Cosmetic Dentist in Orlando, FL
Your Orlando, FL, Cosmetic Dentist
If you want your best, most beautiful smile, there are numerous options available today that can help you achieve your cosmetic smile goals. Whatever your desires and expectations for your smile are, Dr. Gary Michaelson will work to create a customized solution that meets and exceed your expectations!
What Are Your Smile Makeover Options?
At Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we use leading-edge technology, techniques, and materials to improve your smile. Our cosmetic dentist in Orlando, FL, will customize your smile makeover using one or more of the following treatments:
- Professional teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Cosmetic dental bonding
- Aesthetic porcelain dental crowns
During your smile consultation, Dr. Michaelson will ask about your goals, make treatment recommendations, and answer all your questions. Then he will evaluate your oral health to determine any underlying issues we need to address first.
Professional Teeth Whitening in Orlando, FL
For a quick, effective way to brighten your smile, Zoom! in-office whitening at our Alafaya, FL, dental office will have you in, out, and on your way in a little over an hour.
The Zoom! system uses a light-activated hydrogen peroxide solution that lifts underlying stains. Using the Zoom! lamp has proven to increase the effectiveness of the whitening gel significantly. Our teeth whitening treatments produce brilliant results, whitening teeth by as many as six shades in one appointment!
Custom Take-Home Tooth Whitening Kits
If you don’t have time to come to our office for whitening or prefer whitening at home, We offer Zoom! Nite White take-home kits.
We take impressions of your teeth to create whitening trays that fit perfectly to keep the gel on your teeth and prevent it from contacting sensitive gum tissue. Using the trays and whitening gel every day for about 20–30 minutes will brighten your tooth color by about six shades.
What Problems Do Porcelain Veneers Fix?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that we bond to the front of your teeth to create a new, blemish-free surface. We commonly use veneers to:
- Conceal chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Even out gaps and spacing between teeth
- Improve the appearance of a poorly-shaped tooth
- Conceal misalignments for a more symmetrical smile
- Hide severe tooth staining or discoloration
The process of placing veneers typically requires two to three visits to complete. Since we customize them for your smile, your final veneers will look natural and blend seamlessly with surrounding teeth.
How Should I Care for My Veneers?
While porcelain veneers are relatively maintenance-free, you must maintain good oral health if you want them to last.
- Brush twice and floss once daily to avoid developing decay or gum disease
- Use a custom nightguard to protect teeth and veneers from damage caused by teeth grinding
- Remember, anything that chips a tooth can chip a veneer, so avoid chewing ice or biting down on crunchy foods.
- Follow through with routine exams and teeth cleaning appointments at our Orlando, FL, dental office, so we can ensure that your teeth are healthy and your veneers are intact.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Chipping a tooth is upsetting, but fixing the aesthetics of your smile is usually fairly straightforward. If it’s a tiny chip, we can often smooth it without additional treatment.
A larger chip may require dental bonding or even a porcelain veneer to conceal it. Some common reasons that teeth chip are:
- A tooth weakened by decay
- Habits like chewing ice or nail-biting
- Teeth grinding or bruxism
- Dental trauma or injury
Dr. Michaelson will expertly repair the chip, get to the source of the problem, and provide the treatment you need to keep your teeth strong and healthy.
Which Is Right for Me—Veneers or Bonding?
Bonding and veneers correct aesthetic smile flaws, and, in many cases, we could choose either method to improve your smile.
When performing dental bonding, Dr. Michaelson uses tooth-colored composite filling material and sculpts it to improve a tooth’s shape and size. Bonding is fast, affordable, non-invasive, and reversible because we don’t alter the tooth’s underlying structure.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells customized to cover the front surface of teeth to conceal aesthetic flaws. Because we alter the teeth to accommodate the veneers, the procedure is not reversible.
The method we choose depends on your smile goals, the aesthetic problem we need to address, your budget, and your timeline. You can count on Dr. Michaelson to help you decide which is right for you.
What Cosmetic Problems Do Dental Crowns Fix?
Most patients know dental crowns restore a damaged tooth’s function and appearance. At Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we also offer aesthetic dental crowns made of gold, all-porcelain, or zirconia.
Porcelain and zirconia crowns can be color-matched to surrounding teeth for a seamless appearance. Zirconia crowns are similar in appearance to porcelain but offer superior strength and durability.
Since a crown surrounds a tooth, we use them to:
- Reshape a tooth to improve its appearance
- Cover a misshapen or severely discolored tooth
- Conceal and protect a cracked or broken tooth
How Do I Schedule a Smile Consultation in Orlando, FL?
We would love to be part of your plans to improve the appearance of your smile. Please call us to arrange a consultation with Dr. Michaelson at our East Orlando dental office so he can determine your smile goals and what cosmetic improvements we can make to help you achieve them.