Whitening is the easiest and least expensive form of cosmetic dentistry. Whitening can dramatically improve the color of natural teeth with a bleaching gel that is either applied by the dentist in the office or is worn at home in a custom fitted tray. Whitening can significantly brighten your smile in as little as one office visit or as long as four to six weeks with take home trays, depending on your desired outcome.
Cosmetic dentist Dr. Ethan Harris uses freehand composite resin bonding to close gaps between teeth, cover discolored teeth, and improve the overall shape and appearance of teeth. It is one of the most conservative methods for smile enhancement and often requires little or in many cases, no tooth reduction. Composite bonding requires artistic talent since it is hand sculpted by Dr. Harris.
Porcelain veneers are thin laminates of porcelain, which cover the front surfaces of teeth improving the smile in color, shape and form. Porcelain veneers are fabricated outside of the office by a highly skilled laboratory technician. Sometimes these can be made as thin as a contact lens with little or no tooth reduction. A natural looking outstanding result requires both the skill, talent, and training of cosmetic dentist Dr. Harris and his laboratory.
Composite Veneers, also known as Direct Resin Veneers, are an alternative to porcelain veneers. They offer several advantages over porcelain. The biggest advantage is that composite veneers offer non-invasive smile enhancement. This is a means to an outstanding smile transformation with no shaving down teeth.
White dental fillings are made of composite resin material and are used to fill a small cavity or defect, restoring the tooth to a natural color.
Metal free natural crowns cover and protect the entire visible portion of the tooth and are so life like, they are undetectable from natural teeth. Crowns are indicated when a tooth has a large cavity, is severely worn, or has had a fracture, or a root canal.
Implants & Bridges
Implants and bridges are used to replace missing teeth and are fixed restorations, which appear and function like natural teeth. An Implant integrates into the jaw, and is restored by the dentist with a crown. A bridge covers and is connected to natural teeth.
Cosmetic dentist Dr. Harris creates a natural shape and contour when gums are uneven or excessive, giving a balanced and harmonizing appearance to the smile. This is a critical step in the overall outcome and appearance of a smile transformation.
TMJ splints are indicated when a patient is has clicking popping jaw joints, frequent headaches, or sore jaw muscles. TMJ splints are usually worn at night and harmonize the jaw joints with the correct jaw and teeth position, relieving pain and protecting the teeth and gums from wear and damage.
Teeth straightening with Invisalign clear aligners can correct crowding, close spaces, and prevent damage to the teeth and gums caused by bite problems.
Proper homecare is essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. It is also important to practice ideal oral hygiene so that dental restorations such as fillings, crowns, and veneers will last.
I recommend using a Sonicare electric toothbrush twice a day for two minutes per session, flossing once per day before bedtime with your floss of choice, and implementing the use of a cordless Water Pik if you have bleeding gums or gum pockets. If you enjoy rinsing with a mouthrinse, I recommend using one without alcohol.
Regular dental check ups every six months will catch early gum disease and will detect any tooth problems before they worsen.
Snore Prevention & Sleep Apnea
Snoring can ruin intimacy and we can eliminate snoring with a comfortable appliance. Sleep Apnea is life threatening. We can make you a device which allows you to get a restful nights sleep without wearing a c-pap.