Lawrence M Guittard, DDS
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

  

 

 

COSMETIC DENTISTRY
This can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The upper teeth show, usually, only when smiling, while the lower teeth remain hidden. This is reversed when talking, with the upper teeth remaining hidden while the lower teeth show. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. Any of these can be repaired to give a stunning look to the mouth.


As we are a general and family office, we only offer a few cosmetic options (listed below.) If you are a candidate for orthodontics Dr. Guittard will happily give you a referral.

VENEERS
Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.

The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding.

The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetic.

The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.

OPALESCENCE TAKE HOME WHITENING GEL 
Opalescence Take Home Whitening Gel allows you to whiten your teeth at your convenience- in a safe, effective, and customized way.

Our staff will create your whitening trays from alginate impressions of your mouth; this customization is part of why this system is so effective. The sticky, viscous gel won't migrate to your gums and most formulations include Potassium Flouride (PF) which helps improve oral health by strengthening enamel, decreasing sensitivity, and offering increased cavity prevention.

Dr. Guittard will supervise your treatment from your initial consultation through completion to ensure the system is working as it should and that you are happy with your results!




5960 West Mall
Suite A
Atascadero, CA 93422
(805) 466-5787

 
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