Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you unhappy with your smile? Take a look at our cosmetic procedures that will improve the appearance of your teeth quickly and effectively.


image-22aPorcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin facings of tooth-colored porcelain that slip over a tooth to improve its appearance. At New Street Dental we use these veneers as one of the most effective ways to cover imperfections such as chips, permanent stains and even crooked teeth. Dr. McClure will begin by removing a thin layer of tooth enamel so that the veneer can be more easily bonded to the tooth. Once this is completed, impressions are taken and sent to a dental laboratory for fabrication. These veneers are a high quality, tooth-colored porcelain that is valued for both its beauty and durability. At the next appointment the newly created veneers are simply bonded into place and ready to go. If you are searching for a practice that specializes in porcelain veneers in Santa Cruz CA, choose Dr. McClure for the best in cosmetic dentistry. Contact our office today.

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image-1aCosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding can be used to restore functionality when teeth are broken or chipped, but it is also extensively used at New Street Dental for patients who want a simple way to improve their smile. Cosmetic bonding uses a composite resin material that, unlike crowns, veneers, or bridges, can be applied during a single appointment. The first step to cosmetic bonding is scoring the teeth to help the material bond to your natural tooth. Next, Dr. McClure coats the surface of your tooth with a resin and applies a special light that sets it into its permanent position. With the procedure finished, your new smile should perfectly blend with your natural teeth, a result of taking the time to match the exact tooth color and translucency. For more information on improving your smile with cosmetic bonding in Santa Cruz, contact New Street Dental.

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image-19aTooth Colored Fillings

If you are looking for a simple and effective way to improve your smile, consider the option of replacing your old, amalgam (silver-mercury) fillings with new, composite resin or porcelain tooth-colored fillings. Dr. McClure uses only the newest aesthetic materials that have been proven to be safe and strong for patients. He can remove your old fillings and replace them with new tooth-colored ones in only a single appointment, so there is no reason not to enjoy a new, aesthetically restored smile. Visit our office or contact us for a consultation about tooth-colored fillings in Santa Cruz, CA.

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image-6aTeeth Whitening

The most noticeable feature and indicator of youth and oral health is without a doubt the color of your teeth. While you may be brushing, flossing, using mouthwash, and even whitening strips, you may still be experiencing embarrassment due to stains from prolonged coffee or tobacco use, illness, or the natural aging process.

Perhaps the most effective method of whitening involves the use of a home whitening system. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it may be necessary to evaluate existing fillings and crowns. Replacement of old restorations will be accomplished after whitening so that they will match the newly whitened natural teeth.

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