We improve a persons smile through conservative, non-evasive cosmetic dental techniques that have a positive impact on their overall appearance and self-confidence. Dr. Marus specializes in porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, bleaching which give a person a more youthful appearance. Frequently, it is a combination of the above methods that are utilized in the smile makeover process.
The final result is a beautiful, custom-designed smile. The "Dr. Marus Smile Makeover" generates breathtaking results and many patients say the change is "liberating" as it gives their overall appearance and self-confidence an
Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they've been dreaming of with our simple "bleaching" procedure.
It's safe and easy. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin the process. Whitening corrects brown, yellow and mottled tooth staining and works on people of any age. It is a solution for a "dull" smile, restoring brightness and brings a smile alive.
An impression is taken to make a specialized "mouthtray" to hold the bleaching gel against the teeth. The material is used each day for about 1 hour for a week to ten days. Our special bleaching agent removes staining from your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only periodic touch-up treatment is needed to maintain your whitened smile.
Bonding is used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or crooked.
The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape. Once set, the resin is shaped, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their durability and life-like appearance. Placing porcelain veneers requires a high degree of artistic and technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail and principals of smile design. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each person’s smile.
When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to staining. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options!
The smile makeover with the porcelain veneer is accomplished with various adjustments that affect facial appearance from the inside out, including:
Veneer Elongation — Shorter teeth signify aging, so veneers are made longer creating the appearance of younger, longer teeth.
Mouth Corners Correction — Corners of the mouth that are the dark,
negative space seen when a person smiles.To correct this, Dr. Marus
increases the width of the back teeth with veneers. This broadens the
smile and imparts it with more fullness and whiteness.
Veneer Coloring — Stained teeth age people considerably. Placing a
natural-looking, whiter veneer over discolored teeth brightens the face
and creates a more youthful appearance.