Tooth-colored (or white) fillings have replaced older silver fillings when it comes to treating cavities in the front or back teeth. Today’s fillings can be blended to match the shade of your natural enamel and are bonded directly to the teeth for increased strength. These fillings are metal-free, easy to apply, and are virtually invisible when you laugh or smile.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
When a large area of a tooth has been damaged or fractured, we can regain its shape, size, and integrity with a dental crown. Similar to a cap that fits over your head, a dental crown ‘caps’ the top of a tooth. It adds protection for a weak tooth and its natural appearance perfectly resembles a real tooth. When one or more teeth are missing, a series of dental crowns can effectively replace the loss and permanently restore your ability to chew with comfort.
A dental implant is a permanent solution for replacing a missing tooth in the most natural form. An implant consists of an artificial root structure in the jaw bone as well as a natural-looking crown above the gumline. Implants are made from safe materials such as surgical-grade titanium and durable ceramics.
Tooth-colored filling materials can be used to make small enhancements to the shape and size of the front teeth for cosmetic purposes. Small chipped edges, gaps, and minor defects can be corrected by bonding small amounts of tooth-colored filling material to the teeth that show when you smile.
Thin, durable porcelain coverings can be used to hide more significant irregularities in your smile. Veneers can be customized to achieve your desired tooth shape, size and shade to create a smile that looks and feels perfect. For optimal symmetry, most veneers are placed in sets of 2, 4, 6 or more—according to the number of affected teeth and the width of your smile.
Professional teeth whitening is a safe and rewarding way to brighten your smile. Coffee stains, tea stains, and certain foods can dull your smile and make you feel self-conscious. Whitening your teeth under the supervision of an experienced dentist can bring your smile back to life and the procedure can be safely repeated as needed.
Learn more about your options for a stronger, more attractive smile by calling (404) 838-5550 to schedule an appointment with us today.