Dental bonding is performed to restore broken, chipped, mishapen, partially decayed or discolored teeth. With dental bonding, a composite material that resembles your natural tooth color is sculpted into place, then shaped and hardened.
Cleaning prevents build-up of plaque, sticky film of bacteria and food between teeth. Plaque adheres to crevices and fissures of teeth and generates acids that, when not removed on a regular basis, slowly eat away or decay the protective enamel of the teeth, causing cavities.
Unlike removable devices such as dentures, dental bridge work is cemented onto natural teeth or dental implants on either side of a missing tooth. These anchor teeth are called abutments. The replacement tooth (pontic) is attached to a dental crown on each abutment.
A dental crown is a tried-and-true method for repairing broken teeth, repair decayed teeth and covering dental implants. Tooth crowns are one of the most effective dental solutions for restoring a tooth’s shape, size and strength, or to improve its appearance.
Dental fillings are used to repair damage to the structure of a tooth or teeth due to tooth decay, wear or trauma. The tooth can be restored with one of several filling materials, each filling material having its advantages and disadvantages.
Dental implants are surgically placed into the bone where they act as a durable anchor for replacement teeth. A dental implant looks and feels like a natural tooth, allowing you to chew and speak just like you did before losing your tooth or teeth.
A veneer is thin layer of restorative material that is attached to your existing tooth to meet various cosmetic goals. Such goals can be to fix dull or stained teeth, crowded or crooked teeth, a gap between your front teeth, or teeth that are misshapen, too small or too big.
A dental inlay is a type of restoration that typically looks like natural teeth and fixes an existing tooth that is too damaged to support a tooth filling but not so much that it needs a dental crown. This is also a natural-looking alternative compared to silver dental fillings.
Dental onlays are a solution that fall between dental fillings and dental crowns. Like dental inlays, onlays restore large cavities without having to use a crown. Onlays restore one or more fractured cusps, while inlays cover the chewing surface between the cusps.
A smile makeover is the process of improving the appearance of a smile through one or more cosmetic dental procedures. This is something that you choose to have performed versus a full mouth reconstruction that you need to have performed.
Determining whether you have an extrinsic or intrinsic stain, require vital or non-vital whitening and selecting from many teeth whiteners available requires some assistance. Just like other treatments, teeth whitening is not a one-size-fits-all treatment.