Composite resins, also known as composite fillings, are made up of glass and plastic and are used to restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal shape and function, and are a vital aspect of your overall oral health. With composite fillings, you won’t be able to tell the difference from them and the rest of your teeth because your dentist can create the perfect shade to match your other teeth.
There are several advantages to getting dental implants, including improved speech, an easier time of eating, overall improved appearance, better self-confidence, and better oral health. When properly cared for, dental implants can easily last you the rest of your life. Implants are usually not covered by dental insurance, but they could be covered by your medical insurance.
Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth, helping to restore its shape, size, strength or improve its appearance. Should you decide to get porcelain crowns, all of your teeth will have a much more natural shade to them than if you decided to go with any other type of crown. Other options for crowns include metal, stainless steel, all-resin, porcelain-fused-to-metal and temporary. If you have an allergic reaction to metal, you dentist can give you porcelain crowns instead.
Porcelain Fixed Bridges
Ask your dentist about porcelain fixed bridges if you have teeth that are missing or are no longer viable. One of the advantages of porcelain fixed bridges is that they provide the bridge of your teeth a strong foundation to rely on. Fixed bridges are also often used to enhance the appearance of the teeth that you already have, much like veneers do.
Porcelain Inlays & Onlays
A porcelain inlay/onlay is a custom-made and shaped insert that perfectly fits inside of a prepared tooth. It is securely bonded to prevent further decay and stabilize the surrounding tooth structure, and it looks completely natural. Putting in porcelain inlays & onlays will take two trips to the dentist’s office, one to take out the old filling and decay from your mouth and another to secure the inlay or onlay to your tooth.
With porcelain veneers, you’ll have a stain-resistant, natural looking and high quality substitute for dull or discolored teeth. While porcelain veneers are a bit more expensive than other similar alternatives, they’re well worth the time and money. Smokers and wine-drinkers don’t have to worry about giving up their favorite things.
White teeth are often a good indicator of good health and excellent oral hygiene. Teeth whitening treatments offered at a dental office are an effective and quick way to whiten and brighten your teeth. This professional whitening option is perfect for anyone with a busy schedule who wishes to have the whitest smile possible in a timely manner.