Get the healthy, flawless smile you’ve always wanted.
Samuel E. Selcher, DMD performs several cosmetic dental procedures at our office in Middletown that will help you improve the look and function of your teeth. Read on for descriptions of some of our most common procedures, and schedule an appointment with your dentist to learn more.
Porcelain veneers are handcrafted, custom-made, thin shells of dental porcelain placed on your front teeth. They are stain resistant and custom-tinted to blend with surrounding teeth. Veneers can dramatically transform your smile by correcting flaws like:
How we can help: Doctor Selcher will meet with you in a consultation to discuss your ideal smile and then create a custom design for your porcelain veneers. He or she will then secure temporary veneers to your teeth while a ceramist fabricates your one-of-a-kind restorations. Once the veneers are ready, you’ll return to our office so he can remove your temporaries and place the final veneers.
Chips, stains, gaps, and cracks on your front teeth can easily detract from an otherwise attractive appearance. But if you’re hesitant about investing in dental veneers, consider cosmetic bonding instead. Although bonding doesn’t last as long as veneers, it is generally faster and less expensive than bonding. Plus, like veneers, bonding resists stains, so it holds its natural-looking color.
How we can help: Dr. Selcher will use the same resin used for white fillings for the procedure. Once he has prepared your tooth or teeth, he will apply resin to blend with the existing tooth enamel. A soft light will then harden the substance, and your dentist will sculpt and polish the newly shaped tooth so it looks completely natural.
When performed by a dentist, teeth whitening, or bleaching, is quite effective. Dr. Selcher can administer a higher concentration of whitening solution than over-the-counter systems, so the results are more significant. We offer several types of teeth whitening procedures at our Middletown office. Along with you, he will help you determine the best solution for your unique lifestyle and goals.
How we can help: Chairside or in-office teeth whitening is performed in about two hours. He will use a gel-and-light system to whisk away stains caused by common foods, beverages, tobacco, age, and/or tetracycline medications. If you would prefer to lighten your teeth at home, professional take-home kits can do the job in a few weeks. Both systems yield amazing results of up to 10 shades difference. In some cases, Dr. Selcher may suggest a combination of home and in-office bleaching. If teeth whitening does not work for you, consider porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding to indefinitely eliminate stains.
Dr. Selcher has the experience and equipment necessary to perform several cosmetic dental procedures in our office in Middletown. For more information, please schedule an appointment and we will be in touch with you shortly.