Chipped, broken, discolored or decayed teeth may be repaired or have their appearance corrected using a procedure called composite bonding. A dental composite material with the look of enamel and dentin is applied into the cavity or onto the surface of a tooth, where it is then sculpted into shape, contoured and hardened with a high-intensity light. The result is a restoration that blends invisibly with the remainder of the surrounding tooth structure and the rest of your natural teeth to create a healthy, bright smile.
Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays made from porcelain or composite materials are a long-lasting yet aesthetically pleasing way to provide a “filling” to teeth with tooth decay or similar structural damage. Whereas dental fillings are molded into place within the mouth during a dental visit, inlays and onlays are created in a dental laboratory before being fitted and adhesively bonded into place by your dentist.
A dental veneer is an ultra-thin shell of tooth-colored porcelain or composite that is cemented over the facial surfaces of your teeth to correct dental issues including worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, tooth discoloration, and chips or cracks. Receiving veneers is a minimally invasive process, and Dr. Wolf and our cosmetic dentistry team know exactly how to make it as easy as can be for you.
- Worn enamel: Tooth enamel can become worn or dulled naturally over time (consuming soft drinks, tea or coffee, smoking and the use of certain medications), or as a result of a genetic predisposition. Veneers are perfect for correcting smiles affected by worn enamel
- Wear and tear: As we age, our teeth naturally begin to wear down. Aged teeth are more likely to have chips, cracks or a generally uneven appearance. Veneers can restore the natural appearance of healthy, youthful teeth
- Genetics: Certain people are born with abnormal spacing between their teeth that widens with age
- Uneven teeth: Uneven teeth can result from the grinding/gnashing of teeth, and/or through general wear and tear. This can lead to bite issues (malocclusion) in addition to cosmetic smile issues
- Discoloration: Stubborn tooth discoloration may not be fully correctable through teeth whitening. In such cases, veneers can offer a simple, cosmetic solution
Perhaps the most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedure. Teeth are often stained from smoking, food, drink (coffee, tea or red wine) or poor oral hygiene. Bleaching the teeth can enhance the appearance of your smile. With a variety of retail and take-home products available, none can achieve the results and immediate impact of in-office whitening. At Genesis Dental Group we utilize an advanced whitening process utilizing lasers. Research has shown that Epic lasers are capable of delivering 6-12 shades (varies by patient) with less than 20 minutes of gel-to-tooth contact time. The laser energy from an Epic laser interacts with chromophores in the proprietary laser-activated gel to accelerate the in-office whitening procedure.
Transforming smiles. At Genesis Dental Group, we believe a great smile can transform a person’s life, so we offer the most technologically advanced aligner system available today. From a simple fix or complex shifts, clear aligners can straighten teeth faster than conventional braces. This advanced technology has revolutionized the orthodontic industry with proven materials to provide a customized, comfortable fit from the first aligner to the last. At Genesis Dental Group, the clear aligner process is simple. We utilize the latest state-of-the art digital ITero intraoral scanner that enables us to seamlessly share a patient scan to improve the patient experience, with a “real time” look at what the transformation with clear aligners could be. By combining advanced 3D modeling for digital treatment planning, shape-engineering based on biomechanical principles, and mass-customization and 3D printing, our programs have revolutionized the clear aligner industry.