A Whiter and Brighter Smile
Did you lose a front tooth during a soccer game? Are you unhappy with the dull or yellowed appearance of your teeth? Or are you dealing with a chipped tooth?
Our team at Dr. Patrick L. Quain, DDS can help. Our aesthetic dentistry experts provide a full range of cosmetic dental services, from professional teeth whitening and veneers to dental implants. We’ll consult with you about your desired finished look, determining the best method for improving the beauty and brightness of your smile.
Metal Free Dentistry
Not all dental solutions are designed to seamlessly match the color and shape of your teeth. Some dentists use metal based crowns or fillings when treating your smile. However, these metal solutions are only meant to improve the function, not appearance, of your teeth. At Dr. Patrick L. Quain, DDS, we never use metal-based replacement products, like silver, for crowns, fillings, or other dentistry work. We always use tooth-color based products like composite resin, matching the new material to the color of the rest of your teeth so you can have a beautiful and health smile.
Fillings are designed to treat cavities and stop the decay of your teeth. Some dentists use a silver amalgam filling, which contains a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, and copper. While these types of fillings are deemed safe by the FDA, they also leave you with shiny, silver fillings in your mouth that do not match your natural teeth. Dr. Patrick L. Quain and his team are dedicated to only using safe, metal free dentistry. We only use composite fillings, which are a tooth-colored mixture of glass and plastic, to fill your teeth so your fillings blend seamlessly with the rest of your tooth.
Veneers provide a simple, non-invasive method for repairing your smile and covering teeth that are stained or chipped. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are custom made to fit your teeth, providing a new exterior surface to fill out your smile. If you have decided to proceed with veneers, our skilled cosmetic dentistry team will first clean the tooth and remove a very small amount of enamel to make room for the porcelain veneer. We then take an impression of your tooth to make a custom-fit veneer. This custom fit veneer is bonded to your tooth in one appointment, typically without the need for anesthesia. Veneers are semi-permanent but will need to be replaced at some point during their lives.
If you have yellowed or stained teeth that are leaving your smile lacking its former brilliance, our team at Dr. Patrick L. Quain, DDS can help. Our skilled cosmetic dentists provide professional teeth whitening to remove stains from coffee, wine, smoking, and other factors like age. Even if you take very good care of your teeth at home, it’s common for some minor yellowing of the enamel to occur over time. Our professional teeth-whitening services will brighten your smile in just one visit. The process involves applying a gel to your teeth and allowing the treatment to do its work. The gel targets stains on your teeth, breaking down and dissipating the pigment to make your teeth three to five shades brighter.