Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry makes all the difference in your smile.

Dr. Young helps patients each year dramatically improve the appearance of their teeth through advanced cosmetic dentistry. From porcelain veneers for misaligned teeth to ZOOM!® for discolored teeth, we have a treatment option for all cosmetic imperfections. And with our digital imaging technology, patients can view preliminary results before beginning treatment. Through cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Young can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. An attractive smile can be more beneficial than many people realize. It is a symbol of vitality, success, health, youth, and friendship. Your smile is important in your personal, business, and social contacts, so it is important that you are happy with the appearance of your smile.

We offer convenient, affordable treatment options such as:

CEREC® Single Day Veneers CEREC® signal day veneers are beautiful ceramic veneers that can be started and completed in a SINGLE VISIT, without the need for temporaries. The veneers are completed the day you start treatment. The esthetic results are outstanding, and they are the only way to achieve the perfect smile in a single day. back to top

CEREC® Single-Visit Onlays and Inlays Dr. Young is the first dentist in Richmond to offer to his patients the latest and most advanced CEREC® system using the Bluecam camera technology. CEREC® stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. With CEREC® technology, we can protect the chewing surfaces of molar teeth with tooth-colored porcelain onlays in just one office visit. CEREC® single visit onlays actually strengthen teeth, helping them to withstand the pressure that is exerted in the back of the mouth during chewing.

Before CEREC® was available, the process of having onlays and crowns placed took up to several weeks and involved outside labs, temporaries, and numerous dental appointments. CEREC® streamlines the process via digital technology.

Like CEREC® crowns, CEREC® onlays are produced from 3D images created with Bluecam camera. From porcelain blocks, the onlay can be crafted to fit your tooth precisely in just a few minutes. After your onlay/inlay has been created and polished and finished the restoration is immediately bonded onto your tooth. Our patients love the convenience, affordability, and beauty of CEREC® single visit onlays/inlays in our office. back to top

CEREC® Single-Visit Crowns With the latest most advanced CEREC® Bluecam technology at Dr. Young's , patients can be in and out of the office in a single day with beautifully made, custom porcelain crowns. In comparison to traditional crowns, CEREC® single-visit crowns require patients to undergo fewer injections and to take less time out of their busy schedules.

CEREC® single visit crowns can be manufactured quickly thanks to advanced computer technology. Using this system, you can actually view your teeth on a screen while the restorations are being created. A Bluecam camera captures images of the your mouth and delivers them to a computer, where 3D images enable our dental team to see all aspects of your teeth. With on-site equipment, Dr. Young can then create your all-porcelain crown in about 8 minutes. back to top

Dental crowns made with CEREC® Bluecam technology contain no metals, avoiding possible allergic reactions. They are also more visually attractive. CEREC® crowns are made out of tooth-colored ceramic. They can be used to make onlays (partials crowns), as well as full crowns and porcelain veneers. These restorations feel and look like part of your natural tooth structure. Moreover, CEREC® restorations chemically bond to teeth and thus can expand and contract with changes in temperature, which prevents cracking and breakage from occurring. back to top

Porcelain Ceramic Veneers Porcelain ceramic veneers are made of the finest techniques and porcelains available. They involve 2 visits, including temporaries between visits, and are the least costly of all veneers. They provide beautiful esthetics, and many years of service.

Porcelain Veneers are designed to correct the appearance of chipped, cracked, crooked, or stained teeth. The shape, length, and width of the teeth can be altered with porcelain veneers to better complement your facial features and restore balance and symmetry to your smile.

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that bond to the front surfaces of teeth. Custom-made for each individual patient, the color of each veneer is closely matched to the patient's teeth or altered to suit your desires. With a semi-translucent, enamel-like quality, porcelain veneers allow light to be absorbed and reflected off the dentin beneath, resulting in bright, luminescent teeth that look completely natural. back to top

ZOOM!® Teeth Whitening One of the nation's most popular teeth-whitening systems, ZOOM!® brightens and whitens teeth by up to ten shades in just under an hour. ZOOM!® is an advanced proprietary system that utilizes a highly specialized gel formula and laser light to transform dull or stained teeth into integral components of a bright and luminescent smile.

During treatment, the patient's gums, lips, and cheeks are protected while the gel is applied to the teeth. Laser light is then directed at the teeth to activate the whitening gel. Over a period of about 45 minutes, the gel works to lighten teeth that have become discolored due to coffee, tea, nicotine, antibiotics, or simply the effects of aging. While undergoing treatment, patients can relax and listen to CDs on our headsets or watch movies on our overhead monitors. At the end of the treatment session, we will remove the whitening gel to reveal whiter, brighter teeth and a more radiant smile.

As a less expensive alternative to our in-office teeth whitening, Dr. Young also offers custom-made teeth-whitening trays for use at home. With take-home trays and a professional whitening system you can whiten your teeth on your own time in the comfort and privacy of your own home. back to top



CONTACT US TODAY To have all of your cosmetic dentistry needs met, contact Dr. Young today. We offer the full spectrum of cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of your smile and your self-esteem in a relaxing comfortable environment. back to top