Cosmetic Dentistry for a Dazzling Smile
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that fit over the front of your teeth, masking many cosmetic concerns, including discoloration, chips, stains, irregular tooth shape, and minor misalignment. Dr. James Altomare will work with you to determine the best shade and shape of your veneers, and can provide a diagnostic wax-up model for you to test. We work with the renowned Glidewell laboratory to offer both traditional and minimal-prep veneers with a two-week turnaround time.
Dr. Altomare offers professional Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed teeth whitening to eliminate stains and discoloration on your teeth. In just one appointment, he can lighten your teeth up to eight shades. He will apply the WhiteSpeed hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel to your teeth and use a special light to enhance its effects. If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, we can create custom dental trays you can fill with a bleaching agent to lighten your teeth more gradually.
To cover fractures or chips, or as an alternative to porcelain veneers, Dr. Altomare can perform dental bonding. During this treatment, which can be completed in just one appointment, he will apply a tooth-colored liquid resin to conceal minor imperfections. The composite material used in dental bonding is not as strong as porcelain, but it can correct the same cosmetic issues as veneers, and requires no tooth shaping or turnaround time.
If you have a gummy smile, uneven gum line, or teeth that appear too short, gum contouring treatment can improve your appearance. Dr. Altomare can refer you to our partner Periodontist who will reshape your gums using minimal-discomfort laser technology. In addition to addressing aesthetic issues, this procedure can also prepare your tooth for a crown. We often recommend combining gum contouring with porcelain veneers or dental bonding for more comprehensive results.
Dr. Altomare can work with you to create a personalized smile makeover plan that addresses all of your cosmetic concerns at once. To perform this treatment, he will meet with you to discuss your needs, expectations, and desired results. Based on your consultation, he will formulate a strategy to enhance your smile. He often uses ceramic crowns to replace metal restorations and Invisalign® for straightening.
If you want straighter teeth, but are uncomfortable with idea of wearing traditional metal braces, Dr. Altomare offers Invisalign®. After planning your treatment with a 3D modeling program, Dr. Altomare will provide you with a set of clear, removable aligners. You will wear a new aligner every two weeks until your teeth have shifted into the desired position. For minor misalignment, Dr. Altomare offers the Invisalign® Express program. He also offers Invisalign® Teen, specially designed for adolescent patients.