It’s easy to take a smile for granted, unless you’re self-conscious about yours. In that case, you may spend more time and thought on hiding your smile than enjoying the moment.
Hillside Dental Associates has been restoring luster to teeth and confidence to smiles for over 15 years. In that time, we’ve had patients come to us with the full spectrum of cosmetic dental issues. From whitening to implants, veneers to bridges, every one of our patients has left our office smiling unabashedly.
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Teeth Whitening is a common and safe procedure in the dental office used to whiten a smile for cosmetic reasons. Teeth become whiter by a process called “oxygenation.” Oxygenation occurs when a product like carbamide peroxide penetrates through the enamel and breaks apart the stains inside your teeth. We have a variety of products available to whiten your teeth depending on your budget and how fast you want to whiten.
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist plans out for you.There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
We use the iTero digital 3D intra-oral scanner to create the plastic aligners that are used to move your teeth into position. The iTero is the best tool available to create perfect fitting aligners allowing more predictable treatment results. No more bad tasting and gooey impressions.
Dental Implants can be used to permanently replace a single tooth or every tooth. Implants are made of medical grade surface-treated titanium. The same titanium that has been used by physicians in joint replacements for years. These titanium posts, inserted into your jaw bone, are the most versatile and predictable fixture we can use to restore your smile.
If 2-6 implants are placed, we can attach them to a denture and replace all of your upper or lower missing teeth. The implants give your denture the strength and stability it needs.Replacing a single missing tooth is very similar. One implant is placed in the area of the missing tooth and a crown is permanently placed over it. The implant serves as the root of the tooth, and the cemented crown over the implant is what you see in the mirror. Unlike a bridge, the implant does not affect the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth.
Veneers are made of a very thin layer of dental porcelain that are used to modify a tooth’s shape, length and color. They require little to no preparation on the tooth, meaning there is little permanent damage done to the tooth’s enamel. Veneers are generally done for cosmetic purposes.
Composite Fillings are used to fill in your tooth in where a cavity was removed or where an old filling was replaced. Because they are tooth-colored, they blend in nicely with your natural tooth color making them very hard, if not impossible to see. The pictures at the right show before and after silver (amalgam) filling replacement. Our composite fillings are mercury- and BPA-free.