Porcelain Veneers

Imagine a whiter, more brilliant smile! Most of the smile makeovers you have seen on television or in magazines are the result of porcelain veneers. These custom-made, thin strips of porcelain are adhered to the fronts of existing teeth to create a natural, beautiful smile. If you have chipped teeth, crooked teeth, gaps in teeth, or dull or stained teeth, veneers may be the perfect solution for you. Dr. Lyons will skillfully bond and shape these thin strips of porcelain to your teeth, creating a straight, brilliant smile that enhances your appearance and your self-esteem.

Tooth Whitening

Imagine removing surface stains and having the white smile you had when you were a teenager! Anyone can have the confidence that comes from having a bright, white smile. Tooth whitening with Zoom!® is safe, effective, and long lasting.

The Zoom!® tooth-whitening system is a powerful, in-office procedure that produces fast, dramatic results. Dr. Lyons will apply a specialized gel to your teeth using a customized tray similar to a mouthpiece. The customized tray is comfortable, allowing you to hold it in place for about an hour. During that time, a specialized light source interacts with the gel to break-up even the strongest stains and discolorations. By the end of your appointment, you will have a smile that looks like it did years ago!

There is also a take-home whitening kit available. This do-it-yourself process can be completed in a few weeks, and while the results are not as dramatic as the in-office procedure, you will still see noticeable, fantastic results. Your customized, take-home whitening kit uses a customized mouth tray that fits over your teeth, as well as a special whitening gel. Talk with Dr. Lyons for help in deciding which whitening procedure is right for you.

Porcelain Bridges

When teeth are missing, your smile undergoes significant changes. Missing teeth cause you to chew differently and may cause mouth pain, and as your remaining teeth work to compensate for the loss, gaps and spaces form that only make the situation worse. Your cheeks may even begin to take on a hollow look.

A porcelain bridge, custom designed by Dr. Lyons, keeps your smile aligned and your bite functional. A bridge involves a custom-made, porcelain prosthetic tooth that is permanently anchored to existing teeth or crowns on either side of the gap in your smile. Bridges look natural and feel just like your natural teeth.

Porcelain Crowns

Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of wear and tear during your lifetime. Teeth may show this wear in a variety of ways, including discoloration, chipping, and cracking. Crowns restore your teeth and your smile to look brilliant once again. Porcelain crowns from Dr. Lyons are custom-milled out of porcelain and are shaped and shaded to blend-in perfectly with your natural teeth. After some tooth preparation, a crown is specially fitted to give you back the look and functionality of your smile. If you have pain when chewing or temperature sensitivity, ask Dr. Lyons if crowns are for you.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

When decay has been taken out of the tooth, it is replaced with "filling" material. In the past, amalgam (silver/mercury) fillings were placed into the cleaned-out portion of the tooth. With advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings. Besides looking more natural, tooth-colored fillings bond to the remaining tooth, making it much stronger than one that is restored with a silver filling. You may even elect to remove your old silver fillings and replace them with natural, tooth-colored fillings.

Bonding

Bonding refers to the placement of tooth-colored resin to correct chipped and broken teeth, discolored teeth, and in some cases, spaces between teeth. Bonding is generally considered more conservative than veneers or other cosmetic dentistry. The benefits of bonding include the ability to maintain the natural structure of the tooth and the ability to color and sculpt the resin to create natural looking teeth. Like a natural tooth, the resin may stain with the use of coffee or other staining foods.

Gum Contouring

Do you see a lot of your gum tissue when you smile? Many people with "gummy smiles" don't know that there are treatments available to cosmetically enhance the look of their gums. Dr. Lyons can recontour the appearance of your gum tissue. With the addition of beautiful porcelain veneers, your "gummy" smile disappears, revealing a bright, youthful smile that looks natural and proportioned. The entire process takes a few visits, and because of advancements in cosmetic techniques, your comfort is assured. Call Dr. Lyons and begin transforming your smile today!