Fillings are treatment that replaces lost tooth structure following removal of decay. Several different materials are used for dental fillings.
Composite fillings are tooth colored plastic based materials that replace lost tooth structure from decay. The composite is sealed to the tooth structure through a chemical adhesive process.
The amalgam or silver fillings have been utilized longer than any other restorative material in dentistry with the exception of gold. Amalgam fillings have over 100 years of research in multiple studies by the FDA Amalgam although silver in color it is an excellent long term restorative material for the replacement of tooth structure lost due to decay.
A crown, also called a cap, is a man-made cover that protects the top of a tooth. It may be used to restore and preserve a decayed, broken, or cracked tooth. Crowns can also correct some cosmetic tooth problems, giving you a better smile. [read more]
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. Complete dentures replace all the teeth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position. Complete dentures are either "conventional" or "immediate." A conventional denture is placed in the mouth about a month after all the teeth are removed to allow for proper healing, whereas an immediate denture is placed as soon as the teeth are removed.
Our practice has always used advances in dental materials to enable the replacement of teeth or replacement of tooth structure to appear as much like the original teeth as possible. We offer different options and techniques for teeth that are discolored, misshapen, chipped and missing. Our common procedures include but are not limited to bonding, veneers, crowns, bleaching and contouring the shape of the teeth.
Tooth whitening is the process which lightens the color of the teeth without removing any tooth structure, and is most effective on mildly discolored teeth.
Removable Partial Dentures
Removable partial dentures usually have replacement teeth attached to gum-colored bases that is made of plastic. Metal framework is used to connect and make them fixed. Then they are attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or some other devices.