General Dentistry in Massillon


COSMETIC DENTISTRY
This can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The upper teeth show, usually, only when smiling, while the lower teeth remain hidden. This is reversed when talking, with the upper teeth remaining hidden while the lower teeth show. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. Any of these can be repaired to give a stunning look to the mouth. 


We offer a wide variety of cosmetic options. Some of these options are whitening, smile design, recontouring of the shape of the teeth, veneers, bonding, and all ceramic/porcelain crowns.   

 


WHITENING


This is the procedure of making teeth whiter, and therefore more attractive. Our office offers take home tray whitening and professional strength white strips.

The tray method involves having impressions taken from which custom vinyl trays are fabricated. A carbamide peroxide gel is placed in these trays and the trays with gel are worn for 1 hour during the day or overnight. The entire process takes about 2 weeks of daily use. Two different strengths of gel are available, however the higher the strength the greater the likelihood of tooth sensitivity. The tray method is recommended for badly stained teeth, such as tetracycline staining, and it may take several months of use to see significant color improvement in some cases. For maintenance of whitened teeth the trays should be used every several months.


CLEAR CORRECT
 

 


 

 The doctors at General Dentistry in Massillon are proud to be providers of Clear Correct. Clear Correct aligners are both invisible and removable, and provide a convenient way to straighten your teeth. Photos and impressions are used to create a custom treatment plan that suits your needs. Find out more about Clear Correct at ClearCorrect.com

 


 VENEERS


Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.

The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding.

The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetic.

The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.

 


 

 
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