Tooth-colored fillings leave your teeth looking natural when you smile, laugh and talk. More patients are requesting white fillings because they blend naturally with your own teeth, are more attractive and less noticeable.
Fillings are types of synthetic resins which are used in dentistry. A composite filling usually only requires one visit, during which the tooth is restored. In this procedure the dentist carefully applies special adhesive followed by several layers of the composite. After the filling is placed, it is chemically hardened under a special light. This takes less than a minute.
Composite & Porcelain Inlays
Composite inlays and porcelain inlays are other types of white fillings. Inlays are used to restore badly damaged teeth. They are generally applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. If the edge of the filling pulls away from the tooth, bacteria can get in and cause decay. Regular dental checkups are important so the dentist can check for any problems with the fillings.
There are various causes for stained and discolored teeth, including the natural aging process. Teeth darken and stain as minerals from food and beverages we consume penetrate the outer enamel layer. Coffee, tea, cola, wine, berries, cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco are the most common causes for stained and discolored teeth. With teeth whitening we will first examine your teeth to determine whether to prescribe an In-Home System or In-Office Treatment for you.
We use tooth whitening techniques to get your teeth looking white again.
Benefits of In-Office Treatment:
- Completed in one visit
- Takes less than an hour
- No uncomfortable trays to wear
- More effective than In-Home System
- At the end of this process your teeth will look fantastic!
First, we take impressions of your teeth formation and create a model. From this model we create personalized teeth whitening trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. At home you fill the trays with tooth whitening gel and place the trays tightly over your teeth. This tooth gel is a safe, highly effective and specially formulated product that gently forces oxygen through the enamel of your teeth. You wear the trays several hours per day or while you sleep. Typically you will see results in a couple of days.
Porcelain crowns are used both for cosmetic dentistry and for fixing tooth problems. While you may be using them to fix a problem with your teeth, you will also end up with gleaming white teeth. Porcelain crowns have an excellent reputation around the world for fixing tooth problems, including gap narrowing, teeth lightening, crooked teeth, crowded teeth, teeth destroyed by cavities.
Porcelain Crowns are Beautiful!
Porcelain crowns have an excellent reputation around the world for fixing tooth problems, including gap narrowing, teeth lightening, crooked teeth, crowded teeth, teeth destroyed by cavities, and simply to strengthen week teeth. A crown completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are bonded to teeth using special dental cement. Although crowns can be made of various materials, porcelain crowns are the most popular. As new dental technology has evolved, porcelain crowns have gotten even better. They can now be 100% porcelain, stronger and can be matched to any tooth color.