Porcelain veneers are a great choice for you if your teeth are crooked, badly stained, chipped, or if you have a noticeable gap between teeth that is bothersome. These ultra-thin, durable shells bond directly to your teeth and are completely customized to your gums, mouth, and smile. In some cases, veneers are suggested instead of crowns and braces because they are a faster, more cost-efficient solution. Veneers also offer the unique solution of being able to customize your smile while maintaining your natural teeth.
Dr. LaManna is skilled with this state-of-the-art dental technique which requires careful shaping of the teeth. Each veneer is individually sculpted for each tooth, and the result is that your custom-made veneers will be nearly impossible to differentiate from your natural teeth. Another benefit is that veneers resist staining, so your smile will remain sparkling for years to come!
Whitening and brightening your teeth is a low-cost way to improve your smile. While you can get over the counter whitening chemicals, the ones used by Lakeshore Family Dentistry are formulated to whiten quickly and safely and are custom-tailored to your teeth. The most popular whitening system are our whitening trays, which are made by taking an impression of your teeth. These trays are lightweight, clear, and very comfortable to wear. We send you home with a dental grade whitening gel. You can wear the trays while you sleep, watch TV, or anytime that is convenient for you.
With the use of our custom system, you can expect dramatic results in as little as a few weeks depending on your commitment to wearing the trays. We also offer several techniques in the office to whiten your teeth in one day if desired.
Teeth Contouring is sometimes referred to as tooth reshaping or dental contouring and is one of the easiest ways to deal with small cosmetic bothers with teeth. If you have chips, irregularly shaped teeth, or very pointy teeth, contouring can make a world of difference in your smile and may result in a more comfortable mouth feel. It can also be useful if you have large crevices between teeth that attract tartar or plaque.
We often combine tooth shaping with bonding, which is a material that comes in many different shades to accurately match your natural tooth. This composite forms a durable stain resistant surface that can be smoothed and polished to the natural tooth. Teeth contouring does not usually require anesthesia and is easily tolerated by patients who want to improve their smile without the expense or fuss of more advanced cosmetic dental procedures.