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Cosmetic Dentistry

Get the healthy, flawless smile you’ve always wanted!

Chelsea Comprehensive Dental performs several cosmetic dental procedures that will help you improve the look and function of your teeth. Read on for descriptions of some of our most common procedures and schedule an appointment to learn more.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are handcrafted, custom-made, thin shells of dental porcelain placed on your front teeth. They are stain resistant and custom shaded to blend with surrounding teeth. Veneers can dramatically transform your smile by correcting flaws like:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Gaps
  • Misalignment
  • Poorly Shaped Teeth
  • Stains

How we can help: Dr. Draiss will meet with you in a consultation to discuss your ideal smile and then create a custom design for your porcelain veneers. Teeth are then prepared to allow adequate room for the porcelain without making the teeth bulky.  Temporary veneers will be placed while the dental lab fabricates your one-of-a-kind restorations. Once the veneers are ready, you’ll return to our office so Dr. Draiss can remove your temporaries and place the final veneers.

Cosmetic Bonding

Chips, stains, gaps, and cracks on your front teeth can easily detract from an otherwise attractive appearance. If you’re hesitant about investing in dental veneers, consider cosmetic bonding instead. Although bonding doesn’t last as long as veneers, it is generally faster and less expensive than porcelain veneers.

How we can help: Dr. Draiss will prepare the teeth to allow adequate room to add composite resin without adding bulk to the tooth.  The desired shade of composite resin is then placed, shaped, light cured and polished.

Orthodontics

You may associate braces with middle school or high school students, but more adults than ever are turning to orthodontics to improve their bite and reposition their teeth for cosmetic reasons. Dr. Draiss is trained to treat misaligned teeth with Invisalign®.

Invisalign® uses a series of clear plastic aligners to move teeth into the desired position. Invisalign® can be used to correct crowding, spacing, bite issues and cosmetic issues. Check out the Invisalign® website @ www.invisalign.com for more information.

Teeth Whitening

When performed by a dentist, teeth whitening, or bleaching, is quite effective. Your dentist can administer a higher concentration of whitening solution than over-the-counter systems so the results are more dramatic. We offer several types of teeth whitening procedures at Chelsea Comprehensive Dental. Dr. Draiss will help you determine the best solution for your unique lifestyle and goals.

How we can help: Chairside, or in-office teeth whitening, is performed in about an hour.  Dr. Draiss offers KoR Whitening http://www.korwhitening.com/ in-office to whisk away stains caused by common foods, beverages, tobacco, age and/or tetracycline medications. If you would prefer to lighten your teeth at home, we offer a take-home kit that can do the job in about two weeks. Both systems yield amazing results of up to 10 shades difference. In some cases Dr. Draiss may suggest a combination of home and in-office bleaching. We also offer Philips Zoom Quick Pro http://www.usa.philips.com/c-m-pe/dental-professionals/products/whitening/in-office-whitening/philips-zoom-quickpro.  This system uses a bleaching varnish applied to the teeth in about 10 minutes.  Patients then brush their teeth after about 30 minutes to remove the varnish.  This product has been shown to whiten teeth up to 4 shades on average.

Chelsea Comprehensive Dental has the experience and equipment necessary to perform several cosmetic dental procedures in our office. For more information, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Draiss.