Tooth Colored filling create natural, youthful smiles
It’s all about choices – you can choose to keep the silver fillings that you’ve had since you were a child or return to a more youthful appearance by replacing old, discolored fillings. Today’s cosmetic fillings match your teeth so perfectly it will look like you’ve been cavity free for your entire life! A bright smile commands attention, can open doors to exciting opportunities and gives your self-confidence a boost. Teeth dulled by old amalgam fillings don’t reflect light, and may give the appearance of darkened gray teeth. No matter what your chronological age, you feel better if you look great.
Tooth Colored fillings are barely there
If you need to restore a decayed tooth, you may want to ask us about Tooth Colored fillings.
Any surface area where a filling will be noticed may be a great location for a Tooth Colored filling. They’re made from resin composites blended to match the color of existing teeth. The process of applying the Tooth Colored filling is similar to a traditional amalgam (silver) filling. The decay is removed and the tooth is prepared to accept the tooth-colored composite. We then apply several layers of the composite, which is chemically hardened and cured with a special light. The filling is then polished to complete the process
Tooth Colored fillings can replace failing fillings
You may want to consider replacing old, leaking amalgam fillings with new composite fillings. You’ll have a whiter smile that looks natural and blends with surrounding teeth. Ask us about the many options modern cosmetic dentistry has to improve your look and your life!
During the last 20 years, dental implants have become a great alternative to other methods of replacing missing teeth. Excellent success rates and a variety of available options give dentists many new ways to treat and replace lost teeth.
Your dentist will be able to evaluate your case and tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants. Basically, a dental implant is a titanium based cylinder that replaces the missing tooth root. After a period of time and when the implant is taken, other parts will be placed on the implant that enables your dentist to eventually place a crown (cap) on the implant.
Implants also can be used to support full or partial dentures. They dramatically improve the denture retention and stability.
Most patients with enough amount of bone can have implants, although individual decisions are made between you and your dentist. Usually an x-ray and a CT-scan is done to determine if you have enough bone to place the implant and also to determine the size and kind of the implant that should be placed.
Lumineers By Cerinate
LUMINEERS BY CERINATE is a terrific cosmetic solution for permanently stained, chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth, or even to revitalize old crown and bridgework. LUMINEERS BY CERINATE is a porcelain veneer that can be made as thin as a contact lens and is placed over existing teeth without requiring painful removal of sensitive tooth structure (unlike traditional veneers.)
LUMINEERS BY CERINATE is painless because they don’t require removal of painful tooth structure. Dentists apply these contact lens-thin smile shapers to teeth without any grinding or shaving, transforming misshapen, worn teeth into a naturally beautiful smile that looks perfect for every individual. LUMINEERS can even be placed on porcelain bridgework and crowns with the new Revitalize Kit available from your dentist. LUMINEERS BY CERINATE is the best of both worlds ultra-thin, yet super strong for a radiant smile that resists any cracking, which can damage restorations. LUMINEERS are completely reversible. Get your perfect smile today!
Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
A crown (cap) is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure. There are many different types of crowns, full porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, full metal crowns, etc. Your dentist will explain the advantage and disadvantage of each kind for you.
The process of making a crown includes many steps that start in our office with preparing the teeth and taking impressions from the tooth/teeth involved. Then a temporary crown or bridge is placed on your teeth.
The impressions are sent to the lab. In the lab, a mold of the teeth is poured and the work begins.
There are multiple steps and different technicians who work on the mold to fabricate a crown or bridge. The completed work is sent back to the office, and after necessary checks and adjustments, it is cemented onto your teeth.
Root Canal Treatment
Every tooth consists of three different layers. From the outside, first there is Enamel (the outer layer of the teeth which is the hardest part of the body). The second layer is Dentin (the inside hard layer) and then we have the Pulp (which is an empty space where the live tissue and nerve of each tooth is located).
If for any reason the pulp space is exposed to the outside, the tissue becomes contaminated and eventually infected. The exposure of pulp happens in many circumstances, for example, when you have a large cavity or a fractured tooth. Your dentist can explain the exact reason for damage to this tissue.
Root Canal Re-treatment
When a root canal treatment fails, the first course of action that is usually taken is trying to re-do the root canal treatment. It is usually done by an Endodontist (root canal specialist) or an experienced general dentist.
The process is very similar to root canal treatment.
Regardless of the reason for this contamination or damage to pulp tissue, the treatment is usually root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment is the process of going inside the pulp space and removing the infected and dead tissue. Then the space is disinfected and sealed with special materials.
Nowadays, root canal treatments are performed with advanced techniques and materials and are more comfortable and faster. After root canal treatment is done, your restorative dentist will usually place a crown on your tooth to protect it against fracture.
The difference is that besides taking any remaining infected tissue out, the doctor has to take out old filling material, any posts and crowns or any other obstacle in the pulp space to be able to successfully disinfect and seal the area of the root canal.
After the root canal treatment is done, your restorative dentist will place a crown to protect the tooth against fractures.