Ocean Township, NJ Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Just like the rest of us, our teeth also age. Unfortunately, that isn’t always good news. As you get older, teeth begin to shift a bit as your face changes shape. You may start to notice teeth overlapping each other. You may also notice that your morning cup of Joe has finally led to some pretty nasty stains over the years. While this may have you feeling a bit distressed, our Ocean Township, NJ, dentist Dr. Robert Leitner can certainly help reverse these signs of aging.
Smiling with confidence makes you feel great. A beautiful smile is also an important social and professional asset. Yet there are many people who avoid showing their teeth in public or in photographs because they don't like what they see. If that describes you, then why not start the process of getting the smile you've always wanted with a smile makeover?
A smile makeover goes beyond simply responding to dental problems as they arise. It's a comprehensive smile-rejuvenation plan that's uniquely suited to your own facial features and aesthetic preferences. The results can be quite dramatic — both in terms of how your will look and how you will feel. These are the major steps involved:
Take a look. The makeover process is all about giving you the smile of your dreams. So take a good look at your smile and note what you like and don't like about it. Some questions you can ask yourself are:
- Are your teeth as white as you'd like them to be?
- Are any teeth chipped, cracked or worn?
- Does your smile have a gummy appearance?
- Do your teeth seem too large or small?
- Do you like the alignment and spacing of your teeth
- Are you self-conscious about crookedness or gaps?
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
- Dental bonding and reshaping
- Teeth whitening/Zoom
- Dental veneers
- Dental filling
If you want to get a brighter smile fast, then there is no better way than with professional Zoom whitening. Here at our Ocean Township, NJ practice, we are proud to offer our patients Zoom treatment. This laser whitening system involves applying a hydrogen peroxide-containing gel onto the front of the teeth. Then a light is directed over the teeth for up to 15 minutes. The light will activate the gel and speed up the stain-removal process. It will also lighten teeth by several shades.
The standard Zoom whitening treatment is about 45 minutes, thanks to the speed, accuracy, and efficiency of the laser system. Zoom whitens all teeth at the same time, promising even results throughout your smile, as compared to those at-home whitening trays. You’ll see results more quickly with Zoom whitening than other leading professional whitening systems. Dr. Leitner and his team can also customize your whitening treatment to fit your needs and cosmetic goals.
In some cases, stains and discolorations are so deep below the enamel layers of the teeth that whitening treatment just won’t be able to target them properly. Internal stains are the result of traumatic injuries, infections, and certain medications (e.g., antibiotics), and won’t respond as effectively to whitening treatment as external stains. Luckily, Dr. Leitner also offers porcelain veneers, which can whiten smiles and hide stains easily.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are perfectly crafted to cover the front surface of your teeth. In essence, they become the new outer layer for your smile, hiding a wide range of cosmetic issues including stains, to give you a whiter smile. Each veneer is custom-made to fit each tooth, and we can work with you to choose the perfect shade of porcelain that will give you a natural but visibly whiter smile.