At the office of Jeff Tufarolo, DDS, PS, we love keeping our patients well-informed in order to further assist them in achieving amazing oral health! Dr. Jeff Tufarolo and his team are eager to assist you on your dental health journey. We invite you to read through some of our frequently asked questions, and if you would like to know more, please contact us at 425-405-6400.
What can I do if my teeth are stained and discolored?
There are many simple, effective methods available to whiten teeth today. The easiest is at home bleaching, which uses a custom fitted tray that is worn over your teeth. Results are usually seen after the first day and maximum results generally occur in 10 to 14 days.
What can I do if my teeth look chipped, cracked, and worn?
If you have noticed that your teeth are worn and cracked or if you have had a tooth broken in an accident, carefully fitted porcelain veneers can be used to perfectly and beautifully restore your teeth to their natural shape and color.
Can anything be done about spaces between my teeth?
If you have spaces between your teeth, like many people do, it is usually because your teeth are too narrow for your mouth. Applying color-matched bonding to your teeth can easily and quickly close the spaces. For a more beautiful and permanent solution, the spaces can be closed using porcelain veneers to give you a more natural looking smile.
How long does it take to have my cosmetic work done?
Once you and Dr. Tufarolo have decided what cosmetic changes would be the best, most cosmetic dentistry, like veneers, can be completed in less than three weeks.
What can be done if I have those old silver fillings in my teeth?
It’s very easy to replace the old fillings with natural tooth-colored filling materials such as composite or porcelain. These new materials also add strength to the tooth making it less likely the tooth will ever break.
What can be done if I have crooked or crowded teeth?
For most people, it is possible to correct the crowding in less than three weeks using cosmetic porcelain restorations. Sometimes a combination of orthodontics and porcelain restorations will be used.
What can I do if I have a missing tooth?
Missing teeth can be easily fixed today and made to look so natural no one can tell you ever had lost a tooth. This can be done using dental implants or bonded fixed bridges.