Porcelain veneers are an ultra-thin, undetectable solution to many cosmetic dental problems including reshaping teeth, changing tooth color, closing spaces between teeth, and fixing worn or chipped teeth. Because of their versatility and the easiness of application, they are becoming more and more popular as a solution to imperfect smiles. They are bonded to the teeth and are sturdy, resistant to coffee, tea, and cigarette stains, and resemble natural tooth enamel very well. Although placing these veneers well requires much skill and meticulousness, our team of dentists can make each personalized veneer individually to fit your smile.
Metal Free Dentistry
Metal fillings used to be a popular solution, but it has been proven that the mercury contained in these amalgam fillings is responsible for many medical conditions and their severity. Even though fillings are small and seem innocuous, any level of mercury within your body is enough to create toxic effects and harm your health. We are dedicated to stopping the problem at its root; we prohibit the use of these silver fillings in our practice, and we have eliminated such toxic materials entirely from all our offices and treatments. If another dentist placed such fillings in your teeth, do not fear because we can remove these metals from your mouth and thereby detoxify your body and neutralize free radicals in infected cells. Any harm inflicted by this mercury in your body will reverse after all traces of the element are removed.
Crowns, restorations made of porcelain or porcelain fused to metal, have many uses and benefits. They can repair broken or fractured teeth, improve teeth that underwent a root canal, or fix the shape and or coloring of teeth. Crowns made entirely of porcelain look much more natural than crowns that have a metal lining because light can pass through the porcelain crowns as it does through natural teeth, and the porcelain crowns do not leave a dark or gray line next to the gum line as those with a metal lining do.
Teeth whitening is a great way to recreate a white smile if you suffer from discoloration because of the staining effects of your favorite coffee and tea beverages. We have a variety of services we can offer you to whiten any dull or yellow smile and suit your financial and dental needs. You no longer have to choose between drinking coffee, tea, and red wine, and having a bright smile and looking years younger.
Composite (White) Fillings
Because we eliminated amalgam silver fillings from our practices, we now use composite white fillings. They are made of a tooth colored resin material that is not only more aesthetically pleasing, but is also much more effective and strong as a restoration technique. Metal fillings were inefficient because of their need for a mechanical lock to maintain position on the tooth, and the inconvenient technique of drilling a shape larger than the decay that dentists had to use in order to place these fillings. Composite fillings do not require either of those things; they have adhesive chemistry and a binding quality that makes the mechanical lock and the extra drilling unnecessary, so the dentist doesn’t have to drill more after the decay has been accessed. As a result, your filling will be smaller and the tooth will be stronger because of the gluing qualities of the resin material.
Inlays and Onlays vs. Crowns
We provide several restoration techniques that can repair many dental problems. Inlays, onlays, and crowns are all options we can consider with you. Crowns, or caps, replace more natural tooth structure than inlays and onlays do, because they cover the entire tooth. We recommend inlays and onlays over crowns because they conserve more of your healthy teeth, while placing a crown on a tooth can require much more reduction of existing tooth structure, and this can increase the chances of needing a root canal in the future and having gum and periodontal health problems because of the difficulty of cleaning near the gum when a crown is in place. However, a crown is a great solution when a tooth underwent a root canal before or is so deteriorated that there is very little healthy tooth structure remaining. We can help you choose the right procedure for you based on your dental health and needs.