These are cosmetic alternatives to create or enhance a beautiful smile. At Oasis Dental, we offer both an intense in-office whitening treatment and a take-home regimen that includes whitening trays custom fitted to your teeth. We often have promotions on whitening choices, so please ask our staff or Dr. Gherman if you are interested.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic material that are bonded directly to the outside surface of the teeth. They are very beautiful, virtually undetectable restorations highly resistant to staining. They are recommended for uneven, chipped, discolored teeth and are a long-term aesthetic and durable treatment choice. Dr. Gherman will design each case individually and will often provide you with a mock wax-up of the teeth to help you envision the change. She will then minimally shape your teeth to achieve the best shape and contour, and then bond the veneers at a second visit.
Bonding is an alternative to veneers, in which composite resin is applied and sculpted directly on the teeth. Different shades of resin can be used, stacked, and polished to achieve a natural and pleasing result. Dr. Gherman can complete this procedure in one visit, therefore improving the appearance of a tooth instantly. However, composite resin is not as strong as porcelain, and therefore, bonding will not last as long as veneers, and may be prone to staining and chipping over the course of time.