Cosmetic Dentistry is more than just teeth whitening (although we offer that too). Here are some other options that may fit your needs:
These are thin, custom-made coatings that are placed over your teeth. They are usually made of porcelain to custom fit over your teeth and are then bonded into place.
Normally, your tooth has to be slightly reduced to allow for the thickness of the coating. They allow us to change the shade and shape of your teeth so we can often close spaces and "up-right" teeth without a need to wear braces.
Porcelain veneer / laminates can create a uniform, beautiful smile by changing the shape, size and color for the best possible appearance.
The tooth bonding procedures use tooth-colored filling materials that adhere to your teeth and can change the shape, size, or color of your teeth or repair broken or decayed teeth. In some cases this technique can be comfortably done without anesthesia since no tooth structure is reduced. This process can often be done in one appointment, and the results can be amazing!
This material can also be used to repair back teeth that have broken or been damaged by decay and can be used to replace old silver fillings. Because the material bonds to the tooth structure, it actually helps to strengthen the tooth.
Braces are the conventional way to straighten teeth and are still often the best approach. Today there is much talk about "invisible braces", and in some limited situations, they may be an option.
It is sometimes possible to close spaces or "upright" teeth using veneers or crowns or bonding so that we can create the illusion that your teeth are straight -- even if they aren't. Whether or not this is a good option for you depends upon many variables; a thorough examination to determine what is appropriate for your dental condition is important for any cosmetic approach.