Restore your Smile
Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. During dental bonding, a white filling is placed onto your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling “bonds” with your teeth, and because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth.
Tooth bonding can also be used for teeth fillings instead of amalgam fillings. Many patients prefer bonding fillings because the white color is much less noticeable than the silver amalgam fillings. Bonding fillings can be used on front and back teeth depending on the location and extent of tooth decay.
Bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and usually can be completed in one visit to our office. However, bonding can stain and is easier to break than other cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers. If it does break or chip, tell your doctor. The bonding can generally be easily patched or repaired in one visit.
A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress in your bite.
A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.
The success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it’s very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.
Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to improve your tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have portions destroyed by tooth decay.
Crowns are “caps” cemented onto an existing tooth which fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.
Crowns are often preferable to silver amalgam fillings. Unlike fillings which apply metal directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.
Restore Your Smile with Quality Dental Implants
Gainesville Dental Associates is one of the oldest and most reputable dentistry offices in the Gainesville, VA area. We also proudly serve patients from Warrenton, Haymarket, Bristow, Middleburg, and other surrounding areas. Missing teeth are unfortunately something that everyone faces at some point in their lives. If you have lost all of part of your teeth from extractions, accidents, or from any other cause, then it is vital to get the teeth replaced as soon as you possibly can. Missing teeth can cause low self-esteem, and numerous other problems that should be avoided. Dental implants, dentures, or partial dentures are all affordable options that can truly make a difference in the way that you look and feel.
People that have missing teeth often have a difficult time eating and chewing, and as a result they can have great discomfort due to their bite being destabilized. Missing teeth can cause a person’s mouth to shift, and it can give people an aged appearance as well. Implants are the perfect alternative for many people. Implants are typically made from a combination of porcelain and steel, and they closely resemble natural teeth in appearance. When you get a dental implant, a steel rod will be placed into the jawbone, to take the place of the root that is missing. After the rod is in position, a porcelain crown is affixed to the top. An implant will give you an amazing natural looking smile, and it will restore your self-confidence.
If you want to wear dentures, rather than get a full set of implants, then dental implants can be used as anchors for your dentures as well. The implants can hold your dentures in place, so that they do not put you in embarrassing situations by slipping and sliding. Whatever your unique implant needs may be Gainesville Dental Associates can help