Cosmetic Dentistry for A Confident Smile

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can whiten, straighten, realign, and perfect the appearance of your smile. Veneers are thin, strong porcelain shells that attach to the front surfaces of individual teeth. Dr. Ura partners with his truly outstanding dental lab colleagues at NuCraft Dental Arts for the fabrication of your veneers. Together they have traveled to the University of Zurich to study advanced techniques. He meticulously plans each case and uses an extensive amount of photography to learn the full depth of a client’s desires and expectations prior to beginning. Each veneer is handmade according to Dr. Ura’s exact specifications. This ensures that your smile will look natural while giving you a feeling of confidence.

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Teeth Whitening

We offer in-office as well as take-home whitening systems that can brighten your smile up to eight shades. Zoom, our in office option is perfect for clients who want immediate results. With our unique package, not only will you get immediate results, but our maintenance kit it will allow you to maximize your results! You may also choose to whiten on your own time with a take-home kit containing custom-fitted whitening trays and professional-strength Opalescence® gel. You wear the trays for a prescribed amount of time each day for about two weeks. For those seeking introductory solutions, like white strips, we offer proven alternatives that are available only through dental offices.

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Cosmetic Porcelain Crowns

Dr. Ura can use porcelain crowns or “caps” to repair teeth and perfect their appearance. Depending on the level of aesthetics required or complexity of the case, Dr. Ura will suggest either one-visit CEREC® crowns or multi-layered porcelain crowns made by master dental technicians in a laboratory located in the USA. The laboratory, NuCraft Dental Arts, is DAMAS certified and uses only FDA approved materials. Both are made exclusively from porcelain and are extremely durable and natural looking. One-visit crowns offer the convenience of a complete, long-lasting restoration without needing to return for a second visit. Crowns from NuCraft provide an even more lifelike option, with hand-layered porcelain, custom shading, and close communication between Dr. Ura and the ceramists, all of whom are Certified Laboratory Technicians.. They are truly the highest-quality crowns available.

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Dental Bonding

If you need a temporary or more cost-effective option than veneers, bonding offers a wise solution. With bonding, Dr. Ura can correct cosmetic imperfections including chips, permanent stains, slight misalignments, and misshapen teeth. He can also close wide or uneven spaces between the teeth. The doctor uses composite material tinted to blend invisibly with your smile, so the result is quite natural looking. With good maintenance, bonding can last for five to seven years. Then it should be replaced with new bonding or veneers.

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Smile Makeover

A smile makeover is a custom treatment plan that combines two or more cosmetic procedures to significantly improve the appearance of a client’s smile. Dr. Ura believes that designing a smile requires looking at the whole face, not just your teeth. Teeth complement your facial features, and their size and proportions are related to your face. Smile design goes beyond appearance because in order to have a long-term, healthy, attractive smile, it must be designed with function in mind. Dr. Ura will use photos and models of your teeth to understand your concerns of the appearance of your teeth. He will also share with you his insights and together, a set of goals can be developed. The next step involves making a wax model of what your teeth can look like. This will allow you to see firsthand and in three dimensions how your teeth can look. If changes are needed, they can easily be made. Once you are both satisfied, an appointment can be made where the wax model is transferred to your teeth, allowing you to “test drive” your new smile. This allows us to still make changes, as the provisional restorations are acrylic. When you and the doctor are pleased with the plan, your final restoration of multi-layered porcelain can be made and inserted giving you the confidence of a beautiful natural smile. With these principles, his training and experience, Dr. Ura will take your smile to another level.

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Tooth-colored Fillings

At the Center For Dental Excellence we offer a variety of options for tooth colored fillings. We offer tooth colored composite as well as porcelain restorations. Dr. Ura and our team approach dental fillings with great care and respect for both the quality of the restoration and the aesthetic results. We take time to create a contaminant-free environment and use full, proper light curing for our restorations. If you want your amalgam fillings removed, ask us about our replacement procedure that supports whole-body health.

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