Resin fillings matching the shades of your teeth are used to mask discolorations and gaps in teeth. The resin is cured by an ultraviolet light and a buffing tool shapes and polishes the resin over the tooth to restore a natural appearance. Bonding is very fast and low cost and can be finished within a single visit. Here is a video showing how bonding can fix an irregular tooth line.
Porcelain veneers can fix the look of discolored teeth, resize undersized teeth, gaps between teeth, and small misalignments. Veneers are manufactured in a lab and are shaped to line up with the contour of the line of your teeth. They are very tough and durable and have been found to last for many years.
A crown, sometimes called a “cap”, is actually just a cover that is shaped like the replacement tooth to protect the underlying tooth. It is most commonly made of gold or other metals like like silver. But to look natural it will be made of porcelain or a combination of metal and porcelain. More than one appointment will be needed to complete installation of a crown.
Teeth can be whitened at a dental office using special gels and then speeding up the process with ultraviolet light. A free kit is also available if you want to do it yourself.
Home whitening – A custom tray is made that conforms to your teeth. The tray is filled with get and pushed over the teeth for a limited time.
Office whitening – Done with a combination of special gels and UV light to hasten the process.
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