Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) to restore and improve the appearance of chipped, cracked or discolored teeth. This simple procedure can usually be completed in one office visit and, depending upon your needs, may be a good alternative to fillings or veneers. However, the bonding material is more likely than your natural teeth to discolor or chip and may need to be repaired in three to five years.
Porcelain veneers can be used to enhance your smile by changing the color, shape or size of your teeth. Thin veneers are custom made to achieve your ideal smile and are applied directly to the front surface of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable, offer superior strength and are resistant to stains, making them both a beautiful and long-lasting option.
Inlays and Onlays
Dental inlays and onlays are used to repair cracked or fractured rear teeth, or teeth with mild to moderate decay. An alternative to traditional fillings or a dental crown, an inlay fits inside the top edges of the tooth, while a dental onlay extends over the top edges of the tooth.
Inlays and onlays require two visits; the first visit to prepare the damaged or decaying tooth and to fit you for your inlay or onlay, and a second visit to place the inlay or onlay. Inlays and onlays are natural-looking, long-lasting (up to 30 years!) solution and can increase the strength of the tooth by up to 75 percent.
If you're looking for an immediate solution to achieving a whiter smile, contact us today about Opalescence teeth whitening products. We offer both in-office treatments, giving you a whiter smile in just 1-2 hours, and take-home treatments which will gradually whiten your smile over time. Teeth whitening is a safe and effective solution for reversing the effects food, tobacco, certain medications, mouth trauma and age can have on your teeth. Call us today to learn more about your teeth whitening options!