Direct Resin Veneers
Dental veneers are an ideal option for creating a bright, white smile with beautifully aligned and shapely teeth. Veneer dentistry adds a strong and durable layer of restorative material, called a veneer, which is placed over the surface of your tooth, protecting it. Dental veneers can provide aesthetic enhancements to your smile while correcting worn enamel, chips and cracks, gaps or dullness, discoloration, and other damage.
Unlike traditional dentures, root-supported or implant-supported overdentures or implant dentures are held in place by dental attachments which provide the retentive strength that you desire. An attachment retained implant overdenture will provide maximum retention, increase in function, and added health benefits. Implant overdenture attachments are composed of two working components; the root post which is cemented into your root or an implant abutment that is threaded into your implant, and the denture cap which is retained in the underside of your denture.
A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth. Composite filling have the added benefit of “bonding to” your tooth, creating a better seal and strengthening the tooth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile. If the tooth is structurally compromised and not enough tooth structure is remaining to support a filling, a crown may be needed.
Reasons for composite fillings:
Closing space between two teeth
Cracked or broken teeth