Tooth whitening brightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look, without buildups or crowns. There are in house and take home options.
A Veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth's surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain.
Crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants by a dentist or prosthodontist. Crowns are used most commonly to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth or cover an implant. They are cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding the space where the tooth structure once stood. In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, crowns can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance and shape.
Bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants by a dentist or prosthodontist. Bridges are commonly used to cover a space if you’re missing one or more teeth. They are cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding the space where the tooth once stood. In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, bridges can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance and shape.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
Composite is used to “build up” and replace the lost tooth structure using Composite Resin to improve function and aesthetics. Composite is a tooth coloured material.
Cerec Same Day Crowns is simply the name of a computerised system that we use here at Emerald Dental Group. It manufactures crowns, veneers or natural looking restorations to replace large fillings. The end result is a natural tooth coloured restoration which looks and feels like a normal tooth which is bonded to the existing or remaining tooth structure.
The advantage to our patients is that these computerised restorations are made in-house in as little as two hours and all in the same day.