Dental Implant Restoration
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a prosthodontist places in your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, or some other reason.
Bonding is a composite resin filling placed in the back teeth as well as the front teeth. Composites are the solution for restoring decayed teeth, making cosmetic improvements, and even changing the color of your teeth or the reshaping of the teeth. Bonding will lighten any stains you may have, close up minor gaps and can be used to correct crooked teeth.
Contouring and Reshaping
Tooth reshaping, or contouring, is one of the few instant treatments now available in cosmetic dentistry. Dental reshaping and contouring is a procedure to correct crooked, chipped, cracked or even overlapping teeth in just one session.
The dental contouring procedure can also be a substitute for braces under certain circumstances. It is also a procedure of subtle changes. A few millimeters of reduction and a few millimeters of tooth-colored laminate can create a beautiful smile when performed by a prosthodonist, with no discomfort to you. Tooth reshaping, or dental contouring, is commonly used to alter the length, shape, or position of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers, alternatively termed dental veneers or porcelain laminates, are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are bonded onto the front side of the teeth so to create a cosmetic improvement for a tooth. Porcelain veneers are routinely used by dentists as a way to make cosmetic changes for teeth that are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned.
Porcelain Inlays and Onlays
Porcelain inlays or onlays refer to indirect fillings made of porcelain that fit into or onto the affected tooth. Its purpose is to make the tooth stronger by holding it together while retaining a natural, esthetically pleasing color. They are used in instances when there is deficient tooth structure to support a filling, but the tooth is still in a condition that does not require a crown.
A Bridge is a device used to fill the space where a tooth has been lost or removed. Typically, a bridge consists of a pontic (a replacement tooth that is suspended between two naturally prepared teeth supporting crowns). Once complete, this bridge structure is bonded into the mouth. Without the use of a bridge, spaces in the mouth from missing teeth can cause teeth to shift, lead to occlusion (biting) and/or jaw problems and spur periodontal disease. Bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.
Grinding your teeth, an improper bite, age, fillings, and tooth decay all can be contributing factors in the wearing down, cracking, or breakage of your teeth. Dental crowns cover the entire visible surface of your affected tooth and add strength, durability, and tooth stability.
Tooth whitening is used to correct discoloration of the tooth by removing the brown and yellow staining. The term "tooth whitening" can refer to a number of techniques to improve the brightness of the patient's teeth. Among them are chemical whitening, mild acid whitening, abrasive tooth brightening and the newest technique, laser tooth whitening.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth typically made out of an acrylic resin which at times incorporate porcelain or metal for additional structural support. Dentures help strengthen muscles controlling your expressions that require the support of your teeth, rid you of pronunciation problems caused by missing teeth, and also aid with chewing.
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