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Direct Resin Veneers

resin-veneersDental 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.

Overdentures

overdenture-implantsUnlike 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.

White Fillings

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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:

  • Chipped teeth

  • Closing space between two teeth

  • Cracked or broken teeth

  • Decayed teeth

  • Worn teeth

How are composite fillings placed?

Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment.  While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove decay as necessary.  The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed.  The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment.  Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

full-mouth-restorationFull mouth rehabilitation is among the most advanced treatments available in modern dentistry. Therapy consists of a complex treatment plan designed to completely restore all areas of worn down, broken, missing, or decayed teeth. Blending the science of neuromuscular dentistry with the artistry of cosmetic dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation creates smiles that are as beautiful as they are healthy and functional.

Although full mouth rehabilitation can be extensive, the results are amazing. Dr. Mallonee is very well trained and qualified in the field of neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry. Along with her extensive background, many years of hands-on experience, and commitment to continuing education Dr. Mallonee can treat even the most complicated of cases. After full mouth rehabilitation, you will have exceptionally strong teeth and a beautiful smile. This is a complex treatment that requires thoughtful planning by a qualified dentist and requires a commitment of good oral care by the patient once complete.