When tooth decay – the destruction of the tooth enamel caused by the acids released by bacteria on the tooth – creates a cavity, a filling is needed. With tooth-colored fillings, getting a cavity doesn’t have to affect the appearance of your smile. Thanks to this quick and long-lasting solution, getting a cavity filled is easy and low-hassle with no need for mercury fillings anymore.
INLAYS / ONLAYS
Inlays and onlays are sometimes referred to as partial dental crowns. Where a dental crown covers the whole tooth, inlays and onlays only cover a portion of a damaged tooth. With the existing tooth as a strong foundation, the inlay or onlay is fitted onto the tooth to restore its shape and prevent further damage. Your tooth will look natural, and you and anyone else won’t be able to tell the difference.
CROWNS & BRIDGES
Dental crowns are used to cap, or cover, a tooth that may be chipped, misshapen, or have a large filling that has failed. Custom dental crowns not only protect the tooth and strengthen it, but a dental crown also fits in with your natural teeth and can be used cosmetically to improve your smile.
Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to support a fixed bridge restoration literally creating a bridge to cross the area where your tooth is missing. The bridge consists of two dental crowns attached to teeth on either end to stabilize the replacement tooth and keep it in place.
COMPLETE AND PARTIAL DENTURES
Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth. Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing. These dentures are custom made for your mouth in shape, size, and color. Partial dentures are similar to a dental bridge, but they are not a permanent fixture in your mouth. Rather, they can be removed at will and are cared for like complete dentures. Dentures can return your ability to speak, eat, and smile with confidence.