What are some examples of cosmetic dentistry?
In-office Teeth Whitening is a quick and convenient procedure in which you can have your teeth whitened. The whitening gel is a 35% hydrogen peroxide formula that only can be offered by a dentist. During whitening, Dr. Kroll places the gel on the teeth while isolating and protecting the gums. Then, Dr. Kroll activates the bleach with a light to accomplish the whitening. A one-hour bleaching session can produce dramatic whitening results, with some tooth or gum sensitivity. Touch-ups with home bleaching trays are recommended.
Home dental whitening is the most effective and safest teeth bleaching technique, but requires more patient participation. You would wear bleaching trays for an hour a day for approximately 10-14 days. Results are impressive and rival in-office bleaching results, but some patients report difficulties with the required daily time commitment. At-home bleaching procedures may result in mild but temporary tooth or gum sensitivity. One benefit of home bleaching is that the trays provide a quick and easy method for touch-ups.
Dental Porcelain Crowns & Dental Bridges
Crowns are recommended when large fillings wear out, when a tooth is cracked or sensitive, or when to make cosmetic improvements on teeth. For the most aesthetic dental crowns, we use porcelain - the material that mimics natural teeth. The result is a crown or bridge that looks and feels like real teeth. This will help protect your tooth and prevent any additional damage.
A dental crown is tooth-colored and tooth-shaped porcelain that is placed over your tooth to protect it and to prevent any further damage. Best of all, these “same day” crowns require less drilling and less removal of healthy tooth structure than old-fashioned crowns. Our e.max dental porcelain is stronger and more natural looking than ever before.
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
We provide our patients with tooth-colored dental restorations to make your teeth look more natural and beautiful. A silver dental filling has the disadvantages of being metallic and turning black with age; additionally, silver fillings are not bonded to your tooth and have a high risk of leakage over time.
Tooth-colored dental fillings are placed directly into a tooth and are hardened right after Dr. Kroll prepares the tooth, forming a micro-mechanical bond to your natural tooth structure. Tooth-colored composite fillings offer a strong and natural solution for restoring cavities and improving the natural esthetics of your smile.
Dental Porcelain Veneers
Dental veneers are thin layers of porcelain placed on the front surface of your teeth. They can be placed on one or more teeth, and are a conservative way to change the shape and color of teeth. Most patients choose to have veneers placed on their front teeth, the teeth that others notice most when they smile.
Invisalign is a unique form of orthodontics that moves teeth fast, effectively, and safely without rubber bands, wires, or brackets. Best yet, the “clear trays” that move the teeth are virtually invisible. Drs. Phil and Steph Kroll are Invisalign Preferred Providersmeaning that they have completed the required Invisalign training and have successfully completed a large portfolio of cases to be awarded Preferred Provider Status.