With the advancement of dental technology and the increasing popularity of makeover TV shows, cosmetic dentistry is getting a spotlight of its own. The excitement over cosmetic dentistry has spread to the Temple Terrace area, thanks in part to Dr. Witt.
Since 74% of Americans believe that an unattractive smile can hurt your career success, we believe it is important to help people in their everyday lives by giving them beautiful smiles.
By focusing on the entire smile and not just a few teeth, Dr. Witt is always sure to give his guests the most natural-looking smile and, more importantly, each guest is excited about the results. We use the following techniques of cosmetic dentistry:
Zoom Teeth Whitening
Look younger in under an hour!
Your smile is very important. Teeth Whitening can be the answer to brightening your smile and your outlook on life so you look and feel great. A whiter smile can give you that extra edge in life and Dr. Witt can help you achieve it through Zoom Whitening.
A whiter smile can make you appear years younger. Your smile is very important. Why? Because according to recent studies, 74% of Americans believe that an unattractive smile can hurt your career success. This applies not only to work but your everyday social life as well.
Amazing whitening results with little to no sensitivity.
Deep Bleaching™ Extreme Whitening
Deep Bleaching is one of the easiest and most effective ways to enhance your appearance.
Whether you want to add an extra sparkle to your smile for that special occasion or simply perfect your look, whitening is simple, affordable and safe. Nothing makes you look “Wow!” like a white smile and nothing whitens teeth like Deep Bleaching.
The difference with Deep Bleaching is the results. With Deep Bleaching, your teeth will whiten beyond any other bleaching technique.
Deep Bleaching works by revitalizing the tooth’s ability to absorb oxygen. Oxygen is absorbed into the tooth and breaks down large dark stain molecules to small white particles. The results are amazing.
Questions & Answers
Q. What does Deep Bleaching involve?
A. This technique takes a little more time and a little more effort, but will result in a whiteness beyond what any other recognized bleaching technique can create, and a result that is absolutely permanent with easy periodic maintenance at home.
Q. Will they look too white?
A. No, Deep Bleaching brings out the natural whitens of your teeth and natural teeth rarely look too white. Sometimes very white crowns can look artificial because they are made of porcelain.
Q. Will my crown, veneers are fillings whiten too?
A. No, If you have any of these on your front teeth, you may need to replace some of these after bleaching.
Q. Is there pain or discomfort?
A. Occasionally patients experience some mild, transient sensitivity, however Dr. Witt will give you easy-to-us AB desensitizing swabs to take home.
Q. How long does it last?
A. Results can last indefinitely with some very simple maintenance, wearing the trays for one night every 2-3 months.
Q. Is it safe?
A. Yes. Bleaching techniques and products have been used for many years without reports of any damage to teeth or gums. Bleaching is considered entirely safe.
A dental bridge literally bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A dental bridge is made up of two dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a false tooth or teeth in between. These false teeth can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
All of your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing, maintaining proper alignment of other teeth and, of course, smiling. Tooth loss doesn’t necessarily have to occur as you age, but if you do lose teeth, they must be replaced to maintain proper function of your mouth.
Fortunately, we can provide you with options for correcting tooth loss.
Why Is A Dental Bridge Needed?
There are several reasons why a dental bridge may be needed:
- Restore your smile
- Restore your ability to properly chew and speak
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
Dental Crowns or caps hide flawed, chipped, or exceedingly discolored teeth. A dental crown is really a natural looking shell that fits securely over a dental implant.
Crowns also provide strength to damaged teeth making them more resistant to injury as well as lessening physical discomfort. But most importantly, dental crowns help create a beautiful smile!
Have you ever seen someone with a tooth that has a dark gray line near the gum? You may be looking at an old dental crown. Older crowns use a great deal of metal within them. Over time, the metal begins to show through the dental crown as light reflects on it. With today’s advancements in dental technology, we are now able to give you more natural-looking dental crowns that make your teeth look great.
Today’s dental crowns are much different thanks to new technology. Dental crowns can be fabricated to reflect light like natural teeth. These dental crowns are the highest in quality, and, therefore, give you the best result. You’ll never see a gray line at the top of these dental crowns. They will keep you smiling for another 10-20 years – the average lifetime of a dental crown.
These wonderful crowns can be used for cosmetic dentistry procedures or to seal teeth after root canal treatment. By using the highest quality dental crowns we can be more sure that a root canal will never need re-treatment and your teeth will remain strong. In other words, your smile will stay healthier, stronger, longer.
Why Is A Dental Crown Needed?
There are several reasons why a dental crown may be needed:
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth
- To cover a dental implant
Porcelain Veneers – Lumineers
Now a movie star smile is as close as your mirror. We can greatly improve your smile through veneers, whitening, and other state-of-the-art treatments. Dental veneers are custom-designed shells of tooth-like material that can cover worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing and chips or cracks. Dental veneers create a bright, natural looking white smile with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth. Even better, the translucent ceramic quality of today’s veneers provides a more natural look than what’s been available in the past.
Cover problem teeth with ultra-thin porcelain veneers
Since porcelain veneers are custom made to fit over your natural teeth, with a finish more translucent to blend in with surrounding teeth, people won’t notice your tooth, they’ll simply see your beautiful, natural smile.
In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, dental veneers can also serve a functional purpose by protecting the surface of a damaged tooth. In some cases, veneers may replace the need for a dental crown, eliminating the need for more invasive tooth preparation.
Porcelain Veneers or Teeth Whitening? Terrace Smiles provides both!
The placement of dental veneers requires the “shaping” or “prepping” of the teeth being fitted with the custom-designed shells. This process permanently alters the teeth that are treated and is therefore not recommended if your natural teeth are functionally and esthetically adequate. For these people, we may recommend teeth whitening, a simpler alternative to having a bright, natural-looking smile.
However, if you have teeth that are dull, worn, discolored, chipped, cracked, or have uneven spacing, then porcelain dental veneers may be recommended as a more appropriate solution. Veneers do have the added benefits of longevity and a proven ability to enhance the appearance of the mouth, smile, and other areas of the face that would be better supported by properly shaped teeth. Although veneers require a much larger commitment than teeth whitening, the results are typically well worth it.