Composite fillings are tooth colored fillings which have predominantly replaced the conventional silver amalgam fillings. In addition to their use to fill decay or cavities, they are often used to fix cracks and fractures of teeth. They can also be used as an alternative to porcelain veneers and this is a much more economic alternative.
The composite fillings come in many shades and can match perfectly in most cases one cannot even tell if a filling has been placed. They also carry the advantage that they may be repaired (depending on the situation) as opposed to replaced.
It is normal to experience some post-operative sensitivity to hot and cold when any new filling is placed. This will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.
Dental Implants are changing the way people live. Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.
What are Dental Implants?
Implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
We work and collaborate closely with several reputed and experienced implant surgeons in the area. After the implant has been placed and healing is achieved, the abutment and crown components are fabricated at our office. Our team is always ahead of the curve and up to date with the advancements on implant materials, styles and techniques. Implants and implant restorations are time consuming procedures and tend to be expensive, but their benefits and performance far exceeds the drawbacks. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth (implant supported bridges) or all teeth (implant supported dentures, called over dentures).
Once the implants are in place, they will last for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dentist. Ask us if you are interested in dental implants.