Whitening, Veneers & Cosmetic

There’s no reason to feel self-conscious about your smile with Downtown Dental Group’s range of cosmetic dentistry services. Teeth whitening treatment and veneers can transform your smile in just two appointments.

Teeth Whitening – What To Expect

Over time, your teeth become discolored, either by stains in our diet or as outer layer of enamel naturally erodes. Many people opt for teeth whitening treatments to restore the gleam of their pearly whites. Whitening treatments performed by a dentist are safer and more effective than over-the-counter alternatives.

Whitening treatment is a two-appointment process. At your first appointment, you’ll take impressions necessary to make a whitening tray customized to your unique anatomy. Your dentist uses your custom tray on your second appointment, filling it with whitening solution. Both appointments typically take about half an hour each.

Veneers – What To Expect

Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain individually crafted to match the size and shape of your teeth. They’re often chosen for cosmetic purposes, but can also be used as a final stage of other treatments.

Veneer cases start with a comprehensive esthetic review from Dr. Winter or Dr. Carpenter, where your needs are evaluated. Working with you, treatment plans are crafted, and clinical appointments are set.

Your first clinical appointment prepares your teeth for veneers. Your dentist removes about a tiny amount – about half a milimeter – from the front of your teeth to make room for the veneers. After teeth are prepped, an impression is created so the lab can create veneers that perfectly fit your mouth. This appointment typically takes about an hour.

Your second appointment is scheduled for after Downtown Dental Group receives the veneers from the ceramists at our lab. At this appointment, you teeth are prepared for bonding, and the veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth. This appointment takes about 90 minutes.