Composite Fillings are bio compatible materials utilized when a patient needs to restore a decayed, fractured or chipped tooth. These materials are highly cosmetic and will resemble the color of your natural tooth keeping its healthy look.
Metal restorations darken your smile. We prefer to be on the safe side and don’t do restorations in amalgam anymore as they contain mercury. There are published studies that correlate chronic illnesses with a multitude of symptoms associated with exposure from dental amalgam and other metal alloys.
Air abrasion is a minimally invasive technology that offers an alternative method for removing decay from teeth. It may also be used to prepare the surface of a tooth for a bonding procedure, the application of sealants, or for removal of certain stains and discolorations of the tooth enamel.
Air abrasion operates like a mini sandblaster emitting a precise stream of fine particles that can be aimed at the affected areas of the tooth. As the stream of particles strike the tooth’s surface the decay is efficiently and gently removed. Utilizing this method the dentist is able to remove the soft decay, while leaving healthy tooth structure intact.
The advantage of air abrasion technology is the elimination of the harsh sound and vibration of the dental drill. This is often a plus for individuals who are uncomfortable or anxious about getting dental treatment. Moreover, using air abrasion technology may eliminate the need for local anesthesia.
While air abrasion is an excellent, simple, quick and effective alternative to the dental drill, it does have some limitations. Treating large cavities and the removal of old fillings in some cases may still require a more conventional approach.
Bonding materials are used to close spaces in between teeth, to lengthen small or misshaped teeth, to improve the appearance of stained or dark teeth, and to protect a portion of the tooth´s root that has been exposed when gums recede.
When teeth are chipped or beginning to wear bonding can protect them from damage and restore their original looks.
Bondings are among the easiest and less expensive cosmetic dental procedures.