Get the healthy, flawless smile you’ve always wanted.
White Cosmetic & Family Dentistry performs several cosmetic dental procedures at our office in Tulsa 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 with Dr. White to learn more.
Porcelain veneers are handcrafted, custom-made, thin shells of dental porcelain placed on your front teeth. They are stain resistant and custom-tinted to blend with surrounding teeth. Veneers can dramatically transform your smile by correcting flaws like:
How we can help: Dr. White will meet with you in a consultation to discuss your ideal smile and then create a custom design for your porcelain veneers. At the next vist, he will then secure temporary veneers to your teeth while his in-office lab technician, A.K.A., his son, J.T., creates your one-of-a-kind restorations. Once the veneers are ready, you’ll return to our office so Dr. White can remove your temporaries and place the final veneers. In some cases, veneers can be made in a single visit.
Chips, stains, gaps, and cracks on your front teeth can easily detract from an otherwise attractive appearance. But 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 bonding. Plus, like veneers, bonding resists stains, so it holds its natural-looking color.
How we can help: Dr. White will use the same custom-tinted, liquid resin used for white fillings for the procedure. Once he has prepared your tooth or teeth, he will tint the resin to blend with the existing tooth enamel and apply it as needed. A soft light will then harden the substance, and he will sculpt and polish the newly shaped tooth so it looks completely natural.
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. In our office, we offer modern braces, which are clear, removable aligners/trays.
How we can help: Depending on your needs, Dr. White may recommend functional orthodontics, as well as cosmetic orthodontics, to reposition your teeth to enhance your appearance. The clear aligners are removable, and best of all, nearly invisible. Dr. White will evaluate your mouth and recommend the best length of treatment for your teeth.
When performed by a dentist, teeth whitening, or bleaching, is quite effective. Our office can administer a higher concentration of whitening solution, than over-the-counter systems, so the results are more significant. We offer several types of teeth whitening procedures at our Tulsa office. Dr. White can 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 2 hours. We will use either a highly concentrated whitening solution or a gel-and-light system 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, professional take-home kits can do the job in about two weeks. Both systems yield amazing results of up to 10 shades difference. In some cases, we may suggest a combination of home and in-office bleaching. If teeth whitening does not work for you, consider porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding to indefinitely eliminate stains.
White Cosmetic & Family Dentistry has the experience and equipment necessary to perform several cosmetic dental procedures in our office in Tulsa. For more information, please schedule an appointment with us, and we will be in touch with you shortly.