When you want fillings or teeth whitening in Cambridge, you need cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Michelsons Dentistry offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to help whiten, straighten, and beautify your smile.
Teeth Whitening in Cambridge
Tired of yellow or stained teeth? With custom whitening trays from Dr. Michelsons Dentistry you can get professional grade whitening from the comfort of your home. We prefer home, custom-fit whitening trays because they allow you to repurchase whitening gel to continually whiten and improve your smile.
Why Choose Custom Whitening Trays?
There are now many types of over-the-counter whitening products that you can use at home, however the most effective and safest whitening treatment is custom-fitted mouth trays made by your dentist. Because these trays are a perfect fit in your mouth, gum irritation and uneven whitening can be avoided.
At-Home Whitening Tray Process
The first step in the teeth whitening process is to have your dentist clean your teeth and treat existing dental problems such as gum disease. The next step your dentist will take is to create your custom whitening trays from an impression of your teeth. Next, your dentist will instruct you on how to place the right amount of bleaching gel into the trays. You can wear them up to four hours a day for one or two weeks at a time. Because the whitening trays are reusable, you can keep them and use them for years to come.
White Dental Fillings
At Dr. Michelsons Dentistry we prefer to use white fillings on our patients when possible. White fillings are actually plastic or composite fillings. They can be used in many instances, depending on which tooth is in need. Since we bite down harder on our back teeth, composite fillings may not be the best choice for your molars. This cosmetic procedure is an alternative to glass ionomer materials and porcelain. Advantages of white fillings include:
They will be the natural colour of your teeth
They have a lower cost than other materials such as gold
They are direct fillings which means they are usually done in one appointment
Placing White Fillings
Before placing the white fillings, your dentist will clean all of the decay from your tooth and put a glue or bonding material inside the hole or cavity. Then, composite resin is put into the hole in thin layers that harden with the help of a special light. When the last layer is hardened, your dentist will shape the filling so that it looks and feels natural.