Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Teeth Whitening

  • Porcelain Veneers

  • Dental Implant Restoration

  • Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening has become very popular today in cosmetic dentistry. Whitening products help remove stains and discolorations on teeth. Smoking tobacco, drinking dark colored drinks (coffee, tea, red wine, and cola), and not having proper oral hygiene causes staining of the teeth. There are two different types of staining. Extrinsic stain is stain on the outer layer of the enamel. This can be removed with whitening products and a dental cleaning at the office. Intrinsic stain is stain inside the enamel and more difficult to remove with whitening products. There are two ingredients used in whitening products: hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide. The peroxide breaks down and allows oxygen into the enamel of your teeth to bleach. The higher percentage of peroxide, the more potent the whitening product is. Our office sells both the in-office whitening products and the home whitening kit.

Tips to Reduce Stain:

  • Avoid drinking coffee, tea, wine, sports drinks, hard candy, berries and tomato sauce

  • Use a straw to prevent stain causing beverages from interacting with your teeth

  • Rinse with water after drinking dark colored drinks

  • ​Quit smoking tobacco

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are a thin layer made out of porcelain

that covers an unaesthetic smile . An unaesthetic

smile includes teeth that are chipped, stained,

spaced, misaligned, or worn down. The porcelain

veneers are placed on top of the natural teeth to create an optimal smile. This is any easy fix to get the smile you desire!

Dental Implant Restoration

Have a missing tooth, but do not want dentures? Dental

implants is the new alternative for missing teeth. There are

many steps for receiving dental implants, including seeing an

oral surgeon. An oral surgeon will place a titanium implant in

the jawbone under the gums. This will then act as the new

root for the tooth. Once the healing process of the implant

has occurred, the dentist places a crown on the implant.

This crown is a fake tooth that is made to look like a natural tooth.

Implants are durable and effective however, oral homecare is crucial!  

Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Bonding is when a tooth colored material (resin) is placed on

teeth that has been decayed, chipped, fractured, discolored,

or to replace old amalgam restorations that is dark gray in

color. This is a simple step that can be placed in one visit.

Call Today:

(412) 371-0555

William E. Garver, D.D.S.

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry