- chipped or cracked teeth
- teeth of uneven length
- misshapen or “pegged” teeth
- gaps between teeth
- stains that do not respond to teeth whitening procedures
Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
Crowns have been used for many years to provide a strong outer shell for damaged, weakened teeth. In years past, you may have had to choose between some kind of metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal, neither of which was very natural looking. Fortunately, today you can get your teeth crowned with porcelain, which has a very similar light-reflective quality to your own natural enamel.
Getting a crown is a multi-step process. First, the tooth is treated and prepared. A mold, which will be used to create your crown, will be made. After fabrication, the crown can then be cemented into place over the tooth. Care for it like you do your natural teeth.
Bridges are tooth replacements that, as the name suggests, bridge the gap where a tooth has been lost. There are three types of bridges-
- the traditional bridge.-uses the teeth on either side of the gap as abutment points.
- the cantilever bridge-used when there is only a tooth on one side of the missing tooth
- The resin-bonded bridge- these use metal or porcelain wings that are bonded to adjacent teeth
Professional Teeth Whitening
It’s easy to see why teeth whitening is so popular. It’s a fast, easy, affordable way to get a gleaming white smile. Though it may be tempting to try over-the-counter teeth whitening procedures from your local drugstore, the results you get from those kinds of products are not even comparable to what we can do for you in a professional setting. Talk to us about In-Office teeth whitening today.