A simple and effective procedure to lighten dark or stained teeth. Teeth are whitened by professionally supervised at-home treatments.
A thin layer of porcelain is applied to the front of the tooth to dramatically improve its position, size, color, and shape. Veneers are custom made by our laboratory technician and provide a long term solution to esthetic problems.
Chipped, stained, or worn teeth are repaired with the application of a tooth-colored composite bonding resin. This may be an alternative to porcelain veneers in certain instances.
These restorations are used to correct severe tooth decay, cracked teeth, misaligned teeth, or root canal treated teeth. Crowns are a lab-processed restoration and provide a correct and stable occlusion (bite) as well as enhanced esthetics.
Onlays are fabricated by the laboratory either in gold or all ceramic. Onlays are more conservative than a full coverage crown.
Inlays are also laboratory-processed restorations in gold or ceramic. Inlays are approximately filling size without the inclination to break-down over time the way a traditional filling does, and are actually cemented in place.
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. Teeth adjacent (abutment teeth) to the missing tooth/teeth are prepared for a crown. The missing tooth will be replaced by a pontic (false tooth), which is cast in one piece with the abutment crowns. The pontic is designed to function and appear as does a natural tooth.
Dental implants are an excellent alternative to bridges, partials, and dentures. Implants are made from titanium and replace one missing tooth or many missing teeth. The titanium implants are surgically placed into the bone by an oral surgeon or periodontist. Once the implants are placed, the surrounding bone, over time, fuses to the implant surface (osseointegration). Following osseointegration, crowns or bridges are attached to the implants. The replacement of teeth by implants is so reliable that it is, in most cases, considered the first choice over a fixed bridge, a removable partial, or a denture.