- White Fillings
- Porcelain Crowns
- Porcelain Veneers
- Enamel Bonding
Traditionally metal fillings have been used to fill cavities in teeth. However these fillings are not aesthetically pleasing, and in some situations these fillings weaken teeth due to the large amount of the original tooth that has to be removed in order to place them. With advances in modern dentistry we have another alternative, tooth coloured fillings, which are as strong, safe and give a more natural appearance.
When a tooth is cracked, decayed or damaged, a crown may need to be fitted to protect and preserve the remaining natural tooth. A crown is a definitive covering that fits over the original tooth and addresses aesthetic needs, restores tooth function and enhances the overall health of your mouth. Crowns can be made of tooth coloured porcelain or gold.
Changing the appearance of your smile is now easier with porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic tooth coloured material, which are bonded to the front of your teeth to change their shape, size, alignment, or colour. This procedure requires little or no anaesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Porcelain veneers look completely natural and can be used to correct the following:
- Gaps between teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Unsightly, stained or washed-out fillings
- Permanently stained or discoloured teeth that can't be bleached
- Crooked teeth
Porcelain veneers can be bonded to just one or two teeth to correct specific problems, or they can be used on all your teeth to give you a dazzling, Hollywood smile. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers, please schedule an initial consultation.
Bonding is a technique that improves the appearance of your teeth by the direct application of tooth-coloured composite resin. Bonding is typically used for repairing chipped or cracked teeth, hiding stained areas on the tooth's surfaces or closing the gaps in between teeth.
Bonding can also be used to change the size or shape of your teeth, creating a smile that appears more symmetrical, space free and aesthetically pleasing. Unlike crowns or porcelain veneers, composite bonding removes little, if any, of the original tooth. Although bonding may not be as long lasting as porcelain veneers or crowns, it can last for a number of years with proper care.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is a good option if your adjacent teeth already need some work done, or if you are not a candidate for dental implants. The type of bridge used will depend on the quality of the teeth on either side of the gap, as well as the position of the gap. At Green Apple dentistry we will assess your mouth and advise you on the best treatment option for you.