White fillings are a safer, more discreet alternative to traditional metal fillings. They are matched exactly to the color of your tooth to provide a beautiful, natural looking restoration. White fillings are made of a strong composite resin designed to withstand normal chewing pressure. A white filling requires less of your tooth structure to be removed than a traditional metal filling. As a result, it will actually strengthen your tooth.
I have been asked recently about some easy steps each of us can take to imrove his/her smile. Here are a few quick and inexpensive ways to really give your smile a boost. Of course there are many ways we can help you improve your smile but the four items I have listed below are some of the most important and least costly.
Cosmetic dentistry was once considered a luxury for the wealthy. However, due to advances in techniques and technology, cosmetic dentistry is becoming much more affordable for all people who would like a beautiful, radiant smile.
Porcelain fillings are a durable and natural looking restoration for a patient who suffers from tooth decay. These fillings are created from a specially-formulated porcelain composite material which can restore the look and function of your teeth. If you have tooth decay or want to replace old metal fillings, porcelain fillings may be ideal for your needs.
If you have been putting off valuable orthodontic treatment due to the unsightliness and hassles associated with traditional braces, Invisalign® offers you an excellent solution. Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-designed aligners to gradually move your teeth into their desired position. It is a virtually invisible way to straighten a crooked smile, and no one will even know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
If you are frustrated with the color of your teeth, you are not alone. Many Americans have stained teeth due to the consumption of coffee, tea, colas, and red wine. Fortunately, tooth whitening can effectively reverse years of staining and discoloration to provide you with a dazzling, bright smile.
Once you have decided Invisalign is the treatment option you would like to pursue, the next step is to schedule a consultation with an experienced Invisalign dentist. During a consultation, a dentist can answer any questions you have about the treatment. To prepare for the consultation, you should plan what questions you want to ask. Think about what answers you need to decide if Invisalign is the treatment you most prefer.
Here are some questions you should ask during your consultation: