A healthy, beautiful smile starts here
Your smile can be one of your greatest assets and give you the confidence to achieve great things!
Did you know that people with healthy and beautiful teeth are perceived as happier and more confident? Cosmetic dentistry offers many options for patients who would like to enhance or change the appearance of their teeth.
Dr. Ribbens advanced skills and training can help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. We offer a range of services to enhance your smile.
Are you feeling like your smile could use an upgrade? As we age, even the most beautiful smiles can lose their luster. Our teeth naturally become discolored over time, and sometimes the food we eat and beverages we drink accelerate this process. Whitening your teeth is one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to upgrade your smile. At Performance Dental Center, we offer two convenient options that will accommodate your needs, whether you seek immediate results or a gradual less noticeable change we have both options for you.
The good news is that whitening your teeth can give your smile a much needed boost. You might be surprised at what a huge impact whiter teeth can make on your smile, and some patients feel that it takes years off of their appearance. It’s quick, easy, and cost effective, and PDC offers two convenient options that can brighten your teeth up to 6 to 10 shades.
Our in-office whitening treatment is ideal for those who need immediate results, in-office whitening with Opalescence™ Boost™ is an activated gel that provides brighter, whiter teeth after about an hour or two in the dental chair. The powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide gel is chemically activated, so it doesn’t require a hot, uncomfortable light to work. Using the unique double-syringe configuration, the clinician activates the 40% hydrogen peroxide formula just prior to application, ensuring every dose of Opalescence Boost whitening is fresh and effective. We will work with you to achieve the shade of pearly white that you are hoping for before you even leave the office!
If you prefer to whiten on your own we also are an official and preferred provider for Opalescence Go™. Opalescence Go take-home whitening system is recommended for patients looking for professional whitening to go or as an alternative to over-the-counter whitening products. With no impressions, models, or lab time required, Opalescence Go whitening trays are also a perfect follow-up to in-office whitening.Our patients love the freedom that take-home trays offer them, allowing them to whiten their teeth before their next big vacation or event based on their own scheduled and done in the privacy of their home or car.
Professional Whitening vs. Over-the-Counter
It may seem easier and cheaper to purchase your whitening system at the local drug store; however, professional whitening offers several benefits that over-the-counter products simply can't match, such as:
Higher strength whitening gel – As a Dentist, Dr Ribbens has access to stronger whitening gel than you can purchase at the store. This means less time spent whitening to achieve your desired results.
Protection against sensitivity – It’s a good idea to whiten your teeth under the supervision of your dentist in case you should encounter any problems with sensitivity.
Both in-office and take-home whitening are efficient and effective and will deliver a whiter, brighter smile in very little time.
Want to learn more about our options for whitening your smile? Contact Performance Dental Center today for more information
Gone are the days of unsightly gray metal fillings in your mouth. The material of choice for dental fillings is now composite resin, which is pliable and durable and can be custom shaded to match your teeth. Composite is bonded directly to your tooth and requires the removal of less tooth structure than the metal amalgam fillings of the past. If your tooth suffers from decay, Dr. Ribbens will treat it by removing the decay and then placing an esthetically pleasing restoration as closely matched to your natural tooth color as possible, that you’ll be able to rely on for years to come.
Dental veneers are an ideal way to repair and enhance your smile. Best described as thin layers of porcelain that fit over your teeth, a veneer can improve the appearance of issues such as:
Gaps and spacing problems between teeth
Small chips, fractures, and wear
Discoloration and staining
Veneers can be custom shaded to match your existing teeth, and they’re also stain resistant so you won’t have to whiten them. While a veneer can repair one or two teeth, they are best utilized to enhance an entire smile. Dr. Ribbens combines both his skill and artistry to design smiles using porcelain veneers.
Our patients living with crooked teeth understand the toll it takes on your confidence. Misaligned teeth also affect your oral health because they’re harder to keep clean and can contribute to TMJ or clenching and grinding issues. Many of our patients don’t find the idea of wearing traditional metal braces appealing, and for this reason, Performance Dental Center is an Invisalign Provider. . Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to apply gentle pressure and straighten your teeth gradually. Aligners fit snugly, are comfortable to wear, and are virtually invisible so they don’t interfere with your daily activities. They provide an amazing alternative to traditional braces for teens who need minor adjustments and even adults who need a comprehensive correction plan.
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If you’re ready to make changes to your smile, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ribbens and learn more about the possibilities.