Bonding is used to restore teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misarranged. In some cases, it’s used as an alternative to veneers.
A tooth that has been compromised by repeated fillings or root canal therapy may need to be crowned. The tooth is prepared by reducing it in all dimensions. An impression is taken and sent to a dental laboratory for a metal or porcelain crown to be fabricated. On your second visit the crown is cemented onto your own tooth with a tight seal. Teeth with crowns should last many years with proper periodontal care.
When more than half of the tooth’s biting surface is damaged, we may use an inlay or onlay. These are made of porcelain, gold or composite resin.
Teeth that are chipped, cracked, worn, spaced unevenly, crowded, or severely stained can often be transformed with porcelain veneers. Veneers are this shells of porcelain that bond directly to the front of the surface of your anterior (front) teeth. Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill and attention to cosmetic detail. The result is a natural, beautiful smile.