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Veneer is a thing layer of customised facing bonded over front of tooth surface. For teeth that are severely discolored, chipped or misshapen, they create a durable and pleasing smile. Veneers are difficult to stain, making them popular for people seeking a perfect smile.
Similar to porcelain veneer, but is constructed using composite material, that can be placed directly in the mouth by your dentist. Composite veneer are becoming more popular because they offer great esthetics, easy to repair and can usually be done in a single visit. It is a cost effective alternative to porcelain veneer.
Modern tooth colour (white) restorations are made of composite resin that can be placed directed in the mouth. Comparing to amalgam (silver fillings), composite offer superior aesthetics usually resulting in restoration that is live like, just like natural teeth. Composite also bonded to tooth structure, potentially can strengthen tooth structure comparing to traditional material such as amalgam.
Both dental crowns and most bridges are bonded to the teeth, unlike removable devices such as denture, which you can take out and clean daily.
A crown is used to cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment.
A bridge may be recommended if you're missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in an uneven bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and jaw joint (TMJ) disorders.
While crowns and bridges can potentially last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. A crown or bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease. It is important to see your dentist and hygienist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.
We offer two options for straightening crocked teeth, either traditional braces, or Invisalign. Come in for a consultation and personalised recommendations.
More information on Invisalign can be found on the Invisalign page.
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Tooth whitening is a procedure that lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth at much less cost and inconvenience than other techniques. The majority of dentists perform tooth whitening.
Every day, a thin coat forms on your teeth and it picks up stains. Also, the outer layer of each tooth, called the enamel, contains pores that can hold stains. Whitening is not a one-time solution. It will need to be repeated periodically if you want to maintain the brighter color.