Cosmetic Dentistry

Composite (tooth colored) Fillings

Composite (tooth colored) fillings are used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, trauma, etc. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today, and usually placed in one appointment. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be cleaned and removed after proper anesthesia, and then composite filling will be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape, color, and function.

Since composite fillings are manufactured in variety of different teeth colors, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. They also bond to the teeth so that they strengthen the teeth surfaces and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, durable, beautiful smile. It is very common and normal to experience different levels of sensitivity to hot and cold after composite fillings are placed, however this will subside shortly after your teeth acclimate to the new filling.


An inlay or onlay is another great way to restore a decayed, damaged, cracked, or fractured tooth. An inlay is similar to a filling, and it lies within the cusps (bumps) on the chewing surface of your tooth. An onlay is larger than an inlay, and it replaces one or more decayed or damaged cusps. Both inlay and onlay restorations are usually bigger than a filling and smaller than a crown. It is made by a professional dental laboratory, and bonded or cemented into place, similar to that of a crown. Inlay and onlay restorations are made of resin-composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. Porcelain onlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth. An onlay is sometimes also referred to as a partial crown. Porcelain onlays are permanently cemented onto the tooth by your dentist.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth colored/shaped porcelain that are custom made by a professional dental laboratory, and bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. Veneers can be used to treat and repair teeth that are chipped, crooked, misshaped, discolored, stained, too small, too big, and completely reshape your teeth and smile. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful, uniform, and a long lasting smile.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth become discolored and stained for a number of reasons including food/drinks that you consume, fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development), normal wear of outer tooth layer, and medications (tetracycline, etc.). Tooth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Tooth whitening (either by take-home kit or in-office methods) uses bleaching ingredients to effectively lift the stains from enamel surfaces to create a whiter, brighter, and an attractive smile.