Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry
At Advanced Dental Care, our talented cosmetic dentists can design gorgeous smiles from our Florence dental office. Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for concealing severe stains, chips, cracks, gaps, or other imperfections. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are custom-created in an offsite lab to match the shape and color of your natural teeth. After numbing the surrounding area, your dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of your tooth to make room for the veneer. You tooth will then be lightly etched to create a firmer bonding surface for the porcelain. Each veneer is applied using a specially developed dental resin, which is hardened with a curing light. Veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth while still maintaining their structural integrity.
LUMINEERS® are a type of ultra-thin veneer, made of an extremely strong form of porcelain called Cerinate®. Because LUMINEERS® are so thin, your dentist will need to remove little enamel, if any, and a minimal amount of etching is required. For this reason, LUMINEERS® are often referred to as “minimal prep” or “no prep” veneers, and because more of your tooth structure stays intact, the procedure is usually reversible. It is important to keep in mind LUMINEERS® may not be the best choice for certain patients, like those with significantly stained teeth.
Six Month Smiles® technology uses an innovative orthodontic procedure that straightens teeth using discreet clear brackets and tooth-colored wires. Six Month Smiles® focuses on minor tooth movement and corrects only the cosmetic flaws that are revealed when a patient smiles. Because the treatment only targets anterior teeth, it exerts a gentle pressure (generally considered more comfortable than standard braces) and patients can often achieve their desired results in just six months. Six Month Smiles® is also more affordable than traditional orthodontic treatment.
A smile makeover is a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan that can combine two or more cosmetic procedures to help you achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile. During a consultation and examination with one of our dentists, you will discuss your cosmetic goals, relevant health information will be gathered, and we will help you decide which treatment options are right for you. The scope and extent of your smile makeover will be entirely dependent on your preferences, overall oral health, and budget. Flexible financing and payment plans are available.
We are proud to offer a range of teeth whitening options to help our patients brighten their smiles, including both in-office and at-home treatments. The Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed uses a whitening gel and a special LED light to blast away stains. Using in-offce bleaching, teeth can be significantly whitened in just one quick appointment. Available at-home whitening methods include both Day White and Nite White. During at- home treatment, patients will be instructed to wear customized trays for several hours a day over the course of one to two weeks. Both whitening methods protect tooth enamel and result in teeth that are several shades lighter.