Fillings are a way to restore teeth damaged by decay back to normal function and shape. First we remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned out cavity with a filling material. Tooth-colored fillings restore and mimic the natural appearance of tooth structure.
Porcelain laminates are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth. They are normally used to make color, shape and position adjustments.
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are custom made to fit over teeth, providing an attractive, natural look. They can be used to fix chipped, stained, misaligned, worn, uneven, or abnormally spaced teeth.
Your teeth can lose their bright white color for a number of reasons, including food and drink, tobacco use, age, trauma, and certain medications. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches which break stains into smaller pieces, making the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.
Bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin, using adhesives and a high intensity curing light, to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth. Unlike veneers, which require a custom mold to achieve a proper fit, bonding can be done in a single visit.