My Blog

Posts for tag: Contouring

By Office of Charles E. Scholler DDS
July 16, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out the different dental treatments in Camarillo that could give you a new and improved smile.

Are you ready to breathe new life into your lifeless smile? Looking for some cosmetic dentistry options to suit your needs? Your Camarillo cosmetic dentist Dr. Charles E. Scholler is here to offer a wide variety of cosmetic treatments to give patients the smiles they deserve.

Dental bonding and contouring

Are you looking to buff out minor cracks and chips or cover small stains? If so, this non-invasive cosmetic treatment may be all you need to have the perfect smile. Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored resin that is applied in layers over the tooth. The material is putty-like so your Camarillo dentist Dr. Charles E. Scholler can easily shape and manipulate the resin to give you a natural look. Dental bonding can also be used in conjunction with cosmetic contouring, in which we remove small pieces of enamel to change the size and shape of a tooth.

Teeth Whitening

If you are looking to remove surface stains from your teeth and get a brighter smile then look no further than professional in-office teeth whitening. This painless one-hour procedure can get smiles several shades whiter in just one visit. Your whitening session will entail three, 15-minute whitening applications with a professional grade whitening gel that your Camarillo dentist Dr. Charles E. Scholler activates using a laser. The strength of the gel coupled with our laser technology allows us to speed up the whitening process exponentially.

Dental Veneers

For those looking to hide severe stains, cracks, chips, overlapping, misshapen teeth and gaps between teeth, dental veneers could be the answer you’ve been waiting for. If whitening can’t brighten your smile and your issues are too severe for dental bonding then these thin porcelain shells will be able to fix your dental woes. Two visits are all it takes to get your very own custom-made veneers. We will first remove some enamel from your teeth to make room for your new veneers. Then we will choose a shade for your veneers and take impressions of your teeth. Once your veneers are made you will come back in and have your Camarillo dentist Dr. Charles E. Scholler cement them to your teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a long-term solution to tooth loss. Made up of a small metal screw, a connector known as an abutment and a dental crown, dental implants can give you a complete smile in only a few months. Dental implants require two to three surgeries to place the implant, attach the abutment to the top of the implant and then to finally place the crown over the abutment. What you are left with is a natural and long-lasting new tooth for life.

Want to know if you are a good candidate for any of these treatments? Then it’s time to schedule a consultation with your Camarillo dentist Dr. Charles E. Scholler. Get the smile you’ve always wanted.

By Charles E. Scholler, D.D.S.
March 23, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Contouring   Reshaping  

Contouring and Reshaping Learn how dental reshaping and contouring can painlessly renew your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry has many facets, ranging from whitening to a complete reconstruction of the mouth. For those who have small, yet noticeable imperfections in their smile, Dr. Charles Scholler offers dental reshaping and contouring to improve your grin.

What is dental reshaping and contouring?

Dental reshaping, also called dental contouring, is a relatively inexpensive way to fix minor cosmetic defects in your teeth by removing small portions of the enamel. It may be used in tandem with bonding, in which a tooth-colored composite material is applied to sculpt and fill in the teeth.

How is it performed?

Dr. Scholler will start by taking x-rays to ensure your teeth are healthy. The areas that need contouring will be determined and marked accordingly. A sanding appliance is then used on these areas to remove the enamel. Finally, your teeth will be polished to achieve a smooth, uniform appearance. The whole process typically takes less than an hour, depending on the extent of the work being done.

Does it hurt?

There is usually no pain involved with reshaping and contouring because only a fraction of the tooth's surface is removed. Like fingernails or hair, the enamel has no nerve endings and will not require anesthesia for its reduction. There may be increased sensitivity to hot and cold immediately following the procedure, but it generally fades within a few days.

Am I a candidate for dental contouring?

If your teeth are slightly overlapping in spots, pointed or oddly shaped, tooth reshaping may be the perfect solution. The procedure can also even out teeth that have sustained small chips in the enamel. Overcrowded, missing and broken teeth will likely need more complex restorations.

If you've noticed a defect in your smile that might benefit from dental reshaping and contouring, talk to the professionals at your Camarillo dentist's office at your next appointment.