Alabaster Aesthetic Dentistry has decades of experience in the most advanced cosmetic dentistry available. From veneers, to crowns, to dentures, to whitening - we have plenty of options to help you reveal your most confident smile!
A veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth's surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain.
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth.
While inarguably beneficial to dental health, the procedure and materials can be relatively expensive. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration (a fixed dental prosthesis) used to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth) by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. Types of bridges may vary, depending upon how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth.
Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.
Biocompatible Valplast removable partial dentures / dentures offer unique physical and esthetic properties. Available to dental professionals worldwide since 1953, the Valplast appliance provides lifelike esthetics, flawlessly blending with the patient's natural tissue and surrounding dentition.
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth. They are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. In fact, the development and use of implants is one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years. Dental implants are made up of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.
Bleaching-also known as tooth whitening, is a common procedure in general dentistry. According to the FDA, whitening restores natural tooth color and bleaching whitens beyond the natural color. Smiles For Life is an organization set up through members of the Crown Council, a prestigious alliance of leading-edge dentists around the world who are strongly committed to excellence in their fields, to continuing education, to serving their communities through charitable work, and to focusing on treating patients, not teeth. This year, from March through June, hundreds of dental practices throughout the U.S. and Canada are professionally whitening teeth to raise money for seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged children in their local communities and around the world. Basically, The Smiles For Life Foundation is the children’s charity arm of the Crown Council. Ultradent (makers of Boost in-office teeth whitening and Opalescence® take-home trays) DONATES ALL of the tooth whitening supplies, and participating Crown Council dentists DONATE ALL of their time. Together, they offer professional teeth bleaching services at substantially reduced prices (donations) with 100% OF THE PROCEEDS GOING TO A CHILDREN’S CHARITY. Before your appointment, you will make your payment for your teeth bleaching procedure to the Smiles For Life Foundation. 50% of that payment will be earmarked for a local children’s charity, if applicable, selected by your dentist (Camp Smile-A-Mile). The remainder is given to an children’s charity approved by the Smiles For Life Foundation. It’s as simple as that. Whiten your teeth and help a child.