your natural teeth is applied to a tooth and hardened using a special light. This process effectively “bonds” the resin to the tooth and covers blemishes and discolorations, leading to an improved smile.
At Perfecting Your Smile – Dr. Pete DDS, we offer two types of dentures: complete or full dentures and partial dentures.
Our complete dentures come in “conventional” or “immediate” types. Conventional dentures tend to be easier to fit because they are made and placed after the teeth in question have been removed and the gums have healed for at least eight weeks. Throughout this time, however, the wearer will have to be without teeth. In contrast, immediate dentures are made for the wearer in advance and can be worn immediately as soon as the teeth are removed. However, gums can shrink and surrounding teeth can move during the healing process, making it more challenging to find a comfortable fit.
Partial dentures or bridges are usually removable and come with replacement teeth held in place by a gum-colored plastic base and metal framework. These dentures are commonly used to replace a missing tooth and offer the benefit of being less invasive than implants.
Invisalign® is an advanced system of dental aligners created specifically for you and only you. After taking an impression of your teeth, a series of smooth, plastic aligners are fabricated for you to wear. Every two weeks, we check your teeth to see how they have shifted and provide you with a new set of aligners. This process continues until the desired final position of your teeth is achieved. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign does not come with uncomfortable wires and brackets. You can even remove your aligners to eat or drink.
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At Perfecting Your Smile – Dr. Pete DDS we know how important a great smile is to many people. If you wish to learn more about these treatments or want to schedule a consultation at our Bingham Farms, MI office, call us at 248.433.6000.