If you want your teeth to be as white as they can be, professional bleaching is the way to go. Dr. Raymond Cruz Best offers in-office and take-home whitening options using the popular Zoom!® product line. With in-office whitening, you can brighten your smile up to eight shades in just one visit, ideal for a special occasion or public event. Ask about our discounts for follow-up treatment, or whitening included as part of a smile makeover.
You can achieve a dazzling smile in as little as two appointments with porcelain veneers. Conceal chips, discoloration, minor misalignment, and other cosmetic imperfections with luminous, natural-looking e.max® porcelain. Ultra-thin porcelain veneers are permanently bonded to the front of your teeth and can change their size, shape, length, and color. This minimally invasive procedure can literally transform your smile.
A dental crown is a durable ceramic restoration that can restore strength and function by encapsulating a damaged tooth. Dr. Best prefers e.max® and Empress® all-porcelain crowns, which mimic the appearance of enamel and blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. A crown can preserve a tooth that might otherwise need to be extracted, allowing you to maintain a whole, healthy smile.
Inlays & Onlays
Sometimes a tooth is too decayed to be treated with a traditional filling, but is not damaged enough to require a dental crown. Inlays and onlays are a conservative solution. Inlays are placed in the center, or biting surface, of a tooth, whereas an onlay may cover one or more cusps of a tooth. Made of composite resin, metal, or porcelain, inlays and onlays provide strength and durability to support healthy tooth structure after decayed portions have been removed.
Dental bonding is an affordable way to address cosmetic imperfections, particularly in the front teeth. Composite resin bonded to the teeth can repair chips or cracks, improve deep discoloration, close spaces between teeth, and even change the shape and length of your teeth. Bonding is a relatively simple procedure that can be completed in one office visit, and without the need for anesthesia.
Laser Gum Reshaping
Also known as gum contouring, gum reshaping can make a substantial difference in the appearance of your smile. Laser gum reshaping can contour an uneven gum line to enhance symmetry, or correct a "gummy smile" by removing excess gum tissue. Dr. Best uses a painless diode laser to seal the gum tissue and prevent bleeding during treatment, which reduces the recovery period and enhances healing.
Dr. Best can customize a smile makeover treatment plan to combine several cosmetic services for you, allowing you to dramatically enhance your smile and boost your confidence. Porcelain veneers or dental bonding can be combined with teeth whitening and laser gum reshaping, or you may benefit from a crown or other dental work to restore the full function and beauty of your smile. You can learn more about an individualized smile makeover during a consultation at our practice.