Are you unhappy with your smile? Take a look at our cosmetic procedures that will improve the appearance of your teeth quickly and effectively.
- Porcelain Crowns
- Porcelain Veneers
- Cosmetic Bonding
- Teeth Whitening
A porcelain dental crown is a hollow cover that fits over a tooth like a baseball cap on a head. Porcelain crowns are an integral piece of restorative dentistry because of their versatility in the treatment of a wide range of tooth problems. In San Francisco, Dr. Moran uses crowns to strengthen teeth that are chipped or cracked, to seal teeth that are temperature sensitive, and to close gaps between teeth. Crowns are also used as components in root canal procedures and to build dental bridges.
During your appointment, Dr. Moran will remove any damaged or decaying structure to make room for the crown before making a mold of the affected area. Making the mold ensures that your crown will be perfectly fitted to your mouth’s specifications. As with inlays and onlays, you can choose between crowns made of porcelain, zirconia or gold. When prepared, the crown is then slipped over the remains of the old tooth and bonded into place, making a strong restoration that can be used just as you do your normal teeth. For dental crowns in San Francisco, contact us today.
Porcelain veneers are thin facings of tooth-colored porcelain that slip over a tooth to improve its appearance. At Sansome Dental we use these veneers as one of the most easy and esthetic ways to cover imperfections such as chips, permanent stains and even crooked teeth. Usually, it takes two visits to complete the process. Depending on your teeth, Dr. Moran may or may not need to remove a layer of tooth enamel so that the veneer can be more easily bonded to the tooth. Once this is completed Dr. Moran will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental laboratory where the veneers are produced. At your second appointment the newly created veneers will be bonded into place. Dr. Moran uses a high quality tooth colored porcelain that is valued for both its beauty and durability. If you are searching for a practice that specializes in porcelain veneers in San Francisco, Contact our office today.
Cosmetic bonding can be used to restore function when teeth are broken, have cavities, or are stained but it is also extensively used at Sansome Dental for patients who want a simple way to improve their smile. Cosmetic bonding uses a composite resin material that, unlike crowns, veneers, or bridges, can be applied during a single appointment. The composite resin will be shaped to your tooth and we will apply a special light in order to set it into its permanent position. Once this is completed we polish the material to match your natural teeth and the procedure is finished! Your newly created smile should give you a look that perfectly blends with your natural teeth. They key to these results is taking the time to match the natural tooth color, something that Dr. Moran always takes great care while performing. For more information on improving your smile with cosmetic bonding in San Francisco, contact Sansome Dental.
We are often asked about the proper color of teeth. The natural white color of your teeth should be similar to the white of your eye. Often habits such as coffee, tea or wine drinking, smoking or eating heavily pigmented fruits like blueberries can darken our teeth. Also, teeth may be discolored from medications, decay or build up. While you may be brushing, flossing, using mouthwash, and even whitening strips, you may still want to enhance your color with professional bleaching. Over the counter whitening products may lead to uneven distribution of bleach that can burn your gums and leave some teeth whiter than others. Many people also find they develop sensitivity when whitening. Dr. Moran custom tailors the type of bleach, intensity and duration of the bleaching program to get you the comfortable results you want in the time you need. We will discuss your needs to discover whether you need a quick lift of color for a special occasion, like a wedding, or if you need a long-term solution for a brighter lifestyle. We offer in-office and at-home whitening packages with custom made trays to fit your teeth exactly.