Cosmetic Procedures — Teeth Whitening and More near Coral Gables and Miami Beach
At Gables Perfect Smile, we put a lot of thought, care, and artistry into each cosmetic dentistry treatment we offer. We know that your smile is one of your most important assets, and we want you to feel proud to show it off. Dr. Gloria Ospina uses advanced dental techniques and technologies to create stunning smiles that turn heads. Procedures such as teeth whitening are performed at our Coral Gables practice, near Miami Beach, along with other cosmetic options for a smile makeover. Learn more about how we can help you.
Cosmetic Dentistry for a Smile Makeover
An attractive smile is not one single element, but a combination of color, shape, and overall appearance. Some of our patients want just a little improvement, which can oftentimes be achieved through a simple teeth whitening procedure. However, for our patients who want a more dramatic transformation, a smile makeover is often a better choice. We can combine several cosmetic procedures, which can include teeth whitening, for our Coral Gables and Miami Beach area smile makeover patients.
There are several techniques and methods to achieve the smile you desire. Whiteness can be addressed through teeth whitening with a simple one-hour procedure that can effectively lighten your teeth several shades and provide long-lasting results. However, whiter teeth can also be accomplished through the placement of porcelain veneers, which can simultaneously remedy chips and gaps by covering the visible part of the tooth with a translucent shell of porcelain. In some cases, a porcelain crown is more appropriate than a porcelain veneer for covering discoloration and cracks, and for correcting misalignment. Crowns are especially important when the tooth structure is compromised, such as after root canal therapy. To restore both beauty and function for a patient with missing teeth, dental bridges or dental implants may be your best option.
To determine the best combination of procedures for your smile makeover, our cosmetic dentist will examine your mouth and speak with you about what you would like to accomplish. She will then create a personalized treatment plan to reach your goals.
Undergoing a teeth whitening treatment is one of the safest and easiest ways to improve your smile. If brighter teeth are all you need, teeth whitening is more conservative and less involved and less costly than porcelain veneers or bonding. There are several methods of teeth whitening available at our Coral Gables practice, near Miami Beach.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
During a one-hour Zoom!® teeth whitening treatment at our Coral Gables practice, your teeth can become several shades lighter. First, a bleaching gel is applied to the teeth. Then the area is exposed to a special light. The light activates the gel, helping it to remove stains and discoloration while leaving the surrounding tooth structure and gums unaffected. The gel is then washed off to reveal consistently brilliant teeth.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Our patients can also choose to whiten their teeth at home with our take-home whitening trays. These trays are custom fit to your mouth during your first teeth whitening visit. We will also show you how to apply the prescription whitening gel to the trays so that your at-home teeth whitening system produces the results you desire. You will wear the trays during the day or at night for a specified amount of time, and your teeth will begin to lighten in only a few days.
If you are interested in teeth whitening, contact our Coral Gables practice, near Miami Beach, to schedule an appointment. We can help you decide which method is best for you.
When a tooth is damaged due to decay or injury, a restoration is typically needed to restore health and function to the tooth. At Gables Perfect Smile, we offer tooth-colored restorations. Unlike traditional metal restorations that are noticeable, such as gold or silver crowns and amalgam filings, tooth-colored restorations blend in with surrounding teeth for a completely natural-looking appearance.
Tooth-colored restorations include veneers, crowns, inlays, and onlays made of porcelain, as well as fillings and dental bonding made from other tooth-colored materials. These restorations are often an important part of a smile makeover, and can be used to replace old metal fillings, crowns, and other restorations. In addition to the obvious aesthetic advantage to tooth-colored restorations, they also have less risk of allergic reactions to the metals that are present in traditional metal restorations.
Contact Our Coral Gables and Miami Beach Area Practice for a Smile Makeover Consultation
If you would like to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry options, including tooth-colored restorations and teeth whitening, contact our Coral Gables dental practice, also serving the Miami Beach Area. A smile makeover consultation can also be scheduled for you with our talented cosmetic dentist.