If you have a chipped, slightly misaligned, or otherwise imperfect tooth that needs cosmetic restoration, we may suggest one-appointment bonding. The dentist can apply putty-like composite resin, shaded to blend with your tooth's color, to rebuild a pleasing shape to your tooth. After hardening the resin with a curing light, the dentist will artistically sculpt and polish the restoration. In just one visit, you can enjoy a beautiful new smile! Cosmetic bonding can be a viable, affordable alternative to porcelain veneers, but it lasts only 5 to 10 years with proper care. Bonding will not discolor as your natural tooth enamel will, so touch-up teeth whitening may be required to keep your natural teeth the same shade as the bonded area.
Invisalign Clear Braces
Do you dream about having a smile full of sparkling, straight teeth, but you just can't imagine yourself wearing traditional metal braces? You've probably invested in a professional, mature image, and you shouldn't have to look like a teenager to straighten your teeth. We agree. Now, your dreams can come true.
Invisalign, an orthodontic treatment approved by the FDA, is the virtually invisible method to straighten your teeth without conventional metal braces. With Invisalign, a custom-molded set of transparent, removable aligners will progressively reposition your teeth. You can simply remove the aligners before eating, brushing, flossing, or special occasions. This technology is more comfortable and convenient than traditional braces. Patients do not experience the mouth abrasions caused by metal and wires, and Invisalign aligners are easy to clean. Adjustment appointments aren't necessary, either.
How does Invisalign work? First, we use 3D computer imaging to design a comprehensive treatment plan. This allows you to preview the final positioning of your teeth before you start treatment. Yes, you will see your future smile before treatment begins.
Then a lab will create a series of aligners to reposition your teeth over one to two years. You'll change aligners every two weeks until your smile is straight and beautiful. Typically, you will visit us every six weeks for progress reports.
Transparent, removable, no-hassle orthodontia – now that should put a smile on your face!
Laser Gum Lifts
For patients who have excessive gum tissue, teeth can appear stubby. What you may not know is that beneath that overgrown soft tissue, your teeth are just waiting to be revealed! If you have a gummy smile, we may recommend a gum lift, otherwise known as a gingivectomy.
This simple cosmetic procedure can be performed by soft tissue laser, which minimizes discomfort and reduces healing time. We'll talk with you about your options and what to expect during the procedure, then discuss the outcome you want to achieve. The day of your procedure, we'll mark your gum tissue, make sure that you're comfortable with anesthesia or sedation, and then precisely remove the excess soft tissue. After a brief recovery, your new smile will look bold, beautiful, better than you thought possible!
Perfecting your smile with veneers can involve needles, drilling, and shaving down the tooth's enamel before making the cosmetic enhancement. Now, with DURAthin veneers, a leading brand of no-prep veneers, you can have the smile of your dreams, skip the tooth enamel reduction stage, and retain your natural tooth structure.
Because they are so thin, about the width of two pieces of paper, your custom DURAthin veneers can be bonded directly to your tooth's surface. We will design a shape that won't appear unnatural or bulky and choose a shade that complements your facial features and blends with surrounding teeth. DURAthins transform teeth to produce a beautiful, lasting smile in about two visits.
DURAthin veneers dramatically change the appearance of those with:
- a narrow smile
- small teeth
- worn teeth
- stained teeth
- chipped teeth
- slight misalignments
- misshapen teeth
- and/or gaps between teeth.
A smile makeover with DURAthins will last for years, but a dentist can remove your veneers at any time because the underlying tooth structure remains original. People with traditional veneers don't have that option.
You may already know that traditional porcelain veneers enhance a smile by concealing flawed teeth and conspicuous spaces, but did you know that existing teeth must be filed down before your dentist permanently applies the veneers? This drastic, irreversible procedure requires powerful anesthetic or oral sedation to control discomfort, but you will certainly feel some soreness after the application.
Only Lumineers by Cerinate take unnecessary pain out of the equation and allow you to enjoy your new smile immediately. These small wonders safely and effectively hide:
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Unattractive gaps
- Unevenly worn teeth
- Misshapen or misaligned teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
Thanks to Lumineers' unique, ultra-thin design and application method, little, if any, tooth modification is required. Removing this preparatory step means that you won't need anesthetic, and your dentist can get right to work improving your smile. Each Lumineer is carefully manufactured by the Cerinate Smile Design Studio just for you, using only the finest patented Cerinate porcelain. These long-lasting enhancements will rejuvenate your smile for up to 20 years!
In just one to three convenient office visits, your dentist can affix the remarkably thin yet durable porcelain shells directly to teeth for beautiful, instantaneous results. Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers are reversible because original tooth enamel is not reduced during application. The smile of your dreams has never been this easy!
Conservative dentistry is always the best choice, and with Lumineers, you don't have to compromise your natural dentition for a spectacular smile. If you suffer with a less-than-perfect smile but are fearful of aesthetic dentistry, choose Lumineers for a glorious transformation without the inconvenience and distress of traditional veneers.
Do you cover your mouth when you smile so that others won't notice your flawed teeth? At Mountainside Family Dental, we give patients stunning smiles with handcrafted porcelain veneers. Dr. Kerbs and Associates design and apply these custom dental restorations in as few as three visits to our Ahwatukee office.
Veneers are ultra-thin dental coverings permanently bonded to teeth to conceal flaws in shape, size, and color. If you have awkwardly shaped or spaced teeth, or if chips or stains mar your smile, porcelain veneers can give your smile new life. Our dentists design veneers to complement each patient's facial features, coloring, and distinct style. Then, a skilled ceramist at a cosmetic dentistry lab fabricates these custom restorations from high-quality dental porcelain that reflects light like real tooth enamel. Your porcelain veneers will look natural, feel comfortable, and provide lasting satisfaction.
We encourage you to attend a complimentary consultation. Your cosmetic dentist will explain the veneers process in detail and answer all of your questions. Mountainside Family Dental offers attractive financing options so that nothing stands between you and your beautiful smile!
Teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, orthodontics, replacement teeth…so many options exist to help people achieve the smile of their dreams. As a cosmetic dental practice, our team can help you determine which treatments will give you the smile you've always wanted. In fact, we encourage patients to bring photos of some of their favorite celebrity smiles so that we can pinpoint attributes to incorporate in a smile makeover plan. The dentist will examine your oral health, discuss your vision of a gorgeous smile, and study the dynamics of your face, mouth, and skin tone.
We can then plan a smile makeover to suit your personality and unique style. The dentist will explain your options and show you (with a computer image, before-and-after photos, or a wax model) the potential results of the proposed treatment plan. Your input will help us determine how to give you the smile you want. The time involved in your smile makeover will be directly determined by the procedures you decide upon.
Our administrative team can help you with creative scheduling and financing. We believe that everyone deserves a sensational smile, and we'll work with you to make sure you get it!
Dull, drab teeth can diminish your appearance and your self-image. Recharge your smile with professional teeth whitening! We offer in-office Whitening and convenient take-home teeth bleaching to give you the dazzling smile you deserve.
In Office Whitening works fast and delivers dramatic results. In about an hour, safe, effective Whitening gel lifts stains and discolorations caused by food, beverages, tobacco, medications, and the aging process. The results are stunning and long-lasting. A take-home touch-up kit will keep your smile looking fantastic.
Want to whiten on your own schedule? Then our take-home bleaching kit may be right for you. We'll create custom-fitted teeth whitening trays for you to use in the comfort of your home. Simply insert our professional-strength bleaching gel and wear the trays as directed. In about ten to fourteen days, you'll have a knockout smile!