Often times we have patients that visit our practice looking to improve the appearance of their smile. Whether you want to have a whiter smile, crowns, veneers or cosmetic bonding, we can help you achieve the results you are looking for!
If you are looking for a rather immediate way to change your smile, veneers can be an excellent way to redesign your teeth! Veneers are a very thin ceramic "sheet" that covers the existing tooth structure. Veneers are often used to fix cosmetic complaints such as staining, spaces, chips, and cracks.
The process to having veneers placed on your teeth is relatively straightforward here at Norbo dental. The process begins with a consultation, and assuming this is the option both you and your dentist have deemed an appropriate course of action, can begin at the very next appointment! At the appointment itself, your dentist will carefully prepare your teeth and in most cases mill your veneers all while you wait in the office. Before the end of the day, you get to leave with your brand new smile!
In today's day and age when there are coffee shops around every corner and a plethora of Virginia wineries to visit, keeping your teeth bright and white is harder than ever. In addition to coffee and wine, other causes such as smoking, certain foods, and even at times certain oral hygiene protocols can all cause tooth discoloration. The good news is, these discoloration issues can be easily reversed using our take home whitening system!
Our office is proud to offer our patients a tray whitening system which is custom made to fit your teeth. To have the trays made, you simply need to contact our office and schedule an impression appointment so that our trained dental assistants can create your custom trays. After the appointment your trays will be ready in 24 to 48 business hours, at which point we will contact you to set up a second appointment for delivery. During the delivery appointment we will review with you the do's and dont's of whitening so that you can expect a successful transformation over a period of a few days. Often times the results are even four to eight shades whiter!
Bonding and White Fillings
Bonding and white fillings is a popular quick fix method to enhance minor cosmetic imperfections in your smile. It can be used to cover up stains and discoloration, correct gaps and cracks, and replace tooth decay with natural tooth colored material.
During the procedure, a composite resin is molded and shaped over an adhesive gel on the affected tooth. After the resin has been placed and shaped, an LED light is used to harden the resin. After hardening, a final polish is done to finish the procedure. The restoration usually lasts for over 10 years!
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays, also called partial crowns, use the existing tooth as a base in which they fit onto. They are done to restore tooth shape, strengthen teeth, and prevent further damage from occurring. The difference between the two is that an inlay can be done only when there is no damage to the cusps of the tooth, where as an onlay is used when the tooth has experienced more damage and cannot support an inlay.
At Norbo Dental, we can create inlays and onlays right here in our office using our state of the art mill equipment while you wait. When we are finished, your tooth will look and feel just like your natural teeth!