Take Home Tray Whitening A popular option for many of our patients, take home tray bleaching is safe, easy and simple to complete comfortably at home. We make custom trays from molds of your teeth to maximize the effectiveness of the special whitening gel. The gel comes in several strengths and treatment time is generally 2-3 weeks.
In Office Whitening You can achieve a brighter smile with only 1-2 short visits with our in office whitening procedure. This option is usually best for patients who wish to lighten their teeth in a short period of time. The appointment involves a few simple steps including protection of your gums, application of a high strength bleaching gel and activation with a special light.
Some of the most dramatic improvements in a patient’s smile can be achieved in a short period of time with porcelain veneers. These thin sculpted layers of porcelain are applied to the front of the teeth. Veneers can be used to improve the color and shape of one or more of your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth, or whiten stained teeth. They can be used to correct crowding, repair chipped or worn teeth, or to replace composite bonding.
It generally takes two visits to restore your teeth with veneers. On the first appointment, your teeth are shaped and roughened. From impressions, precise working models are made of your teeth. It’s on these models that the veneers are crafted to the exact dimensions of your teeth.
If your teeth have small gaps, are crooked, short, chipped, stained, decayed or broken, bonding may be able to instantly fix your problem.
After treating the tooth surface, we apply a putty like composite resin made from porcelain and plastic, which is then sculpted and shaped to your tooth. A high intensity light causes the composite to harden after which the new surface is smoothed and polished. Since we have over 39 different shades of composite hues along with numerous tints, the restorations blend beautifully with your natural teeth.
At Ada Family Dentistry we love little smiles too. We see children of all ages. Dr. Schabes feels very strongly that good oral hygiene habits, started early, are the key to a lifelong healthy smile.
Everything in the dental office goes smoother when patients are relaxed. We realize that for some patients, going to the dentist can cause a certain amount of anxiety. For those individuals, we offer nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas) which is a safe and effective method to take away your fear. It has the added benefit of wearing off quickly so that you can drive home without any lingering sedation.
The Temporomandibular joint or TMJ is where the jaw connects to the head and is the epicenter of the chewing operation. Patients with TMD (Temporomandibular Dysfunction) may experience:
We strive to provide the highest quality care utilizing the latest technology for both children and adult patients.