In recent years, smile makeovers have gained popularity among dental patients. This procedure, which usually involves the combination of two or more cosmetic dental procedures, helps create new and improved smiles for patients. Because everyone is different, each smile makeover is uniquely designed to meet his or her individual goals. During your initial consultation, Dr. Alexander Lezhansky will take note of your facial structure, features, and what you would like done when creating your custom treatment plan.
Although many patients would love to have straight, even teeth, they are hesitant about getting traditional braces. Some find the noticeable metal brackets and wires embarrassing while others consider them merely annoying. Fortunately, advances in dentistry have resulted in an alternative in the form of Invisalign®. This orthodontic treatment uses a series of clear, custom-designed mouthpieces to gradually move teeth into proper alignment. A preferred provider of Invisalign®, Dr. Lezhansky offers several of their treatments, including Invisalign Teen® and Express.
Made of thin shells of medical-grade ceramic, porcelain veneers can be used to treat teeth that are chipped, cracked, or discolored. In some cases, veneers can be also used to correct gaps between teeth and minor alignment issues. At Bright Smile Design, we use a well-established and trusted laboratory to make our patients’ custom, high-quality porcelain veneers. Dr. Lezhansky will carefully place your porcelain veneers, helping you create a beautiful, new smile.
If you are ready to enjoy a dazzling, white smile, it may be time to consider a professional teeth whitening at Bright Smile Design. We use the revolutionary Zoom!® teeth whitening system to help our patients achieve brighter, whiter smiles in as little as one appointment. During your in-office procedure, Dr. Lezhansky will carefully apply a professional strength hydrogen peroxide solution to your teeth. Next, he will use a special light to activate its bleaching power. Once the treatment has been completed, patients leave the office with noticeably brighter smiles. For patients who prefer to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own homes, we also offer convenient take-home whitening kits.
Used to restore the cosmetic appearance of your teeth, dental bonding can help improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored or chipped. In some instances, the bonding material can also be used to close gaps in teeth as well as alter the size and shape of the tooth. After closely matching the color of the composite to that of the natural tooth, Dr. Lezhansky will apply the putty-like substance to the surface of the tooth and shape it. Next, a curing light will be used to harden the material and the tooth will be polished.
Some patients suffer from excessive gum tissue that is uneven or rests too low on their teeth. As a result, they may have what some call a “gummy” smile, making the teeth look small and the smile uneven. Fortunately, gum contouring can be used to alter the gum line, making it more even and aesthetically pleasing. Using advanced laser dental techniques, Dr. Lezhansky can quickly and carefully reshape your gums, creating a more balanced, and youthful-looking smile.
As much as patients dislike having a cavity filled, they are even less enthused by the prospect of noticeable silver fillings in their teeth. At Bright Smile Design, we use only high-quality, tooth-colored composite fillings in our patients’ teeth. After thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the tooth, Dr. Lezhansky will apply the composite material and harden it using a special light. Finally, he will file the bonding material so that the bite is even, comfortable, and properly aligned.