Cosmetic dentistry covers a wide range of services. Whether your goal is to whiten or straighten your teeth, repair chips or cracks, replace one or more teeth, or even get a complete smile makeover, there are many effective solutions for improving your smile.
Three great ways to improve your smile
Would you like your smile to look brighter? Teeth whitening is a fast and easy way to dramatically rejuvenate your smile. Teeth lose their brightness for different reasons. The staining agents found in certain foods as well as coffee and tobacco are culprits. Certain medications and the mere passage of time can also cause teeth to become stained or discolored.
You may have tried using over-the-counter tooth whitening products but failed to get the desired results. This is because tooth enamel is porous, which means that the stains and discoloration penetrate deep beneath the surface of the tooth—too deep to be reached with store-bought whitening products.
Safe and effective teeth whitening options
Dr. Bhave offers professional teeth whitening treatment options that are safe and effective. We provide in-house professional teeth whitening that can give you a much brighter smile in just under an hour. During the treatment Dr. Bhave places a protective barrier over the gums around the teeth being whitened to minimize sensitivity and to keep the procedure comfortable.
You can also opt for take-home whitening. Dr. Bhave provides you with a whitening gel that best fits your needs. She will select a gel strength that is comfortable for you and that won’t cause unnecessary sensitivity. You also receive full instructions on how to use your take-home kit and are directed on how long your teeth-whitening sessions should last.
Veneers are a quick and durable solution to enhancing your smile. Here are some of the problems that porcelain veneers can correct:
- slightly crooked teeth
- gaps between teeth
- teeth with rough or pitted surfaces
- stained, yellow or discolored teeth
- misshapen teeth
What is the process for getting veneers?
Knowing how you want your smile to look and communicating this to your dentist can help to ensure that you are happy with the end result. Dr. Bhave is highly trained and experienced in aesthetically enhancing smiles using veneers. She knows how to help you reach your smile goals.
Dr. Bhave will have you bring in photos that show the look you are after. The next step is to take an impression of your mouth. She then makes detailed instructions for your veneers and sends these to a local high-tech lab with whom she works closely to ensure that your veneers are made according to her exact specifications. Dr. Bhave takes special care to ensure that your veneers fit comfortably and natural-looking.
Invisalign® Clear Braces
If you or your teenager has a crooked smile and you don’t want to deal with metal braces, Invisalign may be the ideal solution. Invisalign is a convenient and affordable teeth-straightening system that uses a series of clear removable plastic aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Each set of aligners (worn for about two weeks) gently shifts your teeth into place. Although the length of treatment varies, the average time for Invisalign treatment is one year, which is not very long when you compare it to the two or three years it takes with traditional braces.
Conditions Invisalign can correct
If you are an adult or teen whose full set of adult teeth have come in, you may be eligible for Invisalign. Here are some of the conditions that Invisalign can correct:
- gaps in teeth
- overly crowded teeth
- crossbite—some of your top teeth go under the bottom teeth
- overbite—your upper teeth bite over the lower teeth
- open bite—your upper and lower teeth don’t touch each other
- underbite—your lower teeth are protruding past the upper teeth
Dr. Bhave is a certified Invisalign provider and is highly skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to giving adults and teens a bright and beautiful smile. Depending on your needs, she can offer various treatment options.
Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation
To find out how more about these options or other ways to improve your smile, come in and see Dr. Bhave for a Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation. She will take the time to discuss your smile goals and explain the relevant treatment options. Your visit will include:
- Comprehensive oral exam
- Meet with the doctor
- Discuss your smile goals
- Get your questions answered
- Learn about treatment options
To make an appointment, call 408‑831‑0030 or click here to request an appointment online.