Chipped, broken, discolored or decayed teeth may be repaired or have their appearance corrected using a procedure called composite bonding. A dental composite material which mimic natural tooth colour is applied into the cavity or onto the surface of a tooth, where it is then sculpted into shape, contoured and hardened with a high-intensity light. The result is a restoration that blends invisibly with the remainder of the surrounding tooth structure and the rest of your natural teeth to create a healthy, bright smile.
Teeth are often stained from smoking, food, drink (coffee, tea or red wine) or poor oral hygiene. Bleaching the teeth can enhance the appearance of your smile. We offer In-House 1-Hour Power whitening system and or a home whitening kit, whichever is more suitable to your lifestyle. Both will give you a brilliant satisfying smile.
Our porcelain veneers can change the look of your smile for the better in a couple of appointments. Our veneers are thin porcelain casings that will mask imperfections with your pearly whites. Veneers can positively alter the length and shape of your teeth, concealing any gaps in your smile, smothering any discolorations and making any chips or cracks vanish. The veneer bonding process is minimally invasive and will leave you with the beautiful and natural-looking smile you desire.
CROWNS AND BRIDGES
A crown is used to ‘cap’ or cover the tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. Your dentist may recommend a crown to:
- Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
HOW DO BRIDGES WORK?
A bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Bridges span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Your dentist can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.
What is a crown