Cosmetic Denistry

Veneers (Porcelain Veneers)

Porcelain veneers are thin shells (facings) of porcelain that get bonded onto the front sides of the teeth. They are made with a specific shape, size and color, to give our patients the smile that they always dreamed of!
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Porcelain Crowns (E4D, CEREC)

A Crown is a “cap” that covers all surfaces of a tooth. It is meant to protect a weak tooth from breaking (tooth with a large filling or root canal). Dr Silvestro utilizes the E4D, the newest technology that makes crowns in one visit. The patient’s tooth gets scanned into the E4D CAD/CAM machine, the crown is designed, and then the crown gets milled out of a block of porcelain in the milling unit. The crown then gets cemented in the same visit! Many people are familiar with the old technology, the CEREC, which D4D Technologies significantly improved upon to make the E4D.
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Zoom! Teeth Whitening (In Office)

Also known as “One-hour teeth whitening,” ZOOM! is the best way to whiten one’s teeth. The patient relaxes under a laser light for 4 – 15 minute sessions while the teeth whiten by an average of 8-12 shades! ZOOM! whitening is the same technology that was featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover to help people with their smiles.
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Teeth Whitening at home

This option is great for patients who do not want to sit under the light for an hour (ZOOM! Whitening). Whitening trays are custom made for the patient, and the patient wears these trays 30 minutes a day for 2-3 weeks.
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White Fillings (Teeth Colored Fillings, Bonded Fillings, Composite Fillings)

A composite filling is the most conservative type of filling that can be placed in a tooth. Unlike the old silver fillings, white fillings:

  1. Restore the natural appearance of the tooth,
  2. Bond to the tooth, helping to strengthen it,
  3. Require less removal of tooth structure,
  4. Are mercury-free, and
  5. Don’t affect the taste of certain foods


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Esthetic Dentures

Making esthetic dentures is a new philosophy used by Dr. Silvestro in denture fabrication for patients. Dentures are meant to be more that just a way for a person to chew food – they should look great too! Dr. Silvestro uses old photos of the patient, as well as the patient’s input, to be able to “turn back the clock” and give the patient the exact look he/she wants. Dr. Silvestro always allows the patient to try-in the dentures and approve them before they get processed.
For patients who want more stability for their dentures than just suction, Dr. Silvestro can also place several implants into the jawbones to help support the dentures. To learn more about this procedure, please click on the following link: Implant-Retained Dentures.
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Esthetic Partials

Making esthetic partials is a new philosophy used by Dr. Silvestro in denture fabrication for patients. Partials are meant to be more that just a way for a person to chew food – they should look great too! Dr. Silvestro uses old photos of the patient, as well as the patient’s input, to be able to “turn back the clock” and give the patient the exact look he/she wants. Dr. Silvestro always allows the patient to try-in the partials and approve them before they get processed.
There are 3 types of partials: implant-supported, conventional, and flexible.

  1. Implant-Retained Partial:
    For a patient who wants to get rid of the unsightly clasps on his/her partial, Dr. Silvestro can place several implants into the jawbones to help retain the partial. This clasp-less partial the most esthetic partial for a person to wear! To learn more about this procedure, please click on the following link: Implant-Retained Partial.
  2. Conventional Partial:
    This type of partial is made with thin metal clasps that hook onto some of the existing teeth to retain it. It is more durable than the flexible partials, but less esthetic because of the metal that shows.
  3. Flexible Partial:
    This type of partial is made with pink or clear acrylic clasps that hook onto some of the existing teeth to retain it. It is more esthetic than the conventional partials since the clasps blend in with the mouth better than metal, but it is less durable.

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