Bonding / White Fillings
Silver fillings and the cracks that are associated with them are a thing of the past. Innovative technology in bonding has produced fillings that have many advantages over the previous treatment options. These fillings bond far more tightly with your natural teeth. This means that the cracks that were routinely associated with silver fillings can now be avoided. It is also far simpler to repair these fillings in the unlikely event that they were damaged.
Over the course of time, our natural teeth tend to get stained or worn. A porcelain bridge can provide a natural-looking repair when multiple teeth have been damaged. A bridge is basically a set of several crowns. Existing healthy teeth are used to anchor the bridge, while the missing teeth are replaced by custom-fit crowns. With proper care, a bridge should give you a healthy looking smile for many years.
When a patient has only a couple of teeth that are stained or damaged, a porcelain crown will provide the needed repair. If the damage is minimal, the crown may simply involve an onlay. In cases of more severe damage, a full crown will provide the tooth much greater stability. These more severe cases can include teeth that have had root canals or mercury fillings. In any case, the porcelain crown provides a natural looking repair that will allow you to smile with confidence.
Hygiene / Periodontal Health
Good oral hygiene is crucial to the long-term health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. What many people do not realize is that the overall health of your gums also has a direct impact on the health of your whole body. When the dentist tells you to brush, floss, and rinse, he is looking out for your wellbeing in a powerful way. In spite of good oral hygiene, gum disease may still be introduced by stress, medication, puberty, pregnancy, or nutritional deficiencies. If you are facing gum disease, we offer a variety of treatments to return your oral health to its proper state.
Veneers are popular with dentists as well as patients for several reasons. Their simplicity, versatility, durability, and longevity all make them attractive. A thin shell of porcelain is custom fit to the front of a stained tooth or chipped tooth. The discomfort in this procedure is minimal. The veneers are highly stain resistant. The look is natural and appealing.
Inlays / Onlays
Many times a dentist will recommend that you do everything possible to save your natural tooth rather than having it extracted. The solution for saving a tooth is often some variation of an inlay or an only. An inlay is known to many people as a filling. There are several solid substances from which to choose, and these are molded to fit the hollow cavity that is in the tooth. The substance is then cemented into the cavity to provide strength for the tooth and aesthetic appeal. An onlay is similar to an inlay, but it is extended to replace the cusp (a pointed or elevated feature of the tooth).
Teeth become discolored and stained over the passage of time. Sometimes crowns or veneers are the only solution. However, for many people a simple teeth whitening treatment may be the perfect solution. The cost is certainly affordable enough to make it a worthy consideration for the first step towards a bright smile. There is no doubt that most people interact with others with far more confidence when they have an attractive smile. There are certainly a variety of options when it comes to whitening, but the most effective options employ a “bleaching” solution. In many cases, you can see near immediate results. Visit our office to find the solution that best suits your situation.