arghavan   shahidi, dmd
family & cosmetic dentistry
(978) 851-8888
Cosmetic Dentistry
   Crown & Bridge
       Root Canal
Financing Available With
 Care Credit
Advanced Technology
:: Digital X-Rays
   (less radiation)
:: Porcelain Crowns
:: Tooth Colored Fillings
Dr. Shahidi
1120 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
TEL (978) 851-8888
 A thin layer of material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. There can be two different types of materials  used to fabricate a veneer: Composite or Porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth).   A porcelain  veneer is indirectly fabricated by a dental laboratory, and later cemented to the tooth
Types of Tooth  Whitening
There are two main methods of whitening:
Office Bleach: Involves applying a high concentration of oxidizing agent for a short period of time.  This produces quick results but risks chemical burns to the soft tissues. Therefore, most in-office bleaching procedures use a light-cured protective layer that is carefully painted on the gums .
Take Home Bleach: Involves trays with  oxidizing agent next to the teeth for as long as several hours a day for a period of time. This is a slower process but has fewer risks to the soft tissues.
A typical course of bleaching can produce dramatic improvements in the cosmetic appearance of most stained teeth; however, some stains do not respond to bleaching.
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