Cosmetic Dentistry

Tooth Bonding

Dental tooth bonding offers a convenient and affordable cosmetic dental treatment option for patients looking to repair a chipped, cracked, discolored, or fractured tooth. The procedure can also help to even out a smile by making teeth appear longer. Even more appealing, dental bonding can be completed during just one visit to our Aloha family dental office.

Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored resin that's applied directly to the surface of a patient's teeth. Dr. Bronitsky can shape and polish the resin to perfectly match any surrounding teeth, so the bond blends seamlessly into the rest of a patient's smile. While bonding is typically used to improve the cosmetic appearance of a smile, the procedure can also be used to eliminate spaces between teeth, make teeth appear longer, and to change the shape of teeth.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are made from incredibly thin pieces of highly durable porcelain and are used to replicate the natural appearance of a teeth, while also providing the resiliency and strength of organic tooth enamel. Veneers make an excellent option for patients looking to make slight alterations to the position of their teeth, or who want to change the size, color, or shape of their teeth.

To place veneers, Dr. Bronitsky must first prepare a patient's teeth by removing a minuscule amount of natural tooth enamel. This is an important part of the placement process as it provides needed space for the veneers to fit inside the mouth, while also maintaining the function and improving the appearance of a smile. Once the veneer is properly placed, Dr. Bronitsky will fix it into position using a high-intensity curing light that will harden the bond. Dental veneers are a wonderful choice for remaking a smile.

Composite Fillings

Even the healthiest of smiles occasionally become damaged by the effects of tooth decay and require a filling to restore them back to health. If you need a filling to repair the damage caused by a cavity, Dr. Bronitsky can place a composite filling. Unlike traditional metal, or amalgam, fillings, composite fillings are tooth-colored and blend seamlessly into the natural complexion of your smile. Even more important, composite fillings contain no trace metals that could inadvertently damage the health of your teeth.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is used to "cap" a damaged tooth or to cover a dental implant. Crowns are fixed dental restorations that are placed by being either cemented onto existing teeth or attached to an implant. Dr. Bronitsky may recommend a dental crown for patients who need to:

  • Replace a large filling when not enough natural tooth structure still remains to hold the filling
  • Protect a tooth weakened by the effects of tooth decay
  • Attach a dental bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Restore a fractured tooth back to health
  • Protect and cover a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy

Gaps left in a smile by missing teeth can cause teeth next door to the gap to move or shift out of position. When teeth begin to shift, patients can develop a misaligned bite that can lead to TMJ and biting problems.