Pamela G. Doray, DMD is nationally recognized as one of the top cosmetic dentists in Philadelphia. She recently achieved Accredited Member status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and is the only cosmetic dentist in Philadelphia to have attained this level of recognition.
What To Expect
Dr. Doray works closely with you to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. She begins with a thorough evaluation and a personal consultation to learn about your goals for your smile makeover. Then she prepares a customized plan that addresses your needs and desires. Utilizing dental imaging Dr. Doray can even give you a preview of your “new” smile before any treatment is performed.
Our cosmetic dental services include:
Cosmetic Dental Services
As one of Philadelphia’s top cosmetic dentists, Dr. Doray has had excellent success in improving patients’ smiles with porcelain veneers. Dr. Doray uses veneers to create beautiful smiles by closing gaps, changing tooth shape and alignment, covering surface defects and discoloration, and making teeth whiter.
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of tooth-like material (similar to the enamel on natural teeth) which is applied to the surface of the tooth. Porcelain veneers provide both a cosmetic benefit and a functional benefit, especially in the case of teeth that are wearing down or are chipped or broken. And the advances in dental materials ensure that today’s porcelain veneers look and feel like natural teeth more than ever before.
Cosmetic Temporary Restorations
Dr. Doray understands that you want to look your best at all times, even while your porcelain veneers and dental crowns are being crafted by the laboratory. With this in mind, Dr. Doray makes beautiful temporary restorations to restore cosmetics and function during the laboratory process. These temporary crowns, veneers or bonded restorations allow you to “try on” your new smile before it is completed and serve as a guide for a predictable, beautiful final result.
Dr. Doray may recommend porcelain crowns to restore teeth that are significantly weakened by large old fillings and decay, or to strengthen teeth that are cracked or broken. Crowns are also used in conjunction with dental implants to replace missing teeth. State-of-the-art ceramic materials have a surface finish and luster that rivals natural tooth structure without the unsightly black or blue line you may have seen under the gum tissue on other crowns. No one will know you have crowns – just that you have a beautiful smile!
Bonding can often be used to repair chips and cracks and to fill in unattractive gaps between teeth. Essentially, bonding hides any natural flaws or damaged areas through the placement of a thin plastic coating on the front surface of the teeth. Bonding by Dr. Doray is typically painless and can yield dramatic results in a single office visit.
Tooth Colored Fillings
White tooth fillings are the standard in cosmetic dentistry for esthetics and function. For smaller fillings, Dr. Doray uses tooth colored dental composites to restore beauty and strength. These materials are placed directly into the teeth using the latest techniques. In the case of larger fillings, Dr. Doray fabricates porcelain restorations or onlays which look and feel like natural teeth. Porcelain fillings strengthen weak or damaged tooth structure and prevent future damage to teeth.