Smiles are not a one-size-fits-all asset. When we help patients dream about their ideal smile, our goal is to take every element of the patient into account. It isn’t just about straight, white teeth–it’s about building a smile that fits your facial features and your personality. We use advanced technology to assess jawline, lips, mouth shape, tooth size, facial symmetry and your unique personality when building your ideal smile. Smile Design is a collaborative process between you and your dentist. Every smile is different, and we strive to enhance your overall appearance with the smile that’s been custom-tailored for you.
Much like an architect plans and draws a blueprint, your Smile Design appointment plans and visualizes your new smile. The software we use takes a photo of your current smile and we collaborate with you to manipulate the image until we land on your perfect result. Once there, we lay out the steps and procedures we will use to get there. The best part is seeing the result before the process begins!
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures for good reason. Everyone experiences staining and discoloration. Years of drinking coffee and regular wear and tear can leave your smile less luminous than you’d like. Fortunately, teeth whitening is a safe, fast procedure that can whiten your smile up to 8 shades in less than an hour.
Philips Zoom!® is the most asked for teeth whitening procedure by patients. In less than an hour your teeth can become 8 shades whiter. We will apply a prescription-strength whitening gel to your teeth and then expose your teeth to a special LED light to speed up the whitening process. You will leave your appointment with a gleaming smile!
Tooth bonding is a quick and easy procedure that can help patients who struggle with chips, gaps, discoloration or cracks in their teeth. We can smooth out rough edges using a tooth-colored resin material. Just like tooth colored filling material, Drs. Diehl, Weber and Petersen can carefully rebuild cosmetic issues using the same material.
Like patching a wall, the doctor uses the material to fill and build out small imperfections. You can typically expect a single appointment to complete the bonding work.
Many people are unhappy with where their gums hit their teeth. Longer gums make it look like your teeth are short and can distract from your smile. The good news is Drs. Diehl, Weber and Petersen are skilled at gum contouring. Gum contouring is a special procedure designed to expose more of your teeth, balancing the visible ratio of gums and teeth for a more aesthetically pleasing smile.