Veneers are an excellent way to conceal dental imperfections such as chips, cracks, crooked teeth and discolorations. They can also be used to fill gaps and create symmetry in one’s smile. Most procedures require just a single visit usingCAD/CAM technology where the ceramic veneers are milled chairside using Planscan technology. Although they are thin and lightweight, veneers are extremely durable and can last for decades with the proper care. Dr. Stein personally prepares the teeth to receive veneers that match the size, shape, and shade of the surrounding teeth so they blend in with the patient’s smile while improving its overall appearance. If you are interested in learning more about veneers, contact our practice.
One of the elements of a beautiful smile is a set of bright, white teeth. Dentists are now able to whiten teeth almost instantly through in-office treatments. During a teeth whitening treatment, Dr. Stein applies a peroxide-based gel to the surface of the teeth, and directs a light to photo activate the reactants in the gel and bleach the teeth. The in-office procedure takes about an hour, leaving you with noticeably whiter teeth. The procedure is completely safe and convenient for those with busy schedules. Dr. Stein also offers customized trays for easy, at-home teeth bleaching.
Dental bonding can repair a tooth with structural damage and improve its appearance. Bonding is a less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers, and can repair teeth that are cracked, chipped, misaligned, or discolored. Dr. Stein prepares the tooth by roughening the surface, then applies composite resin to the tooth and sculpts it into the desired shape. The resin is hardened using an intense beam of light.
A smile makeover combines multiple procedures to achieve a more comprehensive result. At our Boston dental practice, Dr. Stein can evaluate your smile and recommend cosmetic options such as straightening your teeth with Invisalign or filling in gaps between teeth with dental bonding. He may also suggest procedures such as a set of porcelain veneers or a teeth whitening treatment. Dr. Stein encourages patients to collaborate during their smile makeover consultation and treatment planning.