Tooth Colored Fillings
If your silver fillings make you feel self conscious when you smile, or it's simply time to replace them, consider tooth colored fillings. Tooth colored fillings are just as durable as they are attractive! Made of composite resin, tooth colored fillings match the natural color of your teeth and are an excellent option for small to mid-sized cavities. Tooth colored fillings are strong, stain-resistant and require less removal of your tooth structure than amalgam fillings.
All-Ceramic Crowns and Veneers
Until recently, there weren't a lot of dental restoration options. Silver dental crowns and fillings worked wonders for your dental health but didn't earn points in the looks department. While the tooth-colored restorations developed in the 20th century were a nice improvement, they initially weren't as reliable as their metal counterparts. Tooth-colored restorations have been greatly improved upon over the years, and Procera has perfected the all-ceramic process to provide patients with durable, realistic and long-lasting dental restorations.
From Nobel Biocare, Procera is an all-ceramic restoration that has successfully taken metal out of the mix in the production of dental crowns, veneers and other restorations. Procera AllCeram's combination of strength and beauty has helped distinguish Noble Biocare as a leader in tooth-colored restorations -- since 1983, millions of dental patients have been treated with Procera worldwide. Whether you need a Procera crown or a set of Procera veneers, Procera AllCeram is designed to match your teeth's color and translucency so well that they're almost impossible to distinguish from the real thing.
Today's dental patients have two options for tooth-colored crowns: metal-based and all-ceramic. Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns have a cast metal alloy core with a porcelain covering. While sturdy and safe, PFM crowns can cause a grey line to form between your gums and teeth as your gums recede. All-ceramic Procera crowns don't have this problem because they contain no metal at all. Procera's material allows light to pass through, mimicking the translucency of real teeth. On the other hand, metal blocks light, making the restoration appear less life-like.
Procera crowns consist of two types of material: an aluminum oxide ceramic core and the translucent Procera AllCeram Porcelain covering. Aluminum oxide is extremely strong, minimizing the possibility of breakage once associated with porcelain-covered ceramic restorations. Procera takes into account the color and translucency of your existing teeth. When combined, the two materials compliment each other in such a way that your Procera crown completely blends in with your natural teeth.
Today's teeth whitening treatments are so easy, convenient and affordable that they've become a regular part of everyone's beauty routine. If you haven't tried one yet, you'll be happy to know that you have plenty of choices. For the fastest, most dramatic results, consider laser teeth whitening. Laser teeth whitening treatments take just an hour and can whiten teeth up to 10 shades. If you're the do-it-yourself type, an at-home teeth whitening kit might be right for you. These professional grade teeth whitening kits produce excellent results over a longer period of time. They can be purchased from your dentist or over-the-counter, but for best results, it's recommended that you always consult with a dentist before trying any over-the-counter teeth whitening system.
It's almost impossible to feel confident when you smile if you're missing teeth. Cosmetic dental implants can change that. With cosmetic dental implants, you get the best in function and aesthetics. Cosmetic dental implants are securely anchored in the jaw bone for maximum comfort and durability. The replacement tooth, or dental crown, is made of tooth-colored porcelain so that your cosmetic dental implants look, feel and function just like your real teeth!